About the Sonoma Wine Country, Russian River Recreation Area, and Cloverdale
The Sonoma Wine Country is located in Northern California and is one of the most popular areas for wine tasting, now exceeding the Napa Valley. The RussianRiver is the heart of Sonoma County recreation,winding its way through some of the area's most spectacular scenery. The river provides a venue for swimming, canoeing, rafting (both float and whitewater varieties), fishing, boating (sail and motor), and all styles of relaxing.
Cloverdale was voted the "#2 Coolest Small Town" in America by Fodor's Budget Travel, Cloverdale is just off California's Highway 101, an hour from the Mendocino Coast ... and just over 75 miles north of San Francisco.
The town of Cloverdale, "Where the Vineyards Meet the Redwoods," is populated by 7200 citizens and offers a quiet setting where visitors can stroll down tree-lined streets, past vintage homes and churches, or discover the Russian Rivers' many good fishing spots.