Sonoma County’s Highway 12: Traveling Through the Birthplace of California Wine Country

by Aaron Elizondo on August 22, 2023 in Sonoma Valley Life

Highway 12 travels right through the town of Sonoma, not to be con- fused with the Sonoma Valley AVA or the larger Sonoma County that contains it all. Yes, the word Sonoma is confusingly repetitive, which may be why many people refer to all these simply as “Sonoma.” For the California wine country enthusiast, a trek along Highway 12 to explore its history, breathtaking beauty, hidden gem wineries, and award-winning restaurants is worth adding to any weekend itinerary.