What are the best unique wine experiences in Sonoma?

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Maria Hunt

If you want the best unique wine experience in Sonoma, visit Medlock Ames in Healdsburg. This is as delightfully granola as it gets with farm tours, all-organic vineyards and sustainable practices at this mostly solar-powered winery. After all, getting back to the land is what a trip to Sonoma is all about. The low-key Ranch Tour takes you through key portions of the cabernet sauvignon and merlot vineyards, the sprawling gardens where you might snag a late-season raspberry or cherry tomato off the vine and the sun-drenched production facility. Mosey over to the clean-lined winery around 4:30 p.m. to see the indie-style art exhibit capturing the grounds through the year. You'll be in the right place when the Alexander Valley speakeasy opens at 5, serving garden-fresh libations like the ginger-thyme martini.

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