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My secret desire is to travel like a supermodel with just sunglasses, a cashmere sweater, capri pants, and a Birkin bag filled with enough La Mer moisturizer to get me through the flight to Sonoma. That said, cashmere is the answer to what to pack. It's always appropriate, can be dressed up or down, and the fiber magically adjusts to the temperature changes keeping you warm or cool as needed. A crisp white shirt, jeans and a cashmere sweater are all you really need. Plus, if you pack light you have a great excuse to go shopping when you arrive.
Sonoma prescribes to a somewhat mysterious dress code known as wine country casual, which, for the most part, means nice jeans with polo shirts for men and sportswear separates for women. Footwear is usually the dilemma for women, as heels are not recommended for vineyard visits or garden parties where you may end up aerating the lawn with your Louboutins. Closed-toe shoes are recommended for vineyard tours where the terrain can be steep and rocky. The bottom line is wear what makes you feel comfortable and allows you to move around easily for any activity.