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Where to Eat & Drink In Sonoma

Visiting Sonoma's wineries in the off-season has its advantages.

Planning on chilling out in Sonoma this summer? We've rounded up the newest hotspots to add to your radar.

Join select wineries in the Russian River Valley for the Passport to Pinot weekend. Taste 2011 vintages from the barrel before they're bottled, sample local food pairings, or take a tour of the vineyards.

The Rams Gate Winery is a chic, rustic winery and tasting room with plenty of places to sit and sip. The tasty small plates make great pairings and service is top notch. You’ll find yourself lingering for more…..of everything.

Take a break from the local wine scene and sample a glass (or bottle) at Bergamot Alley, a wine shop and bar that has an interesting selection of international wines and beers. Stop by for live music or their interesting selection on vinyl.

Although it opened this past fall, Mateo’s Cocina Latina is a hotspot on the Healdsburg circuit. The food is a blend of chef Mateo Grandos’ Yucatán upbringing and Sonoma’s local flavors. His signature dishes and habanero sauces pair well with the tequila bar and interesting cocktail menu designed by cult mixologist, Scott Beattie.

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