30 Photos From California Wine Country That Will Make You Envious

30 Photos From California Wine Country That Will Make You Envious

Sonoma Joe Rodota Trail - JoeBaur

Recently I traveled to northern California for an upcoming CraftBeer.com story on exploring craft beer in wine country without a car. That’ll be coming out shortly, but meantime you can peruse some of my favorite photos from the trip.

San Francisco Ferry - JoeBaur

Market day at the San Francisco Ferry Terminal.

San Francisco Streetcar - JoeBaur

One of the classic streetcars that everyone associates with San Francisco.

San Francisco Hotel Triton - JoeBaur

The classic Hotel Triton sign near Grant Street.

San Francisco Chinatown Gate - JoeBaur

San Francisco’s Chinatown entrance.

San Francisco Chinatown - JoeBaur

A streetscape view of Chinatown.

San Francisco Chinatown Statue - JoeBaur

One of the welcoming statues at the gates of Chinatown San Francisco.

San Francisco Chinatown Street - JoeBaur

Chinese decorations hanging over the street in Chinatown San Francisco.

San Francisco Skyline - JoeBaur

The San Francisco skyline fades away as the ferry heads to Vallejo, California.

Mare Island - JoeBaur

Vallejo boasts a decidedly different look and feel from the rest of the northern Bay Area with its manufacturing roots.

Mare Island Brewing Co - JoeBaur

The taps at Mare Island Brewing Co.

Napa Riverfront - JoeBaur

A look at the Napa riverfront across the river of the same name.

Napa Mill - JoeBaur

The historic Napa Mill is now home to the beautiful Napa River Inn, a short walk over the bridge from the Vine transit station.

Napa Train - JoeBaur

The Napa Valley Wine Train cuts off traffic as it snakes its way through wine country.

Napa Veterans Memorial Park - JoeBaur

A monument to fallen American soldiers at Veterans Memorial Park in Napa.

Napa River - JoeBaur

Another view over the Napa River.

Napa Palisades Saloon - JoeBaur

Outside Napa Palisades Saloon before a few craft beers and dinner.

Sonoma City Hall - JoeBaur

Stopping for a bus transfer at Sonoma State Historic Park for a look at City Hall.

Sonoma State Historic Park - JoeBaur

Walking around Sonoma State Historic Park.

Santa Rosa Cycling Trail - JoeBaur

Crossing a bridge along the Joe Rodota Trail with Frieda from Ace It Bike ToursSonoma Bike ‘n Brew Tour.

Sonoma California Cork Tree - JoeBaur

Stopping for a closer look at a cork tree.

Sonoma County Winery - JoeBaur

One of the vineyards that trace the Joe Rodota Trail.

Sonoma Joe Rodota Trail - JoeBaur

Frieda pedaling ahead on the trail.

Sebastopol HopMonk Tavern - JoeBaur

Arriving just in time for lunch and more beer at HopMonk Tavern in Sebastopol.

Sebastopol HopMonk Beer Flight - JoeBaur

A flight of beers at HopMonk.

Santa Rosa Trail - JoeBaur

Chaperones leading a field trip along the trail near downtown Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa Marcie Peanuts Statue - JoeBaur

Marcie reads a book on a park bench. Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz created the legendary cast of characters while living in Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa Russian River Brewing - JoeBaur

A line forms outside Russian River Brewing Co. for lunch on a Friday afternoon in downtown Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa Russian River Brewpub - JoeBaur

Inside Russia River.

Santa Rosa Russian River Brewery - JoeBaur

A Russian River brewer doing everything the average drinker knows nothing about.

Santa Rosa Lucy Peanuts Statue - JoeBaur

A colorful Lucy greets us at the end of the Sonoma Bike ‘n Brew Tour.

Disclaimer: I traveled as a guest of Visit California. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Joe Baur
Joe Baur
Joe is a travel author (Talking Tico) and podcaster who's constantly looking to get off the tourist trek in search of new stories. He enjoys few things more than a hoppy beer and chorizo in good company. Give him these things and he will be your friend for life.