Getting to Santa Rosa
We recommend flying into San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Santa Rosa is about a 1-2 hour drive from SFO, depending on traffic.
The wedding ceremony and reception will be held at Vintners Inn, a 10 minute drive north from downtown Santa Rosa. If you plan on drinking at the reception, please consider using Lyft to get to and from the event.
Things to Do
If you have the chance, we highly encourage you to explore the Santa Rosa area and surrounding Sonoma County! Here are a few of our favorite places in the area:
An excellent brewpub with local craft beers, especially if you like IPAs or sours. We come here every year for the annual release of their world-renowned Triple IPA, Pliny the Younger. Split an order of the Pizza Bites and thank us later.
Another great option for local craft beers, Lagunitas is more widely distributed than Russian River but their taproom here often has experimental brews available that may not ever be released more widely.
A fantastic small, family-owned winery which makes delicious red wines. On any given day, there’s a good chance the tasting room (which is located in an old bank including the original vault!) will be staffed by one of the owners who will happily chat with you and answer any questions you have about the winery or the winemaking process.
If you like zinfandel, make sure you stop by Ravenswood for a tasting. The tasting room sits up on a hill overlooking the vineyards, with space inside and out.
Chandon has a wide variety of excellent sparkling wines, along with a selection of snacks, and a beautiful outdoor tasting space. On a nice day there’s no better spot to spend a few hours sipping wine in the sun. The nearby town of Yountville is home to many amazing restaurants including the famous French Laundry, and Bouchon Bakery by the same head chef is a great stop for a quick lunch.
The Pioneer Tree Trail is a short, 2.7 mile loop through gorgeous California old growth redwood trees.
If you’re looking for longer hikes, kayaking, or even camping, Point Reyes is a great place to spend some time exploring! Like fresh oysters? There are lots of places nearby to get them, including spots where you can shuck your own.