Fort Ross Winery
If you find yourself up on the Sonoma Coast, take a detour to Fort Ross Winery. Opened in the last few years, Fort Ross Winery is a breathtaking spot and a great place to taste the Fort Ross – Seaview AVA wines that are chardonnay and pinot noir. The owner is from South Africa, so you’ll also find pinotage from that region. Pinotage is like a cross between a pinot noir and a grenache, at least in my opinion.
Fort Ross Winery often has special events. You can check their website. Fort Ross Winery would be a part of my itinerary to explore this expansive and quiet region with other vineyards including Flowers, Hirsch, and Annapolis, to name a few. This is a map of the region and the wineries included in it.