SEBASTOPOL VISITOR’S GUIDE
Sebastopol is a city in Sonoma County, California, known for its beautiful countryside, agricultural heritage, and close proximity to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, as well as San Francisco. Formerly the site of numerous apple groves, today Sebastopol is home to numerous vineyards, wineries, and wine tasting rooms, showcasing the region's diverse terrior. Visitors can explore the various vineyards and wineries through wine tours, wine tastings, and other events, or venture out to Healdsburg by way of Windsor. The town also has a charming downtown area, Sonoma Plaza, with a variety of shops, restaurants, and other attractions. This page has a map and information about the local vineyards and wineries.
While there’s only one hotel in Sebastopol proper, these other hotels are nearby.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Santa Rosa Sebastopol: Located in Sebastopol, this hotel offers comfortable rooms and suites with modern amenities including free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities include a fitness center, outdoor pool, and complimentary breakfast.
- Wine Lodge: The Wine Lodge at Halleck Vineyard is a rustic, private accommodation situated in a private vineyard estate. Guests receive a complimentary bottle of Halleck Vineyard wine during their stay. For those seeking a romantic getaway or a wine country escape.
- Inn At Occidental: This charming hotel in Occidental is housed in a historic Victorian building and offers individually decorated rooms with private bathrooms, fireplaces, and balconies. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast and access to a hot tub and sauna.
- Sonoma Coast Villa: Situated in Bodega, this Mediterranean-style hotel features spacious rooms and suites with fireplaces and private balconies. Amenities include an outdoor pool, hot tub, and complimentary breakfast.
- Valley Ford Hotel: Located in Valley Ford, this boutique hotel offers rustic rooms with antique furnishings and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine and guests can enjoy access to a garden patio and library.
Sebastopol American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)
There are three American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) that overlap with Sebastopol, California. They are the Russian River Valley, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, and Sonoma Coast AVAs.
An American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States that has been recognized by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for having unique geographic, climatic, and soil conditions that distinguish it from surrounding regions.
AVAs are used to identify and promote wine growing regions and to help consumers understand the unique characteristics of the wines produced in these areas. Wineries that use grapes grown within an AVA are allowed to list that AVA on their wine labels, provided that at least 85% of the grapes used were grown within the AVA.
Russian River Valley AVA
Known for its cool, foggy climate that is ideal for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and cool-climate Syrah. This AVA is also known for producing exceptional sparkling wines.
Green Valley of Russian River Valley AVA
Known for its cool and maritime climate. This area is best known for producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as some sparkling wines.
Sonoma Coast AVA
A large appellation that stretches along the rugged, majestic Northern Califonia Pacific coastline. This AVA is known for its cool and challenging growing conditions that result in elegant and complex wines. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the most commonly grown varietals, but other varieties such as Syrah and Pinot Gris are also grown in this region.