The Sonoma Coast is north of San Francisco, about a 4 hour slow ride along scenic highway 1. We began our trip at Bodega Bay — this is where Alfred Hitchcock shot the iconic film “The Birds“. There is not much evidence that the movie was shot here but you can recognize the area. As you can see below, the coast is beautiful.
As we drove the twisting roads along the coast, it reminded me of Maui, Hawaii. If you have ever driven the road to Hana and kept driving past Hana to the other side of the island, it looks a lot like this. You will see cows sunbathing and enjoying the day.
After about 4 hours, we made our way to Point Arena to see the famous Arena Lighthouse. As you can see, the views are incredible.
As we made our way towards the Sonoma wine country, we saw a lot of really cool farms.
After an hour on a long and winding road, we made it to the Navarro winery. This is a cool winery that has some great white and red wines. When we got there, we were famished, so we bought some wine and cheese and had a little picnic.
Our final stop for the day was Yorkville Cellars, a winery that uses sheep to groom their grass and fertilize the grapes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen sheep in a vineyard before but hey, if it works…