New BTG Transportation Services

New BTG Transportation Services

Behind the Gates Tours is happy to announce the addition of several new Transportation options for your visit to beautiful Sonoma County. Many of our clients, especially those on a repeat visit have been asking for new ways to safely get around wine country. Often...

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Winter in Wine Country

Winter in Wine Country

  Winter isn't usually the first season that comes to mind when thinking about wine tasting. We all have similar idillic visions of what the perfect wine tasting day looks like, warm afternoon sun fading behind the Sonoma Valley landscape as we finish our lunch on...

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Why California?

Why California?

California wines have become the benchmark by which all other wines in America are measured and that trend is increasing globally. Considering how new California is to the wine business, when measured against the history of wine, it is a truly remarkable feat. Why is...

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New Flight to Sonoma County Airport

New Flight to Sonoma County Airport

Beginning March 16, Sonoma County will have a daily non-stop flight to and from Orange County and Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS). Sonoma County Tourism is working with Alaska Airlines and the two airports for a launch event celebrating the new...

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A Brief History of the Russian River

A Brief History of the Russian River

It wasn’t that long ago that Sonoma County had yet to be discovered by the original European settlers who were methodically expanding westward. As late as 1800 this region had yet to be settled. The only inhabitants were the extremely friendly Native American Pomo and...

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Booking a Wine Tour

Booking a Wine Tour

  The California wine industry has been the direct beneficiary of an unprecedented growth in recent tourism. As more and more Americans choose to vacation in the USA, rather than endure the hassle and risk of foreign travel, an ever increasing number of them are...

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Selecting Wines

Selecting Wines

The biggest dilemma facing most wine drinkers today is “How do I choose a wine for a particular meal or occasion? “ or “What do I do when they hand me to wine list?” Well to begin with, don’t panic. It’s not really that complicated. If you feel completely out of your...

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