We took these pictures at Benziger Winery in February. February!! This would have been impossible on the east coast, a fact that makes me come around to California more and more.
After Benziger, we assembled some picnic supplies and ate lunch on the grounds of Artesa, Benziger's sister winery, where we also got a complimentary tasting for visiting Benziger. Artesa is unique for featuring different works of art on the label of every type of wine, and their headquarters even feature an art gallery.
On our way home from Sonoma, we stopped at Sonoma city center, which is a cute town square with novelty shops and restaurants. We didn't stay long as we wanted to catch our favorite view: the golden gate bridge at dusk! Last time we caught some nice golden hour pictures but didn't get to see the pretty pink and purples of dusk. We raced to Hawk Hill where we were able to glimpse this view.