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Wine To Waves

Like no other place in the World, California is associated with a certain mentality. It’s a cool, relaxed, innovative place. Highway 128 is exactly that. Stretching from Yolo County in the Sacramento Valley, through the hills and valleys of Napa and Sonoma, to coastal Mendocino, Highway 128 will take you to Michelin Star restaurants, World Class wineries, and California Redwood hiking. Join us on the road that has it all!

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Wine

Some of the greatest wines in the world are made right here on Highway 128. Whether you are a new wine enthusiast or a classic connoisseur, you will find several world class wines to fit your palate. Whether you prefer bold cabernet, fruit forward pinot noir, or a spicy tempranillo, Highway 128 has the wine for you.

Wine

Some of the greatest wines in the world are made right here on Highway 128. Whether you are a new wine enthusiast or a classic connoisseur, you will find several world class wines to fit your palate. Whether you prefer bold cabernet, fruit forward pinot noir, or a spicy tempranillo, Highway 128 has the wine for you.

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Restaurants

The wide variety of restaurants on Highway 128 is sure to please casual and fine diners alike. With flavors ranging from from rustic French to fast-casual American, from USDA Prime steaks to a perfect slice of pizza, you’re sure to find the perfect bite for you on the 144 miles of Highway 128.

Restaurants

The wide variety of restaurants on Highway 128 is sure to please casual and fine diners alike. With flavors ranging from from rustic French to fast-casual American, from USDA Prime steaks to a perfect slice of pizza, you’re sure to find the perfect bite for you on the 144 miles of Highway 128.

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Outdoors

Northern California offers some of the best outdoor recreation the world has to offer. On Highway 128 you can go from a challenging river kayak ride to a relaxing lake swim in a matter of moments. If you are more a fan of the woods you can go from trail running on rolling hills to lush, green hiking.

Outdoors

Northern California offers some of the best outdoor recreation the world has to offer. On Highway 128 you can go from a challenging river kayak ride to a relaxing lake swim in a matter of moments. If you are more a fan of the woods you can go from trail running on rolling hills to lush, green hiking.

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Events

Come to Highway 128 and its counties to experience events as unique as the regions it crosses! Whether you come in the spring for the Winters Earthquake Festival, the summer for the Mendocino Film Festival, autumn for Napa’s Hometown Harvest Festival, or the winter for Sonoma County’s Festival of Lights, we have the event for you during any season.

Events

Come to Highway 128 and its counties to experience events as unique as the regions it crosses! Whether you come in the spring for the Winters Earthquake Festival, the summer for the Mendocino Film Festival, autumn for Napa’s Hometown Harvest Festival, or the winter for Sonoma County’s Festival of Lights, we have the event for you during any season.

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Historic Iconic Sites

Scenic Highway 128 may as well be called Historic Highway 128. With a wide variety of historical sites through all four counties, there is plenty of history to explore! Whether you begin at the Train Trestle Bridge in Yolo County or Mendocino County’s Temple of Kwan Tai, you can make a whole Historic trip that takes you from either point through California’s oldest commercial winery, Charles Krug, in Napa Valley and even explore the Spanish Mission history of Sonoma County.

Historic Iconic Sites

Scenic Highway 128 may as well be called Historic Highway 128. With a wide variety of historical sites through all four counties, there is plenty of history to explore! Whether you begin at the Train Trestle Bridge in Yolo County or Mendocino County’s Temple of Kwan Tai, you can make a whole Historic trip that takes you from either point through California’s oldest commercial winery, Charles Krug, in Napa Valley and even explore the Spanish Mission history of Sonoma County.

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Resorts Spas

Highway 128 is a long stretch of road so there needs to be a few places to pull off and rest. Luckily, each county has great places to unwind after a long day of travel and fun. Whether you prefer the style of a rustic Bed and Breakfast, a trusted National Hotel chain, or a place to camp, Highway 128 has it all!

If a spa is more what you are looking for, Highway 128 has the stops to spoil you! Whether it’s the volcanic mud baths in Napa Valley or the hot springs in Mendocino County, you can relax in luxury or a bit more rural farm style.

Resorts Spas

Highway 128 is a long stretch of road so there needs to be a few places to pull off and rest. Luckily, each county has great places to unwind after a long day of travel and fun. Whether you prefer the style of a rustic Bed and Breakfast, a trusted National Hotel chain, or a place to camp, Highway 128 has it all!

If a spa is more what you are looking for, Highway 128 has the stops to spoil you! Whether it’s the volcanic mud baths in Napa Valley or the hot springs in Mendocino County, you can relax in luxury or a bit more rural farm style.

Travel Through Four Unique Counties

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Did you know that Mendocino County was the first county in the US to ban GMO’s?
Did you know that Mendocino Ridge is the largest non-contiguous AVA in the US?
Did you know that Mendocino County has 24 State Parks?
Did you know that Napa County is home to more than 400 wineries?
Did you know that Napa County has more Michelin Stars per capita than any wine region in the world?
Did you know that Charles Krug started Napa County’s first commercial winery in 1861?
Did you know that Winters, in Yolo County, has an annual Earthquake Festival commemorating the rise of the city after the devastating earthquake of 1892?
Did you know that the Monticello Dam was built to hold Lake Berryessa and completely flooded the town of Monticello?
Did you know that the devastating wildfires of 2014 shut down some hiking trails in Yolo County for up to 18 months?
Did you know Sonoma County has 17 distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s)?
Did you know that writer Jack London’s ranch is in Sonoma County?
Did you know that the northernmost Spanish Mission, Mission San Francisco Solano, is in Sonoma County?
Yolo County

The journey west on HWY 128 to the coast begins in Yolo County. Nestled against coastal mountains at the edge of the valley, HWY 128 starts in the historic farming town of Winters, the gateway to your journey from Wine to Waves. Unique shops, restaurants, wineries, and celebrations bring you back to a lifestyle less complicated. From Winters heading west into the Vaca Mountains, the rich farmland, lush with vineyards, fields of crops, and stately orchards, launch your journey into a scenic world. Take your time and cruise through a serene landscape, enjoy the peaceful waters Putah Creek, or the flat waters of Lake Solano through the splendor of the Cold Canyon Reserve and Lake Berryessa. Experience the beauty of the Northern California Blue Ridge Mountains and Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. HWY 128 will pave the way.

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Napa County

Let Highway 128 guide you through the perfect combination of other-worldly and down-to-earth experiences in the Napa Valley.

If you are looking for an intimate, off the grid escape, then look no further. Traveling west from Winters, back roads will take you by Lake Berryessa and Lake Hennessey. Here you will find small production, family owned, boutique style wineries along with outdoor adventures to re-energize and relax.

As you travel down the Vaca Mountains you enter the valley floor and head north through Napa Valley’s charming towns of St. Helena and Calistoga. This is the birthplace of some of valley’s most iconic wineries, restaurants, and resorts – the perfect setting that will transform your journey from lovely to legendary.

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Yolo County

Discover hidden delights along Sonoma County’s stretch of State Highway 128, which varies from the two-lane roadways that connect to Napa County in the east and Mendocino County in the north, to the four-lane stretch where 128 joins with Highway 101, Sonoma County’s main north-south corridor. Offering the beauty and bounty of Wine Country away from the usual hustle and bustle, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore. Sip fine wines, taste great food, appreciate public art, go paddling in Lake Sonoma or along the Russian River, browse unique local shops, or simply relax in a truly beautiful setting.

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Napa County

In Mendocino County, Highway 128 begins just northwest of Cloverdale and snakes its way through the Yorkville Highlands—an appellation consisting of approximately 40,000 acres straddling Highway 128—to Anderson Valley and Boonville—the home of "boontling"—and then under a canopy of redwoods to mile marker 0 at Highway 1 and the Navarro River Bridge. Along the way, stop and savor not just the wine but the beauty of the surroundings. From the "Petit Tetons" of Yorkville to the deep end of Anderson Valley, 29 tasting rooms, and many others open by appointment only, offer fine wines, a chance to meet the winemaker, and exceptional hospitality.

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