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!
Travel Through Four Unique Counties
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. Explore scenic HWY 128 with the Chiles Valley Wine Trip.
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.
Discover a number of hidden gems along Sonoma County’s stretch of Highway 128; the two-lane roadway that connect to Napa County in the east and Mendocino County in the north, and the four-lane stretch where 128 joins with Highway 101, Sonoma County’s main north-south corridor. Sip local wines, taste amazing food, experience the Sonoma County art scene, enjoy Lake Sonoma and the Russian River, browse unique shops, or simply relax and discover why Sonoma County is where Life Opens Up.
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.