Weekending in Sebastopol
Sebastopol is a laid-back town famed for Gravenstein apples and wineries, but over the years the landscape has shifted as apple orchards have been replanted with vineyards. There are still a few left, though, and a growing number of artisanal hard cider producers are preserving and showcasing the area's apple wealth with an annual Apple Blossom Festival in April and Gravenstein Apple Fair in August. The hip, artisan "village" of The Barlow comprises a series of edible businesses, from distillery and coffee house to restaurants, lining walkable streets just off of Sebastopol's downtown in a series of warehouses. The complex has breathed new life in the town since opening in 2013.
Here is a range of recommends in food, wine, spirits, beer, coffee, juice and ice cream for year-round adventures in this part of Sonoma County.