10 Amazing Things To Do in Windsor California

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Windsor California

Located in Sonoma County’s rolling hills and vibrant vineyards, Windsor beckons travelers with its captivating blend of small-town charm, world-class wines, and outdoor adventures. Whether you seek to indulge in delicious local cuisine, explore scenic trails, enjoy strolling around the Town Green, or immerse yourself in the heart of wine country, this town  truly offers something for everyone.

Windsor is approximately an hour and 15 minutes away from San Fransico and makes an amazing vacation desination in wine country. It is much closer if you fly into Sonoma County.

1.) Go on a wine tour with Windsor Wine Tours

There are many amazing Windsor wineries that are worth visiting while visiting Windsor California in Sonoma County. Windsor is located near three world class wine regions, which makes it easy to include Healdsburg wineries or other wineries nearby if you choose to do so.

Discover several wine tasting rooms while strolling along the Town Green as well as in the Beverage District. The Grand Crush Cru is a small winery collective with approximately 20 independent wine makers that is worth checking out as well. There are so many amazing Windsor wineries to explore with incredible views!  Windsor Wine Tours can custom curate an amazing day in wine country.

CIRQ and CHEV Winery

2.) Visit the Town Green

Windsor’s heart and soul lies in its picturesque Town Green, a sprawling community hub lined with charming shops, cafes, wine tasting rooms, and restaurants. Take a leisurely stroll beneath the shade of trees, browse unique boutiques for locally-crafted souvenirs, or savor a cup of coffee at Cafe Noto while soaking in the town’s warm atmosphere.

You will find a amazing restaurants and healthy options as well such as Fruity Moto.

If you want to sip and then stroll around the Town Green, you will find the following wine tasting rooms Tonti Family Wines, J Cage Cellars, Oak Tree Winery, Bellecana Vineyards, Mengler Family Wines, Baldassari Family Wines, and Mutt Lynch Winery. The tasting rooms also have music on certain days of the week for you to enjoy.

3.) Embrace the outdoors

Lace up your hiking boots and embark on scenic trails with views of Redwood trees and where panoramic views will leave you breathless. Visit our blog about parks in area to learn about the best spots to go hiking.

If you are someone that loves biking, consider coming during Levi’s Granfondo. You can also book a bike tour with Ace It Bike Tours to explore the area and surrounding areas.

If you are someone that loves the outdoors, book with a canoe and kayak tour company called Russian River Paddle Boards to explore the majestic Russian River.

4.) Savor farm to table restaurants

From farm-to-table gems to international flavors, Windsor’s culinary scene is a delight for food lovers. Savor amazing Indian food at Grata Italian Eatery. Embark on a culinary journey to the Himalayas at The Himalyian Restaurant in Windsor! These are just a couple of the amazing restaurants in this charming town!

There are so many amazing food options to choose from and there is truly something for everyone! There is a wide variety of cuisines in Windsor California so whatever type of food you like, you can find it in Windsor!

Grata Restaurant
Grata Italian Restaurant

5.) Tee Up at Windsor Golf Course

Embrace the challenge, savor the scenery, and enjoy an amazing golf day adventure at Windsor Golf Course! This is a great activity to add to your itinerary while enjoying Windsor. Find your swing and connect with friends for a relaxing day on the golf course. Whether you are new to golfing or a pro, take a swing at golf and discover a lifetime of enjoyment at the Windsor Golf Course.

Charlie’s Restaurant is located at the Windsor Golf Course so you can enjoy a great meal after a day of golfing!

6.) Enjoy the charming shops

Enjoy shopping in charming shops in Windsor California. Many of the shops create locally made products and are family owned.

You will be able to bring a little piece of Windsor home with you. Whether you are looking for a gift for yourself or someone you love, Windsor shops have something for everyone! This is a perfect place to get a unique gift for yourself or a special gift for someone you love for a special occassion or a holiday!

Mutt Lynch WInery
Mutt Lynch Winery

7.) Treat yourself to a tasty treat

If you are in the Windsor Town Green area, visit Fleur Sauvage Chocolates. This is a favorite amoungst locals and travelers alike! Owners Robert and Tara Nieto have a storefront in downtown Windsor where you can find amazing bon bons, chocolate tablets, chocolate wine bottles, and individual desserts. Their products are all made in-house by Chocolatier and owner Robert “Chef Buttercup” Nieto. Chef Buttercup was named in th Top 10 Pastry Chef’s in America by Dessert Professional Magazine and was a member of the Pastry Team USA.

Another amazing place to stop for a treat is Cravin’s Candy Exporium. You will find incredible gelato flavors, a wide variety of candy, and incredible gifts! Come in for a treat and you will leave with a smile on your face. Treat yourself while in Windsor by visiting both of these places, both located in the Town Green area.

8.) Enjoy the craft breweries

Taste amazing craft beer at Russian River Brewery. Enjoy a self-guided tour around the brewery or enjoy the beer garden! Pliny the Younger’s in-person release happens yearly and is an amazing time to visit the Russian River Brewery in Windsor.

Also, Barrel Brothers and Cuver Belgian Brewers are amazing places to visit if you love craft beer! Windsor wineries are amazing and so are the Windsor breweries! There is truely so much to love in this charming town!

Pliny The Younger Release Day
Pliny The Younger release day

9.) Enjoy the Farmer’s Market

The Windsor Certified Farmer’s Market occurs from the first Sunday in April and goes until the first Sunday in December.

You will find certified growers, food venders, and artisans. Walk aound the Town Greeen and you will discover amazing locally made items, fresh flowers, and amazing locally grown and organic foods. This is a great way to support the local community and discover new foods that you will love!

10.) Seasonal Events

There are many events in Windsor that are worth attending! They have two wine events called Spring Fling and the Winter Wine Walk. These are fun events held on the Town Green and you can sip amazing wine and shop!

Another popular event is the Levi’s Granfondo. This bike ride launches from the Windsor Town Green. As many as 2,000 riders will depart en masse along a designated route as they leave the Town of Windsor at the beginning of the event.

Two other events that occur are Love Wins in Windsor and the Chili Cook Off.

 

There are so many amazing things to do in Windsor. If you are visiting Windsor we hope you fully enjoy your vacation in Windsor Wine Country. If you are looking for a wine tour, please reach out to us know at Windsor Wine Tours!

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