Napa may have postcard-worthy verandas, but on your next trip north, consider this: homely farmhouse wineries (many don’t charge tasting fees), a beer and cider brewing renaissance, and not a single bachelorette party in sight.

(Published in the May 2013 issue of San Francisco)

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