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Russian River and Alexander Valley

This sprawling region is by far the most diverse area in Wine Country, with rolling meadows, redwood forests, and even beaches, as well as vales clad with vineyards and apple orchards. The hub is the handsome town of Healdsburg, in the upper Russian River Valley. To its southwest, the valley narrows as the river slices through the coastal mountains ’ a summer haven popular for fishing and canoeing, and for hiking in Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. East of Healdsburg, the sun-kissed Alexander Valley receives relatively few visitors, despite having vineyards whose grapes are renowned for producing wines ...

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