Suddenly it’s summer and we’re feeling gloomy with all this fog surrounding our side of the San Francisco Bay. So we looked for a savvy way to handle the May gray, June gloom, and July no sky — and found it in a drive north to Sonoma’s Lavender fields.
We just wanted a day to relax, breathe the fresh lavender-scented air and soak up the sun. Need a lavender fix like we do?
Here are a few purple places to get lost in this summer. Take advantage of U-Cut fresh lavender opportunities and take home some hand-crafted lavender products, like lavender lip balms, body lotions, candles, essential oils, gifts, sachets, bouquets.
But check first before you head out. Most are open only during the summer season, although some have online shops open all year long.
Bees N Blooms
3883 Petaluma Hill Rd, Santa Rosa
beesnblooms.com | 707-293-8293 | email@example.com
Unique Lavender Labyrinth and walk through honeybee-friendly lavender fields. Ask about their annual Lavender Daze, U-Cut Experience.
Lavender Bee Farm
764 Chapman Lane, Petaluma
lavenderbeefarm.com | 707-789-0554 | firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 5,000 lavender plants, chemical-free family farm, beehives, gourmet raw lavender honey, and other lavender products. Farm tours by appointment only.
3335 Harrison Grade Rd, Sebastopol
lynnslavender.com | 707-874-9960 | email@example.com
Soothing lavender products, vineyard, and special invitation only events.
Monte-Bellaria di California
3518 Bloomfield Rd, Sebastopol
monte-bellaria.com | 707-829-2645 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lavender surrounds this farm in the Russian River Appellation. Self-guided walking tours through lavender fields, picnics on their grounds, olive oil, lavender products, honey. Reservation required.
Matanzas Creek Winery
6097 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa
matanzascreek.com | 707-528-6464 | email@example.com
Terraced lavender gardens welcome guests to the winery. Handcrafted lavender bath, body, and home products.Or just check out their blog featuring tasty lavender recipes.
Check out our Sonoma Category for more fun things to do in Wine Country.