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GRAND TOURS Elk Prairie Vineyards, Humboldt County HUMBOLDT SHENANDOAH VALLEY MONTEREY WINE COUNTRY INSIDER PASO ROBLES To sample the best, stop at Marilyn Remark for RhĂ´ne-like Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier; Pessagno for full-throttle Pinot and Chard; and Paraiso for great-value Pinot and Riesling. At Wrath Wines, enjoy finely tuned pairings in two settings: relax in the sleek tasting room, or on the terrace with vineyard views. A great lunch option: pick up Cuban pulled pork sandwiches from Portobello's in Salinas, head to Hahn Winery (try to nab one of the picnic tables under the wizened oaks), and pop a bottle of aromatic, redberried Hahn 2011 "SLH" Estate Pinot Noir. Sunset Magazine Wine Editor Sara Schneider handpicks her favorite up-and-coming and underthe-radar wine roads CENTRAL COAST Monterey County Sunset Magazine Wine Editor Sara Schneider 44 | VISITCALIFORNIA.COM In vineyards tucked against the mountains, the Salinas Valley, once known primarily as the state's salad bowl for its vast produce fields, is now turning out phenomenal wine. A drive along River Road Wine Trail leads you to more than a dozen wineries, most of them in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. NORTH COAST Humboldt County A leisurely weekend drive through the state's northwest corner takes you through ancient redwoods, over remote forested mountains, and through quaint fishing towns. Start in southern Humboldt at Persimmons, an eclectic mix of a nursery, THOMAS J. STORY (3); KODIAK GREENWOOD TEMECULA http://www.VISITCALIFORNIA.COM

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