Getting Tipsy and Filling Up in Sonoma, California (VIDEO)

12/03/2013 02:22 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2014

Sonoma. Just the word alone makes you think of smooth wines, rolling hills and California sun-drenched air. All these things are indeed true, but what I didn't realize is that there's even more to see and especially to EAT in this idyllic countryside. But first things first, I had to start out with the wines.

Tipsy Tour of Sonoma
Three vineyards. One day. A whole lot of great wine. Pour yourself a glass and take the tour with me.

Best Eats in Sonoma
With so many farms, it's no wonder the restaurants have some of the freshest, most delicious dishes that I've ever tasted.

Get Lost Guide: Top Five Things to Do in Sonoma
Besides eating and drinking, there's so much else to see in Sonoma. From Hitchcock's famed Bodega Bay, to exploring the ancient Redwoods, your itinerary must include these five activities.

Go to Sonoma and just get lost -- you'll come back calmer, fuller and happier than when you left!