California Wine Country Is Happiest Place in U.S.

Perhaps it’s something in the wine, but Napa, California in the heart of California’s storied wine country is the happiest city in the U.S. The honor is not tongue-in-cheek; but the result of a social media study conducted by researchers at the University of Vermont. Using a list of 10,000 words, researchers tracked how often happy or sad words were used in tweets originating in different cities. Napa, CA topped the list for happy tweets.

A drive through the beautiful vineyard-cloaked hills of northern California’s wine country explains why a Sonoma County vacation is so inviting. Historic vineyards dot the Wine Road, inviting Sonoma County vacationers to stop and sample the house wines and debate the merits of various vintages with other wine aficionados.

Wine tastings, food and wine pairings, live music and special events are frequent at vineyards along Sonoma County’s Wine Road. There are also several annual events wine lovers won’t want to miss:

  1. 15th Annual Wine & Food Affair on November 2-3, 2013 is a weekend of delicious wine and food pairings matching local delicacies to the region’s best wines.
  2. 22nd Annual Winter WINEland on January 18-19, 2014 features limited production wines, library wines and new production wines from more than 100 wineries. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet and chat with the winemakers who create your favorite vintages.
  3. 38th Annual Barrel Tasting from February 28 to March 9, 2014 is an unparalleled opportunity to sample wines still in the barrel and buy futures of the most promising. Winemakers will be on hand to discuss the nuances and potential of their offerings.

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Visit Sonoma County wine country and experience the happiest place in America. Rent an elegant wine country estate vacation rental on and live like royalty while exploring the many delights of Sonoma County’s enticing Wine Road.