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Things to do in Sonoma County

Sonoma County, California, offers a captivating blend of scenic beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. Known for its world-class wine country, diverse outdoor activities, and unique experiences, Sonoma County is a destination that caters to a wide range of interests. Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the most interesting,...

Sonoma Wine Country aka ‘Valley of the Moon’

Sonoma County, located in Northern California, boasts a rich and diverse history that spans thousands of years. From its indigenous roots to its present-day reputation as a wine-producing powerhouse, the region has undergone significant transformations influenced by various cultural, economic, and environmental factors. Indigenous Peoples Long before European settlers arrived,...

The Magic of Hot Air Balloon Festivals: A Journey Through the World’s Largest Events

Hot air balloon festivals captivate the public for several reasons, creating a magical atmosphere that combines breathtaking sights, cultural experiences, and community fun. The visual spectacle of numerous colorful balloons ascending into the sky is mesmerizing and appeals to people of all ages. These festivals provide endless opportunities for stunning...

Love Takes Flight: Unforgettable Engagements and Weddings with Hot Air Balloon Adventures in Sonoma Napa Wine Country

Embarking on the journey of love is a thrilling adventure, and what better way to elevate the experience than with a hot air balloon ride in the picturesque landscapes of Sonoma Napa wine country? At Wine Country Balloons, we've had the pleasure of orchestrating and participating in countless engagements and...

Pilot 50th Anniversary

Reflecting on October 21st, 2023, I celebrated the 50th anniversary of my inaugural hot air balloon flight—a pivotal moment in my life that set the stage for a lifelong adventure and a dedicated vocation. Back in 1970s, as a wide-eyed 13-year-old teenager, little did I anticipate that hot air ballooning...

A GreenPeace Balloon visitor

Once or twice a year we are fortunate to host our ballooning friends from GreenPeace International while they are in Northern California to perform annual inspections on their unique hot air balloons and airship. Whenever they visit we invite them to join us for a morning balloon flight over our...

Why are different launch sites necessary?

For over four decades, Wine Country Balloons has been a beacon of excellence in providing unforgettable hot air balloon rides over the picturesque landscapes of Sonoma County, California. Our team of FAA certified professional commercial balloon pilots has pioneered numerous launch sites across Sonoma County, ensuring a diverse and breathtaking...