Gateway to Wine Country

As the gateway to wine country, Novato is the perfect place to stay when you want to sample some of the best wineries in Northern California. You can enjoy Marin’s beautiful coastline and countryside, explore Sonoma and Napa, and experience the scenic, friendly charm of small-town Novato, all within minutes of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

If you’re heading to the North Bay or just looking to enjoy a weekend excursion, wine lovers will find a lot to like about Novato. With award winning hotels and a range of dining options, Novato offers access to all the beauty and excitement at a more affordable price, that doesn't compromise on quality.

A scenic Marin city at the gateway to wine country, Novato has a small town ambience and insider wine destinations. When coming from across the Bay, Novato's your local gateway to all that wine country offers. If you're visiting from further afield, we're the perfect base for day trips to San Francisco, in addition to our proximity to wine country destinations like the world-class Ram's Gate Winery. With beautiful redwoods, striking bay views, over 3,600 acres of open space to explore and hotels that are sometimes more affordable than our wine trail neighbors, Novato is simply the best place to stay in the Bay.

Trek Winery

Trek Winery is located in downtown Novato, just off of Grant Avenue, where you can enjoy a pleasant boutique shopping stroll. A family-owned and operated winery, Trek launched in 2007, opening their tasting room in 2012. Their tasting flight offers a range of reds and whites and the tasting room doubles as a regular venue for live entertainment, with comedy shows once a month and more frequent music nights.
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Mantra Wines

Mantra Wines is a cozy tasting room on Grant Avenue showcasing wines produced at high elevation vineyard sites in Sonoma’s Alexander and Dry Creek valleys. Open Tuesday through Sunday, the Mantra Tasting Room is a scenic location to enjoy a flight, glass or bottle of one of their exceptional wines. Visit their website for opening hours and to check if any special events are scheduled.
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Pacheco Ranch Winery

Novato’s Pacheco Ranch Winery is something of a hidden treasure. This small, family-owned and staffed winery is appointment-only when it comes to on site tasting, requesting 48 hours notice. A little forward planning is well worth the effort, as their dry-farmed cabernets are something to be experienced, drawn from vineyards close to the historic Pacheco home.
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Ram's Gate Winery

If you’re heading out to experience the Sonoma Valley Crush, or simply enjoying a Novato-based wine tour, a visit to Ram’s Gate Winery is in order. Our closest Sonoma neighbor, Ram’s Gate is something of a North Bay favorite. Once again, appointments are requested, so plan ahead and make Novato our gateway to a great wine lover’s weekend.
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Best Western PLUS Novato Oaks Inn

Nestled against the scenic hills of Northern Marin County, the Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn is situated in a peaceful and relaxed setting perfect for the Wine Country traveler. The Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn offers 107 spacious and finely appointed guest rooms and a host of exceptional amenities including free breakfast, free wi-fi, swimming pool, spa, fire pit, barbeque, fitness room, business center and the popular on-site restaurant and bar, Wildfox Restaurant.
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Courtyard by Marriott

Designed for the business professional and weekend explorer alike, Courtyard by Marriott Novato allows you to create the perfect Bay Area trip. Nestled in serene Marin County, the hotel is just 30 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge and 20 minutes from the acclaimed wineries of Sonoma. Spread out and rest easier in over 136 thoughtfully appointed guest rooms and suites. Each room features plush Marriott linen, enhanced Paul Mitchell amenities, and smart work spaces with complimentary high speed wireless internet.
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Inn Marin

Inn Marin in Novato offers the ambiance of a boutique hotel, with state-of-the-art green lodging accommodations and sustainability practices. Inn Marin is pet friendly and is within minutes of the Sonoma and Napa wine country, award winning restaurants and sightseeing tourist attractions. Situated on five acres of land, the Inn Marin boasts 70 guest rooms, a full size pool and elegant gardens with plenty of shade trees to relax under after a busy day.
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Days Inn Novato

Centrally located between San Francisco, the Napa and Sonoma wine country and the Point Reyes Seashore and redwoods, we are the perfect destination for the business traveler and vacationer alike. Clean, well-appointed guest rooms are dog-friendly (with some restrictions) and offer amenities which include our Enhanced Daybreak Breakfast, free WiFi, a fitness room and guest laundry facilities.
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