Winemakers are an adventurous bunch who love getting out into the natural world, and not just to spend time in the vineyard. Surrounded by northern California\u2019s beautiful nature preserves and miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, most Napa or Sonoma producers will openly gush about more than a few favorite trails and outdoor retreats. Read on to see how they get away from it all.\r\n\r\n\r\nAlexandre Remy\r\nManaging partner/winemaker, Atlas Wine Company\r\nA marathoner, Napa-based Remy loves Oat Hill Mine Trail in Calistoga for mountain biking. It\u2019s \u201ctechnical, challenging and [has] some of the best views of the valley.\u201d For trail running, he heads to Skyline Wilderness Park, near to Atlas\u2019s office. His favorite destination for family hikes is Westwood Hills Park in Napa. \u201cThe spider tree is a favorite for the kids to climb on.\u201d Another great choice, Limantour Beach is a hidden gem close to Point Reyes Station that has great sand dunes. As for road biking, \u201cnothing can beat the classic Mount Veeder loop. My favorite way is to do it clockwise.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\nAlberto Bianchi\r\nWinemaker, Newton Vineyard\r\nOne of Bianchi\u2019s favorite activities is to rent a boat with friends on Bodega Bay to fish for salmon, tuna and, when in season, Dungeness crab. \u201cIt\u2019s a great way to be in touch with wild nature and also for cooking great food back home.\u201d\r\n\r\nFor more of an athletic challenge, however, he heads to Spring Mountain Road, which connects Santa Rosa to St. Helena through the Mayacamas Mountain range. \u201cIt immerses you in nature, creeks, vineyards and the shade of the local trees. On top of the Spring Mountain appellation [where Newton is located], the view is incomparable, particularly early in the morning when the lower part of the valley is still covered with fog. It seems there is no land below you but just clouds with mountains floating.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\nTanner Scheer\r\nWinemaker, Red Car Wine\r\n\u201cFishing and the outdoors have been an integral part of my life from the time I was young,\u201d says Scheer. As an angler in Sonoma County, he feels fortunate to have so many options within daytrip distance. His personal favorite is Lake Sonoma. \u201cI often find myself suspended in admiration of the geology all around me: sheer canyon walls riddled with bent, folded and fractured rock, enshrouded by giant redwoods. Being a kayak angler, I am able to take in all of the sights and sounds that the lake has to offer, all the while getting exercise, doing what I love to do.\u201d\r\nAna Diogo-Draper\r\nDirector of winemaking, Artesa Vineyards & Winery\r\nThe mother of young children, Diogo-Draper\u2019s go-to for both a good run and an easy family hike is the Russian River Valley\u2019s River-front Regional Park. \u201cIt is an easy loop, by the water, with a beautiful little redwood grove.\u201d\r\n\r\nAnother Sonoma County favorite is Pepperwood Preserve, where she\u2019s a devoted member. \u201cI first went there on a school field trip, and absolutely fell in love with the project. They brilliantly mix science and art and offer the most interesting guided hikes. It got hit by the 2017 fires, so it is definitely something that needs our support.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\nMaggie Kruse\r\nWinemaker, Jordan Vineyard & Winery\r\nKruse and her family hike in Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve, \u201can absolutely beautiful redwood forest. There are hiking trails for all ability levels and, in the heat of summer, it\u2019s always a little cooler.\u201d When Kruse has adventurous out-of-town guests, she takes them to zipline through the redwoods in Occidental. \u201cMany people can say they have walked along the redwoods, but how many people can say they have soared above them? The views are absolutely incredible, and the staff at Sonoma Canopy Tours is very knowledgeable, safe and patient.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\nJesse Katz\r\nFounder/winemaker, Devil Proof Vineyards/Aperture Cellars\r\nHealdsburg-based Katz loves Lake Sonoma. \u201cThere are beautiful hikes, and you can rent a boat and go around the large horseshoe-shaped lake that is nine miles one way, and seven miles the other.\u201d There\u2019s also an amazing rope swing on the west leg of the trail, which, he says, \u201cis just in view of one of my favorite vineyards, Rockpile Ridge, where we farm and do a single-vineyard for Devil Proof.\u201d He likes to swim and picnic there. \u201cI don\u2019t get to do it often, but it\u2019s pretty amazing to drink Devil Proof Rockpile Ridge from the lake while looking up at the stunning vineyard.\u201d\r\nJulie Rothberg\r\nPresident, Medlock Ames Winery\r\nThe mother of three-year-old twins, Rothberg\u2019s outdoor options are generally kid-friendly and timed with her children in mind. \u201cOne of my favorite options is to put them on the back of our bikes and ride around town, pointing out cows along the way, ending at Wicked Slush in Healdsburg for a treat.\u201d Foothills Regional Park in Windsor, close to her home, is ideal for hiking with or without kids. \u201cBy myself, I like the challenging steep hill paths which are often pretty empty, and, with the kids, we turn it into a nature scavenger hunt.\u201d\r\nHeidi von der Mehden\r\nWinemaker, Merry Edwards Winery\r\nVon Der Mehden\u2019s favorite place to get away is Trione-Annadel State Park. \u201cWhen my husband and I first met, our Friday night \u2018date\u2019 was a run through the park, with pizza and beer afterwards at Russian River [Brewing Company].\u201d Now, with two little boys, they hike the park instead. \u201cI love that it transitions from open fields with giant oak trees to dense forests. We are so lucky to have it right in the middle of Santa Rosa with so many neighborhood access points.\u201d\r\n\r\n \r\nWine Enthusiast encourages readers to be safe and follow federal and local regulations as it pertains to travel and social engagement. We\u2019ll continue to\u00a0report on the coronavirus pandemic\u00a0as it pertains to the world of wine, as well as offer stories and resources for your wine-travel needs for when it is clear to get back out and about.