Top 10 Wine Country Gardens


The Gardens of Matanzas Creek Winery

Think purple when you head to Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma County, Calif. Matanzas is famous for its expansive lavender fields. There are two types of lavender here: Province, a culinary lavender, and Grosso, which is slightly darker in color and is popular for its strong fragrance. The lavender fields are in full bloom in June, and you can buy lavender wreaths, potpourri, oils and other lavender products at the gift shop. The rest of the gardens at Matanzas Creek Winery include olive trees, exotic grasses, herbs and blooming flowers.