In the 2014 Best of Sonoma County awards, the readers of The Press Democrat picked their choices in dozens of categories for the very best of what Sonoma County has to offer.

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Best of Sonoma County: So Sonoma Category

Best winery to take visitors to:

(WINNER) Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Honorable Mention:

Korbel Winery

St. Francis Winery

Best picnic spot:

(WINNER) Armstrong Woods State Natural Reserve

Honorable Mention:

Spring Lake Regional Park

Howarth Park

Best beach:

(WINNER) Doran Beach

Honorable Mention:

Dillon Beach

Salmon Creek Beach

Best eats at the coast:

(WINNER) The Tides Wharf - Inn at the Tides

Honorable Mention:

Spud Point Crab Company

Lucas Wharf Restaurant & Bar

Best place to get married:

(WINNER) St. Francis Winery

Honorable Mention:

Paradise Ridge Winery

Flying Cloud Farm

Best wedding photographer:

(WINNER) Victoria Webb

Honorable Mention:

Paul C. Miller

Best florist:

(WINNER) Grohe Florists

Honorable Mention:

Pedy's Petals

Vanda Floral Design

Best fundraising event:

(WINNER) The Human Race

Honorable Mention:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County - Healdsburg & Geyserville Dinner & Auction

SAY Top Secret (Big Event)

Best volunteer:

(WINNER) Valerie Richman

Honorable Mention:

Paloma Patino

Krista Gawronski

Best local non-profit:

(WINNER) Social Advocates for Youth

Honorable Mention:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County

Assistance League of Sonoma County

Best shop for the perfect gift:

(WINNER) The Classic Duck

Honorable Mention:

Corrick's Stationery & Gifts

Heebe Jeebe General Store

Best bed & breakfast:

(WINNER) Madrona Manor

Honorable Mention:

Mountain Home Ranch

Gaige House

Best place for singles to meet:

(WINNER) Lagunitas Brewing Company

Honorable Mention:


Best crab feed:

(WINNER) Sonoma County Farm Bureau 25th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

Honorable Mention:

Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County Annual Crab Feed

Best bookstore:

(WINNER) Copperfield's Books

Honorable Mention:

Barnes & Noble

Treehorn Books

Best continuing care senior facility:

(WINNER) Spring Lake Village

Honorable Mention:

Green Acres Manor

Best place to buy local produce:

(WINNER) Andy's Produce Market

Honorable Mention:

Oliver's Markets

Imwalle Gardens

Best thrifting:

(WINNER) Goodwill Stores

Honorable Mention:

Assistance League Thrift Shop

Welfare League Thrift Shop

Best antique store:

(WINNER) Whistlestop Antiques

Honorable Mention:

Food For Thought Antiques

Sienna Antiques

Best radio station:

(WINNER) KRSH The Krush 95.9

Honorable Mention:

KZST 100.1

KFGY Froggy 92.9