Just about an hour from San Francisco, the little town of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County makes a great day trip. One of the popular spots in town is The Barlow, a former apple processing plant turned giant maker hub offering food, wine & beer, art, and shopping. Sebastopol is famous for its apples, especially the Gravenstein. First planted here in 1811 by Russian explorers, the super-delicious, super-versatile Grav is ideal for apple pies, applesauce, baking, cooking, or simply eating. Sebastopol was once a plum and apple-growing region but today wine grapes are the predominant crop.