Wine Country in Sonoma and Napa counties.
You don't get the majestic Green and White Mountain views, or the lakes that adorn that countryside. That said, I have over the years traversed the country roads in the North Bay, and it is a gorgeous time of year to spend some time in that vicinity.
Wine tasting optional. There are some good tours of the vineyards, and this is a great time to see those big grapes and the beautiful oolors of the leaves on the grapevines.
Raking leaves not required.