Experience Sonoma Valley Announces “Sonoma Valley Delicious!”

Month-Long Epicurean Promotions to Run Throughout January

SONOMA, Calif. (December 29, 2016) Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, also known as Experience Sonoma Valley California, has partnered with Visit California to bring Sonoma Valley Delicious! to the Sonoma Valley during the month of January 2017.  Sonoma Valley Delicious!, a month-long celebration of all things epicurean in Sonoma Valley, will offer locals and visitors alike a chance to experience special offerings, promotions and tours at the area’s participating restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, olive producers, cheese makers, bakeries, breweries, retail shops and more. The celebration of culinary excellence will run January 1-31, 2017.

“Sonoma Valley is known throughout the world as a culinary epicenter,” said Jonny Westom, Experience Sonoma Valley’s executive director.  “Sonoma Valley’s rich agriculture and bounty is shown through this promotion showcasing the culinary experiences Sonoma Valley has to offer .”

Special offerings include delectable one-time dishes from Sonoma Valley’s world-renowned restaurants, in addition to prix fixe menus, special cocktails or seasonal pairings, tours and more at amazing prices. Sonoma Valley Delicious! is aligned with Visit California’s California Restaurant Month program, a statewide promotion shining a global spotlight on California’s diverse epicurean experiences.

Sonoma Valley participants include Café la Haye, Carneros Bistro, Glen Ellen Star, the girl & the fig, Ramekins Culinary School, Chateau St. Jean Winery, Mayo Family Reserve Room, MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa, B.R. Cohn Winery, Sante at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, and more.

“This year, we’re broadening the program to promote all things culinary across the Golden State from farmers’ markets and chef tastings to progressive dinners and winemaker specials.  Our restaurants are the gateway to California’s abundance of culinary experiences -- now it’s time to peel back the layers to let our visitors experience the talent behind the scenes, from farmers and producers to chefs and winemakers,” said Caroline Beteta, Visit California’s president & CEO. 

For more information, visit sonomavalley.com/delicious

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About Experience Sonoma Valley

Experience Sonoma Valley, as the consumer facing brand of the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau (SVVB), is the official destination marketing organization of Sonoma Valley, California. It coordinates the collection and dissemination of information about Sonoma Valley to visitors, residents, travel writers, publications and other interested parties, and operates two visitor centers, which are open year-round, seven days a week to welcome visitors to Sonoma Valley.

For Sonoma Valley information, please contact Experience Sonoma Valley at (866) 996-1090 or visit sonomavalley.com. Experience Sonoma Valley is located on the historic Sonoma Plaza at 453 First Street East, Sonoma CA. A second Visitor Center is located at Cornerstone Sonoma at 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA.

About Visit California

Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs – in partnership with the state’s travel industry – that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. According to Visit California, travel and tourism expenditures totaled $117.5 billion in 2014 in California, supporting jobs for 1,013,000 Californians and generating $9.3 billion in state and local tax revenues. For more information about Visit California and for a free California Official State Visitor's Guide, go to www.VisitCalifornia.com.  

Media contact: 

David Wells, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, david@sonomavalley.com 707-304-5940