Where to see fall colors in Sonoma Wine Country

Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 PM

Fall in Sonoma Valley

With the changing of the seasons and the grape harvest in full swing, the acres of green vineyard leaves will soon turn the hills of Sonoma Valley brilliant yellows and reds. This is in addition to the natural greening of the grasses that lose their golden hue from summer dormancy and grow again during the winter.

Here are three places to see fall color in the Sonoma Valley, from the gentle... Read More »

What's New in Sonoma Valley in 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 1:00 PM

Sonoma Valley is open for business. In fact, within the Valley’s 17 mile stretch, a multitude of exciting new businesses have opened their doors within the past 11 months; existing Sonoma Valley wineries and distilleries have expanded with new tasting and culinary offerings; three of the Valley’s beloved hotels have commenced or completed impressive renovations; businesses have expanded into... Read More »

Sonoma Valley Fig Season

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 4:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

It's fig season in Sonoma Wine Country.

To be honest, it's always fig season in Sonoma Valley, as we are blessed to have both excellent farmers and world-class chefs and food producers who know how to preserve fresh figs into all manner of jams, chutneys and dressings.

But for fresh figs, the months of August to October bring the largest bounty of the harvest here in Sonoma. (Pro tip: fig trees... Read More »

Indy Car Race in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 4:00 PM

Verizon IndyCar Series Finale
Sept. 14-16


For the fourth consecutive year, the Verizon IndyCar® Series will host its season finale on the Sonoma Raceway road course. This marks the series’ 14th consecutive year in Sonoma. The Grand Prix of Sonoma is the final race on the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 17-race schedule, which features six races on oval tracks, six on permanent... Read More »

Walking Tour of Sonoma History

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00 AM

As the birthplace of both California wine country and the state of California, the town of Sonoma offers a lot of history that can be enjoyed in a short amount of time.

Here’s a fun walking tour to four historic sites in Sonoma. It’s about two miles round trip, which can also be an easy bicycle ride.

Start on the northeast edge of the Sonoma Plaza, at the corner of East Spain Street... Read More »

Luxury boutique hotel expands and upgrades rooms and amenities

The Olea Hotel, located on Warm Springs Road in Glen Ellen, California in the heart of Wine Country, reopens Tuesday, August 28, following the October 2017 Northern California wildfires.

The fires burned two guest cottages, adjacent garden and hot tub, firepit area, perimeter fencing and landscaping. Three primary buildings... Read More »

Sonoma Named 10 Coolest Small Towns in America

Monday, June 18, 2018 9:00 AM

Town of Sonoma, Located in Sonoma Valley, Recognized for its Culture, Community Spirit, Natural Beauty and Great Food

SONOMA, Calif. – JUNE 18, 2018 – Today, Budget Travel has named the town of Sonoma one of the “10 Coolest Small Towns in America 2018.”

The magazine’s annual list “Coolest Small Towns in America” is... Read More »

Get Outdoors in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:00 AM

Get outdoors to one of Sonoma Valley’s 13,000 acres of state and regional parks where you can hike, bike, run and experience the serene beauty of wine country.

Take a park tour on foot or horseback and view ancient redwoods, historical buildings once the home of Jack London, reservoirs and hiking trails through the vineyards and mountainsides. Stop at a deli and pack a picnic with... Read More »

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Announces Public Art in the Sonoma Plaza
Natural Affinity: California Women Sculptors in the Landscape
Opening Remarks and a Public Reception to be held in the Plaza on Friday, June 8 from 5:30-8pm

Sonoma, Calif. – May 30, 2018 – The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is proud to present a second season of public art in Sonoma Plaza this summer. Natural Affinity:... Read More »

The Press Democrat has announced the lineup for the 2018 North Coast Wine & Food Festival, featuring gold & silver-medal wines from the North Coast Wine Challenge competition. This year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, June 9 from 1-4 p.m. at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park.

In addition to featuring gold and silver medal-winning wines, the event will host an impressive group of Wine Country... Read More »