Happy Easter!

It's a good time to get out and enjoy the spring and sunny skies of Sonoma Valley.

Here is a list of wineries open for Easter - please call ahead if you are unsure about specific hours. And we always recommend making a reservation - you can often call the same day to ensure you get the special attention you deserve.

Thanks for visiting Sonoma Valley!

Wineries:

Auteur Wines

B.R. Cohn... Read More »

Guide to Sonoma hiking and biking

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:00 PM

Cradled between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountain ranges, Sonoma Valley encompasses a pastoral patchwork of vineyards, quaint farms and 13,000 acres of scenic parkland. Sonoma Valley is also the closest wine region to San Francisco, just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

In the center of town, the eight-acre Sonoma Plaza is a National Historic Landmark, strewn with sprawling shade... Read More »

What's New in Sonoma Valley 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00 AM

From new tasting experiences, to major renovations and a multitude of new events, Sonoma Valley – a 17-mile long valley within Sonoma County that encompasses the city of Sonoma and the villages of The Springs, Glen Ellen, Carneros, Bennett Valley and Kenwood – has a variety of new offerings for travelers to enjoy throughout 2019.

“With so many differentiated existing offerings in Sonoma Valley,... Read More »

March may be the month of flowers and waterfalls in Northern California, but it is also when Sonoma County Restaurant Week 2019 kicks off, and Sonoma Valley is the perfect spot to explore Wine Country's most delicious week.

And because we think a week isn't long enough to explore all the great dining options in Sonoma Valley, the "week" is actually ten days, running from March 1 to March 10,... Read More »

Hanson Vodka Cocktail Recipes

Friday, February 8, 2019 10:00 AM

The embodiment of true artisan craft, Hanson of Sonoma distills in a combination pot and 50-plate column still to create a pure, clean, and above all tasty vodka. Their vodka is always distilled from organic grapes and infused with real, organic ingredients.

Hanson Organic Vodka is the first of its kind, and the product of countless hours of research, testing, and plain old hard work. We hope you... Read More »

A Beer & Spirits Lover Visit to Wine Country

Friday, February 1, 2019 8:00 AM

Sonoma Valley may be the birthplace of California winemaking (Buena Vista Winery, founded in 1857) but it is also where the American craft-beer renaissance started, when Jack McAuliffe opened New Albion Brewing Company in 1976 on the outskirts of the City of Sonoma. New Albion influenced Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Mendocino Brewing Company and the rest, as they say, is history. (Delicious,... Read More »

Exploring the back roads of Sonoma Valley on Bicycle

Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:00 AM

Explore the backroads, soak up the sun and earn those wine credits! Biking in Sonoma Valley is a fun way to spend the day whether you're a serious gearhead or prefer a nice, slow, comfortable beach cruiser. Spring, summer, autumn or winter - biking through Wine Country is a year round adventure.

Here's our tips to get you rolling in the right direction:

Millennials Biking

Gear Up

An Inn 2 Remember and the El... Read More »

Wine Country Weddings

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Where to Say ‘I Do’ in Sonoma Valley

Find the perfect venue for your dream wedding in lush, beautiful, and historic Sonoma Valley. Whether you want an intimate gathering or a larger, more elaborate affair, a traditional church ceremony or a modern Wine Country celebration, you’ll find it in Sonoma Valley.

Here’s a quick look at three possible styles for saying ‘I do’ to the one you love in Sonoma... Read More »

Recipe by Manuel Azevedo at Tasca Tasca

The marinade

¾ cup (177 grams) dry red wine
6 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons (30 grams) red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon (14 grams) fine sea salt
2 teaspoons (4 grams) Portuguese spice blend (p. 21)
1 bay leaf, crumbled

The pot roast

5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) boneless beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch pieces
6 ounces (170 grams) linguiça, cut into ½-inch... Read More »

Recipe by Caranguejo à LaSalette

The crab stew

3 large (6-pound/2.7-kilogram) Dungeness crabs
1 ½ cups (240 grams) onion compote (p. 34)
1 ½ teaspoons (7 grams) fine sea salt
2 teaspoons (4 grams) Portuguese spice blend (p. 21)
2 tablespoons (13 grams) Hungarian paprika
½ piri piri pepper, chopped or pinch red pepper flakes
3 bay leaves
1 ½ cups (354 grams) dry white wine
½ cup (20 grams) chopped... Read More »