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 »

Dungeness Crab Cioppino Recipe -Sonoma Style

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 12:00 PM

Dungeness Crab Cioppino

Recipe submitted by Eric Markson, Sonoma Valley Inn

In Sonoma, the holiday season means fresh Dungeness Crab enjoyed by friends and family in Cioppino on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both. It’s always great to have at that busy time of the year, when some show up early, others late (you know who you are) and they are greeted with a Seafood feast in a bowl of delicious.


Step 1. Crack... Read More »

Sonoma's Valley of Lights

Monday, December 10, 2018 3:00 PM

The holidays are a wonderful time to visit Sonoma Valley. You’ll find a plethora of shopping options, great special offers at area hotels and restaurants, and a valley full of lights from start to finish.

There are hundreds of thousands of lights hung across large trees, historic buildings and old bridges. It’s the perfect time to enjoy an evening drive to check out the lights and get into the... Read More »

Sonoma Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:00 PM

Sonoma Holiday Gift Guide

The best gifts are unique, meaningful and have a story behind them. But how to find such things? How about from a place that is itself unique and where local artisans bring in the bounty of the land and create something beautiful?

Don't just give any gift - give the gift of Sonoma.

The Scent of Sonoma
Almost everyone who walks into Chateau Sonoma at Cornerstone Gardens... Read More »

Restaurants and Wineries Open New Years

Friday, November 30, 2018 4:00 PM

See the list below of Sonoma Valley wineries and restaurants open on New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Restaurant Phone New Years Eve New Years Day
B & V Whiskey Bar & Grille (707) 938-7110 yes yes
Barking Dog Roasters (707) 939-1905 yes yes
Basque Boulangerie Cafe (707) 935-7687 yes yes
Cafe La Haye (707) 935-5994 yes no
Carneros Bistro & Bar (707) 931-2042 yes yes