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

Restaurants and Wineries Open Christmas

Friday, November 30, 2018 3:00 PM

Celebrate the holidays in Sonoma Valley with these restaurants and wineries open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Restaurants Open Christmas Eve

B & V Whiskey Bar & Grille (707) 938-7110 4-9 reservations required
Barking Dog Roasters (707) 939-1905 yes
Basque Boulangerie Cafe (707) 935-7687 yes
Carneros Bistro & Bar (707) 931-2042 yes
Cochon Volant BBQ (707) 509-5480 yes

Where is Sonoma Valley?

Friday, November 30, 2018 2:00 PM

Where is Sonoma Valley?

It can be a bit confusing to find “Sonoma Valley” — not that the picturesque valley tucked between two mountain ranges about 45 miles north of San Francisco is hiding from the world.

The roughly 17-mile long valley is next to Napa Valley, and is one of the main attractions in Sonoma County.

But defining the where is a lot easier than nailing down the what.

Is it the... Read More »

Where to see fall colors in Sonoma Wine Country

Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 PM

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 »