Kunde Family Winery serves this appetizer at the height of spring, when fresh herbs like dill and green onions are in season. Serve this to start off a meal, or on its own for an afternoon picnic or winetasting. With bright lemony flavors, the crostini pair beautifully with Kunde's Block 4SB20 Sauvignon Blanc--yum!


  • 1 sourdough baguette – thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 8 oz package cream

Mustard Season in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Springtime in Sonoma Valley means blue skies, white fluffy clouds and bright yellow fields of wild mustard flowers in the fields. While it can be tempting to walk over to the nearest field of brilliant flowers and lay down, it's not advised to go running around on private property, and trampling over what is actually an important cover crop for vineyards might be detrimental to the farmer trying... Read More »

Romance is alive in Sonoma Valley, whether you’re looking for a special night out, the picture-perfect spot to propose, cozy stargazing or a unique place to spend a night away. (Check local conditions for lodging availability. The famed wine country Valley just north of San Francisco is home to more than 100 wineries, and many are offering special Valentine’s themed tastings. Bring your sweetie or... Read More »

Hanson of Sonoma's Apple Spiced Cocktail

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:00 AM

Hanson of Sonoma's Apple Spice Cocktail is the perfect drink to sip on in the winter, it gives you a warm wintery feeling, as the sweet apple flavor mixes perfectly with the tartness from the lemon and the blend of spices adds in just the right amount of earthy flavor! This vodka based cocktail pairs perfectly with any warm winter dish, cheers!

Hanson of Sonoma Apple Spice Cocktail


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Layla's Recipe for The Old Tradition

Monday, January 25, 2021 12:00 PM

The Old Tradition is a wintery spin on an Old Fashioned--the hint of spice and Italian Amaro add warmth and richness, making this a great fireside sipper. Layla's cozy bar and lounge makes for a wonderful place to relax and unwind and their cocktails are a highlight of the drinks menu. Make sure to try this the next time you're here and listen to their line-up of great live music.


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You might wonder what taverns are doing in the heart of Wine Country, but as any great local winemaker will tell you, "it takes a lot of beer to make good wine." At any time of year, Sonoma Valley is a great place for tavern fare. Outdoor patios, live music, satisfying comfort foods made with fresh local ingredients, and delicious beers, wines and cocktails make for a memorable Sonoma experience.... Read More »

Winter in Sonoma Valley

Monday, January 4, 2021 4:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Winter is one of the most surprising times to visit Sonoma Valley: The hills bursting in bright green, yellow mustard flowers in the vines, which themselves lie dormant, taking a rest before the next vintage begins. Cooler than the rest of the year, but still mild from our Mediterranean climate, there’s an air of romance and coziness that can’t be denied. At this time of year, locals embrace the... Read More »

After a season of feasting, January has traditionally been the time of the year when we reflect on our health and wellbeing. Here in Sonoma Valley, wellness is a time-honored tradition. Since the time of the native Miwok, Wappo and Pomo peoples, the valley’s natural hot springs have attracted visitors for their therapeutic benefits. Today, there are even more options to choose from.

Wellness means... Read More »

Traveling on a budget can offer some of the most exciting and surprising experiences. When dining out in Wine Country—home to some of the finest produce in the country—eating out on a budget can be an extra special treat. We’ve put together some of our best finds that prove delicious food doesn’t have to have a high price tag!


Breakfast and brunch are often two different... Read More »

Baker & Cook's Persimmon Cranberry Bundt Cake

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 AM

Golden persimmons dominate the farmers markets throughout the fall in Sonoma Valley. Chef Jen Demarest of Baker & Cook harnesses persimmon's sweet succulence with tangy cranberry to bring out the best of the season. Whether you serve these as a breakfast treat or as dessert, or swap them out for cupcakes at your next birthday party, you're sure to create a crowd pleaser. Makes 9 individual bundt... Read More »