Sonoma Valley is a great place to come run, any time of year. If you’re looking for a fun and active getaway without the snow and sleet, consider these ten reasons runners love Sonoma Valley in fall and winter:

10. Train in temperate weather all year long, especially in December when the fog rolls in, the sun calms down, and you can run for miles without getting too hot or too cold.

9. Fuel up on... Read More »

Great Bakeries in Sonoma Valley

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Sometimes a perfect breakfast is as simple as a great pastry and a good cup of coffee, or an afternoon break from exploring Sonoma Valley’s vineyards and quaint small towns.

Sonoma Valley is fortunate to have excellent bakeries with fresh-made croissants, galettes, scones and more for a little bit of carb loading to support an active visit.

Here are three great bakeries to seek out during your... Read More »

COVID-19 may have interrupted all the big events of the year, but it can’t stop love. Many couples are opting for minimonies – a mini-ceremony held with a small group of friends and family or even a completely private commitment ceremony for just the couple. Sonoma Valley hotels and event planners are specializing in these special events so that love doesn’t have to wait!

The Fairmont Sonoma... Read More »

Glen Ellen Star's Chicory Salad

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 11:00 AM

This fresh salad by Glen Ellen's Star's Chef Ari Wasserman captures all of the best flavors of fall, balancing crisp textures and essences of apples, citrus and greens with earthy flavors of the walnuts and the cheese. A stunner for your autumnal equinox table!


  • 1 head escarole
  • 1 head castelfranco radicchio
  • 1 spear each red and yellow endive
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1 honey

Work & Learn in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

For those of us who are working from or learning at home, the novelty has probably worn off by now, even if it’s still better than the old rat race of commuting, dealing with coworkers, and racing the kids to soccer practice. Why not turn the COVID-era work-and-learn-from-home scene on its head with a trip to Sonoma Valley? Getting out of the house is a great way to refresh the family dynamic,... Read More »

Created by Taub Family Outpost's Chef Trevor Anderson, this fresh and inspiring recipe makes any fall meal a total hit! Serve it on its own for a light meal or serve it alongside rotisserie chicken or a roast. It's an inspiring take on a beet salad that is sure to bring your palate to new heights. Serves 4 to 6 people.​


  • 4 medium beets (any color)
  • 1 orange cut in half
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 3

A Sonoma Valley Wine Primer

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

While there are so many reasons to enjoy Sonoma Valley, wine is without a doubt the top attraction. And for good reason: the wineries from Sonoma Valley are some of the most prestigious in North America, and the quality of the local food scene makes the wines shine. Known as “The Valley of the Moon,” Sonoma Valley is rich in natural splendor, creating an incredible setting for grape growing. The... Read More »

Can’t travel to Sonoma Valley right now? No worries. Be an armchair traveler and taste wine with Sonoma Valley's finest wineries and winemakers, all from the comfort of your own home. Our wineries have been working hard so you don’t miss a beat—so much so that since March 2020, virtual wine tastings have become all the rage, from date night fun to corporate events.

Making it happen is easy. Start... Read More »

If you’re the type who loves discovering hidden gems and living like a local during your stay, Sonoma’s many guest cottages and vacation rentals make for intimate and fun travel experiences. Whether you use Airbnb, VRBO, or HomeAway to find the best deals or just book the property directly, finding a great vacation rental in Sonoma Valley is just a click away.

Sonoma Valley Escapes offers a number... Read More »

Cradled between the Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountain ranges, Sonoma Valley encompasses a pastoral patchwork of vineyards, quaint farms and 13,000 acres of scenic state and regional 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... Read More »