Sonoma Valley is all about enjoying life on a small scale. Perhaps due its compact size of only 30,000 residents spread out over a 17-mile area and development of villages centered around agriculture, residents like to welcome visitors with small-town hospitality. It’s not uncommon that everyone you encounter, from Carneros to Sonoma to Kenwood, will be happy to stop and talk to you, offer you... Read More »

You can't live on wine alone in Sonoma. Sometimes you need a good cup of coffee to get you ready for the day of adventures, or for an afternoon break before getting back out there.

Here some good spots to find a good cup of coffee in Sonoma Valley - and espresso, cafe au lait and a latte, too.

Taub Family Outpost
On the Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma, CA

They might be known for their amazing meals and the... Read More »

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak harnesses the beautiful emerging abundance of spring vegetables like peas, leeks and fennel to create a light yet flavorful soup. Try this as your first course for your spring holiday meal alongside St. Francis' zesty Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc!


  • 2 cups of leeks (3/4” dice half moons)
  • 2 cup medium diced fennel
  • 4 oz butter

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak came up with this fabulous twist on deviled eggs. Perfect for your next Sonoma picnic or to use leftover eggs from Easter, these salty, smoky, briny and unctuous eggs offer an explosion of flavors and textures to enjoy! Chef Janiak recommends pairing this with St. Francis' elegant Sonoma County Rosé.


  • 6 each hardboiled eggs

Prohibition Spirits' Sonomarita

Monday, March 8, 2021 1:00 PM

Many traditionalists like to sip chilled Limoncello as a digestivo after a meal. The folks at Prohibition Spirits respect tradition, while also enjoying turning it on its head. (Have you ever tried it poured over vanilla gelato and pound cake? Divine!) And of course, Limoncello pairs with vodka in a Lemon Drop cocktail! But are you ready to adventure further? Grab a bottle of your favorite tequila... Read More »

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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