Hanson of Sonoma Distillery knows how to put a fresh spin on summer! Their small-batch vodkas, made from organic grapes, are the perfect thirst-quenchers for long days under the Sonoma sun. These three cocktails put their Habanero Vodka front and center. Serve these three cocktails at your next barbecue, and wow your guests with a spicy kick!

The Kickin' Greyhound

  • 1.5 oz Hanson Habanero Vodka
  • 2

A wedding in Wine Country is every couple’s dream for good reason—there’s nothing like the picture-perfect backdrop of vineyards, great food and iconic wine to create an aura of romance. If you want to your special day to be something you’ll remember fondly, it’s important that you start off on the right foot by knowing your budget, understanding the impact of the dates you select, and connecting... Read More »

With all the fun there is to have in Sonoma Valley, sometimes a quick bite to eat is all the time you’ll have before bouncing off to the next wine tasting, nature trail or boutique. Best of all, speed won’t come at the expense of quality. Sonoma Valley’s farm-to-table legacy makes us an epicenter of delicious produce and fresh meats. Check out this list of great places to eat when you’re... Read More »

This is a great way to use your under-ripe tomatoes (and it's also delicious in your BLT!). This recipe is written in components, so if you don't feel like making corn stock, you can also make a quick aioli and that will work too.

PREPARE THE CORN STOCK

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ large white onion, diced
  • 1 leek, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Backyard Barbecue Wine & Spirits Basics

Thursday, July 1, 2021 1:00 PM

“Drink what you like,” may seem like a great rule for wine and food pairing, but any seasoned Sonoma wine pro will tell you that the right pairing does make a difference and it can really maximize your enjoyment of both food and drink. And by considering a few backyard barbecue wine-pairing basics, you can apply the rules to almost anything you want to serve, even inside during the winter months.... Read More »

The girl+the fig's Strawberry Tartine

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:00 AM

Spring in Sonoma Valley is all about strawberries, and the valley's roadside stands are a great place to source them. Make the girl+the fig's springtime treat for your next dinner party and wow your guests with its simple elegance. Serves 6.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 large

Farm Fun in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

As a hotbed of sustainable agriculture and small family farms for decades, it’s no wonder Sonoma Valley became the birthplace of the American farm-to-table movement. Blessed with rich soils, a sunny climate and cooling fog and sea breezes makes the food here taste special--so much so that the iconic food writer, MFK Fisher, made the valley her final home, and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters... Read More »

Summer is here and we are ready to travel! Get your shots and start planning your trip to Sonoma Valley with this guide to some of the new openings and offerings from the best of California's wine country.

We can't wait to see you in Sonoma!

Wineries/Spirits/Breweries

Sosie Wines’ brand-new tasting room brings French-inspired wine to the Sonoma Plaza. Sosie’s organically and sustainably farmed... Read More »

Like most of California, Sonoma Valley's natural beauty and pleasant weather is coupled with the Mediterranean climate that brings mild, wet winters and dry summers. The lush hills that sprout wildflowers in winter and spring turn to golden waves of grasses studded with oaks in the summer. A defining characteristic of this climate is less rainfall than other parts of the continental United States,... Read More »

FIELD GUIDE TO SONOMA VALLEY

Sonoma Valley’s diversity of natural habitats and micro-climates makes it a perfect spot to see wildlife and unique plants.

The fact that the greater county of Sonoma boasts over 400 species of endemic plants, of which 150 are rare species or subspecies, is a testament to the incredible richness of our valley. From the marshes of San Pablo Bay and the thermal springs... Read More »