From its early inhabitants and European settlers to 1960s hippies seeking creative freedom, Sonoma County’s natural beauty has attracted all kinds of artists and artisans, from painters and sculptors to writers and performers of all kinds. As a result, Sonoma Valley has become a budding destination for aficionados, with plenty of world-class galleries, museums, music venues and arts festivals to... Read More »

Date Night in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Whether you’re looking for a special night out with your sweetie, want to celebrate Valentine’s Day or are hoping to pop the big question, date night in the Valley of the Moon is sure to be a magical experience. Intimate restaurants of world-class caliber, live music venues, a night at the theater, or some old-fashioned, al-fresco stargazing all make Sonoma Valley a must for your next date night.... Read More »

Top Vacation Rentals & Guest Cottages in Sonoma Valley

Monday, January 27, 2020 12:00 PM

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 »

How to Get to BottleRock from Sonoma

Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:00 AM

BottleRock 2020 is going to be another great food, wine and music festival and savvy travelers know that a stay in the Sonoma Valley is a great way to get to the action, but also get away from the crowds when you want to explore the best of Northern California's wine country.

Don't worry if you don't have a car if you are staying in Sonoma and going to Napa for BottleRock. Here are three ways to... Read More »

Top Wellness Experiences in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 3:00 PM

While Sonoma Valley might be most well-known for wineries, it is a little-known fact that the valley is also a hotspot for wellness, from spas and hot springs to yoga studios and fitness clubs.

That Sonoma Valley’s reputation as a wellness destination is such a secret is largely due to plate tectonics. Back in the 19th century, Sonoma attracted visitors from around the country for its natural... Read More »

Dungeness Crab Cioppino Recipe -Sonoma Style

Monday, January 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Dungeness Crab Cioppino

Recipe submitted by Eric Markson, Sonoma Valley Inn

In Sonoma, the holiday season means fresh Dungeness Crab enjoyed by friends and family in Cioppino on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both. It’s always great to have at that busy time of the year, when some show up early, others late (you know who you are) and they are greeted with a Seafood feast in a bowl of delicious. Enjoy!


As the birthplace of the farm-to-table movement, Sonoma Valley has attracted food and wine lovers for decades. With a county-wide commitment to sustainability, local farmers and wine growers offer some of the finest produce available, so much so that it’s common to hear lots of oohs and aahs from out-of-town visitors at the farmers’ markets who’ve never seen such bounty and quality. However, with... Read More »

Where to go when you don't do snow

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:00 PM

Sonoma Valley: Where to Go if You Don’t Do Snow

Skip the slopes and enjoy the winter season with equally thrilling and luxurious activities in wine country. Whether soaring through the Redwoods, wine tasting with former NFL players, spending the day in the Sonoma Serengeti or taking an e-bike ride through the vineyards, Sonoma Valley makes for the perfect winter getaway with activities that cater... Read More »

Marcia Kunde Mickelson created a unique and delicious dish to serve at your next holiday dinner: Asian fusion beef short ribs. It was featured in her latest book Kunde Style-Family, Food and Wine and serves four. These oven braised short ribs have a rich Asian flavor influence and pair perfectly with Kunde Family Winery's Cabernet Sauvignon - Drummond.


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Kunde Pear Cranberry Crisp

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:00 AM

Pear Cranberry Crisps with Pecan Crumble Topping

This recipe was created by Marcia Kunde Mickelson and was featured in her latest book Kunde Style-Family, Food and Wine. The crumble features all the fall flavors we love—pears, pecans, cranberries and cinnamon. It serves 6-8 people which is perfect for a family holiday dinner. Pair it with Kunde Family Winery 1904 Dessert Cuvée.

Ingredients:... Read More »