Kunde Family Winery's Heritage Block Zinfandel makes the ideal accompaniment to this savory spring dish! Serve it for a springtime dinner or double the recipe and make it for a spring family feast. Serves 4.


  • 8-10 lamb chops
  • Salt and pepper

Lamb Marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 T fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard

Pistachio Herb

The girl+the fig's Strawberry Tartine

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 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.


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

Gaige House + Ryokan Matcha Green Tea Cookies

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

If you ever have the serene pleasure of staying at Gaige House + Ryokan, know that these delicious cookies are served every day. Bring this recipe into your home for a balanced treat that's not too sweet.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Sift the flour, matcha powder and salt

Chances are that Mom’s been working a little harder than usual to make sure the family is on track this year. While juggling homeschooling, her job, and managing the household, Mom has likely gone above and beyond the typical call of duty. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, why not make sure you find a way to express your appreciation for all she’s done while also enjoying the best of... Read More »

by Sheana Davis, The Epicurean Connection
Yields 4 cups

There's nothing more comforting on a winter's day than a pile of creamy, cheesy mashed potatoes! The Epicurean Connection, a Sonoma Valley cheesemaking school, created these with Vella Cheese, a local cheese company, to take the winter blues away. Enjoy them whenever you need a feeling of home.


  • 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled,

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 »