2022 Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Sonoma's family-owned boutiques and wineries make holiday shopping extra special! It's always a treat to skip the big retail giants to find something unique for your friends and family. And best of all, you get to support small town shopkeepers who give their hearts and souls to our local community. Come support Sonoma's best on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and even Cyber Monday and wow... Read More »

While the adage of drinking what you enjoy always rings true, it’s also true that the perfect wine and food pairing can be transcendent. Take it from us: understanding grape varietals and which meals match them best is sure to create a flavor explosion that you won’t soon forget. Whether you seek to match textures, or balance out flavors, pairing wine with intention can take your dining experience... Read More »

Harvest season comes in as many crops as it does colors, and while Sonoma Valley is best known for wine, it is also celebrated by those-who-know for its quality cannabis. In fact, some of the valley’s premier cannabis hails from the foothills of Sonoma Mountain in Glen Ellen, where fields are flat with a slight grade, absorbing plenty of afternoon sunshine—an ideal spot for the dry, well-drained... Read More »

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Executive Chef Stacey Combs of Songbird Parlour and Goodness Gracious Catering in Glen Ellen, CA--it's the ultimate fall recipe! The "Creekside shiitake" mushrooms can only be found at the Friday Farmer's Market in Sonoma and are far superior to anything you'll find at a grocery store. Try it as an opener to Thanksgiving dinner or as a healthy and simple

Cannabis 101: A Visitors' Guide

Monday, September 19, 2022 10:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Cannabis tourism is growing quickly throughout California. With over 800 dispensaries, cannabis is as approachable as it is legal. With lots of ways to enjoy it, from smoking or vaping to ingesting edibles or drinking it in tonics or sodas, and with countless strains to explore, from indica to sativa, consumers will find as much diversity in the possibilities as they would in the wine, beer and... Read More »

Sangiacomo Family Wines' Ravioli

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 2:00 PM

This recipe from the Sangiacomo Family has passed down three generations from their Nonni Maria Julia. These big, hearty raviolis with rustic sauce are full of flavor! The wine to pair needs richness in body to complement with the ample texture and sumptuousness that comes with ravioli filling. Try one from Sangiacomo Family Wines for the most authentic pairing!



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Celebrating the Grape Harvest

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 2:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

When budbreak starts in early March, it’s hard to believe the tiny buds we see on the vine turn into the beautiful grape clusters that make Sonoma Valley wines so delicious. An incredible team effort goes into making a vintage great, from the weather, soil and sun exposure of a given vine to the influence of the growers and winemakers—a concept wine-lovers call terroir. You can taste Sonoma... Read More »

Sonoma Valley is full of amazing things to do--so much so, that often times, the real gems never even make the guidebooks. That's why we’ve put together this list of some of our favorite hotspots and things to do—all are sure to make your next trip to Sonoma Valley a visit to remember. If you like what you read, come back again in the fall for the next edition of this quarterly series.


Backyard Barbecue Wine & Spirits Basics

Monday, August 1, 2022 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 »