Taub Family Outpost's Chef Trevor Anderson created this velvety soup to showcase the flavors of fall in Sonoma Valley. Complemented by the crunchiness of the Curry Granola, there is a marriage of amazing textures, as well as flavors! Serve it as a Thanksgiving Day opener or on a cool fall night. Serves 10 to 12.

SOUP INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ pound butter
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled and large dice
  • 1 yellow

Three Days in Sonoma Valley

Monday, September 27, 2021 3:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Looking for the perfect wine country getaway? While there is enough to do in Sonoma Valley to fill well more than three weeks, three days in Sonoma Valley is a great way to start. Here’s an action packed way to spend three days in Sonoma wine country. For more suggestions, visit our two Visitors Centers or email us your questions at info@sonomavalley.com.

DAY 1: Downtown Sonoma

  • Enjoy breakfast in

Top Vacation Rentals & Guest Cottages in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:00 AM

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 »

Growing the grapes that are the foundation of California’s world-class wines is a year-round job; but the autumn harvest season is one of the best opportunities for wine lovers to participate in and celebrate the winemaking process. Harvest times vary from year to year and grape to grape, but typically white and sparkling wine grapes are picked earliest in August, followed by red varieties and... Read More »

Pangloss Cellars' Hen Papparadelle

Monday, August 30, 2021 3:00 PM

Pangloss Cellars Executive Chef Tim Hammack loves to celebrate Sonoma by focusing on local farms and gardens. Our summer hen recipe takes full advantage of Sonoma’s late summer's and early fall's bounty, including summer squash, heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs and more. We recommend savoring this delicious dish with a glass of Pangloss Pinot Noir.

PREPARING THE HEN

INGREDIENTS FOR THE BRINE

  • 1 qt

Wine Tasting Etiquette 101

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

With over 13,000 acres of vineyards and 80 tasting rooms, Sonoma Valley offers fantastic wine tasting options to explore. Specializing in wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, there is sure to be a taste that works for you.

When you’re planning your visit, it’s always a good idea to not only understand a little bit about Sonoma Valley wines... Read More »

There's nothing like ripe, succulent summer peaches and tart, fresh blueberries to grace your summer table! This delicious summer dessert, brought to us by Highwayman Wines, is the perfect Sonoma summer treat. We recommend trying it alongside a cool, crisp bottle of Highwayman's Doxy Charm, a light and bright sparkling wine of rosé made in the traditional method, sure to refresh the palate. ... Read More »

Planning a corporate event in Sonoma Valley is ideal, particularly for smaller meetings or retreats. With plenty of intimate venues and the exquisite backdrop of vineyards and historic towns, it’s easy to turn what might normally be an average event into a highly memorable one. But creating that wine country meeting involves more than a pretty space—it means a deeper understanding of how things... Read More »

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 »