Winter in Sonoma Valley

Friday, November 19, 2021 1:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Winter is one of the most surprising times to visit Sonoma Valley: The hills bursting in bright green, yellow mustard flowers in the vines, which themselves lie dormant, taking a rest before the next vintage begins. Cooler than the rest of the year, but still mild from our Mediterranean climate, there’s an air of romance and coziness that can’t be denied. At this time of year, locals embrace the... Read More »

Rediscover Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Hey there! We haven’t seen you in a while. We’re glad you’re coming back to Sonoma Wine Country. Sure, our vineyards are still here and the redwoods and the hills all look the same, but we have a few new things to tell you about—like new restaurants, boutiques, wineries, and galleries, as well as some major hotel upgrades. Read on for what to rediscover in Sonoma Valley…


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The best part about fall in Sonoma Valley is the colorful landscape, painting the valley in spectacular hues of yellow, red, and orange. And it’s not just the trees that are wonderful—it’s also the vines! After the grape harvest, the vines release all of their colors. Pile on changing tree foliage and the natural beauty of seasonal produce in the farm stands, you’ll realize that fall in Sonoma... Read More »

The girl + the fig's Glazed Winter Squash

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:00 PM

As one of the early trailblazers of farm-to-table fare in Sonoma Valley, the girl + the fig knows a thing or two about how to make vegetables shine. This sweet and savory side dish is sure to make your fall table or Thanksgiving dinner even more special! Serves 8-10 people as a side.


  • 1 Delicata squash
  • 1 Acorn squash
  • 1 Small butternut squash
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2

2021 Holiday Shopping Guide

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 AM 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 »

Laurel Glen Vineyard's Lamb Moussaka

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 12:00 PM

Impress your friends and family with this extremely flavorful lasagna-like dish. Written by Shaun Myrick, this celebrated Greek dish makes for the perfect fall Sunday supper or holiday showpiece. We recommend serving with a salad and the delicious 2017 Laurel Glen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Yassou!


  • 2 eggplants — about 3 pounds
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ pound

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.


  • 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

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 »