Author: Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Foodies of the world, rejoice! Sonoma Valley’s ideal Mediterranean climate makes outdoor dining possible nearly all year long. With umbrellas and mist sprays to keep you cool in the summer and with heat lamps and romantic firepits to keep you warm in the winter, Sonoma Valley is patio dining paradise. If you also love the simplicity of a picnic, you’re in luck! Sonoma Valley’s public spaces and... Read More »

Welcome back to Sonoma

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

It’s probably been a while since you last left the house, let alone imagined leaving town. For those who are eager to get away, as of June 19, Sonoma Valley is open and welcoming visitors again. The valley is the perfect escape, whether you come for the day or stay for a week. There’s plenty to do—even in the era of social distancing—from wine tasting and amazing restaurants to hiking and biking.... Read More »

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 »

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 »


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 »

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.

Ingredients:

1 cinnamon stick

1 star... Read More »

The holiday season and cool temperatures call for a hearty menu. Impress your guest with a dish other than turkey or ham with a pork rib roast. Plus, a bone-in main protein is a show stopping centre piece for your holiday table! This roast has a crispy exterior and succulent interior, pair it with sides of roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Grab a bottle of Spann Vineyards' Cabernet Franc... Read More »

Wine Caves of Sonoma

Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

While grapevines carpet the floor of Sonoma Valley, surrounded by California's oak woodlands and redwoods, it's always worth a trip below ground to see what lies beneath Sonoma's famous terroirs and explore the region's wine caves.

Wine caves serve to keep wine cool during the heat of summer and warm when temperatures dip in winter, an innovation from the days before electricity and... Read More »

Live Music in Sonoma Valley

Monday, August 12, 2019 1:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

When the wineries close and you've had your fill of Sonoma's famous cuisine, what's a traveler to do?

Might we suggest enjoying some live music at some of the local venues that bring national talent and local up-and-comers to Sonoma for a night of fun?

Here are great places to catch live music in and around Sonoma Valley. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes...

Green Music Center at Sonoma State... Read More »