Author: Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

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.


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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 »

Away from the lights and noise from big cities, Sonoma Valley has stargazing adventures with an unobstructed look at the night sky.

With nearly 99 percent of the U.S. population experiencing light pollution, clear skies and bright stars may be something you haven’t seen in years – or may have never truly experienced. From stargazing at Northern California’s most active public observatory to... Read More »

Happy Easter!

It's a good time to get out and enjoy the spring and sunny skies of Sonoma Valley.

Here is a list of wineries open for Easter - please call ahead if you are unsure about specific hours. And we always recommend making a reservation - you can often call the same day to ensure you get the special attention you deserve.

Thanks for visiting Sonoma Valley!


Auteur Wines

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Cradled between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountain ranges, Sonoma Valley encompasses a pastoral patchwork of vineyards, quaint farms and 13,000 acres of scenic parkland. Sonoma Valley is also the closest wine region to San Francisco, just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge.

In the center of town, the eight-acre Sonoma Plaza is a National Historic Landmark, strewn with sprawling shade... Read More »

March may be the month of flowers and waterfalls in Northern California, but it is also when Sonoma County Restaurant Week 2019 kicks off, and Sonoma Valley is the perfect spot to explore Wine Country's most delicious week.

And because we think a week isn't long enough to explore all the great dining options in Sonoma Valley, the "week" is actually ten days, running from March 1 to March 10,... Read More »

Wine Country Weddings

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Where to Say ‘I Do’ in Sonoma Valley

Find the perfect venue for your dream wedding in lush, beautiful, and historic Sonoma Valley. Whether you want an intimate gathering or a larger, more elaborate affair, a traditional church ceremony or a modern Wine Country celebration, you’ll find it in Sonoma Valley.

Here’s a quick look at three possible styles for saying ‘I do’ to the one you love in Sonoma... Read More »