Author: Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Want to tour wine country without driving your car, but maybe in a limo or a trolley? Sonoma Valley has it. What about a vintage VW microbus for a winery tour, or an electric scooter or bike to take you down the trails towards farms and vineyards? Sonoma has that too. In fact, in Sonoma Valley you can get out and explore on two wheels, four wheels and even by hot-air balloon. Sometimes the journey... Read More »

Sonoma Valley is all about enjoying life on a small scale. Perhaps due its compact size of only 30,000 residents spread out over a 17-mile area and development of villages centered around agriculture, residents like to welcome visitors with small-town hospitality. It’s not uncommon that everyone you encounter, from Carneros to Sonoma to Kenwood, will be happy to stop and talk to you, offer you... Read More »

You can't live on wine alone in Sonoma. Sometimes you need a good cup of coffee to get you ready for the day of adventures, or for an afternoon break before getting back out there.

Here some good spots to find a good cup of coffee in Sonoma Valley - and espresso, cafe au lait and a latte, too.

Taub Family Outpost
On the Sonoma Plaza
Sonoma, CA

They might be known for their amazing meals and the... Read More »

Kunde Family Winery serves this appetizer at the height of spring, when fresh herbs like dill and green onions are in season. Serve this to start off a meal, or on its own for an afternoon picnic or winetasting. With bright lemony flavors, the crostini pair beautifully with Kunde's Block 4SB20 Sauvignon Blanc--yum!


  • 1 sourdough baguette – thinly sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 8 oz package cream

Mustard Season in Sonoma Valley

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:00 AM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Springtime in Sonoma Valley means blue skies, white fluffy clouds and bright yellow fields of wild mustard flowers in the fields. While it can be tempting to walk over to the nearest field of brilliant flowers and lay down, it's not advised to go running around on private property, and trampling over what is actually an important cover crop for vineyards might be detrimental to the farmer trying... Read More »

You might wonder what taverns are doing in the heart of Wine Country, but as any great local winemaker will tell you, "it takes a lot of beer to make good wine." At any time of year, Sonoma Valley is a great place for tavern fare. Outdoor patios, live music, satisfying comfort foods made with fresh local ingredients, and delicious beers, wines and cocktails make for a memorable Sonoma experience.... Read More »

After a season of feasting, January has traditionally been the time of the year when we reflect on our health and wellbeing. Here in Sonoma Valley, wellness is a time-honored tradition. Since the time of the native Miwok, Wappo and Pomo peoples, the valley’s natural hot springs have attracted visitors for their therapeutic benefits. Today, there are even more options to choose from.

Wellness means... Read More »

Traveling on a budget can offer some of the most exciting and surprising experiences. When dining out in Wine Country—home to some of the finest produce in the country—eating out on a budget can be an extra special treat. We’ve put together some of our best finds that prove delicious food doesn’t have to have a high price tag!


Breakfast and brunch are often two different... Read More »

2020 Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:00 PM by Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Sonoma's family-owned boutiques make holiday shopping extra special! In the era of COVID, it's always a treat to skip the big retail giants to find something unique for your friends and family. The 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... Read More »

Sonoma Valley is a great place to come run, any time of year. If you’re looking for a fun and active getaway without the snow and sleet, consider these ten reasons runners love Sonoma Valley in fall and winter:

10. Train in temperate weather all year long, especially in December when the fog rolls in, the sun calms down, and you can run for miles without getting too hot or too cold.

9. Fuel up on... Read More »