Fun Ways to Tour Sonoma Valley

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…

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Introducing the Sonoma Plaza Wine Pass

The Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau is proud to introduce the Sonoma Plaza Wine Pass--your gateway to the small family wineries of our historic downtown area! By buying the pass online, you'll get the most from your visit to Sonoma, not to mention 25% off the regular tasting prices! We’ve…

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Kicking Off the Arts Season

Sonoma County is a haven for the arts. There’s creativity to enjoy at nearly every time of year, from our galleries and museums to performing arts and culinary experiences. But in the late winter and early spring, the valley wakes up to a new year, and the arts come alive, ushering in a whole season…

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Date Night in Sonoma Valley

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…

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Songbird Parlour's Soy & Honey Marinated Mushroom Salad

This recipe comes to us courtesy of Executive Chef Stacey Combs of Songbird Parlour and Goodness Gracious Catering in Glen Ellen, CA--it's the ultimate winter recipe! The "Creekside shiitake" mushrooms can only be found at the Friday Farmer's Market in Sonoma and are far superior to anything…

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Healthy Eating Hotspots

Sonoma County is considered a hotspot of American cuisine for a reason. The famous food writer M.F.K. Fisher came to Sonoma in 1971 to cook and to write, putting it on the map with other cooking mavens such as Julia Child, Richard Olney and James Beard. Ever since, it’s been regarded as the…

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Winter in Sonoma Valley

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…

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2023 Holiday Shopping Guide

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…

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Spending the Holidays in Sonoma Valley

If you’re the type of person who dreads travel-day snowstorms, roads teeming with crowds, and box-store commercialism, Sonoma Valley may be your new North Star Pole for the holiday season. Behold a winter wonderland of a different kind—one without the traffic and big-city hype—just plenty of…

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