Muscardini Cellars' Bourbon Sloppy Joes

Muscardini Cellars' deep red wines, from their Syrahs and Zinfandels to their Sangioveses and Barberas, sing alongside the big protein and bold flavors of this delicious dish. The folks at Muscardini took this classic American favorite and brought it to the next level with a few tablespoons of bourbon. Whip up a batch of these joes on a cold winter's night and pop a cork on one of their selections…

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How to Get a Buzz in Wine Country if You Don't Drink

On the world stage, Sonoma Valley may be best well-known for wine, but it’s definitely not just for drinkers. In fact, Sonoma Valley has long been a center for wellness, attracting nature-lovers, creatives and makers, spa-goers, and more. So, whether you’re not a drinker, gearing up for a dry January, or looking for new things to do on your next visit here, Sonoma Valley offers tons of stimulating…

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Rainy Day Fun in Sonoma Valley

Photo: © 2020 John Baston Winter is Sonoma Valley’s best-kept secret. While much of the United States is covered in snow and sleet, our landscape turns emerald green, thanks to our seasonal rains. With temperatures that rarely drop below freezing it’s as mild a winter as they come, while still getting to take advantage of all the cool weather charm! Sonoma Valley is built for all seasons, but…

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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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Top Wellness Experiences in Sonoma Valley

While Sonoma Valley might be most well-known for wineries, it is a little-known fact that the valley is also a hotspot for wellness, from spas and hot springs to yoga studios and fitness clubs. That Sonoma Valley’s reputation as a wellness destination is such a secret is largely due to plate tectonics. Back in the 19 th century, Sonoma attracted visitors from around the country for its natural hot…

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Songbird Parlour's Vegan Chocolate Sorbet with Orange Syrup & Crispy Quinoa

This festive dessert comes to us from the Songbird Parlour and is perfect for a cocktail-style party for the holidays. Chef Lauren Kershner's popular venue is right on the banks of Sonoma Creek in the historic Jack London Village. Oranges are abundant and easy to come by in the months December-March. Try a vanilla ice cream with lemon instead of orange for another interesting dessert. Enjoy…

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2022 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. Come support Sonoma's best on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and even Cyber Monday and wow…

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Best Wines to Drink with Holiday Dishes

While the adage of drinking what you enjoy always rings true, it’s also true that the perfect wine and food pairing can be transcendent. Take it from us: understanding grape varietals and which meals match them best is sure to create a flavor explosion that you won’t soon forget. Whether you seek to match textures, or balance out flavors, pairing wine with intention can take your dining experience…

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The 2022 Sonoma Valley Cannabis Harvest Report

Harvest season comes in as many crops as it does colors, and while Sonoma Valley is best known for wine, it is also celebrated by those-who-know for its quality cannabis. In fact, some of the valley’s premier cannabis hails from the foothills of Sonoma Mountain in Glen Ellen, where fields are flat with a slight grade, absorbing plenty of afternoon sunshine—an ideal spot for the dry, well-drained…

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