Best Activities for the Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here in Sonoma Valley, and with them, a host of relaxing and enjoyable activities to kick back, unwind and cool off. The Sonoma sunshine in summer is dry and hot, often with afternoon coastal breezes to balance temps. However, when the dog days arrive, it’s a great idea to…

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Prohibition Spirits' Wolf's Lemon Blues Elixir

Delve into a symphony of citrus and melody with Wolf's Lemon Blues Elixir, a cocktail inspired by the soulful tunes of Howlin' Wolf and the bright zest of lemon and courtesy of Sonoma's Prohibition Spirits. This drink marries the bitter yet invigorating essence of Prohibition Spirits Lemon Spritz…

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Summer in Sonoma Valley

Summer in Sonoma Valley is, without a doubt, the most exciting time of the year. With a weather forecast that’s guaranteed to be sunny and warm, the valley comes alive with outdoor activity, from alfresco dining and picnicking to hiking, biking, wine tastings and more. Better yet, every week is…

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St. Francis Winery's Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Salad

This fresh and tasty main dish comes to us from Chef Peter Janiak of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. It's an easy dinner party recipe for summertime, focusing on fresh ingredients and easy grilling. We recommend serving it alongside St.Francis' crisp and lively Wild Oak Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc…

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The 7 Top Tips for Navigating the Farmer’s Market

The Sonoma Valley offers a cornucopia of farmer’s markets, from the year-round Sonoma Valley Certified Farmer’s Market on Fridays in the Arnold Field parking lot to Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market on the Plaza (May-September). It’s a pleasure to support these hardworking farmers and to buy our food…

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Three Days in Sonoma Valley

Looking for the perfect wine country getaway? While there is enough to do in Sonoma Valley to fill well more than three weeks, three days in Sonoma Valley is a great way to start. Here’s an action packed way to spend three days in Sonoma wine country. For more suggestions, visit our two Visitors…

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St. Francis Winery's English Pea, Leek & Fennel Soup

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards' Executive Chef Peter Janiak harnesses the beautiful emerging abundance of spring vegetables like peas, leeks and fennel to create a light yet flavorful soup. Try this as your first course for your spring holiday meal alongside St. Francis' zesty Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc! INGREDIENTS 2 cups of leeks (3/4” dice half moons) 2 cup medium diced fennel 4 oz butter…

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