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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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Best Ways to Enjoy Fall in Sonoma Valley

Fall is one of the most romantic times to come visit Sonoma Valley. The vines transform from green to a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows, the scent of fermenting wine fills the air, and harvest parties pepper the valley with cheer. With warm days and cool evenings, we celebrate the turning…

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Celebrating the Harvest, Sonoma-Style

In wine country, the late summer and early fall are abuzz with so much talk of harvest, they make pumpkin spice season look like child’s play. For generations, the harvest represents the fruits of our labors and is marked in Sonoma Valley with a whole season of celebrations. From the Annual Valley…

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Stargazing in Sonoma Valley

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…

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Best Activities for Families

Sonoma Valley’s abundance of nature, parks, historical sites, and attractions makes it an ideal playground for families with kids. Whether you’re here for a quick weekend away or for a week or two during school break, there’s a host of fun to be had for everyone in the family. We’ve put together…

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