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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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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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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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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The Taverns of Sonoma Valley

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…

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Walking Tour of Sonoma History

As the birthplace of both California wine country and the state of California, the town of Sonoma offers a lot of history that can be enjoyed in a short amount of time. Here’s a fun walking tour to four historic sites in Sonoma. It’s about two miles round trip, which can also be an easy bicycle ride. Start on the northeast edge of the Sonoma Plaza, at the corner of East Spain Street and First…

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