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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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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Fall Foliage in Sonoma Valley: The Most Magical Time of Year

The best part about fall in Sonoma Valley is the colorful landscape, painting the valley in spectacular hues of yellow, red, and orange. And it’s not just the trees that are wonderful—it’s also the vines! After the grape harvest, the vines release all of their colors. Pile on changing tree foliage…

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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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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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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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