City of Sonoma

Sonoma is the heartbeat of wine country, rich with small-town charm, warm hospitality, and historic sites. Known as the birthplace of California wine and the farm-to-table movement, the capital of the Bear Flag Republic and the site of the last and northernmost of California’s 21 missions, Sonoma’s history is dynamic and intricately woven with food and wine. Stroll around town to shop, wine taste, visit galleries, and dine at one of our many restaurants, or enjoy a picnic under the trees in the eight-acre, historic Sonoma Plaza.

Along the way, visit Mission San Francisco Solano, the Sonoma Barracks and Gift Store and take a walk along the bike path to visit the home of the city’s founder, General Mariano Vallejo - the three crown jewels of our historic sites.

And don’t forget to stop by the Sonoma Valley Visitors Center in the old Carnegie Library on the plaza - we’d love to meet you and help you create an awesome itinerary for your visit!