Take a tour of eastern Sonoma County, winding your way along two-lane country roads. Enjoy pastoral views of vineyards and valleys as you discover the delights of the Sonoma Valley, a bountiful section of Wine Country farmland cradled between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountain ranges.
Native Americans were the first to discover Sonoma Valley, also called the Valley of the Moon. The Franciscan monks built a mission here, the farthest north of their 21 missions in California and the only one set up under Mexican rule, independent of Spain.
This area was home to General Vallejo and the site of the Bear Flag Revolt, which transferred California from Mexican rule to a U.S. territory. Early pioneers of the California wine industry planted vineyards and built wineries in this valley.
Today it is home to many of the award-winning wineries that have made Sonoma County’s Wine Country famous.