The lush Sonoma Valley lies nestled between two mountain ranges along Sonoma County’s eastern edge. Abundance is the norm here, offering visitors a delightful mix of beautiful vistas, wine tasting, farm-fresh cuisine, California history, art, shopping, and outdoor adventures.
Known as the birthplace of wine in California, the 17-mile long Sonoma Valley includes an amazing variety of landscapes and microclimates, from flat meadows and valleys to rolling hills, and from cool wind and fog to hot sunshine — sometimes all in the same day, as you move from place to place within the valley.
There’s so much to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start. To simplify things, we’ve divided this guide into three sections—southern, central, and northern Sonoma Valley.