Order Sonoma County Products – Wine, Olive Oil, Cheese & More
Even when you can't be in Sonoma County, it's still possible to enjoy it at home—thanks to the many food and beverage products that have their roots (literally or figuratively) in this lush region.
Maybe you visited Sonoma County recently, traversing forested back roads, exploring tidal pools, hiking rugged trails, or touring wineries in any of the 18 wine-growing regions? Or perhaps you grew up in the Russian River Valley, in Santa Rosa, on a ranch out in the Carneros, or below Sonoma Mountain—and now you reside somewhere else?
Whatever your story is, one thing is clear: Sonoma County keeps popping up in your thoughts. You miss it so much you can … well, you can almost taste it.
Here's a quick overview of some of the Sonoma County products available online or in your local stores:
When you discover your favorite must-have vintages while visiting Sonoma County, there are a number of options for packing and shipping wine back home. For details, read Tips on Shipping Wine Home From Sonoma County.
When you're back home, look for wines from Sonoma County's more than 425 wineries in your local stores, bars, and restaurants. Plus, many Sonoma County wineries offer wine club memberships, where they will periodically ship you bottles of wine, depending on where you live (because some state laws prohibit shipping wine direct to consumers).
Olive Oil & Vinegar
Think oil and vinegar are just for salad dressings, and it doesn't matter which ones you use? Think again.
A limited edition extra virgin olive oil that's delicate and buttery is perfect for baking, roasting fish, or crafting a delicate sauce. One that's slightly stronger may taste nutty, or like ripe or green fruit, making it ideal for pesto, salads, and roasted vegetables. And the distinct taste of a robust and pungent olive oil is perfect for grilled meats, pasta sauces, and hearty soups. To learn more, read Olive Harvest Season in Sonoma County.
Use traditional balsamic vinegar for a marinade, classic Greek salad, or a reduction sauce, or try one with a natural flavor, like peach, coconut, or fig.
Be sure to browse our listings of Sonoma County Culinary Experiences to discover local producers of olive oil, vinegar, and other artisan food products.
Cheese & Dairy
Fertile soil and a mild climate mean that Sonoma County includes wonderful dairy farmland, with a thriving community of artisan cheese makers, where handcrafting cheese is an art form and a labor of love.
While you're here, follow the California Cheese Trail map in Sonoma County and visit some of the nearly 30 cheese makers who craft cow, goat, sheep, and even water buffalo cheeses. Then watch for Sonoma County labels when you're back home; Sonoma County's award-winning local cheeses are available in many grocery stores and specialty cheese shops nationwide.
For more details, browse through our listings of Sonoma County Culinary Experiences for cheese makers throughout the area.
Gourmet food, fine wine, and killer chocolate—it's a natural combination in Sonoma County, where good food and good living go hand in hand.
Of course, this isn't ordinary chocolate: it's crafted by hand, in small batches, with flavors like Bordeaux walnut dipped in semi-sweet ganache and dark chocolate, dark chocolate dipped in ganache and fiery ancho chile dots, or even a cheddar white chocolate or rosemary goat cheese chocolate truffle.
For more delicious possibilities, check our listings of Sonoma County Culinary Experiences for local makers of chocolate and other goodies.
Honey, Jam & Condiments
Sonoma County farms and small businesses offer a rich variety of old fashioned jams, marmalades, preserves, jellies, no-sugar-added fruit spreads, gourmet mustards, marinades, barbecue sauces, unique specialty sauces, and hummus and other dips of all styles and flavors. Add a distinctive taste of Sonoma County to your meals by opening a jar or bottle and bringing Wine Country into your home.
Be sure to look through our listings of Sonoma County Culinary Experiences for local producers of jams, jellies, and condiments.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries
Sonoma County boasts a thriving (and delicious) artisan beverage community, with more than two dozen craft breweries, 10 cider works, and more than a dozen distilleries—plus more coming soon.
The county even offers a Craft Beverage map that lets you keep track of this growing industry of dedicated brewers and producers, so you can ask for them in stores, bars, and restaurants near you. Read Get to Know Famous Sonoma County Breweries and 5 Sonoma County Distilleries You Should Know, and check our listings of Sonoma County Breweries, Distilleries, and Cider Houses.