Graton with wine barrel

Graton

Tucked quietly away off major roads in western Sonoma County, Graton (pop. 1,707) is a laid-back home to artists, artisans, writers, retirees, working-class families, and some of the best restaurants in the county.

Graton was once considered a "rough little apple country town" but now boasts a growing culinary reputation for two restaurants. Both places provide a delightful small-town vibe, where locals, noted winemakers, and tourists all happily mingle. Underwood Bar and Bistro offers French, Mediterranean, and Wine Country cuisine in an aura of relaxed sophistication, while Willow Wood Market Cafe doubles as a general store and local gathering spot, provides what the Michelin Guide called "Good, down-home comfort food … dished up with genuine hospitality."

Also a popular spot, the family-owned Mexico Lindo specializes in fresh ingredients and Cali-Mex cuisine, with a lovely back-patio dining option.

As is true throughout Sonoma County, wine tasting is always a delightful option.

Or, for shoppers and browsers, Graton's small business district of restored historic storefronts is home to local stores selling antiques, fine art, pottery and other crafts, gifts and more. The Graton Gallery and adjacent sculpture garden showcase a large selection of California fine arts and artisan crafts. 

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Graton Gallery Photo
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444

Graton Gallery is located in the heart of west Sonoma County. The gallery and adjacent sculpture garden showcase original fine art paintings, prints and sculpture, along with jewelry, pottery, glass,…

Mr. Ryder and Company Photo
9040 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444

Mr. Ryder & Company Antiques and Art is comfortably at home in a light and airy 1906 Victorian storefront in downtown Graton. We are a collective of antique and art dealers. Our dealers' unique…

Mexico Lindo Photo
9030 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444

Family owned and operated Mexican restaurant since 1996. Nothing made from cans—everything processed and made in our kitchen—you can tell by the taste of our food! Try our delicious chile rellenos,…

Fallen Tree Ranch Photo
Contact us directly, Graton, CA 95444

Located only an hour north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma County, Fallen Tree Ranch offers all who visit, a peaceful retreat from the hectic hustle and bustle of every-day life. Enjoy all the…

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Paul Mathew Vineyards Photo
9060 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444

Small production wines from the Green Valley sub appellation of Russian River Valley made with low input winemaking which creates seamless elegant wines. Our tasting room offers not only wine tasting…

West Sonoma Coast Vintners Photo
Contact us directly, Graton, CA 95444

West Sonoma Coast Vintners advocates wines with a clear identity that evoke the complexity of our region and the authenticity of its community—wines with balance, integrity, character and nuance. This…