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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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…

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…

Walker Apples Photo
10955 Upp Road, Graton, CA 95444

Walker Apples is a family run apple farm on the outskirts of Graton. The owner, Lee Walker, has been living on and running the ranch since 1952.

Celia’s Garden Photo
Contact us directly, Graton, CA 95444

Celia's Garden is a joyful sanctuary - custom built in 2018 just two blocks from downtown Graton and the exquisite restaurants and wine tasting rooms exemplifying West Sonoma County. Happily perched…

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…

Setting summer sun through blown glass urn Photo
2860 Bowen St., #1 Graton, CA 95444

The most beautifully designed and superbly crafted funerary urns and personal memorials, created by artists and artisans. Art has the capacity to provoke, soothe, inspire, delight and help us reflect…

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,…

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

We have a Dining room with a chalk board wall and complimentary wifi. The room can seat up to 20 people. In addition, there is a beautiful backyard outdoor area with picnic benches and a fountain.