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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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Bowman Cellars
9010 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444

Bowman Cellars was founded in 2013 by a fifth generation northern California family, the Bowmans. Alexander Bowman, the youngest member, has brought his ‘wine industry’ family together to produce…

Graton Gallery
9048 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444

Located in the heart of west Sonoma County, Graton Gallery and the adjacent sculpture garden showcase original fine art paintings, prints and sculpture, along with jewelry, pottery, glass, textiles…

Sequoiatude
Contact us directly, Graton, CA 95444

Sequoiatude is a perfect blend of seclusion, Sequoias, and quietude. The name for this idyllic home perfectly captures what you will experience among the soaring redwoods of this very private 1 ½ acre…

Mexico Lindo
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,…

Walker Apples
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.