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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Underwood Bar & Bistro
9113 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444
Underwood Bar & Bistro is located in the picturesque Sonoma wine country town of Graton. About an hour drive from San Francisco, Graton is the geographical hub of Sonoma's West County, centered…
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at Paul Mathew Vineyards
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. Open Thursday through Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to…
Willow Wood Market Cafe
9020 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444
Since opening in 1995 Willow Wood Market Cafe has become a beloved favorite of locals and food-savvy travelers alike. Willow Wood serves as the informal gathering spot and town center of the cozy town…
Mr. Ryder and Company
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
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,…
Wine & Nosh
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…