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Explore Sonoma County’s history, with a trip to the town of Sonoma, home to Mission San Francisco Solano, the last Spanish-Mexican mission built in California.

Sonoma State Historic Park preserves the mission and the Sonoma Barracks, as well as the nearby historic home of General Vallejo and other sites. Sonoma was the site of the Bear Flag Revolt, when Californians declared their independence from Mexico.

Sonoma is also home to Buena Vista Winery, California’s oldest winery, and Gundlach-Bundschu, the state’s oldest, continually operating family winery.

Today, history walks in tandem with current times. Modern winemaking techniques are tucked away in buildings that were state of the art nearly a century ago, and wine tasting opportunities abound.

Shops, tasting rooms, restaurants, bakeries, and a historic theater line the streets around the Sonoma Plaza – an eight-acre town square, the largest in California. Venture beyond downtown to explore brew pubs, more shopping, art galleries, and more. 

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Eurasian Interiors
23590 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Located at Cornertsone in Sonoma, Eurasian Interiors offers stunning framed artwork and antiques from Asia, French Art Deco Bronzes, Japanese tansu, French garden statues, Austrian Biedermeier…
Modern Sonoma Farmhouse - 1 Mile from Sonoma Square
20521 Palmer Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476
Our house is about 1 mile from the Historic Sonoma Square and 14 miles from downtown Napa. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed, bedroom 2 and 3 have a…
Rancho Maria
481 First Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476
Rancho Maria is a small family owned and operated vineyard located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley. Once a rugged hillside, owners Monte & Stella Hansen transformed the property into a beautiful…
A Captain's House at Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, CA 95476
Just a few miles south of the Sonoma Plaza, on a lazy bend in Sonoma Creek, rows of chardonnay vines soak up the Northern California sun. Inside a nearby redwood barn, barrels crafted from oak,…