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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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Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Are you ready to see gorgeous sunsets, hear roaring water, and smell all the drinks, foods, and glorious air? Lupita’s bread and butter, because she loves talking about food, is planning a vacation…

Winery Building Photo
1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476

Outdoor wine tasting overlooking vineyards and a plein air exhibit are just a few reasons to see what’s new at Bartholomew Estate Winery. We have your perfect day in wine country. Arrange for a…

Hudeman Slough Boat Launch Photo
28020 Skaggs Island Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Hudeman Slough Boat Launch is located in the Carneros region of southeastern Sonoma County and provides paddlers access to the tidal waterways that link to San Pablo Bay. The remote site is owned by…

Toscano Hotel Photo
20 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

The wood-frame building next to the barracks seems to have been constructed during the 1850s when it housed, among other things, a retail store and rental library. Later the building came to be used…

Carneros Deli Photo
23001 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Carneros Deli's fresh deli offerings attract lunchtime visitors in Sonoma. Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.