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Sonoma

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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Wine Tool Museum Photo
18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Join us for a unique experience where you will be guided through a 20-minute light, sound and visual show, presenting the history of winemaking through its tools and the life of the vivacious and…

Homewood Winery Photo
23120 Burndale Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Homewood Winery is a boutique winery located in the Los Carneros region of Sonoma. We have a wide array of white, red and dessert wines. Dave Homewood, our proprietor/winemaker, has been making and…

Vern's Taxi Photo
254 First Street E., Sonoma, CA 95476

Vern's Taxi Service has proudly served Sonoma County for over sixteen years. We are the longest running taxi service in Sonoma Valley, and our residents and visitors are always in good hands with…

The Fairmont Gallery Photo
447 First Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476

For over 20 years The Fairmont Gallery has been a wine country art experience on the historic Sonoma Plaza featuring the fine art of nationally respected artists painting the wine country with oil,…

The Ranch House Sonoma Photo
Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Experience the best of Northern California’s wine country when you escape to this tastefully appointed resort style home and guest quarters. This beautiful property is situated on two acres hidden…

Beautiful custom pet portraits Photo
452 First Street E., Suite E Sonoma, CA 95476

If you are in Sonoma, California, you can visit Kats Meow Sonoma, ne of the most unique shops and art studios in the world. International artist Kat Romine has taken her passion and incredible talent…

Enkidu Wine
22985 Burndale Rd, Bldg A Sonoma, CA 95476

Enkidu Wine is an independently owned and operated producer of small-lot, hand-crafted, award-winning wines, sourced from vineyards across the North Coast.  We produce Rhone varietals as well as both…