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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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Fulcrum Wines Photo
25 East Napa Street, Suite D Sonoma, CA 95476

Right off the historic Sonoma Plaza you will find our new Tasting Room.  Casual, but elegant, you will taste through a variety of our Vineyard Designated Pinot Noirs and other limited production…

Modern Art West Photo
521 B Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

Modern Art West features museum quality Bay Area art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper, from the modern and post-war periods. The gallery specializes in historical California art…

Vine Alley Photo
27 E. Napa St., Suite A Sonoma, CA 95476

Our tasting experience revolves around the passion, integrity, and transparency that guides everything we do. While we may not tell you what flavors you “should" be tasting, we will share pertinent…

Valley of the Moon Art Association Photo
Contact us directly, Sonoma, CA 95476

Valley of the Moon Art Association (VOMAA) was started in 1958 by a group of local artists who came together to paint. As a community oriented non-profit association, our goal is the encouragement of…