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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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Creekside Cafe Photo
239 Boyes Blvd., Sonoma, CA 95476

The Creekside Cafe is adjacent to the Sonoma Creek Inn. It is open every day for great, home-style breakfast and lunch. Open daily, Creekside Café offers favorites such as egg dishes, sandwiches,…

The Wine Check Photo
19800 Eighth Street E., Suite 4A Sonoma, CA 95476

A patent-pending bag to aid in transporting wine to and from, and through the airlines. The bag fits the standard 12-pack Styrofoam and pulp shippers and is collapsible, once the box is removed, for…

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,…

Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau Photo
453 First Street E., Sonoma, CA 95476

A year-round destination for wine enthusiasts, foodies, outdoor adventurists, event buffs, shopaholics, and more, Sonoma Valley is the ideal place to visit in Wine Country. With 100+ award-winning…

Sonoma Market Photo
500 W. Napa St., Suite 550, Sonoma, CA 95476

If you're looking for a great place to pick up a picnic lunch, a quick breakfast or a prepared gourmet dinner, search no more! If you're looking for high-quality meats, fresh produce, fine wine,…

Sonoma Wine Shop Photo
412 First Street E., Sonoma, CA 95476

WINE BAR & CHEESE SHOP Our Sonoma Plaza wine shop is a special place. Housed in the 1891 Pinelli Building on Sonoma Plaza, we have created a little oasis for wine lovers. Wine was first sold in this…

Race Sonoma Campgrounds Photo
29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476

Great racing by day and great times by night. There is no better way to experience a race weekend than camping at Sonoma Raceway! Whether you want to relax or rev-up, we have a camp space with your…