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.
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.
Dry Jack, considered by experts to be one of America's finest cheeses, is produced in Sonoma by hand-crafted methods at Vella Cheese Company (315 Second St. E., Sonoma, 707-938-3232). Founded in 1931...
One of the most historic cities in California, Sonoma was the site of the June 14, 1846, Bear Flag Revolt, which marked the end of Mexican rule. A few weeks later, on July 9, United States Navy Lt...
Sondra Bernstein is best known for helping put Sonoma County on the big league culinary map 20 years ago, when she opened her the girl & the fig's restaurant. Immediately, her California-French...
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