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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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Winery Sixteen 600
589 First Street W., Sonoma, CA 95476

Thirty five years ago, Phil Coturri set out to prove that organic grapes simply make better wines. Beyond the health and environmental benefits, organic farming allows the terroir of the vineyard to…

Sigh Sonoma
120 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

SIGH was established in 2012 with the hope to make quality Champagne & Sparkling Wines readily available to Sonoma locals and wine country visitors. In addition to an abundance of bubbles, we offer…

Favero Vineyards
3939 Lovall Valley Road, Sonoma, CA 95476

Fred and Ginger, winemaker and owners of Favero Vineyards and Winery, take pride in the production of their fine quality wines. From clearing the rugged and rocky hillside, to hand planting vines, to…

Cochon Tasting Bar in Vine Alley
531 First Street E., Sonoma, CA 95476

The Cochon Tasting Bar features flights and wines by the glass. Our passion is varietals from the south of France, the Iberian Peninsula and some jewels of the Napa Valley. Small lots form unique…