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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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The tasting bar at Galatea Effect Photo
25 E. Napa Street, Suite E, Sonoma, CA 95476

We set out to make world-class wines that would rival the best. We produce enthralling, intellectual and exciting, small lot wines from the finest vineyards in California.Having had the good fortune…

Cochon Tasting Bar in Vine Alley Photo
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…

Bennett Valley Cellars Photo
127 E. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Nestled in the pristine Bennett Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area), Bennett Valley Cellars farms 40 acres of Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our well-drained alluvial (volcanic) soils and fog…