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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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Amapola Creek label Photo
392 London Way, Sonoma, CA 95476

Amapola Creek is Richard Arrowood’s estate winery located in the Moon Mountain District on the Arrowood’s 100-acre estate. The vineyards spread from 350 to 1,000 feet above the valley floor on the…

The Sonoma House at Patz & Hall Photo
21200 Eighth Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476

Patz & Hall was founded in 1988 by four talented individuals - James Hall, Anne Moses, Donald Patz and Heather Patz. Together, they have turned Patz & Hall into one of California’s most highly…