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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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Fat Pilgrim
20820 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Fat Pilgrim Contemporary General Store harkens back to the times of the roadside general store, where convenience was key and community took root. At Fat Pilgrim, we have contemporized the shopping…
Buena Vista Winery Tasting Room - Buena Vista Press House Tasting Room
18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA 95476
Before there were vineyards in every valley north of San Francisco, before Napa and Sonoma were household names, before there was a California wine world at all, there was Buena Vista. Founded in…
Cafe Scooteria
455 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
Cafe Scooteria is a unique and well loved coffee shop in Sonoma, combining traditional Italian style coffee within a vintage scooter shop. Family owned and using only local products. Open Monday…
The Wine Check
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…
blush a day spa
561 Broadway, Suite C, Sonoma, CA 95476
Blush is an intimate and tranquil retreat in the heart of wine country; a sophisticated and healing approach to optimal beauty and wellness. Created by international skin care expert dolores de alba,…
Palms Grill Sonoma
18999 Sonoma Highway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Welcome to Palms Grill. We invite you and your family to come in and enjoy our upscale, american comfort cuisine; from scrumptious appetizers to delightful desserts ~ not to mention our award winning…