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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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G's General Store
19 W. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
G’s General Store in Sonoma is the magnum opus of Virginia Hayes, aka Gigi. A former buyer for the likes of Smith & Hawken and Williams-Sonoma, Hayes traveled the world to source products, knowing one…
The Blue Wing Inn
131 E. Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
The long, low adobe building just across from the mission derives its name from the Blue Wing Inn, gambling room and saloon of the gold rush era. It is thought that portions of the building were…
Yenni Ranch
24835 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Yenni Ranch was established in 1890 when the Yenni family migrated from Sool Switzerland. We raise AberdeenAngus on mineral rich rocky terroir, free to graze on omega rich grasses, and soothed by…
Modern Sonoma Farmhouse - 1 Mile from Sonoma Square
20521 Palmer Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476
Our house is about 1 mile from the Historic Sonoma Square and 14 miles from downtown Napa. The main house has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed, bedroom 2 and 3 have a…