Gather in Sonoma County
Come gather in Sonoma County this holiday and winter season. Our bountiful land and its people are ready to pull up another seat to the table and share what we’re so thankful for.
This season is an ideal opportunity to enjoy special offers on lodgings, tours, and tastings exclusive to this time of year. Experience a wild night in Wine Country at Safari West, celebrate your romance in the redwoods at the Inn at Occidental, and cozy up for the holidays at Villa Terra Nova. While you're here for the holidays, bike through our gorgeous vineyards and enjoy complimentary tastings with Ace It Bike Tours. Learn winemaking techniques and farming practices from the winemakers themselves when you go on an ATV ride at Enriquez Wine Estates or on a hike at Sutro Wine Co. And continue enjoying a taste of Wine Country all year long when you take advantage of $5 shipping on cases of wine through November 22 with the Wine Road #SipSonoma offer.
This winter season, dive into the unique history of a land alternately stewarded by the Kashaya Pomo, Coast Miwok, Spaniards, Mexicans, and Russians by visiting the 19th century barracks of the garrison of Sonoma, in the heart of Wine Country, and Fort Ross, perched on the northern end of our 55 miles of coastline. The Sonoma coast simply shines at this time of year, when you can enjoy expansive beaches and frequently clear, sunny weather. Dungeness crab season, which opens December 15, brings a flurry of activity to the fishing fleets of Bodega Bay, and keep your eyes peeled for whale spouts on the horizon usually migrating by starting in December.
The holiday season heralds plenty of events to celebrate the bounty of Wine Country and the gift of being together. Extend your Thanksgiving festivities at Taste Destination 128, the Black Friday Open House set in the undulating vineyards of Alexander Valley. Meet local artisans and find the perfect gifts for loved ones throughout the month of November at the Holiday Arts & Crafts Market in Healdsburg. Continue the cheer into the new year at Wine Road's Winter WINEland in January, and if craft beer is more your beverage, be sure to prepare for the internationally-renowned Pliny the Younger Release on February 7th.
There's few better ways to connect with one another than over a good meal, and Sonoma County offers up plenty of farm-fresh opportunities. Here you can learn how to forage your own mushrooms alongside expert mycophagist David Campbell and then cook them up into a four-course luncheon with chef Julie Schreiber November to February. Or try your hand at making winter marmalades such as grapefruit and Petaluma Orange cranberry at Lala's Jam Bar and Urban Farmstand. Break bread with us at Big Bottom Market's Wednesday night Community Dinners or discover your own culinary journey through the county.
So, draw up a seat and get a taste of the land we take pride in caring for. There's always room for you at our table.
Sonoma County has been named 2019 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast.