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  • Aug. 7th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — As summer comes to a close, life gets busy in Sonoma County, where new events, new attractions, new tasting rooms, new restaurants, new stores, and more await visitors...

  • Aug. 7th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — As summer comes to a close, life gets busy in Sonoma County, where new events, new attractions, new tasting rooms, new restaurants, new stores, and more await visitors...

  • Jun. 29th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Summer season is in full swing in Sonoma County, with visitors and locals alike enjoying its natural beauty, award-winning wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, and vibrant...

  • Jun. 11th, 2018

    Editors: At the end of the release, there’s information on how to access high-resolution photos.SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — With the summer season under way, Sonoma County is a busy and active place...

  • May. 24th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Nearly 80 Sonoma County hospitality professionals celebrated National Tourism Week (May 6-12) by volunteering an estimated 291 hours with three organizations: Redwood...

  • May. 16th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — A newly released report from Visit California shows that the overall tourism economy in Sonoma County grew by 2.3 percent in 2017.Total direct travel spending in Sonoma...

  • May. 16th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNINA — Deleyse Langdale, Sonoma County Tourism’s former international sales director, has rejoined the organization as its vice president of global tourism development, a new...

  • May. 4th, 2018

    Sonoma County, CA –  The Outdoor Writers Association of California (OWAC) has returned to Sonoma County for the first time since 2005.The meeting, which runs May 7 through May 9, 2018, will be...

  • May. 3rd, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — It’s official: May is Outdoor Recreation Month in Sonoma County. That’s because Sonoma County is becoming a magnet for hikers, runners, cyclists, and all the folks who...

  • May. 3rd, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY — May is Sonoma County Travel and Tourism Month, with the county’s Board of Supervisors issuing a gold resolution for the local industry.“We’re honored that the destination’s...

  • Apr. 23rd, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Celebrate one of California’s most diverse natural destinations as Sonoma County announces its inaugural Outdoor Recreation Month in May.Breathe deep: More than 60...

  • Apr. 9th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Resilient Sonoma County continues to bounce back from the October 2017 wildfires, with two more quintessential Wine Country establishments once again welcoming guests....

  • Mar. 21st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — No need for a compass, sextant, or charts — one simple map puts you on the path to be a Sonoma Explorer.Download an explorer map at www.SonomaCounty.com/explorer or pick...

  • Mar. 12th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Things are really starting to pop in Sonoma County, as we move into spring. A 100th anniversary celebration for a popular Russian River beach resort and two new festivals...

  • Feb. 28th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Several months after the wildfires in Sonoma County were extinguished, myths and rumors rage on. Here are the top myths and the truthful answers.Myth: All of the wineries...

  • Feb. 26th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Sonoma County Tourism celebrated hospitality and service at the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) awards luncheon, held Thursday, Feb. 22, at Soda Rock Winery in...

  • Feb. 2nd, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. - With more than 425 wineries, miles of rugged Pacific Ocean coastline and some of the most fertile earth in California, Sonoma County embodies the organic, natural, and...

  • Feb. 2nd, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIAOfficial tourism information: Sonoma County Tourism, +1-707-522-5800, www.sonomacounty.comLocation: Part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Northern California’s celebrated...

  • Feb. 2nd, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Even experienced travelers can be confused over the fact there are three geographic areas that share the same name: The town of Sonoma, the popular wine region known as...

  • Feb. 1st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. – Sonoma County stretches from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Mayacamas Mountains in the east, and is home to almost 60,000 acres of vineyards and more than 425 wineries....

  • Feb. 1st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. – Whether it features wine, art, food, cheese, music, or the great outdoors, a full slate of annual festivals and events in Sonoma County – just 45 minutes north of San...

  • Feb. 1st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — February is a time of renewal in Sonoma County, when the rolling hills turn green and yellow mustard blossoms carpet the vineyards — and nowhere is that renewal more...

  • Feb. 1st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, California. — Sonoma County is known for its award-winning wines, luxury inns, romantic honeymoon vacations and, yes, as the perfect place for an unforgettable fun-filled family...

  • Feb. 1st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Sonoma County wines are renowned throughout the world for their award-winning quality and superb taste. And in the near future, consumers will be able to purchase any...

  • Feb. 1st, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Visit Sonoma County to go wine tasting, shopping, and sampling artisan cheese and produce only 30 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.For additional...

  • Jan. 31st, 2018

    Sonoma County, California, celebrates several milestones in 2018-2019. Gundlach Bundschu marks 160 years in business Gundlach Bundschu, the oldest family-owned and operated winery in California...

  • Jan. 25th, 2018

    National Plan for Vacation Day encourages time offSONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — National Plan for Vacation is Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Sonoma County Tourism joins the travel industry in encouraging all...

  • Jan. 24th, 2018

    For a limited time, support Sonoma County hospitality businesses by booking a meeting and local hotels will donate to fire relief on behalf of your group or meeting.Offered through Sonoma County...

  • Jan. 5th, 2018

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — The first month of 2018 is a great time to look at both the past and the future of Sonoma County — the past because this year marks a number of significant anniversaries,...

  • Dec. 18th, 2017

    Q: How was Sonoma County  affected by the October 2017 wildfires?A: The majority of Sonoma County was not directly affected by the fires.Sonoma County is large — more than 1 million acres in...

  • Nov. 28th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Discover innovative new delights in Sonoma County in the fall and winter, at a time when many new restaurants and tasting rooms debut. Here’s a quick list of what’s new in...

  • Nov. 7th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — One month after the fires hit Northern California, Sonoma County’s hospitality businesses are returning to what they do best — providing guests with a world-class welcome...

  • Nov. 6th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — With the recent wildfires 100 percent contained and most of its businesses open, Sonoma County's hospitality community is strong and committed to providing guests with a...

  • Nov. 2nd, 2017

    There’s never been a better time to visit Sonoma CountySONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — The recent wildfires in Northern California are 100 percent contained. That means it’s time to book a getaway to...

  • Oct. 27th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA —Sonoma County, California, is open for business and ready to receive visitors.“We invite you to come see us.” said Tim Zahner, interim CEO. “Come help us recover from the...

  • Oct. 24th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – Following an extensive search process, Sonoma County Tourism has appointed tourism industry veteran Claudia Vecchio to the role of President and CEO, effective Nov. 1....

  • Oct. 20th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Most hospitality businesses in Sonoma County, California, are open and ready to receive visitors.Sonoma County is large — more than 1 million acres in size. More than 90...

  • Oct. 18th, 2017

    Many businesses in Sonoma County open for visitors, others opening laterSONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Most hospitality businesses in Sonoma County, California, are open and ready to receive visitors.“...

  • Oct. 16th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — The people of Sonoma County are awed and humbled by the emergency responders who answered the call and came running to Sonoma County during the area’s recent wildfires.The...

  • Oct. 13th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — There is progress in containing the wildfires in Sonoma County, California.Status of fire containment in Sonoma, Napa, and Mendocino counties: Tubbs Fire, 25 percent;...

  • Oct. 13th, 2017

    Progress has been made on containing the fires burning in Sonoma County, California.The fires are situated along Sonoma County’s eastern border, including Sonoma Valley, Santa Rosa, and Geyserville....

  • Oct. 10th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Several fires are currently burning in Sonoma County, in both urban and rural areas.The fires are mainly in eastern Sonoma County – parts of Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa....

  • Oct. 9th, 2017

    Sonoma County, Calif. -- The Sonoma County Tourism office in Santa Rosa is currently closed on Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10, 2017.Our thoughts are with all those affected by the fires in...

  • Sep. 28th, 2017

    Editors: At the end of the release, there’s information on how to access high-resolution photos.SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — New festivals, beer pubs, restaurants, and more illustrate Sonoma County’s...

  • Aug. 29th, 2017

    What’s New: September 2017SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Fall means harvest time in Sonoma County, when months of careful nurturing comes to fruition in the vineyards and winery crush pads. Other...

  • Jul. 24th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — For the second time in three years, Sonoma County is taking home the Golden Bear award — best of show — for its display in the counties exhibit at the California State...

  • Jul. 20th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — There’s no better place for summer fun and exploration than Sonoma County — and this great vacation destination just keeps getting better.Change is in the air. The long-...

  • Jul. 11th, 2017

    Sonoma County Tourism’s program, Let’s Talk Tourism, will be held in Cloverdale on Tuesday, July 18.The event will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Cloverdale Grange Hall, 201 N. Commercial St....

  • May. 12th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Ken Fischang has resigned as president/CEO of Sonoma County Tourism, effective immediately, in order to pursue another opportunity.Tim Zahner, SCT’s chief marketing...

  • May. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — A newly released report from Visit California shows that the overall tourism economy in Sonoma County grew by 5.7 percent in 2016.Total direct travel spending in Sonoma...

  • Apr. 24th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. — Sonoma County Tourism certified its 2,000th tourism ambassador through its popular service program.Nicole Amaral, getaway specialist at Bodega Bay & Beyond, earned the 2,...

  • Apr. 11th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, April 10, 2017 — The “Road Ahead” for the area’s hospitality industry was explored at Sonoma County Tourism’s (SCT) annual meeting on Monday, April 10.Keynote speakers...

  • Apr. 11th, 2017

    What’s New: Spring 2017SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Spring is an active season, and Sonoma County is blooming with innovative new restaurants, tasting rooms, tours, and much more.Take a farm tour and...

  • Feb. 16th, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. — Sonoma County chefs are spicing it up to get ready for the tastiest week in Wine Country – Restaurant Week – slated for March 6-12, 2017.Featuring locally sourced produce,...

  • Feb. 2nd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Just 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, romance your sweetie amid the stunning scenery and luxurious Wine Country lifestyle in bountiful Sonoma County.Sneak away...

  • Jan. 6th, 2017

    Several milestones in Sonoma County history are being celebrated in 2017.Making beautiful music for 5 yearsLauded as a world-class performing venue, the Green Music Center celebrates its fifth...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. - Spread out. Kick back. Make yourself at home. There’s no question that these are three ingredients to an unforgettable vacation.While hotel stays often enable us to get...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, California. — The ultimate California Wine Country vacation includes bedding down among the vineyards. Several Sonoma County wineries offer lodging options, enticing visitors to...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. - Less than an hour north of San Francisco is some of the best bicycle riding in Northern California: Flower-lined country roads that pass organic farms and under towering...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Exploring the back roads of Sonoma County, California, may bring you nose to snout with one of its newest residents: a 12-ton mechanical boar named Lord Snort, guarding...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. – Sonoma Wine Country isn’t the kind of place to show off its luxury and wealth. This isn’t the place to be seen, but rather the place to be.Sure, Hollywood celebs and the...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — One of California’s most diverse natural destinations with more than 60 regional and state parks and trails, Sonoma County beckons travelers to hike through redwood...

  • Jan. 3rd, 2017

    If you're searching for a special treat, let the relaxing, pampering and healing powers of Sonoma County spas enhance your wine country vacation.Here you can heal through water, wine, soil and spirit...

  • Feb. 13th, 2016

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Some people call it “farm to table,” here in Sonoma County it’s known as “eating.” Come claim your seat at the table – in the vineyards, on a charming town plaza, in a...

  • Feb. 13th, 2016

    SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. — Camping in Sonoma Wine Country: Whether you pitch a tent, lay your head down in a luxury RV, or sleep under the stars, camping remains the best way relax, reconnect with...

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