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Sonoma County in the News

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More than 7 million visitors — and hundreds of journalists — can't be wrong: Sonoma County is a fantastic place to visit.

Positive travel stories are being published all around the globe, touting Sonoma County's genuine Wine Country experience — more than 425 friendly wineries, farm-to-table restaurants, miles of Pacific coastline, 40 spas, rivers to kayak or float down, redwood forests to explore, boutiques and galleries that entice, and hiking and biking trails that meander over oak-covered hills.

For journalists: You will find resources and assistance for your stories about Sonoma County here: Sonoma County's Media Room.

Press Coverage of Sonoma County

Small Town Vibes, Big Time Beauty: 10 of America's Underrated Coastal Small Towns Revealed” – Casandra Karpiak, MSN, May23, 2023

A List of Historic, Weird, and Totally Fascinating Places to Stop on a Road Trip Across the US” – Condé Nast Travel Editors, May 17, 2023

The Best Local Spirits, Beers and Ciders in Sonoma County” – Kevin Gray, Inside Hook, April 28, 2023

Taste of Sonoma County: Local Chefs Make Green Chowder, Paella and Crème Brûlée” – TODAY Show, April 21, 2023

Shop Sonoma County with Jill Martin: Local Finds and Her Fave Picks” – Shannon Garlin, TODAY Show, April 20, 2023

Adult-Only Holidays in California” – Visit California, April 2023

6 Packing Essentials for Your Next Getaway” – Shannon Garlin, TODAY Show, April 13, 2023

10 Best Wine Vacations in the U.S. for Unforgettable Tasting Experiences” – Erika Mailman, Time Out, April 10, 2023

The 16 Best Places to Eat and Drink in California's Russian River Valley” – Matt Kirouac, Tasting Table, April 4, 2023

2023's Most Influential Women in Travel” – Mia Taylor, TravelPulse, March 21, 2023

3 Top Destinations for the Best Adult Spring Break of Your Life” – Crai S. Brower, AARP, March 10, 2023

USA Holidays: Meet the Kiwi Winemaker Working in Sonoma, California’s Sustainable Wine Region” – Ivy Carruth, New Zealand Herald, March 6, 2023

Weekend in Petaluma: Fresh restaurants + A Wicked Hot Tiki Bar meet California History” – Shoshi Parks, 7 x 7, March 1, 2023

Find the Bay Area’s Best Superblooms Right Now” – Maryann Jones Thompson, San Francisco Standard, February 19, 2023

Onya’s Top Ten: The Best Glamping Spots Around the World” – February 6, 2023

This Interactive App Will Help You Plan the Perfect Trip to Sonoma” – Stacey Leasca, January 13, 2023

This New App Makes it a lot Easier to Visit Wine Country” – Erika Mailman, Time Out, January 9, 2023

"In Sonoma County, 'Regenerative Agriculture' is the Next Big Thing" - Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, October 2021 

"Erin Wilkins, Founder of Herb Folk, Shares How Her Heritage and Drive to Help Others Fuels Her Small Business" - Kristine Hansen, Martha Stewart, September 28, 2021

"How forest bathing helped me find a new sense of peace in California wine country" - Kristine Hansen, Matador Network, September 22, 2021

"Sonoma County Travel: The Barlow" - Marlynn, Urban Bliss Life, September 17, 2021

"Travel Tips from California Locals" - California Now, September 13, 2021

"Lindsay on Location in Sonoma County" - Access Hollywood, September, 2021

"The 25 Best Wineries in the United States" - Katy Spratte Joyce, Reader's Digest, August 11, 2021

"5 Women Helping Bring Us More Joy" - Laura Studarus, Shondaland, July 21, 2021

"Where to Eat, Drink, Sleep & Detox in Sonoma Wine Country" - Kinya Claiborne, Style & Society, July 5, 2021

"How to Make Wine Travel More Sustainable" - Lauren Mowery, Wine Enthusiast, June 30, 2021

"13 Amazing Asian American-owned Hotels in the U.S." - Rachel Chang, Travel & Leisure, June 20, 2021

"A Day Out in Sebastopol" - Marin Living Magazine, April 2021

"New Openings, New Reasons To Go To California's Sonoma County This Summer" - Forbes, April 2021

"A gift from nature: Everything you need to know about California's best hot springs" - MSN Travel, March 2021

"Travelers Booking Sonoma Co. Destinations for A Post-Pandemic Getaway Close to Home" - KPIX, March 2021

"These 10 Popular Tourist Destinations Are Serving as Vaccination and Testing Centers" - Fodor's Travel, February 2021

"The 18 Most Romantic Weekend Getaways in the U.S." - Condé Nast Traveler, January 2021

"How former NFL Pro started a winery with two teammates" - Business Insider, January 2021

"Where to Eat and Drink in Sebastopol" - Eater SF, January 2020

"Give the Gift of Sonoma County This Holiday Season" - NBC California Live, December 2020

"Sleep in a Treehouse, Then Fly Through The Redwoods" - Sonoma Magazine, December 2020

"Cedar Enzyme Bath is the Ultimate Primal Experience" - ABC Localish, December 2020

"Need an Escape? Let this Road-Trip Guide to California Serve as Inspiration" - Coveteur, November 2020

"Six Unique Towns in Northern California for a Weekend Getaway" - My Next Big Adventure, November 2020

"Take a Culinary Tour through Sonoma County" - ABC 10, November 2020

"Experience Wellness in Sonoma County" - ABC 10, November 2020

"Peace Out: Finding Tranquility on California's Sonoma Coast" - Gannett Media, November 2020

"12 New Things to do in Napa and Sonoma this Fall" - 7x7 Magazine, October 2020

"Combine wine and hiking at these 'wiking' tours" - Lonely Planet, October 2020

"神奇的樹屋體驗" - SingTao Daily SF, October 2020

"Forging Ahead: CVBs & DMOs Look Forward to a New Reality" - Corporate & Incentive Travel, October 2020

"Three Perfect Days in California Wine Country" - Hemispheres Magazine, September 2020

"Zooming In The Lap Of Luxury At Sonoma County’s Farmhouse Inn" - Forbes, September 2020

"Fall Road Trip Along the Sonoma Coast" - AAA Via Magazine, September 2020

"Social Distancing, Sunshine & Wine" Haute Living SF, September 2020

"Camp Under the Stars at These Wineries and Distilleries" - Allrecipes Online, August 2020

"Check Back in Time: Enjoy luxury amenities in retro style" - Sensi Magazine, August 2020

"What California Wine Country is Eating and Drinking this Socially Distant Summer" - Forbes, July 2020

"The Best Day Trips from San Francisco" - Lonely Planet, June 2020

"11 Sustainable Stays in Sonoma County" - Kind Traveler, May 2020

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