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Inside Sonoma bloggers move to

This is the final post for, Sonoma County Tourism’s award-winning blog site. On Monday, Feb. 4, we’re hitting the switch to a new and improved, and all your favorite Insiders will be moving there. Inside Sonoma will go dark the same day. Since 2008, we’ve sent out our most talented writers, photographers, and videographers to document the best {…}


Sonoma County invites America’s Cup fans to enjoy ‘shore leave’

Land ho, Matey. After a rigorous journey on the waters of San Francisco Bay, America’s Cup competitors and fans are invited to America’s premier wine, spa, and coastal destination for a little R&R – Sonoma County style. Known for its more than 350 wineries, miles of gorgeous Pacific Ocean coastline, and some of the most fertile earth in California, Sonoma {…}


Pick up the freshest Sonoma County travel information

You’ve ordered a Sonoma County Visitors Guide and Wine Map. Now that you’re here, get the best and latest information from a destination specialist – the local chamber of commerce or visitors center. Visitors centers’ staff and volunteers can help you find specific businesses, tell you about events and festivals that are happening while you’re in the area, and give {…}


Top questions about Sonoma County answered

We sometimes receive zany questions from visitors: “Is Sonoma County open on Tuesdays?” “Where can I find the white Zinfandel vineyards? I’ve never seen pink grapes.” “Do Canadians enjoy Sonoma County?” (Answers: “Yes.” “Surprisingly, white Zin is made from a mix of red Zinfandel grapes and the magic of wine making.” “Most definitely, eh?”) However, around 90 percent (and, no, {…}


Relax, refresh, and rejuvenate at Sonoma County spas

If you’re searching for a special treat, 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 in more than 40 spas and wellness centers. Below are just a few examples. Choose your own blissful experience at Spirit: Refresh your mind and renew your {…}


Wine tasting in Sonoma County doesn’t have to break the bank

A quality wine-tasting experience doesn’t have to break the bank Its amazing range of terroir and microclimates distinguishes Sonoma County as one of the most diverse winegrape-growing regions in the world. The Pacific coastline, redwood forests, fertile valleys, and mountains produce an array of exceptional wines. Despite the myth that wine tasting is an expensive activity, there are dozens of {…}

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Explore Sonoma County with your family

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 vacation. With its exceptional variety of natural attributes – the Pacific Ocean, rivers, lakes, ancient redwood forests, and farm lands, you will discover unique and memorable adventures for the whole family. One-of-a-Kind Family Fun Train {…}

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Independence Celebrated Sonoma County Style

Declare your independence from “just so-so” vacations and discover the authentic, adventurous, and genuine nature of Sonoma County and its people. Sonoma County, located 30 miles from San Francisco, is America’s premier wine, spa and coastal destination, featuring more than 350 wineries, over 100 organic farms, and 55-plus miles of stunning Pacific coast. Visit now and declare your independence from: {…}


Tour of California Gala Kicks Off Event

I wouldn’t last a block, much less the Cazadero climb, of the Amgen Tour of California. But, there’s one event that I have the perfect stamina for – the kickoff gala. For the first-time ever, the party will be held at a winery. Sonoma-Cutrer Winery will host the event from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. The event will {…}

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Take Sonoma Home with You

You’ve visited Sonoma County and want to hold onto that vacation feeling a little longer. Or maybe you’re planning your visit and want a little “taste” of what wine country has to offer besides wine. You can get that fabulous “wine country” feeling at home by ordering food and spirits to enjoy at your leisure. Artisan cheeses, olive oils, jams, {…}