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Visit Sonoma County  Through the Grape Vines of Sonoma, California you will see HOT SPOTS AND COOL PEOPLE #wineries #lodging #destinations #experiences #news #events

The rainy days in Sonoma County During The winter months is such a comforting time of the year. All restaurants are open and many with stews, soups and food that pair well with Cabernets, Merlots, Sudan’s and many of the deep reds that Sonoma boasts. Wineries offer wine tasting indoors and many will still take your through the vineyards and cellars, but dress warmly and wear boots! For more help on planning your trip, most wineries are just a call away! See you in Sonoma!

We are Open For Business ❣️Christmastime in Sonoma is truly magical and everyone is ready for your visit! There are concerts and sing-alongs to lighted boat parades and of course all our wineries are ready for holiday visitors – our list of things to do this holiday season will help make Sonoma County a winter wonderland all month long!
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#christmas #christmastree #gingerbreadhouse #gingerbreaddecorating #gingerbread #wine #winery #makemerry #food #sparkling #destination #weddings #NYE #SantaClaus #holidays #love #happiness #friends

#Thanksgiving: An American holiday that celebrates the thankfulness of the start of the nation and the freedom that the country seeks to uphold for each and every citizen. Are you coming to Sonoma County? Are you going to cook or let someone else do the work? Whatever your choice, Sonoma County is OPEN FOR BUSINESS and we welcome you at any of our restaurants and at all our retail shops. We are all waiting for your visit. For a detailed list of restaurants and grocery/retail stores please visit: www.sonomamag.com/biteclub/thanksgiving-in-sonoma-county-2017 Happy Thanksgiving from Sonoma County #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #notreallife #chill #relax #dontstress #noworries #carbs #fat #protein #calories #diet #love #family #friends #free #turkey #mobileads #food #autumnmakeup🍂🍁

You may feel a bit sad and maybe even cry a little as you drive through Sonoma County after the fires, but all the towns are OPEN FOR BUSINESS as usual. There is already green grass growing out of the black scorched earth. This is a time for renewal and new energy!! What a beautiful promise of good things to come. Once you get past the scorched hills, you will see that the rest of the drive is the same beautiful countryside, and Thank God, so much is untouched by fires. Our friends in Sonoma County need your business so please visit The Sonoma Valley.
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#Renewal #SonomaStrong #OpenForBusiness #AfterTheFires

Sonoma's 4th of July Parade this year, HONORS OUR LOCAL HEROES. Please join us and help us celebrate! Named the eighth best 4th of July celebrations in the country by Travel+Leisure Magazine & Yahoo News, Sonoma’s 4th of July Celebration is a tradition that brings the community together in of all that makes Sonoma great and honors our great nations independence.
The Parade begins at 10am winding its way around the town’s historic Plaza with around 60 entries. After the parade, enjoy an old-fashioned festival with food, drink and game booths by Sonoma’s non-profit organizations. All proceeds raised from the festival benefit Sonoma’s nonprofit community. The 4th of July festival concludes around 5pm when all eyes shift to the skies at dusk above General Vallejo’s field for the spectacular fireworks show that lasts approximately 45 minutes.

We don't mind a bit of rain in Sonoma County during winter! With the right attitude and some cool rain boots, the rainy season can be a magical time for experiencing Sonoma County Wines. #napa #wine #winetime #winelover #redwine #whitewine #rosewine #vino #wineporn #cabernet #bordeaux #grandcru #shiraz #merlot #winecellar #sparklingwine #semajthepoet #champagne #cabernetsauvignon #sonoma #Petaluma #SantaRosa #Guerneville #Sabastapool #Healdsburg #Cotati #Cloverdale #RohnertPark

Merry Christmas from Sonoma County! Please visit us during the holidays! Our distinctive winters without snow means that you can still enjoy the outdoors without having to wear snow suits and boots like you do on the east coast. California’s sunny climate dominates the valley warming up the winter months (making it extremely rare for any snowfall except in the higher elevations on and around the Mayacamas Mountains. Although some may view Sonoma’s snowless winters as a disadvantage for celebrating the Christmas holidays, it does have its advantages. It's perfect weather for Christmas lights and festivals in the area! #visitsonomacounty #sonomacounty #sonomacountyliving #sonomacountythebeautiful #sonomacounty2016 #holidays #christmas #christmastree #vines #wine🍷 #winetasting #love #family #friends

In Wine-country, Thanksgiving is not all about turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Many of us here who live and work in Sonoma County, prepare for this holiday with anticipation of welcoming many guests from all around the world. Some guests are just here for the weekend with such busy schedules, often making it difficult to spend time reflecting on food so we are thankful for the many things to do here! There are so many simple pleasures, here like walks in our parks, strolling through the towns and of course, visiting our wineries. #Thankfull for last weekend in Sonoma County! #thanksgiving #visitsonomacounty #sonomacounty #wine🍷 #winecountry #winetasting #foodporn #foodie #food🍴 #holidays

These pictures are how some people celebrated Halloween Weekend in Sonoma. It's not all spooky here, but if you are into that, every Halloween, the McDonald Historic District in Santa Rosa attracts witches and goblins—and their parents—from around the region. No wonder! Anchored by the 1876 McDonald Mansion (a handsome Stick-Eastlake Victorian), the District holds an impressive collection of beautiful homes spanning diverse architectural styles, and most of them are gussied up in grand Halloween style.

Some years have seen fog machines, laser light shows, scary clowns in racing cars, hula hoopers with hoops on fire, and other over-the-top décor, and there is always plenty of candy for small-fry tricksters making the rounds. Read a story about a recent Halloween in the District.

Other popular Halloween adventures for kids around the county in 2015 include:

Downtown Petaluma’s Halloween Trick or Treat Trail (Saturday, Oct. 31, 3-5:30 p.m.). More than 60 participating merchants, goodies for costumed kids under 12, and a “ghould” time for all. Expect to see the scary, the cute, and the creepy!
Trick-or-Treat Downtown Novato (Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.). A safe trick-or-treat event geared to tots and parents. Businesses along Grant Avenue will hand out candy, and fun activities will be happening in various locations.
Scream on the Green Novato (Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Experience a Chamber of Horrors Haunted House, a costume contest, live music and entertainment and more.
Petaluma’s Pumpkins on Pikes (Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-10 p.m.). Held at Tara Firma Farms, festivities include food, music and pumpkin carving—pumpkins are lit when the sun goes down. BBQ dinner, $10. Admission: $20/person.
For Adults & Older Kids in Search of Terror

Sure, pumpkin spiced lattes are back and all the leaves are brown, but it doesn't just mean the end of summer, it means it's CRUSH SEASON in Sonoma County! Crush season is when grapes are picked, crushed and the making of new wine starts. This is the busiest period in The County. There are so many cool experiences out of the tasting rooms as sometimes you can go out in the vineyards and experience a Harvest Party, right in the middle of the picking and crushing action. There are so many Crush Parties, where you will actually get even more unique experiences, such as hands-on blending of the new wines, and two-ton grape stomps. Some wineries even hold Barrel Tasting Parties, where you literally get to sample wines straight from the barrel that aren’t available to the public yet. The season in Sonoma County falls between August and November. Visit soon!
#winecountry #wine #vineyard #sonomachat #winetasting #barelltasting #grapestomp #california #winetasting #vino #cabernet #winery #winelover #cheers #chardonnay #pinotnoir #VisitSonomaCounty

Who is going to the Sonoma County Fair? HERE IS INFORMATION & FAIR DATES
2016 Sonoma County Fair - Lights, Camera, Fair!
July 22 - August 7 (Closed on Mondays)
WINE COUNTRY RACING DATES
July 28 - July 31
August 4 - August 7
BONUS WEEK OF RACING AFTER FAIR:
August 12 - August 14
HOURS
Gates open daily 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Main Carnival open daily 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Kiddy Carnival open daily 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Exhibit buildings open 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fair Closed Mondays. http://www.sonomacountyfair.com/fair/sonoma-county-fair.php

We love it when you tag us! Post your pictures and videos of arts and culture, outdoor activities in the redwoods, whale watching along the coast, or your hikes in the magnificent state and regional parks of the San Francisco North Bay area.

Sonoma County offers something for everyone: from wine lovers to nature enthusiasts, from families to couples on a romantic getaway, you will find lots of fun things to do. #SonomaCounty #Wine #Tours #winetime #Country #Art #Food #Theatre #Family @jolenespatter @discoverscwine @beauwinetours @azucena_robledo @adspots @meetsantarosa @petalumamarket @harrispetaluma @petaluma_community_foundation @sonoma_valley @visitcalifornia @wine_spectator

"I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. #sonoma #love #passion #Wine #Art #Wellness #Food

🎄🎅🏽🎁 "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone." - Charles M. Schulz
newyear2015 #wonderful2015 #begoodtome #newyears #newyear #newme #freshstart

Spend Thanksgiving in Sonoma County

Best place to start is at the different visitor centers in Sonoma County. They can direct you to connect with family away from all the hustle and bustle and the cooking chores! Find a great Sonoma wine country hotel or resort (or campground) here. For example, the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa is the perfect resort for a Thanksgiving getaway complete with Thanksgiving Day Buffet.
The Day After Thanksgiving Party

Join DaVero Farms and Winery for the 5th annual TDAT party on Nov. 27, 2015, bringing tons of fun, wood oven baked pizza for sale from Rosso Pizzeria, olive oil samplings, and delicious wines with complimentary tastings. Play Frisbee, bocce, and romp with your well-behaved dog. No reservation required.
Sonoma County brims with independently owned boutiques. Just one great area to focus on is Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Historic District, area, which sits on the west side of Hwy. 101 and stretches roughly from the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel to Western Farm Center, anchored by a beautifully restored Northwestern Pacific Railroad Train Depot made of locally quarried stone. Dozens of stores range from Green Fish Trading (hand curated items from Asia), to Cast Away Yarn Shop (Malabrigo yarn and lace, hand spun and hand dyed in Urugua), to Whistlestop Antiques (delicate china tea cups). #sonoma #wine #winecountry #thanksgiving #shop #food #love #downtown #buy #blackfriday #hike #tour at: http://www.sonomacounty.com/articles/top-things-do-fall-and-thanksgiving#.dpuf

Would you like us to feature your store or business here? Like this and you could be the next feature on our Visit Sonoma Instagram Account. 👍🏼 TODAY'S FEATURED RETAILER: "Large Leather" is the name of our featured retailer. They are called Large Leather because they sell a lot of leather out of a tiny store. They carry many laptop bags, purses and they experts in backpacks and men's accessories since 1999.
481 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476 beside the square downtown
Hours: Mon - Sun
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
(707) 935-6767

#WineCountry #MondayMotivation Do you know where Arnold Drive is in Sonoma? It's a main artery going through Sonoma County and it is named after Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. He was nicknamed Hap which was short for Happy. Hap was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps. He died on January 15, 1950, at his home in Sonoma. He was given a state funeral in Washington, D.C. that included rare services held in Arlington Memorial Amphitheater, and he was buried in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery. #VisitSonomaCounty #Trivia #ArnoldDrive #Happy

Visit the Charles M. Schulz Museum and see all those loved characters. Schulz proudly wrote, drew, and lettered every Peanuts strip. He did, however, employ cartoonists who assisted him with other cartoon endeavors such as his sports-related comic strip It’s Only a Game and Peanuts comic books. Learn about Jim Sasseville, Dale Hale, and the artists of Charles M. Schulz Museum Creative Associates, who have attempted to capture Schulz’s indefinable line.

Members/Kids Under 3 - Free; Youth/Students/Seniors - $5; Adults - $10
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

No matter which way you go in Sonoma, remember what inventor Ben Franklin said: "Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” #WineTime #WineWednesday #WineCountry @visitsonomacounty

At end of Sonoma off Highway 37 on its southern end where Highway 29 to the east, and the Mayacamas Mountains on the west meet, is this beautiful area known as the Carneros Region. Established first as a wine growing region as early as the 1850s, Carneros stakes its claim as one of region’s oldest growing regions with one of the richest, most storied histories in all of California. #Winery #Vineyards #Ranch #PinotNoir #Chardonnay #Cabernet #Merlot #WineTime #WineCountry #Carneros

Friday, July 4, 2014 – 9:30 pm
General Vallejo Estate | 400 West Spain Street Sonoma, CA 95476
Sonoma, North Bay
Cost: FREE After the Sonoma Plaza celebration head on over to the large field in back of the former Estate Restaurant or in front of General’s Vallejo’s Home, whichever way you want to see it (both are a block west of the Sonoma Plaza on Spain Street) to take in the spectacular fireworks display.
#Sonoma #4thOfJuly #fireworks #WineCountry

Congratulations Race Fans for a fantastic weekend of racing in #WineCountry! MadoroM Vineyards wins on Saturday and Kyle Busch won on Sunday! - until next time Sonoma!! #racing #TEAMWORK #KyleBusch #TSM350 #Carneros200 #jeffgordon @racesonoma @sonomawineguy @sonomafilmfest @visitsonomacounty

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