Welcome to Sonoma

Sonoma is not only one of the world's finest wine country and visitor destinations, but a great place to live and work year-round.  With San Francisco only an hour away, Sonoma blends a small-town charm with the innovative culture of the Bay Area

Located in the heart of one of the world’s premier wine producing regions, Sonoma is a working town with about 9,500 residents and a rich cultural heritage.  The adjacent scenic hills and agricultural valley provide a setting of unparalleled natural beauty. 

The San Francisco de Solano mission and other historic buildings that surround the central plaza complement the area’s viticulture prominence and visual beauty to make Sonoma a distinctive and successful tourism destination. 

The City serves as the economic hub for rural Sonoma Valley.  Sonoma and Sonoma Valley offer numerous attractions for visitors, including shopping in the historic plaza, wine tasting, golf, spas, hiking and more. 

The agricultural bounty of the area has resulted in a vibrant restaurant scene.  Dining choices range from casual cafes to five-star restaurants, with ethnic choices including Italian, French, Mexican, Thai and Nepalese.  Local artisan cheese, organic produce, fresh bread and the fine wines of Sonoma Valley are right at hand, making for memorable meals.