Known the world over for its award-winning vineyards, the towns that make up Sonoma have a unique blend of rural and small-town sophistication.
No matter where in Sonoma you find yourself, you’re never far from some of the best that the area has to offer, including wine tasting, biking, hiking, golf, fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and horseback riding.
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Sonoma County lies just 35 miles north of San Francisco, but with its wild and dramatic Pacific coastline, winding Russian River, vineyards, majestic redwoods, and historic towns, it feels as though it’s a world away.
The beauty of the area has long attracted artists and craftsman colonies, but with its spas, shopping, and variety of dining opportunities, no matter what brings you here, Sonoma makes both the perfect home and the perfect home away from home.
Northern California wine production got its start right here in Sonoma County. The rest, as they say, is award-winning history.
Since it’s so easily accessible from anywhere in the Bay Area, many residents often purchase second homes in Sonoma County for weekend and holiday getaways.
But those who prefer to make the area their primary residence (many make the daily commute to San Francisco from Petaluma for work) will find a number of highly ranked schools to choose from, family-friendly activities year round, and neighbors whose strong sense of community pride runs deep.