Welcome to Your Sonoma Valley, your connection to one of the most beautiful areas in the world. If you’re here then you must love great wine, amazing farm fresh food from some of the most famous restaurants around, outdoor adventure, unbelievable weather and of course epic scenery!
We are here to keep you informed about the events, outdoor recreation, restaurants, shopping and real estate news you need to get the most out of the Sonoma Valley. On top of that we also highlight what’s going on throughout the valley with our feature articles to give you that insider view into this amazing place called the Sonoma Valley.
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The Sonoma Valley is located 40 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country. Known as the birthplace of the California wine industry, the valley is home to some of the earliest vineyards and wineries in the state. The name “Sonoma” is a word of the Miwok, Pomo and Wintun peoples that is thought to translate to “Valley of the Moon”, Jack London must have agreed titling his 1913 novel by the same name.
The valley is located in southeastern Sonoma County between the Mayacamas Mountains and Sonoma Mountains. It stretches from San Pablo Bay in the south to the city of Santa Rosa in the north. The Sonoma Valley includes the incorporated city of Sonoma as well as numerous unincorporated communities, including Schellville, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Fetters Hot Springs, Agua Caliente as well as Kenwood and Glen Ellen on the northern end of the valley.
It doesn’t take long to determine that the weather in the Sonoma Valley is best described by one word…perfect! Sonoma has typical Mediterranean weather with hot, dry summers (although nights are comfortably cool) and cool, wet winters. Be warned, if you come visit you will probably never want to leave.
Sonoma may be known as the valley of the moon but over the last 10 years it has become synonymous with organic farm fresh foods, award winning wines and some of the tastiest restaurants on the planet. As far as its residents, they are a pretty diverse group of laid back individuals who are in love with the lifestyle that the valley affords. Organic sustainable farming and practices are a top priority to the citizens of the Sonoma Valley.
The Sonoma Valley School District is the local public school system, which includes one high school, two middle schools and five elementary schools. There are also a variety of private schools including Montessori, Waldorf and a selection of religious and secular private institutions. Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College are both located within 30 minutes of the Valley.