Welcome to Sonoma Valley
Cradled between the Mayacamas and the Sonoma Mountain ranges, Sonoma Valley encompasses a rolling patchwork of vineyards, quaint farms and 13,000 acres of scenic parkland.
In the center of town, the eight-acre Sonoma Plaza is a National Historic Landmark, strewn with sprawling shade trees and bordered by carefully preserved adobe buildings. Up the road in Glen Ellen, author and bohemian adventurer Jack London lived and wrote at his pristine Beauty Ranch, now an 800-acre state historic park. While exploring information on Sonoma Valley, you'll notice that there is no shortage of Sonoma State Historic parks; the Sonoma Mission, Sonoma Barracks Toscano Hotel, and General Vallejo Home. We hope to see you enjoying Sonoma life soon!
Sonoma Valley History
[excerpted from the Sonoma Valley Visitor's Bureau website. Click here to read more in detail]
The Sonoma City Hall was dedicated in 1908 (shown in the picture above) and carefully built with four identical facades--so that merchants on all sides of the Plaza could claim that it faced them. During World War I, the Valley sent 117 of its sons to war: only 98 of them returned. The sacrifices given and bravery shown by these Sonomans is now forever commemorated by Sonoma Valley’s stately Veterans Cemetery, the centerpiece of which is the Veterans Memorial sculptured Star Fountain. Just beyond the Veterans Cemetery lies the much older Mountain Cemetery. Deeded by General Mariano G.Vallejo himself and founded in 1841 the cemetery winds up the pastoral, tree-strewn slopes of Schocken Hill, and serves as the resting place for countless historical figures, from Donner Part survivors to General Vallejo himself--entombed alongside his wife.
The Depot Park Museum is the home of the Sonoma Valley Historical Society with exhibits of interest to the history buffs in the family.
Sonoma Community Life
From live performances and all varieties of cultural experiences hosted by the Sonoma Community Center, to world-class restaurants like the girl & the fig, and two extremely popular Farmer's Markets, life in Sonoma Valley is rich and welcoming to all.
Seniors can take yoga, cooking, art, computer, foreign language, and all types of classes taught by local, caring instructors at the Vintage House, and children learn about the world through the committed work at the Sonoma Valley Boys & Girls Club. There are many opportunities for philanthropic support, as well as resources for those who need it most, across many ages and cultures.
Sonoma real estate owners, investors, and local neighbors gather at and support these and many more local organizations. There is truly something for everyone in this region which has a very "European" feeling, based on the close-knit community.
You can certainly get a 'taste' of this when you visit any number of wine tasting rooms up and down the valley, where you are most likely to find and converse with the wine makers themselves, up-close-and-personal. One great example of this is local (mainly Syrah and Zinfandel) wine maker (and Aussie transplant) Chris Loxton, of Loxton Vineyards, located between the villages of Glen Ellen and Kenwood. Tell Chris we sent you!
And we could not have a complete overview without mentioning the amazing and diverse public school system in Sonoma Valley. Families are met exactly where they are with a local school district that listens and puts children first at all times.
Carolyn Roberts can help you buy or sell your home or investment properties.
Please contact her by phone: 707-258-5248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the surrounding areas Napa, American Canyon, St. Helena, Calistoga, Rutherford, and Yountville.