Food & Wine in Sonoma County’s Wine Country
The temperate climate of West Sonoma County provides ideal growing conditions for a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and vines. Local producers were early adopters of organic and sustainable farming techniques, so our local produce is second to none in quality. Likewise, local dairies produce organic cheeses of extraordinary quality.
Festivals, Fairs and Farmers’ MarketsDuring the summer, towns such as Guerneville, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Occidental and Bodega Bay host weekly farmers’ markets where the freshest local produce is available. Depending on the market, you may find a variety of food stands serving everything from barbecue to vegan. Local musicians often provide a melodic background of bluegrass, jazz and/or blues.
Festivals throughout the county celebrate a variety of local foods, such as the Bodega Seafood & Art Festival, the Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol and the Flavors of Fall in Guerneville. Events such as A Wine & Food Affair and the Russian River Food and Winefest showcase the finest foods and wines of the region.