Welcome to Napa and Sonoma
Two of the world’s most important wine regions
Napa County and Sonoma County are situated in the northern section of the San Francisco Bay Area, and are regarded as two of the world’s premier wine regions. These North Bay communities boast gorgeous rolling hills and majestic valleys. Small, unique towns dot these hillsides and are full of rich epicurean delights. The vibrant communities in Napa County and Sonoma County are warm and welcoming.
Wineries can be found in every section of Napa and Sonoma. These vineyards sport brilliant architectural design, from centuries-old castles to modern buildings and rustic barns.
What to Love
- Some of the world’s premier wine regions.
- Vineyards and magnificent tasting rooms lining the sublime rolling hillsides and valleys.
- Friendly and vibrant communities
- Exquisite farm-to-table restaurants
As home to one of the most important wine regions in the world, Napa County and Sonoma County are laid-back and exude elegance in everyday life. Locals are known to be warm and inviting. These quaint hillside towns are situated perfectly in the Northern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Bustling cities like San Francisco are just a short drive away, while the communities in Napa and Sonoma maintain their small-town charm. The weather is wonderful year-round, thanks to the Pacific Ocean and bay breezes. Napa and Sonoma offer quietude and charm year-round.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Napa and Sonoma Counties have world-renowned eateries. Mustards Grill
in Napa is an upscale yet relaxed restaurant serving delicious California-inspired foods. Over on Napa’s Main Street is the farm-to-table eatery TORC
. The big eye tuna tartare and squash risotto are must-tries. On the waterfront of the Napa River is the Hog Island Oyster Co
. This oyster bar serves locally sourced, organic seafood.
Auberge du Soleil
is an award-winning Michelin star restaurant within the five-star hotel of the same name. Japanese Wagyu beef, locally sourced lamb, and Maine lobster are among some of the favored dishes. Auberge du Soleil also has an award-winning wine cellar with thousands of vintages and varietals.
Things to Do
As the premier destination for food and wine, Napa County and Sonoma County are home to notable farmers markets. Sonoma and Napa Counties host dozens of farmers markets throughout the year in nearly every city. Many of the markets are seasonal, but Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Petaluma all offer farmers markets year-round. All markets offer local organic produce and artisanal goods.
Right along the waterfront of the Napa River in downtown Napa is Copia
. The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is the premier destination for all things food within Napa. Copia offers unique dining experiences, extensive shopping, and classes for aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts of all ages.
There is also plenty for music enthusiasts to do in Napa and Sonoma. BottleRock Napa Valley
is a large live music festival that kicks off the beginning of summer. Local wineries and breweries supply good food and beverages while concert-goers enjoy excellent live music. Another festival-like music venue is Oxbow RiverStage
which offers a series of concerts during the summer in historic downtown Napa.
Sonoma County is also home to the smaller Sonoma Harvest Music Festival
. Located at the picturesque B.R. Cohn Winery in the hills, the intimate music festival limits the number of attendees to create a more low-key and exclusive atmosphere.
Sonoma and Napa Counties are home to prestigious private schools.
Napa and Sonoma Counties boasts some of the best public schools in the Bay Area. Public schools are districted to specific areas within the county, specific city and often an individual neighborhood. If you are seeking a specific school district we are happy to discuss your needs and help identify properties within specific districts.