Sonoma

Not only one of the world's finest grape-growing regions, but a wonderful place to live.

Welcome to Sonoma

The City of Sonoma comprises 2.74 square miles within the Sonoma Valley. The Mayacamas and Sonoma Mountain ranges on either side of the valley allow in just enough coastal fog to cool the vineyards on summer nights. Our "mediterranean" climate makes the valley not only one of the world's finest grape-growing regions, but a wonderful place to live for our 11,000 residents. The City has more than 1,300 business establishments and serves as the economic hub for the larger Sonoma Valley. The Plaza is the "crown jewel" of Sonoma and has a key role in the town's history. The eight-acre Sonoma Plaza was laid out by General Mariano Vallejo in 1835, and is the largest plaza of its kind in California. On September 24, 1961 it was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark. 
 
Sonoma's City Hall is located in the center of The Plaza. Dedicated in 1908, the building was originally designed with four identical facades so that merchants from any side of the square could say the City Hall faced their businesses.
 
With a duck pond, two playgrounds, the Grinstead Ampitheatre, a rose garden, and other amenities, the Plaza is a popular location for both locals and visitors. The seasonal Valley of the Moon Farmers Market as well as many special events are held at the Plaza.”

 
Credits: Sonoma City