You must have noted that I have a thing about Sonoma lately. Guilty, I admit it's one of my fave spots for a drive. So when Travelzoo (y'all know what it is, right? If not google it *wink*) offered a wine tasting deal in one of the wine bars in Sonoma at a not-to-be-missed price, we were not going to let that pass us by.
The rolling hills make me feel like I'm on vacation and not just 20 minutes away from home.
Spotted the wine bar quickly.
I like to have something like this in my house :)
The sommelier was very knowledgeable.
I was happy with just tasting a flight of wine, but the basket of bread and plate of wine and charcuterie was a big bonus.
After the tasting and the nibbling, we decided to take three bottles home for gift-giving.
I was a bit buzzed. I took in more than I normally do. I get drunk on one bottle of beer. I was not driving, but I wasn't keen on going home yet so we decided to walk around the plaza and get some coffee.
Walked passed Mission Sonoma, will repeat visit some other time.
The Sonoma Cheese Factory sells a wide variety of cheese and a great place to get coffee. They also have yummy fudge. We went in got some coffee and tasted some cheese.
The Sonoma City Hall front facade.
The back side - facing the cheese store. Dedicated in 1908, Sonoma's City Hall in the center of the Plaza was originally designed with four identical facades so that merchants from any side of the square could say the City Hall faced their businesses. Made of basalt stone from local quarries, the City of Sonoma government offices still remain in this central landmark of the valley.