Sebastopol, The Apple of Sonoma's Eye and Artistic Spirit

Sebastopol, The Apple of Sonoma's Eye and Artistic Spirit

Situated just west of Santa Rosa and a quick, one-hour drive from Napa, the small town of Sebastopol is an easy day trip and a one-stop-shop for locally made artisanal products and goods, from wine, beer, and spirits, to clothes, home goods, art, and farm or sea-to-table meals. 
Just Say Cheese - Enjoy a Slice of the California Cheese Trail

Just Say Cheese - Enjoy a Slice of the California Cheese Trail

A drive through Sonoma reveals not just vineyards on the region's rolling green hills but also herds of happy grazing cows. So while most tourists make the trek to sample Sonoma's premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, a little-known secret is that there are nearly 30 working farms and creameries producing a wide array of handcrafted cheeses - and many of them welcome visitors.