Ultimate Food Weekend: SonomaBy Kathleen Squires | December 4, 2013 By Kathleen Squires | December 4, 2013
Though it often plays second-fiddle to its big brother, the Napa Valley, Sonoma is not a second-rate eating and drinking destination. The entire county, about the size of Rhode Island, was actually California’s first wine-making region, with its earliest grapes planted by Russian immigrants in 1812--nearly three decades before Napa got in the game. Known for its rustic atmosphere, lack of pretension and for often having fewer crowds than its neighbor, Sonoma makes a great year-round destination. Here are our highlights.