Planning your visit to Sonoma Wine Country? Prepare to be awed and inspired by Sonoma’s fresh local lifestyle!

Our team enjoys planning and brainstorming your visits to Sonoma Valley. But we know that you may already be here or want to plan on the fly. So we put together this guide to Sonoma’s delicious delights.

Epicurean and Luxurious Sonoma Stays

The Madrona

The Madrona’s private estate is a historical gem originally built in 1881 in Healdsburg. More recently, Jay Jeffers, a famed San Francisco designer, refurbished the property for a grand reopening in 2022. The panoramic view, olive and orange groves, and lovely cottages combine for the ultimate luxury experience.

The white, ornate Victorian style Madrona mansion in a green lawn with palm trees.

The Madrona, courtesy of

The true highlight of the Madrone arrives on a silver tray. Here, the exceptional dining experience features fresh, farm to table produce in a curated menu designed by Jesse Mallgren, who earned a Michelin star at the property.

Before and after the stunning menu lies a showcase of cocktails and a lovely wine list (if we do say so ourselves).

Montage Healdsburg

The luxury Montage Healdsburg opened in 2021 in Alexander Valley. Undeniably, the wood and stone architectural pays tribute to Sonoma’s natural beauty. In Sonoma, luxury includes meal service. And so, the panoramic views include those from the Hazel Hill Restaurant.

The Montage Healdsburg hotel with pool surrounded by vineyards and countryside.

The Montage Healdsburg, courtesy of Montage Hotels.

The Hazel Hill Restaurant delivers a French inspired and California focused experience. Accordingly, the menu offers Sonoma’s finest locally sourced, seasonal fare alongside acclaimed wineries.  The signature “terroir to table” philosophy highlights freshness and innovation.

The Montage Healdsburg offers more than wine country luxury. Indeed, it’s proximity to Napa’s northern reaches and Russian River Vineyards makes it a great get away that’s not too far away.

The Stavrand Russian River Valley

“It’s easy to feel transported.” – Travel+Leisure 2022 It List

Outdoor dining table with white table cloth and wine glasses in front of blue and white stucco Stavrand building.

Courtesy of The Stavrand

The Stavrand offers luxury among Guerneville’s redwood forest. The 1922 Belden House hacienda holds court among its courtyard of smaller out buildings. Travel + Leisure named it one of the best new hotels in the world on it 2022 “It List.” The intimate restaurant features a chef curated prix-fixe dinner menu featuring local, seasonal fare from their culinary garden and beyond. The culinary creations focus on sustainable and locally produced ingredients. The Chef releases the menu once the fresh harvest and daily catch are in. And then, the cuisine is thoughtfully paired with Sonoma County’s outstanding local wine producers.