Excitement blooms with What’s New in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, Calif, – The fragrant purple rows of lavender pepper the Sonoma County landscape, representing a change of seasons as we look forward to the slow, relaxing days of summer under the sun.
The lavender farms will be open to the public, celebrating the spectacular blooms with an array of sales and U-Pick events. Elsewhere, wineries are hosting paint and sip soirees, live music is popping up throughout the county, art exhibits are opening up with new expressions, the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series return to Sonoma Raceway and Sonoma County Pride returns, featuring a Drive Thru Parade. Below is a sampling of what’s new in Sonoma County this month.
Sparkling Wine & Caviar at Patz & Hall tasting room
Celebrate summer in style with the new Patz & Hall Californian version of the decadent Champagne and caviar pairing at The Sonoma House. Savor the luxurious sensations of this experience, offered Friday through Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with reservations.
Tour de St. Francis on a pedal trolley while you sip
All aboard on St. Francis’ new pedal trolley! Embark on a one-of-a-kind vineyard tour and wine tasting adventure that takes you through the heart of St. Francis Winery’s Wild Oak Estate Vineyard. The fully sustainable, pedal-powered, tasting trolley will take guests on a fun and informative roving wine tasting adventure, exploring the winery’s 50-year legacy, viticulture, and production practices while sipping on the wines among the vines.
Explore the varied flavors of meatless cuisine from Michelin-starred SingleThread’s newest dining experience this summer. Visitors and locals will be able to enjoy a community-driven dining experience. A sustainable dining ethos is a driving force for the group, who owns the neighboring 24-acre Little Saint Farm that will supply produce for the menu.
This summer, guests will experience the unveiling of Little Saint and its salon-style cultural offerings, which will be led by the elegant expertise of renowned designer Ken Fulk.
25 North Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Block – Zimi Wood-Fired Pizza
Savor the Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas at the newest permanent restaurant in The Block, Petaluma’s bustling street food park experience. The new stage has been set and live music has returned to liven up every Tuesday evening and Sunday afternoon for guests to enjoy on the outdoor patio.
From the owner of Dino’s Greek Food, Zimi serves up fun flavors with red, green, or white bases topped with salivating flavors like garlic confit, pickled shiitakes and fig. The pies are named after Greek gods, like the Hades white-base pizza topped with smoked mozzarella, olives, fennel and smoked chicken, finished with green onions and Carolina BBQ sauce or the Pegasus with fontina, gruyere, oregano, purple potatoes, bacon, crème fraîche and Carolina BBQ sauce. Finish with a Cannoli to end the night.
Curate your own self-guided art tour
Curate your own art tour throughout Sonoma County this summer with Sebastopol Center for the Arts’ Art at the Source Open Studios event. This self-guided tour allows visitors to explore artist studios and discover long-lasting connections with the wide range of artwork found at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Gallery, Corrick’s/My Daughter The Farmer in Santa Rosa, Gallery One in Petaluma, Oli Gallery in Guerneville, and virtually online.
Iconic Flamingo Resort reborn
The Flamingo Resort to unveil multi-million dollar transformation with Mid-Century Modern design, commissioned art, wellness, and culinary programs
The iconic 1957 Flamingo Resort, now part of the SPOKEN brand by Sonoma County-based Point Hospitality, is reborn with an entirely new arrival experience, via a showstopping wooden porte cochère, at the completely transformed 10-acre property.
“The rebirth of Flamingo Resort embodies our vision to create an environment where guests, locals and team members can embrace spiritual wellbeing and the adventure of life,” said Stephen Yang, Founder and Co-CEO of SPOKEN.