SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, April 1, 2021 – After hitting pause on world travel for a whole year, the rolling hills of Sonoma County burst with color and wildflowers emerge with a revitalized energy. Local orchards and vineyards beckon with rejuvenating farm tours and vineyard hikes, new experiences abound and new restaurants are popping up around the region. It’s a perfect time to get out and celebrate how Life Opens Up and show nature some love this Earth Day with the arrival of spring.

Baby goats are waiting to cuddle at local farm tours, the Healdsburg Certified Farmers’ Markets returns, a Really Goode Job with free rent is getting a lot of buzz, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Charles M. Schulz Museum reopens, and this month’s new experiences and openings are as vibrant as the floral hues carpeting Sonoma County’s hills and valleys.

Note: Sonoma County is in the Red Tier and visitors and residents are asked to continue to wear face coverings in public, practice physical distancing, and follow the public health authorities’ recommendations. Please be sure to review The Safe Travels Promise and our Coronavirus Updates before visiting.



St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Celebrates 50 Years with New Experiences

Mark a half-century legacy with the Kopf family’s wines at St. Francis in Kenwood, where guests will explore the rich Sonoma County heritage through anniversary-themed tasting flights, food-accompanied estate pairings, and award-winning wine and food pairings. Members will be presented with a one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes look at the winery’s sustainable viticulture practices.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards President & CEO, Rick Bonitati, expressed his appreciation for this year’s new offerings as they chart a path for the future of the winery and the industry as a whole. “We are proud and honored to celebrate fifty years in Sonoma Valley and recognize the contributions of so many who helped us to become who we are today. While we work diligently to perform at the highest level of excellence with our current programs, it is the ingenuity of our dedicated staff that truly makes anything possible for the future,” stated Mr. Bonitati.

The 50th Anniversary wine is St. Francis Winery’s first-ever sparkling wine, a vintage Blanc de Noir, crafted and bottled by winemaker Chris Louton.