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     We consider ourselves very fortunate to live in Sonoma County, which is so natural and beautiful. It also has a strong and proud history of agriculture including many artisan craftspeople. Renowned for Olive Oils, Cheeses and Wines, there are so many activities to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Here are some of the attractions you may not want to miss. We will be happy to provide you with more detailed directions and offer assistance in planning your time if you wish.

Lincoln Avenue Spa
Several alternatives to the traditional Calistoga mud bath. Their body treatments use herbal formulas that have been specifically developed for Lincoln Avenue Spa for your health and beauty. The luxurious Calistoga spa treatments are prepared for each client.
1339 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga, 707 942-5296

Cedar Street Spa
Perfected specialized massage techniques, from Shiatsu to Deep Tissue. A variety of signature all natural Herbal Facials for both men and women.
1107 Cedar Street, Calistoga, (707) 942-2947

Local Attractions and Events
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Among the many shows and events are the Sonoma County Fair, Harvest Fair (see below) and Holiday Gift Fairs, Horse Shows, Home Shows and Antique Shows & Sales. Don't miss the Health and Harmony Festival (see below) as well as the many other events including a huge 4th of July celebration.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Premier wine-tasting, food-tasting, art show and sale, pumpkin carving, hay rides, Haunted Room, jazz stage, and many more events and fun activities for the whole family.

Health and Harmony Festival
500 vendors, four outdoor stages, nationally renowned speakers and musical acts, and a focus on creating a healthy lifestyle and environmental sustainability.

Safari West
Nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California's wine country, this wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience some of nature's most beautiful animals in a natural habitat
Reservations are required. You can use the link above or call 707-579-2551 or 1-800-616-2695. Your credit card will be required at the time of reservation.

Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers
Dragonfly Farm
A former vineyard that was removed 14 years ago in favor of a sustainably and organically grown farm with many varieties of flora and fauna.
425 Westside Road, Healdsburg, 707.433.3739

Dry Creek Peaches
Certified Organically grown and handpicked peaches - products available mail order.
Visit this farm and farm stand in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley. We're open Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12:00 5:00 during the months of July and August.
2179 Yoakim Bridge, Healdsburg

Chestnut Ranch
Colossal Variety Chestnuts handpicked in October and November. The store is open Saturday and Sundays from 12 noon - 4 pm. Visitors and families are welcome to tour chestnut shipping center and store.
Dabel Road off of Green Valley Road

Koslowski Farms
Established in 1949 is to this day family owned and operated jams, jellies, chutneys, mustards, preserves, etc.
Open 7 Days a Week - 9:00am to 5:00pm P.T. (Closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)
5566 Gravenstein Hwy. 116, Forestville

Laguna Farm
"We encourage EVERYONE to come and explore the farm! Come and see the land on which your food is grown and experience the wildlife of Laguna de Santa Rosa!"
1764 Cooper Road Sebastopol, (707) 823-0823

Martinelli Winery
Wine and apples, handcrafted products available for tasting in the historic hop barn.
3360 River Road, Windsor, (707) 525-0570 or (800) 346-1627- between 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. PST

Oak Hill Farm
45 acres of productive farmland set on 700 acres of protected wildlands nestled against the western slope of the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma Valley.
Inside this 100-year old dairy barn they dry their flowers, make wreaths, wash and pack produce, give classes, process fresh-cut flowers and make bouquets. This is a beautiful store that you won't want to miss. Specialty is seasonal produce and flowers, picked fresh every day.
15101 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen

The Olive Press
Experience the charm of Sonoma Valley at this factory where they will be pressing olives for commercial producers, growers with small harvests, and hobbyists wishing to create "estate" olive oil from home grown olives.
At Jacuzzi Family Winery -- 24724 Hwy 121, Sonoma

Twin Hill Ranch
This historic apple ranch opened in 1942.
1689 Pleasant Hill Rd, Sebastopol

Meat Dairy & Poultry
Marin French Cheese
Authentic French cheeses with a unique California style and flavor. The cheeses are completely handmade and hand-packed. The milk comes from 100% BST free cows, and they use non-animal rennet exclusively.
Sales Room Open From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tours are possible, but please call.
7500 Red Hill Road, Petaluma, (707) 762-6001

Sonoma Jack Cheese
Third generation family business was the first cheese factory west of the Mississippi River to win a gold medal in Wisconsin.
On the Sonoma Plaza

Willie Bird Turkeys
All Willie Bird smoked products are prepared at the family processing plant in Sonoma County, California. The family has been raising poultry in Sonoma County for over 75 years starting with Grandpa in 1924. Willie began raising Free Range turkeys over 40 years ago. They've become famous in this bountiful region for their superior quality and taste.
707-545-2832 or to dine - 1150 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA

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