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Sonoma County’s 1,768± square miles are located in northern California, approximately 80 miles north of San Francisco. It is the northwest county of the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. The county’s largest city (by population and size) is Santa Rosa.


Sonoma County is best known for its rich and vibrant winery scene. Sonoma County is the southwestern county in the California winery region, and also the region's greatest producer of wine. The history of Sonoma county’s productive agriculture dates back to the 1920s and is still a leading producer of a variety of crops including hops, apples, and grapes.

The productive agricultural scene as well as the county’s mild temperatures and beautiful landscape of rolling hills and abundant green space, help to attract millions of tourists each year. Small, quaint towns full of art, shopping, and restaurants, breathtaking parks of redwoods, rivers, and ocean make Sonoma County an easy place to visit or call home.