There’s nothing quite like this time of year, when vines are overflowing with ripe fruit and when the sunshine is abundant. There’s a hum in the air as kids go back to school, fall sports get into the swing and of course, the festivals.
While we probably have at least six more weeks of warm weather to enjoy, for many people, Labor Day marks the end of summer. If gathering with family and friends around the barbecue is a part of your ritual, you’re not alone. At Sonoma and Glen Ellen Village Markets, our meat departments are always hustling to give you the freshest and most delicious grilling options for the long weekend.
The Red & White Ball is a highlight of the season, and it's this Saturday night! Al is dusting off his white suit (complete with red pocket square) and the rest of us are polishing our dancing shoes. If you are attending the Ball as a DIYer (dance party only tickets) we'd love to help you with a beautiful picnic and of course, a bottle of vino or two.
Rosé season has arrived. Sonoma Market customers love the stuff. We have an excellent selection of rosé wines, both imported and domestic. The most popular rosé wines sold at Sonoma Market are from France. French rosés have that rare combination of lightness, complexity, delicacy, structure and balance. They are beauty in a bottle/glass.
Theatre under the stars is as old as, well, theatre. But when you are under the stars, in the midst of the hallowed grounds of Jack London State Park, nestled between the ruins of the famed author’s wine cellar, we agree: it’s the Best Night Ever.
Just by shopping at our markets and using your Community Card, you have made the nonprofit and education community in Sonoma Valley nearly $55,000 richer! If you don’t have a Community Card yet, stop by Customer Service and sign up. Simply choose a nonprofit and/or school to receive proceeds, and keep shopping our markets. Up to 5% of your total grocery bill will be donated annually.
There’s something that’s deliciously decadent about a picnic. A simple sandwich and fixings are elevated by dining alfresco, a cheese and charcuterie spread goes from hors d’oeuvre to feast when you add a bottle of vino and a Wine Country view.