Sonoma Valley Homes for Sale & Vacation Rentals
Sometimes referred to as The Valley of the Moon, this valley located in southeastern Sonoma County. Known as the birthplace of the California wine industry, the valley is home to some of the earliest vineyards and wineries in the state. The valley was selected by the Franciscan order of Spain as the site to build the Mission San Francisco Solano, the northernmost mission. Mission Solano was the sole California mission established under the rule of a newly independent Mexico. The town of Sonoma was laid out in the standard form of a Mexican town, centered around the historic plaza, which is still the town’s focal point. The town became California’s first state capital after statehood. The historic buildings around the plaza house fine dining establishments, trendy shops, and a community theater.
The housing stock is quite diverse ranging from condos to luxury estate, and everything in between.