The Nectary: Juice & Smoothie Bar

Gia Baiocchi was raised in Sebastopol, riding her pony through the apple orchards and savoring the smell of ripening Gravensteins in the air. After college, she moved to a beautiful island in the middle of the Pacific ocean and cultivated her skills as a vegan/raw food chef at the world renowned Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, where she served […]

A great place to start a business

Sonoma ranks #14 of 177 cities on NerdWallet’s list of best places to start a business. NerdWallet’s rankings: NerdWallet analyzed 177 places in Northern California with populations of at least 10,000 and considered six metrics in two categories — business environment and the local economy — to assess each location. For more details, see the […]

13,000 Acres of Parkland in Sonoma Valley

Part of the allure of Sonoma Valley is this Jack London State Historic Park, boasting over 29 miles of trails across 1400 acres including stunning vistas and the historic buildings from the time when famous writer/adventurer Jack London called this his home. > READ MORE        

Meet Katie Parmeson

THE BACK STORY: In 2012, Katie Parmeson had a comfortable life in Houston: good job, big house, three kids in great schools. Then her software engineer husband made a life-changing request. Would she be willing to uproot the family so he could pursue his dream career of making wine in Sonoma County? “My husband, Tom, […]

Meet Annie Davis

THE BACK STORY: Meet Annie Davis, Director of Partnerships at World Centric. Annie Davis was living an urban lifestyle when she started planning her 2013 Sonoma County wedding. At the time, the Boston native and Harvard Business School alumna was living in Oakland, building marketing and branding strategies for mission-driven startups like Couchsurfing International. Annie […]