Many Sonoma County chefs find inspiration in the ancient cultures clustered around the Mediterranean, which share our mild winters and warm, dry summers. They’re ideal for producing complex, slow-ripened fruits like wine grapes, healthy olive oils and vegetables.

Since things that grow together go together, the Mediterranean can be mined for all kinds of delicious dishes to complement the wide range of Sonoma-grown wines, from crisp chardonnays to fruity zins.