Sonoma County welcomes back visitors
In light of the recent fires which have affected Sonoma County’s eastern border including Sonoma Valley, Santa Rosa and Geyserville, Sonoma County Tourism has announced that most hospitality businesses are open and ready to receive visitors.
“Our lush vineyards, hundreds of thriving wineries, stunning beaches, and ancient redwoods are here and most of them are open,” said Tim Zahner, interim CEO of Sonoma County Tourism.
Institutions like Armstrong Redwoods, Bodega Head at Sonoma Coast and the historic Sonoma Plaza remain open.
The fires were situated along Sonoma County’s eastern border and in the mountains, with the western and southern parts, as well as the Pacific Ocean coastline, remaining unimpacted.
Many events throughout the county are continuing as planned, and visitors can check the website www.sonomacounty.com/events for more information on these.
“Please continue to support Sonoma County wineries, breweries, cheese makers, farmers, and local artisans,” Tim said. “Purchasing products that were bottled in, made in, grown in, brewed in or otherwise came from Sonoma County help local families recover.”
He added, “We’re going to need visitors now more than ever. Getting back to our livelihood of providing hospitality to travellers will be the best way to help Sonoma County get back to work. Our 20,000-plus tourism jobs are among small, locally owned businesses. We want to see you and welcome you to the Sonoma County we all love.”
Travel information updates will be offered via the website and Sonoma County’s social media channels.