Over the mountains from Napa, Sonoma extends through the heart of the wine country. Here, digital nomads from all over can find peace and tranquility in coliving spaces.
The city is only a few miles across, so getting around is quite easy. Everything you need is a leisurely walk or bike ride away. Most residents do own a car because there is so much to see and do beyond the city limits.
Aside from hundreds of wine tours, Sonoma has several breweries and distilleries to visit. The region has a county fair, a casino, and even an annual film festival. Although its calm, coliving here offers plenty to do. Activities out of the city include camping, watersports, and seaside rock climbing. Sometimes you can even see whales during your ascent.
The climate is similar to the Mediterranean, which is not surprising as they’re both first-rate wine regions. Winters are cold while summers get quite warm during the day, but cool considerably by night.
Sonoma has great food in the low to medium price range as well as several great grocery stores. Sonoma Jack cheese is a derivative of Monterey Jack - the rind is formed by rubbing the cheese in oil, pepper, and unsweetened cocoa. Needless to say, this homegrown favorite pairs well with several local wines.
Here are some fun facts about Sonoma:
- One winery ages its product in caves, which contributes to aging a quality wine. They cover over 32,000 square feet of tunnels and can store 5,500 barrels.
- In 1846, Sonoma was the capital of the Republic of California for a whole 25 days when they proclaimed independence from Mexican rule.
- Sonoma has an ongoing feud with Napa for who makes better wine. Napa is more expensive while Sonoma county is more expansive, with 18 distinct wine regions.
- It’s no surprise that Chuck Williams, the founder of the food accessory chain Williams Sonoma opened his first location here.