• ABOUT CHATEAU SONOMA •
Chateau Sonoma opened its doors in 2002 when Sarah Anderson was in search of a new career path. Previously an investment banker, Sarah dreamed of spending more time in Sonoma, and less time commuting back and forth to San Francisco.
When Sarah and her husband bought the property of the original shop location, the building was vacant. In the process of searching for a new tenant, Sarah realized that it was the perfect space for opening up a home store, and that opening up her own shop was her ticket out of the city.
Surprisingly, Sarah didn't have her heart set on opening a French antique shop until one day when she found herself chatting with the vendors on Sacramento Street, most of whom were French importers.
She met a woman named Carrie Miller who quickly became her mentor. With Carrie's helping hand, Sarah took her first buying trip to France. The duo rented an apartment in Paris, and then traveled to the South of France, stopping at every flea market and fair they could. By the end of the trip, Sarah had a container full of goods to bring back to wine country, and on the plane ride home came up with the name "Chateau Sonoma".
Since then, Chateau Sonoma has been featured in many publications, furnished many houses, and delighted many French antique enthusiasts. French Country Style Magazine named Chateau Sonoma's annual flea market "The Best French Flea in America".
When you visit us at Chateau Sonoma you can expect to find an eclectic lifestyle mix of French vintage finds and furnishings, home accessories, bed and bath products with a dash of local Sonoma artisan products; our new location boasts a beautiful backyard garden with many one-of-a-kind finds for your very own jardin or potager. We look forward to meeting you!