Sep 2

French Culinary Trip with Chateau Sonoma

French Culinary Trip with Chateau Sonoma

auty, france | august 26 - september 2, 2017 

Cooking with the seasons and perusing brocantes is a way of life in France.

Join us for a week-long trip of cooking, wine tasting, and antiquing in the most beautiful, lush part of the country. 

May 28

Annual French Flea

French Flea Market | May 27th & 28th, 2017

May 27th 10am - 5pm and May 28th 10am - 5pm

at Chateau Sonoma

Cathy Stancil Photography

Cathy Stancil Photography

The annual French flea market is inspired from those in France. We wanted to replicate the feeling of flea-ing in France here in Sonoma so that our neighbors and friends could experience what we were experiencing in France.

Each year we recruit dealers from all over the north west to travel to Sonoma to sell their French imports. The flea market allows vendors to showcase their entire collection of wares, which are traded at wholesale prices.

We strive to replicate the ambiance of France by serving sausages & rosé, hosting Michele the barrel organist, and including vendors with a variety of goods. Named the "Best French Flea in America" by French Country Style Magazine, we look forward to another year of bringing France to Sonoma!

May 21

Sunset Celebration Weekend!

Mark your calendars, it's that time again! Sunset is hosting their annual Celebration Weekend at Cornerstone. CLICK HERE for more details + event information! 


When is the event?
The main event will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2017, from 11 AM - 5 PM.

How do I get tickets?
General Admission, VIP, and Seminar tickets may be purchased in advance at, or at the door. (Seminars usually sell out fast, so advanced purchase is recommended!) Taste tickets for wine, beer, and spirit samples will be available on-site at the event. Check back soon for information on all the events and seminars.

Who will be presenting?
We have a great lineup this year that includes Chef Ryan Scott, Chef Perry Hoffman, Chef Ari Weiswasser, Tyler Malek, many of Sunset's own editors, and more great talent. Check back for the full stage schedule soon!

Where can I park? 
Free parking and a shuttle will be available at the Sonoma Valley Airport, Sonoma Valley High School, and Sonoma Town Square. Please note that there will be no public parking or drop-off areas at Cornerstone.

Can you recommend a hotel in the area? What about tasting rooms or restaurants?
Of course! We encourage you to stay the weekend and check out some of our editors' favorite spots in Sonoma wine country.

Is Celebration Weekend an environmentally responsible event? 
Yes! Here at Sunset Magazine we care deeply about the environment and work hard to make sure our events are not just an amazing experience, but also ecologically responsible. We will implement a recycling and composting program to reduce landfill waste and minimize our waste footprint. Our staff will work closely with our vendors, sponsors, and exhibitors to collect food waste for composting and recyclable items for recycling, as well as helping to keep the site clean of litter. What goes in recycling here in Sonoma? Recyclable items include all plastic containers, cans and bottles, cardboard, and paper clean of food waste. Please remember to use these containers and dispose of items in the right bin. We thank you for doing your part to help keep our Celebration Weekend clean, green and an enjoyable time for everyone!

Take $5 Off with code: CORNERSTONE2017

May 5

New Container Sale: 20% Off Storewide!

We're making room for our new shipment of French antiques! 

enjoy 20% off your entire purchase april 28th - may 5th

chateau sonoma market sale

Stock up on your Chateau Sonoma favorites and find the perfect mother's day gift! 

excludes consignment items

10:00 am10:00

The Edible Garden at Cornerstone

In partnership with SUNSET, The American Garden School Presents:
The Edible Garden at Cornerstone

This ain't your grandma's veggie garden. We want to raise the bar on the concept of how we plan and plant our edible gardens, and show you that they can be just as beautiful as any other- and filled with delicious things to eat all year round! Whether you like precise rows, or an impressionistic composition of verdant plants, this intensive, practical course will get you on the right track with simple principles and techniques to consistently generate a multitude of healthy, delicious vegetables (and flowers!). Seasonal focus will be summer.

This course comes with a delicious boxed lunch and refreshments from Park 121, and a complimentary wine tasting to finish the day. Now THAT's how gardening is done!


American Garden School: The New California Garden
10:00 am10:00

American Garden School: The New California Garden

American Garden School: The New California Garden

Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 10:00am  3:30pm

In partnership with SUNSET, The American Garden School Presents:
The New California Garden at Cornerstone

This course is what all Californians have been yearning for: concepts that inspire us to move past the routine landscape and interact with our gardens, think environmentally and re-imagine the lawn. We seek to embrace our localities, and modern lifestyles!  Our gardens should be places of pleasure, inspiration and life. This intensive, practical course will present comprehensive information on the many interacting systems necessary to create beautiful, efficient, ecologically friendly, and locally appropriate gardens.

This course comes with a delicious boxed lunch and refreshments from Park 121, and a complimentary wine tasting to finish the day. Now THAT's how gardening is done!


Mar 26

Bulb Weekend at Cornerstone

Come join us and build your very own Infinity Pot! Learn how to layer multiple flower bulb varieties in one pot to create a season long flowering display. From May through October, your pot will gift you with one amazing flower show after another!

Purchase your pot from Potter Green & Co. and we will show you the rest. We will have an unusual and intriguing display of flower bulbs to choose from. Bulbs cost $0.50 to $5.00 depending on variety. 

The fun starts at 10:30AM each day (Saturday, March 25 + Sunday, March 26) 

Feb 19

Astier de Villatte Container Opening

Astier de Villatte Container Opening

We will be unveiling our newest Astier de Villatte treasures February 17, 18, and 19th!

The shipment is filled with exquisite handmade ceramics and more. Make sure to stop by Chateau Sonoma and take a peek for yourself. You don't want to miss these beautiful pieces!

Astier de Villatte Container Opening at Chateau Sonoma

Cathy Stancil Photography

10:00 am10:00

Valentine's Day Gourmet Dinner To-Go from Ramekins


All heart and no hassle.

Order your Valentine’s Day dinner to go from Ramekins. Enjoy a five-course gourmet meal for two prepared by our chef, packaged and ready to serve.

click here to order




Wild Mushroom Polenta Cakes with Tomato Confiture
Delta Asparagus Spears Wrapped in Smoked Duck with Lemon Aioli, Truffled Mini Leek and Gruyere Quiche


Red Wine Poached Pear and Chicory, Salad with Spiced Nuts, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, and Candied Bacon
Coconut and Carrot Soup with Ginger Créme Fraiche


Braised Short Rib with Red Wine Jus
Seared Pacific Salmon with Salsa Verde, Capers, and Lemon


Root Vegetables and Potato Gratin
Roasted Winter Vegetables with Pine Nut-Sage Butter


Individual Silken Chocolate Tarte with Graham Crust and Torched Meringue

PICK UP ONLY: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
$125 / Serves Two
Please indicate your entree choice in the NOTES section on the payment page.
Place your order today! Call 707-933-0450 or order here.
Orders must be in by 12pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

10:00 am10:00

Closed for Inventory

The shop will be closed on Tuesday, January 31st, and will re-open on Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 am.

We will be completing inventory checks and preparing for the arrival of our Astier de Villatte crate! 

Rose Pruning 101 with Dawn Smith
10:30 am10:30

Rose Pruning 101 with Dawn Smith

Rose Pruning 101 with Dawn Smith

  • Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • 10:30am  12:00pm

DAY: Saturday, January 28, 2017
TIME: 10:30AM - 12PM
COST: $15 per person
LOCATION: Cornerstone! Please meet Dawn Smith in the Sunset Outdoor Test Kitchen at the start of the class.

Please Note: This class has the same content as the one taking place on January 21, we're just offering the class on both days

Come join us for a fun day and a comprehensive workshop on pruning roses. The class will cover pruning methods for floribunda, hybrid tea, English roses and climbers. In addition to methods, we will also cover tools and organic products to control insects and fungus.

Please bring gloves and pruners if you would like to be hands on! We will also have gloves and pruners available for purchase through Potter Green here at Cornerstone.

Jan 16

New Year Sale!

Chateau Sonoma French Furnishings

Stop by during our New Years Sale and enjoy 20% off all in-store merchandise! Upholstered items will be at 40% off!

If you've had your eye on a Verellen piece, or a set of Juliska, now is your chance to snag them at an amazing price! 

While supplies last, see you soon!

Take Home Buche de Noel at Ramekins
10:00 am10:00

Take Home Buche de Noel at Ramekins

Learn how to make your own Buche de Noel with Ramekins Pastry Chef Ben Howley!

All the fixings and expertise you need to assemble and decorate your very own Buche de Noel, a traditional French Chocolate Sponge cake, filled, rolled and shaped into a yule log and decorated with buttercream and edible meringue mushrooms to take home and share on Christmas day!

$95 per person | register

A French Holiday at Ramekins
10:00 am10:00

A French Holiday at Ramekins

A French holiday with Chef Pierre Lagaourgue!

Join Ramekin's french chef Lagaourgue for a wonderful morning of traditional French techniques & cuisine. 

  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Crab Gratin with Green Apples
  • Loin Of V enison with Red Currant Bordelaise
  • Puree Of Celery Root with Toasted Almond
  • Lemon Souflée Pudding Cake

Price: $125.00 | Registration

Holiday Bubbles & Cheese Tasting at Ramekins
6:30 pm18:30

Holiday Bubbles & Cheese Tasting at Ramekins

Enjoy an evening of holiday bubbles and cheese tasting with Chef Sheana Davis!

  • Champagne Rose Petal Cocktail
  • Fresh Chevres and Aged Tommes
  • Select Bubbles and Cheeses
  • Fresh Chèvre T art with Pug’s Leap T omme, Chervil & Prosecco
  • Uplands Alpine Pleasant Ridge Reserve with Champagne Moscato with Point Reyes Blue & Pears

$75 per person | register

Lighting of the Snowmen Holiday Festival
4:00 pm16:00

Lighting of the Snowmen Holiday Festival

Now in it's 12th year, the Annual Lighting of the Snowmen has become a Sonoma Valley holiday tradition! Mark your calendars now, you don't want to miss the 2016 festivities! 

This year, the Lighting of the Snowmen kicks off with a festival and actual lighting on SATURDAY, December 3rd and the display will remain up through the end of December for all to enjoy! 

The event began in 2004 after David Allen, owner of Artefact Design & Salvage at Cornerstone, discovered hundreds of decorative snowmen at a factory in Boston. The factory, which manufactured the snowmen exclusively, was closing, and Allen decided to purchase the stock to use at the gardens. Each year since then, the snowmen have been arranged into a creative and stunning scene that is different each year.

The festival will feature music, kids crafts, wine + beer tasting, delicious food, festive decoration and more! 

Parking will be available at Cornerstone (until the lots are filled) and then at the Sonoma Valley Airport, located next to Cornerstone (shuttle service will be provided). 

Admission to the festival is FREE and there is a $10 charge for parking. 

Please stay tuned for more details! 

Copperi Art Show featuring Wine Country Chocolates
1:00 pm13:00

Copperi Art Show featuring Wine Country Chocolates

Join us for a very special event at Chateau Sonoma. Luis Alberto Pérez Copperi, one of our favorite Cuban artists, will be visiting on December 3rd to showcase his latest work. Copperi's art depicts Cuban life and culture, combining the everyday with the surreal. We are very excited to be able to offer a public viewing of his works, and encourage you to come see it for yourself!

During the event, Wine Country Chocolates will be hosting a tasting of their fabulous chocolates, and we will be serving champagne! We hope you'll join us for a day of art, chocolate, and champagne! 

Copperi Art Show at Chateau Sonoma
12 Days of Christmas at Cornerstone Sonoma
Dec 13

12 Days of Christmas at Cornerstone Sonoma

A season of joyful giving!

Visit Cornerstone for unique gifts and festive holiday shopping in the heart of wine country! Celebrate the holidays with Cornerstone's 12 Days of Christmas by visiting your favorite shops for special treats + events. Visit our 12 Days of Christmas page HERE for more details! 

DEC 1 - The Loop | Kai body lotion sample gift with purchase and trunk show with local jewelry designer Vannesa Tosoni, and Ozka cashmer

DEC 2 - Artefact Design & Salvage | Tokyobay Watches Trunk Show with founder and owner, Dori Isaacs. Tokyobay is a San Francisco company. The majority of their small parts manufacturing and watch assembling is done in the Bay Area. The watches are fashionable, fun and priced well (12pm-4pm) 

DEC 3 - Chateau Sonoma | Featuring Wine Country Chocolates (a custom chocolate for Chateau Sonoma with their logo on it!) and Champagne and showcasing Cuban artist Luis Copperi's new collection!

DEC 4 - Potter Green & Co. | Heart Felt Wishes for Happy Holidays! Potter Green & Co. will be hosting local Felt artisan Alexa Day for a truck show featuring her handmade Nano Felt Scarves and will also be holding a workshop on felted Ornaments. Don't forget to enjoy  a cup of Potter Green's Christmas Tea, created exclusively for them by the Napa Valley Tea Company. 

DEC 5 - Park 121 Cafe | One free coffee and dessert with a minimum purchase of $15 (including tax) 

DEC 6 - Prohibition Spirits Distillery | Receive 10% off of all purchases and a complimentary delicious chocolate truffle made with their Chauvet Grand Orange brandy to anyone who does a tasting that day. 

DEC 7 - Poseidon Vineyard & Obsidian Ridge | Exclusive barrel tasting from an upcoming vintage!

DEC 8 - Tesoro Flowers | "Sachet" on down to Tesoro and pick up your complimentary Fragranced Christmas Sachet with scents of spiced orange and cinnamon. While you are in the store you can enjoy all the holiday decorations and an array of ornaments and gift ideas. You will receive an additional 20% of your purchase in our store that day!

DEC 9 - Keating Wines | Receive 10% off all bottle purchases

DEC 10 - Nomad Chic | Holiday trunk show with Lynn Tallerico Handbags, RYEP, Erika Honig's, and Alice Herbals. Also enjoy homemade eggnog samples while you shop! 

DEC 11 - Meadowcroft Wines | “Meet the Winemaker” Meet the man behind the amazing wines at Meadowcroft Wines – Winegrower Tom Meadowcroft. Tom will be signing bottles and sharing his winemaking knowledge. Sign up for our Vertical Tasting of Mt. Veeder Napa Cabernet Sauvignon (2010, 2011, and 2012 vintages) led by Tom Meadowcroft at 10:30 a.m. AND in honor of the 11th Day of the“12 Days of Christmas,” purchase 11 bottles of wine and receive the 12th bottle FREE!

DEC 12 - Eurasian Interiors | Gems By Emily Howell jewelry trunk show (11am – 4pm)

Dec 18

Cirque de Boheme presents "SOMEWHERE"

Cirque de Boheme is back at Cornerstone for the holiday season! 

November 25, 26, 27 + December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Shows DAILY at 3pm + 5pm (except December 3, shows will be 11am + 1pm)

Adults $30 | Kids (15 years and younger) $22

All shows take place at Cornerstone (23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476) 

More information on Cirque de Boheme here:

11:00 am11:00

Spooky Good Healthy Halloween Snacks + Treats with Chef Hollie Greene

DAY: Saturday, October 29, 2016
TIME: 11:00am to 1:00pm
PLACE: Sunset Outdoor Test Kitchen at Cornerstone
PRICE: $25 per person / Kids 12 years + under $10


Ever make a pizza mummy? How about a spooky spider deviled egg? Get ready, because you’re going to learn how! 

Join Chef Hollie Greene as she playfully works a few extra veggies and deliciousness into your healthy-ish Halloween goodies! Recipes include: easy homemade pizza dough mummies on the grill, a ghoulish dip that's "cheesy" but without any cheese (it's a trick!) and sinfully rich chocolate mousse made with avocados and coconut cream – another dairy free trick…boo! You and your kids will have a ball watching, tasting, and helping decorate your own graveyard goodies, all in the spirit of Halloween fun. 

 On The Menu: 

  • Homemade Pizza Mummies on the grill (demo)
  • Black Widow Spider Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs (demo + samples)
  • Ghoulish Carrot Queso with Spooky Fingers (demo + samples)
  • Ghostly Graveyard Avocado Chocolate Mousse (demo + hands-on decoration per person)
A Night in France at Ramekins
11:00 am11:00

A Night in France at Ramekins

Spend the day learning how to prepare a fabulous French feast from Ramekins Chef Pierre Lagourgue! You will leave with the skills and knowledge to host your own Night in France!

  • Cauliflower Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese
  • Autumn Vegetable Tart with Bacon Marmalade
  • Wild Halibut Wrapped In Prosciutto
  • Pear Tart With Almond Cream

$95 per person | registration

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner | Sunset Test Gardens at Cornerstone
5:00 pm17:00

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner | Sunset Test Gardens at Cornerstone

Be among the first to experience the new home of Sunset Magazine's test garden at Cornerstone in Sonoma, California.  Field to Vase Dinner guests are in for a treat, as Sunset garden editor Joanna Silver will play host to the special few in attendance on October 16.

Events at Cornerstone Sonome & Sunset Test Gardens

Located in California’s beautiful Wine Country, Cornerstone Sonoma is home to many wonderful and innovative landscape designs celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature.

Purchase tickets HERE + find more information on American Grown HERE