Our Bastille Day Celebration: Our favorite French Cuisine and French Wines

It’s no secret all of us here at Chateau Sonoma love all things French, from antiques to the culture to the country itself. Among our most favorite French things are the cuisine and wine! This year we decided to put favorite things together for our first annual Bastille Day dinner in the French inspired gardens of Chateau Sonoma farm in Sonoma, CA. Andreya Nightengale of Mortar Pestle Cooking will be preparing French cuisine with representation from many regions of France such as Alsace, Provence and Burgundy (just to name a few!) Matthew Goughan of Matthew’s World of Wine and Drink will be pairing French wines for us to enjoy with each course and educating us on the many wines from different appellations of France.

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Countdown to French Flea: Supporting Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance & Face to Face

Just a few days until this year’s French Flea Market! Antique vendors from near and far will soon be making the journey to share their beautiful inventory, food and beverage vendors will be preparing all of their most delicious snacks and sips, and a few of our favorite musical performers will be warming up their instruments so we can all come together at Cornerstone Sonoma for a magical French-inspired weekend!

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Vendors and French Fare: What to Expect at this Year’s Annual French Flea Market

We are so excited to bring to you our annual Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market this May 25th and 26th. Every year we do our best to recreate the ambiance and experience of shopping the best flea markets in France. In Avignon, Montpellier and Bezier there are a multitude of vendors from all over Europe who come together four times a year with an amazing collection of furniture, architectural elements and objet d’art. We have done our best over the past sixteen years to recreate this French antiquing experience and bring it home to you, right here in Sonoma.

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A Mother's Day Tradition: Celebrating Moms Everywhere

One of my greatest joys is being a mother, so Mother’s Day is a special time for me to be reminded of how lucky I am to be a Mom. I struggled for a long time to have a child, and after 6 years I finally had a baby boy. He is nine now and the light of my life! Last year, I decided to start a new Mother’s Day tradition at the Chateau Sonoma Farm – an event where moms can come together with friends and family to do something creative, gather around a beautifully set table, eat fresh from the garden and toast one another with a glass of delicious champagne. We can hardly wait to continue the tradition this year on May 11th!

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Fermob: Bringing A Little Piece of France To Your Backyard

Now that spring has finally arrived, we find ourselves taking every opportunity to breathe in all the fresh air, dine outside and relax in the garden. From simply sitting and soaking up the sunshine to hosting an outdoor dinner under the stars, time spent outside in the warmer months just wouldn't be complete without our favorite French patio furniture from Fermob. Chances are you’re likely already familiar with Fermob patio furniture – consisting of iconic designs that can be seen in gardens throughout Paris – and we are so glad to carry our favorite Fermob pieces in store so that you can bring a little bit of France to your backyard. 

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