Sonoma, whose rich soils mark the birthplace of California's wine industry, is the closest wine region to San Francisco and as a result offers the beauty of rural northern California, along with proximity to the urban offerings of the Bay Area. In addition to being well known for its award-winning wines and acres of vineyard land, the city is rich in small-town charm and historic monuments. In the center of Sonoma lies the eight-acre Sonoma Plaza, a national historic landmark, which is shaded by sprawling trees and bordered by carefully preserved adobe buildings. Property choices in Sonoma are almost endless, from country estates and vineyards to suburban homes in friendly residential neighborhoods. Residents enjoy the local flavor of wine country with numerous community events. From the elegantly casual Robert Mondavi Summer Festival of open air concerts held on the winery's lawns, to wintertime community movie screenings to help raise funds for Toys for Tots, festivities seemingly last all year long. Nestled in the gorgeous Sonoma wine region, the city's unmatched location and rich wine country history combine to make it a wonderful place to call home.