Sonoma County is a world unto itself. Its defining landscape combines scenic beauty and agricultural abundance. It is urban sophistication in an idyllic, rural setting. It is a destination, a haven, a state of mind and a way of life.

Sonoma Magazine captures and celebrates the Sonoma landscape and lifestyle. With a fresh curatorial point of view, intelligent and prescient writing and gorgeous visuals, the magazine explores the wine and the vineyards, the beautiful homes, the great and abundant outdoors, the cuisine, the personalities, the music, the cultural attractions and the style.

Sonoma Magazine is for for those who live here, and for those who wish they did; for those who’ve just relocated here and for those who are making plans to visit. Elegant and informed, the magazine appeals to the hearts and minds of readers who want to take this unique place home with them.


President & Publisher Michael Zivyak

Editor-in-Chief Catherine Barnett

Digital Editor Sofia Englund

Creative Director Mary Garnish Bauman

Managing Editor Linda Murphy

Photo Editor Chad Surmick

Production Editor Diane Holt

Associate Editor Brett Wilkison

Staff Writers Janet Balicki, Meg McConahey, Heather Irwin, Guy Kovner, Crissi Langwell, Peg Melnik, Diane Peterson, Chris Smith, Robert Stone, Dan Taylor

Contributing Writers John Beck, Virginie Boone, Tina Caputo, Jeff Cox, Jessie Fetterling, Kathleen Hill,
Michele Anna Jordan, Carole Kelleher, Pat McConahay, Christina Molcillo, Bob Padecky, Courtney Paige, Julie Fadda Powers, Amy K. Schaus. Carey Sweet

Staff Photographers John Burgess, Christopher Chung, Conner Jay, Alvin Jornada, Kent Porter, Beth Schlanker

Contributing Photographers Erik Castro, William Duke, Rebecca Gosselin, Chris Hardy, Jeremy Portje

Contributing Designer George Millener

Contributing Illustrator Ryan Mesheau

Design Consultant Sarah Anderson

Co-Founders Bill Lynch, Jim Lynch


Digital Director Annika Toernqvist

Manager Digital Development Heather Irwin

Production Director Mark Flaviani

Circulation Consultant Jane Ferguson Gibbons

Newsstand Consultant Alan Centofante

Human Resource Director Emily DeBacker

Accounting Manager Yijie Shinn

Production Coordinator Janina Gray


Subscriptions 855-850-0991 or go to sonomamag.com/subscribe

Magazine Content Linda Murphy (Managing Editor) linda.murphy@pressdemocrat.com

Digital Content Sofia Englund (Digital Editor) sofia.englund@pressdemocrat.com

Advertising Michael Zivyak (President & Publisher) michael.zivyak@pressdemocrat.com