Top 5 Holiday Gifts from Sonoma Valley for the Foodie

Check out these Top 5 Holiday Gifts from Sonoma Valley for the Foodie. Open a nice bottle of wine from Sonoma Valley and buy a delicious gift for you too. Living in a small town like Sonoma, there is an emphasis on locally owned businesses that grow with support from local residents, as well as tourists from all over the world. As much as Sonoma is a global destination, it is just as much a small farming community with fresh, local, organic raised foods and born and raised vineyards that produce the fine wines of Sonoma Valley. At the heart of Sonoma is a family rooted value that honors the land, the time, and the harvest of this community. I dedicate this post to the local, family owned businesses of Sonoma Valley.

1. Wine Country Chocolates – Truffle Club 

Wine Country Chocolates is the creation of the dynamic mother-daughter duo, Betty and Caroline Kelly. They make their “incomparable truffles” right here in Sonoma Valley with fresh truffles being made daily. They have two tasting rooms — the Plaza in downtown Sonoma and Jack London Village in Glen Ellen, where you can sample these divine truffles. I personally love their Cappuccino-Tiramisu truffles. Wine Country Chocolates makes other lovable chocolate items too, such as the dark chocolate mini sized wine bottles. The best thing about Wine Country Chocolates… they have a truffle club. Yes! A truffle club — where truffles are delivered direct to your door once a month or every two months.

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2. Figone’s Olive Oil Co. – Olive Oil & Vinegar Club 

Figone’s Olive Oil Co. is owned by the wonderful Figone Family since 1989. They have a rich history in Sonoma Valley producing premium quality, estate-bottled, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Visit their tasting room on the Square in downtown Sonoma for a complimentary tasting, it is a delight!

The “La Visione Club” is a perfect gift for your foodie. They offer olive oil and vinegar shipments, olive oil only shipments as well as vinegar only shipments, a dose of love 4 times a year direct to your loved ones door. 

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figones olive oil co.

3. Salumeria Ovello – Gift Cards 

I just discovered this wonderful place only this month as I was shopping for my husband’s birthday. I learned that Michelin star rated Italian chef Andrea Marino founded Salumeria Ovello 3 years ago with a passion for creating exquisite artisan salumi. This is a salumi lovers heaven. The salumi is house-made and has selections such as wild boar, lamb, and Tartufo Nero (Italian black truffles) There are whole cuts of pancetta, duck breast prosciutto, and so much more. Have Chef Andrea customize a charcuterie board for you. This year, the rare and luxurious white and black truffles have arrived from Italy. I bought one to shave over my husbands’s birthday pasta dinner. An added touch of luxury. Thank you Chef Andrea!

I hope I receive a gift card for Christmas this year. This is an Italian foodie’s paradise.

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4. Vella Cheese Company – Gift Boxes 

Since 1931, Vella Cheese has been making their cheeses by hand in the founding building just a few blocks off the historic plaza in Sonoma, California. They are famous for their Vella Dry Jack cheese, Monterey Jack cheese – all their cheeses are first class commodities. They have many gift boxes to cheese, I mean choose from. I love their Box of Jacks – half pound blocks of each of these: Regular, Pesto, Jalapeño, & Garlic Original High Moisture Jack Cheese. Five generations of the Vella family and still going strong.

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Vella Cheese Company
Vella Cheese Company

5. Sonoma Food Tour – Food Tour Gift Certificate 

Ranked #1 by Trip Advisor since 2015, this guided walking food tour is a foodie’s delight. Designed by locals who have lived in Sonoma for many decades, each tasting is served from locally owned and operated establishments. Their website says, “Many of our area chefs, winemakers and owners on the tours have put their talents to work for years and only use high-quality ingredients, most of which are locally sourced right here in Sonoma Valley.” The tour also includes a rich taste of the history of Sonoma and its charming Square. Private and group tours offered.

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