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The majestic Mont La Salle Chapel has served as a city landmark since the year 1932. A fine specimen of Mission Style and Spanish Romanesque architectural styles, it radiates calm and serenity and has been used for a number of educational and religious purposes ever since it was founded. The chapel complex also boasts of a well-designed conference venue, while the chapel itself remains an idyllic spot for wedding receptions, concerts and other events.
Jarvis Winery is an underground winery wherein the whole process of wine making is in a deep cave. The cave is parabolic and circular which enables easy movement and accessibility. The stream and waterfall running through the center of the winery helps in maintaining the humidity of the caves while adding to the beauty of the winery. Unique tastings and tours of the cave winery are scheduled every day. It is better to plan ahead, especially during the season weekends. You get to taste six of the best Jarvis wines and you can buy bottles or cases of the wines that you like at the winery itself. All in all, a unique experience wonderful wines make Jarvis a must-visit winery.
Founded in 1823, the last California mission, Mission San Francisco Solano, served only 11 years before its secularization. Today, the mission is part of the Sonoma State Historic Park in the lovely downtown. It is rather small, but theexhibits are impressive in terms of variety and quality, from watercolor paintings of California missions by Chris Jorgensen to flea-market-finds oil paintings and artifacts. The courtyard is anoasis filled with olive trees, walls of cactus and rosemary. Mission San Francisco Solano has also played a vital role in the wine-making history of the Sonoma county.
This is paradise not only for those interested in garden design, landscaping and art, but also for those who love the finer things mother nature has to offer. This ever-changing series of walk-through gardens offers the viewer a magnificent haven in California's beautiful weather. Cornerstone also hosts seminars and lectures on landscaping and garden design.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art provides food for the creative soul. The museum host regular exhibitions and educational courses to encourage those in the community with an artistic flair. A meeting point for artists, it is one of the biggest visual arts organizations in the area. Visitors can expect to see contemporary art exhibits on a wide range of topics as well as attend special events which are held here from time to time. The on site cafe is a great place to grab some coffee after admiring all the art pieces.
You can expect to find all kinds of white wines, red wines, rose wines and hard to find Rhone-style wines at Cline Cellars. The property has three vineyards and an 1850s farm house for wine tasting and other events, including the Cline Jazz Festival and the Winter Winemaker Dinner. Wine lovers can also join the Pendulum Club or the Full Swing Club.