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Within the past few months, a myriad of new restaurants, cafes, tap rooms, and tasting rooms have opened in Sonoma County. From Bodega Bay to Petaluma, here’s a look at what’s new.

PROHIBITION SPIRITS ADDS CORNERSTONE SONOMA TASTING ROOM

In November, Prohibition Spirits Distillery, a.k.a. HelloCello, opened its first craft distillery tasting room in Cornerstone Sonoma, a marketplace at the southern end of the Sonoma Valley. Cornerstone Sonoma features boutique shops, tasting rooms, gardens, and Sunset magazine’s Outdoor Kitchen and Test Gardens.

SONOMA SPRINGS BREWING RELEASES 22-OUNCE BOTTLES

Two brews from Sonoma Springs Brewing Company are now available for retail sales in 22-ounce size; Sonoma Springs Kolsch, and Subliminal Gold IPA. The company also intends to expand to the Los Angeles and San Diego markets in the near future.

STARTING FROM SCRATCH IN A NEW CAFÉ

Longtime Sonoma County caterers Greg and Tammy Long are now serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays at their new Starting From Scratch Café in the Ag Credit complex near the Sonoma County Airport. It opened in October and the tiny eatery offers omelets, biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches, salads, soup of the day, burgers, lunch sandwiches, and wraps.

MOONLIGHT BREWING ADDS SANTA ROSA TAPROOM

Founded in 1992, Moonlight Brewing Co. has opened a tap room at its brewing facility on Coffey Lane, in an industrial park in Santa Rosa. The tap room is open weekends.

GUERRERO FERNANDEZ WINERY ADDS TASTING ROOM

In 2004 Guerrero and Fernandez founded their own label, Guerrero Fernandez Winery, which specializes in handcrafted, small lots of red wines. The winery’s Windsor tasting room opened in December.

BARREL BROTHERS BREWING COMPANY

The Barrel Brothers Brewing Company, founded by brothers-in-law Wesley Deal and Daniel Weber with their father-in-law, Tom Sather, opened in Windsor. The brewery uses sustainable practices, including donating its spent grain to local farmers to feed their cows and pigs, and trapping all wastewater and trucking it to local farms to fertilize their mulch piles.

BREWSTERS BEER GARDEN

With 32 beers on tap, the open-aired canopy restaurant and patio garden opened in Petaluma in November. The facility includes artwork by Bay Area sculptor Bryan Tedrick, a bocce ball court, a dedicated children’s play area, and live music all centered around a central fire pit. The menu by executive chef Chris Beerman blends traditional Southern Carolina barbeque cuisine with a Northern California style. All ingredients are locally sourced.

SUSTAINABLE BURGERS, SANDWICHES AT SLAMBURGER

Locally sourced beef, lamb, bison, and vegetarian patties are just a few of the choices for organic burgers and sandwiches at the new Slamburger in Petaluma which opened in October.

GRIFFO DISTILLERY OPENS TASTING BAR

Tours of the grain-to-glass production facility and guided spirit tastings in the new tasting room are available at the small-batch Griffo Distillery in Petaluma. The contemporary cocktail bar is located in the 6000-square-foot distillery.

GRAV SOUTH BREW CO. POURING IN COTATI

With 16 taps, Grav South Brew Co. opened in October. It pours eight of its own brews, plus eight guest beers from local Sonoma County craft beer start-ups, and the beer lineup will change seasonally. It is owned by Greg Rasmussen and Corinne Barclay, whose grandfathers were Gravenstein apple farmers and the brewery is located on the southern part of the Gravenstein Hwy.

YOUNG & YONDER SPIRITS DISTILLS INNOVATIVE VODKA, GIN

Young & Yonder Spirits is now handcrafting vodka and gin in Cloverdale by co-founders Josh Opatz and Sarah Fiske. The distillery’s Armont vodka is distilled six times, then purified using multiple filtration techniques. Its Harbor Of Broken Souls gin adds a mix of flavors and botanicals. Visitors can view the process of making distilled spirits — the still, the filtration equipment, packaging, and all the parts and pieces that go into making these products.

TRADING POST BAKERY ADDS DINING ROOM

For more than a year the Trading Post Market & Bakery in Cloverdale has produced artisan breads in a stone-hearth oven. It also sells fresh, local produce and eggs, and other market items. In October it opened its main dining room as The Post, offering fresh pasta, burgers, and duck confit for dinner Wednesday through Sunday.

SINGLE THREAD CRAFTS MULTICOURSE ARTISTIC MEALS

SingleThread Farm – Restaurant – Inn in Healdsburg opened in October. The restaurant offers an 11-course tasting menu customized to guests’ dietary preferences and restrictions. The concept is kaiseki — elaborate multicourse meals crafted as art — and donabe — rustic clay pot cooking. Menus change daily. Owners Kyle and Katina Connaughton also created a 3,000-square-foot rooftop garden above the restaurant.

COPPOLA’S WEROWOCOMOCO CAFÉ FEATURES NATIVE AMERICAN CUISINE

The latest Sonoma County venture by movie director Francis Ford Coppola is the restaurant at the Virginia Dare Winery in Geyserville, which opened in November. The menu features Native ingredients like fry-bread tacos made with acorn flour. Other menu items include bison burgers or ribs, cedar-plank salmon, venison chili, and cactus salad. The restaurant sources ingredients from Native peoples whenever possible, and offers preferential hiring to local tribe members.

ORGANIC PIZZA AT HIPPIZZAZZ

Hippizzazz pizzeria in Sebastopol opened in October. Deep dish, gluten-free, hand-tossed, and thin crust are all options at this family-owned organic restaurant.

ZOSIA CAFÉ & KITCHEN OFFERS POLISH COMFORT FOOD

Eastern European flavors are offered for breakfast and lunch at Zosia Café & Kitchen in Graton, which opened in November. In addition to standard American fare, Zosia offers house-made traditional Polish crepes, Ukrainian borscht soup, Polish pierogi (traditional dumplings with savory filling), and cabbage rolls.

GINOCHIO’S KITCHEN FEATURES FAMILY RECIPES

Sonoma County caterers Patty, Paul, and Alicia Ginochio have opened Ginochios’ Kitchen in Bodega Bay, offering homemade Italian food and on-site barbecue catering in custom-built trailered smokers for breakfast and lunch. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas offer views of Bodega Bay, and the café offers cooking classes and private chef dinners.

TOURS

WINE COUNTRY WALKING TOURS ADDS MEET THE HEALDSBURG TASTEMAKERS TOURS

The walking tours, in Healdsburg and Geyserville, has added a tour to meet with chefs, winemakers, and culinary artisans in Healdsburg. The four-hour tour offers a variety of interactive, hands-on experiences in the kitchens, restaurants, tasting rooms, and food companies.

PURE LUXURY TRANSPORTATION ADDS LINCOLN CONTINENTALS

Pure Luxury Transportation in Petaluma recently received six new Lincoln Continentals, with plans to expand its fleet with a total of 15 of the luxury vehicles.