Meet the Makers
We are excited to introduce you to our Sonoma County artisan makers. We are fortunate to have such innovative producers of high quality, diverse products. Find out more about them here.
Alley 6 Craft Distillery
Krystle and Jason Jorgensen founded Alley 6 Craft Distillery in 2012. Their small batch craft distillery delivers premium hand-crafted spirits from grain-to-glass including Rye Whiskey, a variety of Single Malts, Candy Cap Bitters, grape-based Harvest Gin, and hand sanitizer!
BACI Chocolatier is a national award-winning producer located in Sonoma Wine Country. Jeffry Ross and his team hand craft confections in small batches, using only the finest quality, raw materials, meticulously sourced from small, local farmers and producers - never using artificial ingredients, colors, or preservatives.
Big River Coffee
Family-Owned and Operated since 1991! Harold Henderson developed a love for coffee, its culture and the quest for the perfect cup back in the 60's in San Francisco and then later in Berkeley which eventually led him to follow his dream and start Big River Coffee in Santa Rosa. Kat Henderson offers the best customer service in the world.
Bryerton's Roasted Almonds
You deserve the best almonds California has to offer. William and Rhonda Bryerton offer the best service, the best taste, and the best quality of almonds anywhere. Bryerton Almonds are sold at Farmers Markets in Sonoma County and Napa plus many events throughout the state.
On Christmas Eve of 2016 the concept for Chef Josef's Seasonings was born. After 40 years as a professional chef, Chef Josef Keller has packaged his signature spice blends and they are now available to enjoy in your kitchen.
Cookie ...Take A Bite
The owner of COOKIE…take a bite!, Tracy Mattson, is a professionally trained pastry chef with over ten years of experience working in fine dining restaurants. Her boutique bakery creates cookies that are small, creative and simply delicious. Her goal is to provide cookies that are satisfying and not overly sweet or overwhelming in size.
Costeaux French Bakery
Costeaux French Bakery has been a Healdsburg tradition since 1923. In 1981, Karl Seppi purchased the bakery and in 2005, son Will moved home and took over the day to day operations and expansion of Bakery. Costeaux French Bakery has a vault of awards received over the year for their amazing breads, pastries, cakes and cookies and is a huge supporter of the community.
Gipson's Golden Honey
Gipson's Golden is a local honey retailer and distributor, catering to grocery stores, fruit stands, and the local customer! John started beekeeping in 1987 as a hobby and a way to spend some extra time bonding with his kids. In 1998, his hobby took off and he has been offering single variety honeys. Gipson's Golden is a leading producer of raw, natural, organic and kosher certified honey.
Journeyman Meat Co.
A shop dedicated to crafting Italian-style meats with the same skill and attention that goes into producing wine, acclaimed winemaker Pete Seghesio embraced a long standing family tradition, studied with Italian masters, and secured the best ingredients from local farms to create the most memorable tasting experience in wine country, Journeyman Meat Company. Pete, his wife Cathy and the Journeyman Meat Company team strive to create the best products in one of the world's most bountiful culinary regions: Sonoma County.
LALA makes small batch, artisan jams using low sugar, local fruit, and no artificial pectin. Owner Leslie Goodrich is a leading expert in jam making, preserving, and canning. In 2014, with the start of the Cottage Food Operator's license, Leslie decided to start making jam to sell. In 2015 she expanded her operation into her garage and now has a commercial kitchen and retail store in Petaluma.
Little Apple Treats
Joanne and Dan's love affair with apples began, somewhat accidentally, in 1999 when they moved to Sebastopol and became apple growers. Since creating their first batch of apple cider vinegar in 2009, Joanne has used her culinary creativity to turn their apples, apple cider, and apple cider vinegar into the shrubs, caramels, granolas, and other treats. The apple flavor provides a unique twist on family favorites.
O Olive Oil & Vinegar
On a sunny day in 1995, Greg Hinson did something totally original. He crushed fresh citrus with Arbequina olives and created a new twist on California olive oil. His opus – O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil – was the first of its kind and launched the O Olive Oil & Vinegar signature line of artisan crushed olive oils. O Olive Oils and Vinegars are responsibly sourced with 100% clean ingredients – no chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, coloring!
Carol LeValley & Josh Harris started Rustic Bakery on a whim in 2005. The couple found their passion for baking in a simple sourdough flatbread cracker that Carol would whip up for friends. It is a great complement to cheese and to their knowledge it's the only handmade sourdough flatbread anywhere. Their business includes four cafés and a wholesale division with 28 products.
Sola Bee Farms
The Tauzer family homesteaded in 1861 in Woodland, California. In 2008, they branched into Petaluma and in 1971 Mark Tauzer began Tauzer Apiaries and still works as a beekeeper today. Trevor started Sola Bee Farms in 2011 as a way to bridge the perceived gap between traditional agriculture and sustainable business practices. Sola Bee is committed to ensuring their bees a healthy environment and maintaining a green, eco-friendly business.
Sonoma Lavender Co.
Sonoma Lavender was created over 20 years ago in the Sonoma Valley by Rebecca and Gary Rosenberg at their kitchen table with 50 pounds of lavender from which products were carefully created by hand and sold to a nearby shop. They are now sold at some of the finest gift shops and spas in the world.
Sonoma Portworks is the only winery in Sonoma County that specializes in ports and after-dinner wines, and one of only a handful in the entire state. As a pioneer in the industry, Bill and Caryn Reading like to discover what's possible—whether that means using an unusual grape to make a port or creating unique flavor combinations as you find in Red or Gold Sonomic Almost Vinegar.
While living in Mexico and working as executive chefs at a small beach resort at the tip of Baja California, Jeff and Susan Mall fell in love with the flavors and soul of Mexican chocolate. After many hours experimenting with ways to bring out the flavors it wasn't long before they created a great "bean to bar" craft chocolate recipe. Once they returned to Sonoma County they started Volo Chocolate and have been receiving accolades ever since.