Lavender Season Nearing Peak in Sonoma County

Jun 20, 2017

Lavender is known for its sweet scent and its vibrant purple flowers. The plant is native to Mediterranean areas like Spain and France, but as KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports, more and more farmers in Sonoma County are beginning to grow the popular plant. 

Matanzas Creek Winery was among the first wineries in the North Bay to grow and market lavender on its estate.
Credit Bruce Shippee

Matanzas Creek Winery opens up its lavender fields and lavender barn to the public Thursday through Sunday during the summer as a part of its "Season of Wine and Lavender" event. Tours of Lavender Bee Farm are available by appointment through the month of June.