What is now the peaceful, welcoming wine town of Sonoma, was once filled with the sights and sounds of rebellion. In 1846, settlers had traveled to California with the hope of a brighter future. Instead, they were met with an oppressive, tyrannical government that denied them the right to purchase land. The rebels rallied together on the very same land that is now the historic Sonoma square, and with their cunning ability, overturned the authorities without a single shot fired.
The same barracks where the settlers sought protection during their daring revolt now shields the original California Bear Flag that was raised over 170 years ago. While Sonoma will always be known as the home of the Bear Flag Revolt, it is now a center for world-class wineries and delicious epicurean experiences. Bear Flag Zinfandel pays homage to the brave, enduring spirit of Californians, old and new, as well as the rich history behind the place we call our home.