Sebastopol is about a 20-minute drive from the Sonoma coast and Bodega Bay. The town is known for its liberal politics, green living, organic farming and small-town charm. It was once primarily a plum and apple growing region but vineyards are now prominent. Famous horticulturist Luther Burbank had gardens in this fertile region. The city hosts an annual Apple Blossom Festival each spring and the Gravenstein Apple Fair at harvest in the fall. The area is home to the wine appellation of Green Valley AVA, and part of the Russian River AVA and Coast AVA. Nearby is the quirky hamlet of Graton.
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The hamlet of Freestone is located west of Sebastopol proper. It was once a stop on the railroad that connects Cazadero to Sausalito. The area was once part of the Rancho Cañada de Jonive established by James Black through a Mexican land grant from Governor Pío Pico in 1845.
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