Windsorís Old Downtown dates from the 1870s, and the advent of the San Francisco and North Pacific Coast Railroad. As the shipping point for a vast amount of locally grown produce and grain, including fruits, grapes, hay and corn, it was also home to two of the largest wineries in Sonoma County at that time. While deeply rooted in agriculture, Windsorís first settlers described the area as, ďA beautiful green valley of sturdy oak trees and grasses that grew as high as the girth on a horseís saddle.Ē The bounty of Sonoma County includes grapes, dairy products, livestock, poultry, nursery products, fruit and vegetable crops and more.
Wine is big business in Sonoma County and Windsor is no exception. Downtown Windsor is located within five miles of 50 different wineries and home to the Associated Winery Systems, the largest wine production equipment supplier in Northern California; and to Windsor Vineyards, Americaís #1 direct marketing wine sales company. Located in the heart of Sonoma County and its $269 million wine grape crop, the Town is now home to over 20 businesses that provide products and services to the burgeoning wine industry, from wine warehousing and making storage tanks, to wine analysis and custom label production.
With such a short proximity to San Francisco and Oaklandís downtown areas, the arts, theatre and a bustling nightlife are readily available to the residents of Windsor. Cultural vignettes spot the city, diversity programs, historical sites, a beautiful landscape and outdoor recreational activities top the list of conveniences available to its populace. With one of the fastest growing work forces among Bay Area counties, Windsorís growth in its employment base is being driven primarily by the need to provide services to an increasing local population.
The most impressive draw to the Windsor area is its natural beauty. Blessed with a mild climate, Windsor and its neighboring communities have an active population with a great love of the open air. Outdoor enthusiasts can find a multitude of offerings within the local national forests and state parks along with city bike and walking clubs.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the beautiful natural scenery, Windsor and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The combination of small town charm within a short distance of a clean and lively downtown make Windsor a great place to call home.
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