Ultimate Guide To The Best Wine Events in Sonoma County 2023atamblin
Sonoma County is synonymous with Wine, Food, and Fun, and 2023 will be no different. For that reason, we have put together – The Ultimate Guide to the Best Wine Events in Sonoma County 2023. Below you will find details about each event and where you can buy tickets. We hope to see you and your friends in the vineyards, laughing and enjoying your favorite glass of Sonoma County Wine.
Kicking things off in March is Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting, followed by Sonoma Epicurean and Pigs and Pinot. Be sure to check out the full guide to the best wine events in Sonoma County. Below are the top Wine Country Festivals in Sonoma County 2023.
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March 2023 Wine Events – Sonoma County
Wine Road Barrel Tasting – March 3rd, 4th & 5th
Wine Road’s annual tradition will include more than 50 wineries from the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. Select wineries will open their doors to taste current releases and wines still in the barrel. Be sure to ask about futures, many wineries provide great deals on these yet-to-be-finished wines. One of the best winery events in Sonoma County.
Sonoma Epicurean 2023 – March 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
Hosted this year by singer and songwriter Ciara and her NFL quarterback husband Russell Wilson, this 3-day event will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which since its founding in 1993 has raised and given $290 million in grant money to cancer research. Last year was Sonoma County’s first time hosting the event, and this year’s event is shaping up to be spectacular. Events this year include a live auction and take place over several days at Mayacama, The Montage, The Matheson, and various wineries in and around Sonoma County. Distinguished chefs include Jason Pringle, Dustin Valette, Charlie Palmer, Robert Leva, Duskie Estes, Thomas Bellec, and Mark Stark.
Pigs and Pinot, Healdsburg – March 17th & 18th
In its 16th year and hosted by Chef Charlie Palmer at Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen, this year’s event will celebrate the region’s best Pinot Noirs and how they pair with a range of celebrity chef-made dishes.
California Artisan Cheese Festival, Santa Rosa March 24-26, 2023 – Tickets on sale in January 2023!
A celebration brought together by a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters from the wonderful world of artisan cheese. The festival promotes broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products.
April 2023 Wine Events
St. Helena bASH – April 1st 2023
Appellation St. Helena’s 12th annual bASH will take place on Saturday, April 1st from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at The Culinary Institute of America Greystone (2555 Saint Helena Highway, St. Helena).
Hall Wines Cabernet Cookoff – April 22, 2023 – Tickets on sale 1/16/23!
Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – April 22 & 23, 2023
Live in the Vineyard Goes Country, Napa Valley – April 24-27, 2023
Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner Weekend – April 28-30, 2023
Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Festival – April 29, 2023
Garagiste Festival, Sonoma – April 29, 2023
Sebastopol Apple Blossom Fest – April 29 & 30, 2023
Sonoma Wine Month – April 2022
Passport To Dry Creek Valley – April 29th & 30th
Join 30+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley for a celebration of our land’s viticultural and epicurean bounty and the farmers, vintners, and families that are the heart of our region.
Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Animals, Sonoma County Farms – April 30 and May 1, 2022
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May 2023 Best Wine Events
Sonoma County Barrel Auction – May 4th & 5th
This year’s auction event named “Never Before, Never Again Wines,” is for members of the media and trade by invitation only. Pre-auction events include a barrel lot tasting at Bacchus Landing in Healdsburg, followed by dinners at various wineries throughout Sonoma County. A lunch and live auction will take place the following day at MacMurray Estate Vineyards in the Russian River AVA.
Inspire Napa Valley Spring Wine Weekend – May 5-7, 2023 – UNCONFIRMED
Duckhorn Vineyards Derby Party, St. Helena – May 6, 2023
Pink Saturday in Sonoma – May 13, 2023
New Arrivals from Europe” Cheese Class, Napa – May 16, 2023
Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience – May 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st
Back again for 2023, is one of the best wine events in Sonoma County. Co-Founded by the Sonoma County Winegrowers, the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience will be the ultimate not to be missed Wine County Event. Uplifting the Sonoma County region, this four-day event will celebrate local farmers, growers, winemakers, and chefs, as well as welcome food and wine talent from across the United States and beyond. This year’s event is expected to have 2,000 + attendees, so get your tickets early.
Lake County Wine Adventure – May 20th and 21st, 2023
Lavender Daze at Bees N Blooms, Santa Rosa – May 20 through July 9, 2023 – Weekends Only
Bottlerock Napa Valley – May 26-28, 2023
La Luz Center Cinco de Mayo, Sonoma Plaza – May 1, 2022
Chardonnay Classic, Meritage Resort and Spa – May 20-22, 2022
Best Wine Events in Sonoma County – June 2023
Taste of Sonoma – June 4th
Taste of Sonoma is one of Sonoma County’s most highly anticipated events of the year. With access to more than 60 wine varietals and 19 unique growing areas, Sonoma County’s remarkable winemakers craft world-class wines for every palate. A popular summertime event for locals and tourists alike, the taste of Sonoma is one of Sonoma County’s best Wine Events. This year’s event will be held outside amidst the relaxing environment of the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens.
Dry Creek Vineyard Summer of Zin, Healdsburg – June 6, 2023
Beer Fest The Good One, Santa Rosa – June 10, 2023
History of Cheese in Seven Slices, Napa – June 13, 2023
North Coast Wine & Food Festival, Santa Rosa – June 17, 2023
Taste of Sonoma, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, Fulton – June 24, 2023
Winery Events in July
Dry Creek Vineyard A Midsummer’s Night Party, Healdsburg – July 8, 2023
Deep Dive into Cheese Rinds, Napa – July 11, 2023
Gay Wine Weekend, Sonoma Country – July 14-16, 2023
Festival Napa Valley – July 14-23, 2023
Sonoma County Farm Bureau Love of the Land Celebration – July 20, 2023
Festa Italiana, V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena – July 28, 2023
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Wine Auction – September 14th, 15th, and 16th
A major fundraiser for community nonprofits, particularly around issues of literacy and education, the auction has been held at various venues across Sonoma County and raised more than $1.8 million in 2022. Details to follow as they become available.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair – October
This event is a celebration of the harvest and celebrates the bounty of Sonoma County. The fair includes both professional and amateur wine competitions, food competitions and a world-champion grape stomp, in addition to a grand tasting, which typically takes place mid-month.
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