Festivals

Barrel Tasting – Week One

Friday March 4th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday March 5th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday March 6th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

BARREL TASTING – TWO WEEKENDS…..
March 4-6 and March 11-13, 2011
11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

33rd annual Barrel Tasting along the
Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County
100+ Wineries!

TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE BEGINNING JAN. 24, 2011
$20 In Advance – $30 At The Door
Price Is Per Person, Per Weekend
Designated Drivers are $5
Price is Per Person, Per Weekend

Advance Tickets – Only Sold Online
Advance Ticket Sales end Monday February 28, 2011 at  9:00pm

MAKE SURE THAT THE WINERY YOU SELECT HAS THREE *** NEXT TO THEIR NAME,
IF YOU WANT TO START ON A FRIDAY BEFORE YOU PRESS ”SUBMIT” YOUR TICKET ORDER.

Click here to see the 2010 complete list of wineries & program

When buying at the door, each person in the party must be present.
The winery staff will need to check each person’s ID to confirm they are at least 21 years old,
then attach your event wristband.Wristbands and glasses are not
handed out to one person buying for the group. 

  • Tickets are good for one weekend only.
  • Tickets are good for all three days of the weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) at any winery that indicates they are Barrel Tasting on Friday.  Wineries with an (*) next to their name on the list below.

To taste at any of the participating wineries these weekends,  you will need to purchase the Barrel Tasting ticket. You can purchase your entry on the Friday of each weekend at those wineries listed below with an (*) asterisk. You would then enjoy three full days of Barrel Tasting ( be sure to keep your wristband on).    We gladly replace broken glasses, but lost or misplaced glasses are $5.00 to replace.  

Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.

Barrel Tasting is not a food or themed event. It’s all about the WINE…many wineries offer “futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.

Please do not bring BUSES to this event.
Our wineries cannot handle a group of 20-40+ people arriving at the same time.
To be responsible hosts, to provide an experience worth remembering, and to adequately describe the variety of wines being poured, smaller groups of people are ideal.

Winery staff cannot serve anyone that appears intoxicated.
Generally your entire group will be turned away, if one person appears to have over consumed.
We ask everyone’s cooperation in keeping the event fun for everyone – the winery staff and all attendees.

The goal of Barrel Tasting is to introduce people to wines still in the barrel, help guests learn about wine and better understand what they’re tasting and to offer futures for sale.

Barrel Tasting – Week Two

Friday March 11th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday March 12th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday March 13th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

BARREL TASTING – TWO WEEKENDS…..
March 4-6 and March 11-13, 2011
11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day

33rd annual Barrel Tasting along the
Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County
100+ Wineries!

TICKETS ON SALE ONLINE BEGINNING JAN. 24, 2011
$20 In Advance – $30 At The Door
Price Is Per Person, Per Weekend
Designated Drivers are $5
Price is Per Person, Per Weekend

Advance Tickets – Only Sold Online
Advance Ticket Sales end Monday February 28, 2011 at  9:00pm

MAKE SURE THAT THE WINERY YOU SELECT HAS THREE *** NEXT TO THEIR NAME,
IF YOU WANT TO START ON A FRIDAY BEFORE YOU PRESS ”SUBMIT” YOUR TICKET ORDER.

Click here to see the 2010 complete list of wineries & program

When buying at the door, each person in the party must be present.
The winery staff will need to check each person’s ID to confirm they are at least 21 years old,
then attach your event wristband.Wristbands and glasses are not
handed out to one person buying for the group. 

  • Tickets are good for one weekend only.
  • Tickets are good for all three days of the weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun) at any winery that indicates they are Barrel Tasting on Friday.  Wineries with an (*) next to their name on the list below.

To taste at any of the participating wineries these weekends,  you will need to purchase the Barrel Tasting ticket. You can purchase your entry on the Friday of each weekend at those wineries listed below with an (*) asterisk. You would then enjoy three full days of Barrel Tasting ( be sure to keep your wristband on).    We gladly replace broken glasses, but lost or misplaced glasses are $5.00 to replace.  

Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.

Barrel Tasting is not a food or themed event. It’s all about the WINE…many wineries offer “futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.

Please do not bring BUSES to this event.
Our wineries cannot handle a group of 20-40+ people arriving at the same time.
To be responsible hosts, to provide an experience worth remembering, and to adequately describe the variety of wines being poured, smaller groups of people are ideal.

Winery staff cannot serve anyone that appears intoxicated.
Generally your entire group will be turned away, if one person appears to have over consumed.
We ask everyone’s cooperation in keeping the event fun for everyone – the winery staff and all attendees.

The goal of Barrel Tasting is to introduce people to wines still in the barrel, help guests learn about wine and better understand what they’re tasting and to offer futures for sale.

Savor Sonoma Valley

Saturday March 19th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday March 20th, 2011 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE:

What: 2011 Savor Sonoma Valley – A Food & Wine Experience

When: Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 20, 2011

Where: Twenty-Four Wineries throughout Sonoma Valley

Time: 11 AM – 4 PM both days

Cost: $55 per person for the weekend/$20 for designated drivers. Sunday-Only ticket for $40 per person. These are advance ticket prices.Ticket includes a logo wine glass & access to event tastings at all participating wineries.

Info: For tickets and info please visit www.heartofsonomavalley.com or call (866) 794-9463.

Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) announces their premier event of the year – the 21st Annual Savor Sonoma Valley happening Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20 from 11 AM – 4 PM both days! Twenty-four Wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley will be showcasing the 2010 vintage straight from the barrels, sampling new releases, and offering award-winning wines paired with scrumptious food prepared by local chefs and restaurants.

Meet winemakers, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, peruse art from local artists while listening to live music, tour wineries and vineyards, and enjoy a wonderful wine country weekend.  Most importantly – this event offers guests the chance to take an advance look at what the 2010 vintage is going to be like in bottle!

California’s Artisan Cheese Festival – Petaluma

Friday March 25th, 2011
Saturday March 26th, 2011
Sunday March 27th, 2011
Monday March 28th, 2011

Fifth annual cheese festival promises to be the best year yet with Saturday Seminars hosted by the industry’s top cheese experts and the Monday trade day featuring Ruth Reichl.

The fifth annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival is around the corner and we have an amazing weekend of festivities planned. This year’s event runs from March 25 – March 28, 2011 at the Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma.

The weekend’s lineup of activities kicks off with the incredibly popular Friday field trips. Participants have the option to visit an array of working dairy farms such as Straus Family Creamery, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, or an intimate encounter with the water buffalo at Ramini Mozzarella.

Saturday’s seminars feature industry leaders such as Laura Werlin, Janet Fletcher, Lassa Skinner, and Daphne Zepos. The interactive, taste-driven seminars offer an array of educational topics such as “Curd Pulling” and “Cheese Essentials” to the always sold out “Cheese and Beer” and the effervescent, yet sophisticated “Bubbles and Brie”. Attendees can customize their day however they desire for a mix of fun and informative cheese seminars.

Sunday’s Marketplace will be under the biggest tent to date and will feature over 60 vendors, artisan cheesemakers, vintners, craft brewers, and chef demos. All attendees will receive the signature Artisan Cheese Festival tote bag and a wine glass so they can sip and savor – and pack some to go!

The festival closes out with Monday’s Trade Day (for professionals; invitation only), which features Ruth Reichl sharing her vision of cheese in retail, restaurants and homes. Ruth will be interviewed by author, consultant, and cheese expert Clark Wolf.
A full schedule will be posted to the website in early December; register for updates at: artisancheesefestival.

California’s Artisan Cheese Festival at the Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma
Friday, March 25 – Monday, March 28, 2011

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