Spring is sprouting in wine country! It is time to stretch your legs and get going on the next adventure. We have plenty of events to fill the calendar for your next Sonoma County wine country excursion. See what we’re excited about!
Bubbles & Blooms Festival at Gloria Ferrer
April 9th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
A perfect early Mother’s Day gift or a lovely day out with the girls. Celebrate spring with a day of Gloria Ferrer award winning wines and chef prepared tasty bites, perfect ideas for your warm evening get-togethers! Meet professionals from Flower Magazine and learn creative floral arranging, displays, wreaths, and more! See colorful flower art installations perfect for special occasions.
Talk with local professionals to steer you in the right direction for spring flower / vegetable gardens and outdoor living spaces. Get inspired with DIY tips for highlighting your indoor/outdoor décor. Test your luck winning raffle prizes ranging from floral arrangements to garden equipment! Check out the full days schedule: http://www.gloriaferrer.com/events/
Known for their sparkling wine and spectacular views, one visit to the winery and you’ll understand why Gloria Ferrer was named Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
43rd Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival at Westside Park
April 9th, 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Bodega Bay community will host its 43rd Annual Fisherman’s Festival. Since 1973, this event has celebrated local fisherman and a blessing of the fleet kicks off salmon season. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, great food, entertainment and more.
A favorite attraction is the wine tasting booth featuring more than 25 Sonoma County wines and a beer booth with several local brews. They have something for every palate, from barbecued oysters, local fish ‘n chips, clam chowder, and a variety of food trucks. Live music and entertainers perform on the main stage all day Saturday and Sunday. Artisans and vendors from all over California and beyond offer a wide selection of arts and crafts.
April In Carneros
April 16th and 17th, 11:00am- 4:00pm
Amidst the rolling hills and vineyards in the celebrated appellation of Carneros, a collection of unique and impressive wineries makes up the Carneros Winery Collective. Twice a year, the CWC’s Winery Members host wine tasting events to promote their wines, the region and benefactors. April in Carneros – celebrates the arrival of springtime in the Carneros Wine Country and offers visitors the opportunity to visit familiar and new wineries in the region at special open houses.
April in Carneros is where everyone’s a VIP, a time for wining and dining their guests throughout the Carneros Appellation. One great event, 15 award winning wineries, 15 great wine country experiences and live entertainment for two full days. This is a perfect group getaway to plan. Whether it’s you and your partner with another couple or a girl’s getaway, Beau Wine Tours has many options. We’ll take care of everything to get you there and back in comfort, luxury and safety.
Prelude to Passport
April 22nd, 12:00pm – 7:30pm
At Dry Creek Valley’s first annual Prelude to Passport, enjoy exclusive world-class lunches and dinners with some of the region’s finest growers and winemakers. Kick off the 26th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley with an extra day of celebration. Be part of a new Dry Creek Valley tradition. Tickets are very limited. This is the perfect opportunity to take a wine experience to the next level. Hosted by the winemakers and owners, you’ll be able to break bread with them and enjoy the fruits of their labor. A truly one of a kind experience that kicks off a weekend of the best of the Dry Creek Appellation wineries!
Passport to Dry Creek
April 23rd and 24th, 11:00am to 4:30pm
Passport to Dry Creek Valley was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, as a time every year when the wine growing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. In the 26 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.
Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 45+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grape growers – the generations of people behind the wine and magical ‘Dry Creek Valley spirit’. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs. Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. See the full list of participating wineries: http://www.drycreekvalley.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2016-Participating-Wineries-Updated.pdf
We’re looking forward to helping you plan your next wine county adventure. From the transportation options to the wineries and events that would be the best fit for your vacation.