WINEMAKER LUNCHES, DINNER PARTIES AND BARBECUES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013
With dozens of wineries hosting exquisite lunches in dazzling settings, you’ll have the opportunity to break bread with the winemakers that create your favorite Sonoma bottlings. Local chefs (or the winery’s own) create impeccable pairings from Sonoma County’s abundant seasonal offerings. A lovely noontime treat, steeped in the tradition of Sonoma County casual elegance.
$85 per person
FRIDAY and SATURDAY, AUGUST 30 and 31, 2013
Sonoma County evenings are made for sharing a bottle of wine, lingering over a plate of fresh local cuisine and creating lasting friendships. At these intimate winemaker dinners, you’ll share the evening with the winemakers whose creations have earned international acclaim. Paired with the stellar culinary creations of a local chef (perhaps the winery’s own), any dinner you select promises to be a classic wine country evening to remember.
$150 per person
Get fired up! Sonoma’s top wineries invite you to their Sunday barbecues for a more casual way to celebrate Labor Day. Each winery destination will put their own special spin on Sonoma’s top grilled foods while pairing them with the remarkable red wines for which Sonoma County is known. Whether its ribs slathered in sauce, sizzling sausages or killer kebabs you crave – or just a great glass of wine – you’re sure to find barbecue bliss right here in our backyard.
$85 per person
6:00 pm Patron Guest Early Access
6:30 pm General Admission
10:00 pm Event Ends
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, Sonoma County
An evening of wine, dinner and music under the stars. Kick off your Sonoma Wine Country Weekend poolside at the iconic Francis Ford Coppola Winery for a an unforgettable evening of world-class wines, delicious cuisine, live music and dancing to Bay Area favorites Pride & Joy -- all set against a backdrop of shimmering stars in the Alexander Valley.
$175 per Patron Guest
$95 per General Admission Guest
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
MacMurray Ranch, Healdsburg, Sonoma County
Immerse yourself in the food and wine culture of Sonoma County at the 33rd annual Taste of Sonoma. Sonoma’s own Gallo family invites you to enjoy an afternoon of strolling through their historic MacMurray Ranch property while sipping and savoring the very best of Sonoma County’s rich wines and delectable cuisine. With more than 170 wineries pouring their finest offerings, and over 60 local chefs whipping up divine pairings, Taste of Sonoma delivers a once-in-a-lifetime experience for wine lovers and foodies alike. Informative and entertaining wine seminars, lively cooking demonstrations, a chef competition, and much more make this one event you won’t want to miss.
$165- $195 per person
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2013
Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction at Chateau St. Jean
1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood, Sonoma County
Immerse yourself in the intrigue at the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, sponsored by TricorBraun WinePak. It's a fantastic feast for the senses filled with world-class wines, culinary marvels and show stopping spectacles – a wondrous combination of Wine Country elegance and decadence that promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Upon your arrival at Chateau St. Jean you'll discover a bustling Auction experience bursting with a kaleidoscope of brilliant color, seductive smells and sensual delights.
Each dining table will be presided over by a renowned Winemaker or Grower who will regale you with epic tales behind their Sonoma wines. Meanwhile, Sonoma's most revered chefs will enrapture you with a repast designed to express the most thrilling flavors found in Sonoma's freshest seasonal offerings.