Thinking of visiting Napa and Sonoma Wine Country this year and want to avoid peak season crowds? Consider a visit during the Spring or early Summer. Although both areas are popular year-round tourist destinations, wine country tends to be especially busy from late summer to mid-October during harvest “crush” season.
Take a fun Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco and enjoy a leisurely day of wine-tasting in California’s historic wine country. No need to worry about drinking and driving. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach across the Golden Gate Bridge to scenic Napa and Sonoma Valley. And yes… there’s free Wi-Fi onboard, as well as an expert friendly narrated tour guide to answer any questions and keep you entertained as you wind your way through picturesque wine country. Continue reading →
Enjoy Premier Wine-Tasting (150+ wineries), Chef Demos and Workshops, Food-Tasting, Art Reception, Barnyard Animals, Pumpkin-Carving and Painting, World Championship Grape Stomp Competition and many more fun events and activities. Tasting Pavilion Tickets for adults 21 and over.
Internationally recognized as the “largest wine event in Sonoma County,” the weekend brings together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, as well as some of the county’s best chefs . Enjoy Winemaker Lunches, Winemaker Dinners, Winery BBQs, Wine Auction… and more! Visit Sonoma Wine Country website for more info on schedule and tickets.
This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Napa Valley and Sonoma present a bounty of new opportunities to taste wine and learn about wine with food. Exploring wine country in Northern California is a delicious blend of the new and the historic.
A Napa Valley winery owned by an heir to the Coors beer company and the unveiling of several renovated tasting rooms lead the news for wine country. We’ll begin our vinous journey in Napa Valley and then venture to Sonoma County.
Foodies and wine lovers won’t want to miss Sonoma Valleys’ “Feast of the Olive Dinner.” The annual event attracts olive, food and wine aficionados from around the world. Join 19 premier Sonoma Valley chefs and winemakers for an exquisite multi-course meal of olive-inspired culinary creations, paired with award-winning Sonoma Valley wines.
Enjoy dining at one of three large candlelit dinner tables set in Ramekins Culinary School’s stunning Vineyard Room. Each table will have a dedicated team of local executive chefs who will collaborate and prepare an extraordinary five-course dinner, reflecting each chef’s individual cooking style. 6pm-10pm
Don’t wait until harvest season to visit Sonoma. Sonoma Valley Olive Season, during January and February, are perfect times to plan a day trip or weekend getaway. The valley is filled with fun olive-related activities and events – everything from cooking demos, workshops and art exhibits, to the “Feast of the Olive Dinner” (multi-course olive-inspired culinary creations, paired with award-winning Sonoma Valley wines)… there’s even a Ferrari Festival!