May 15-16 in Sonoma Valley
Passport to Sonoma Valley. Special wines, foods, events, entertainment, and usually discounts for passport holders.
May 22 in Santa Rosa
Lots of wineries have open houses. Siduri doesn't have them very often plus their Pinots are some of the best out there and their Novy-labeled Syrah are great. 9 am to 4 pm.
May 23 in Santa Rosa
This is something new (to me anyway) -- a custom crush facility is hosting a tasting of their clients' wines. Ever heard of Calluna, Jemrose, or Westerhold wineries? Me neither. This would be a chance to sample from a whole bunch of small producers. I'll be there looking for the latest killer Pinot or Zin. Event info.
Okay, I know it's not wine but the Beerfest is a fun event to kick off the summer and it benefits a good cause. Thirty-five microbreweries, a blues band, women in tank tops ... Besides the t-shirts at beer tastings are better than the ones at wine events like the one I saw last year, "The liver is evil and must be punished."
June 5-6 in Alexander Valley
The Taste Alexander Valley event is similar to the Dry Creek and Sonoma Valley passport weekends where you can party at 25 wineries.
June 27 in San Francisco
Pinot Days. Want to spend a day trying to taste through over 500 Pinot Noirs? Life is full of challenges.