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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September-October Events in Sonoma County

Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Autumn means grape harvest time and numerous celebrations to go along with all the hard work.  Here are some goings on I know of in Sonoma County.
Labor Day events were already posted in this blog on 8/22/10.

Sept 10 Inman Family Wines Grand Opening
They've been open, sort of, but maybe the tasting bar is done for the official grand opening.  Check out the eco-friendly building and the Pinot Noirs.  Website

Sept 10-11 Cloverdale Car and Motorcycle Show
A true small town event. Friday night cruise and sock hop.  Saturday show--with food, beer, and wine, of course.  Website

Sept 11  Beer in the (Healdsburg) Plaza
About 30 breweries and live music.  I'll be there!  Website

Sept 11-12  Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival
Jazz on Saturday; rock and blues on Sunday.  On the river in Guerneville.   Website

Sept 15-19  Sonoma Valley Crush
Various wineries have different crush-related events such as Kenwood Vineyards', "Compare fresh pressed grape juice with our current reserve wines".  All events priced separately. Website

Sept 15-26  Wine Country Film Festival
World Cinema, food, and, of course, wine.  Website

Sept 16 Healdsburg Crush Festival
Food and wine tasting.  Website

Sept 25  Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Night
Oscar night for the growers and winemakers. Tuxedos, evening dresses, cellar boots, and local drama.  Website

Sept 25  Taste of Petaluma
Food, wine and beer from local purveyors.   Website

Sept 25-26  Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
In the Sonoma Plaza.  Wine, food, music, art, grape stomp, and even a parade.   Website

Oct 1-3  Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Taste 500 or so award winning wines. It gets hot, crowded, and noisy, but I go every year because I always find some new hot winery or killer wine.  Website

Oct 9-10  B.R. Cohn Winery Fall Music Festival
Rock in the vineyards.  The Doobie Brothers and Eddie Money are this year's headliners. Website

Oct 14-17 Napa Sonoma Wine and Food Festival
This is a new event of multiple goings on at multiple locations.  A quick Google search showed several sites selling discounted tickets.   Website

Oct 23-24 Pinot on the River
Pinots from 100 wineries.  Website

Numerous individual wineries are having their own harvest events such as BBQs, harvest tours, grape stomps, dinners. etc.  Check the websites of your favorites.