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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring (Apr-May) Wine Events in Sonoma

The big wine-related events in Sonoma County for April and May 2011.  Spring is a great time to visit the wine country!

Apr 2  Taste of Olivet Road winery open house (just west of Santa Rosa).  Or you can sing along, "Follow the Olivet Road." This is a new event.  Info

Apr 2  Pick of the Vine wine tasting benefit for seniors. Info

Apr 10 How the West Was Wine.  West Sonoma County winery open house with food and discounts.  Info

Apr 16-17 April in Carneros open house at wineries in southern Napa and Sonoma Counties. A really fun event for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers.  Info

Apr 30-May 1 Passport to Dry Creek Valley open house with food, wine and music. A great, if a little expensive, event.  Info

May 14-15 Sonoma Valley Reserve.  A pricey, but exclusive group of specialized guided tours. This appears to be a new event replacing the Sonoma Valley Passport weekend.  Info

May 20-22 Taste Alexander Valley.  Wine, food, and entertainment. Similar to Dry Creek's passport event, but less well-known and a bit less expensive.  Info

Plus there are various Easter,Cinco de Mayo, and Mother's Day events going on.

And if you get bored with all the wine there's the Ferrari Challenge at Infineon Raceway Apr 28-May 1. Prepare to see red!
Image from infineonraceway.com