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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Autumn 2011 Sonoma County Events

Fall is a great time to visit the wine country.   The harvest is happening, the weather is great, and there are fall colors in the vineyards.
Here are some things happening in Sonoma County during September, October, and November of 2011.

Sept

2-4  Sonoma Wine Country Weekend - Wine tasting at the beautiful MacMurray Ranch, an auction at Cline Cellars, various winemaker dinners and winery BBQs.  Get discount tix with a Visa Signature Card.  Info

2  Santa Rosa Railroad Square First Fridays - Street festival with food, wine, and music. Info

4  Rodney Strong Winery Concert Series - Jazz musician Chris Botti.

10  Healdsburg Beer in the Plaza.  About 30 local microbreweries.  Info

10  Wine Country BBQ. Kansas City Barbecue Society nationally sanctioned competition.  Lots of meat, wine, beer and music.  Info

14-18  Sonoma Valley Crush Weekend. Harvest events.  Info

23-25  Sonoma Valley Vintage Festival - Held on the town square in Sonoma with a grape stomp, parade, music and, of course, wine tasting.  Info

23-25  BR Cohn Winery Charity Auction and Music Festival - A Friday night dinner with Guy Fieri then the Doobie Brothers, Leon Russell, Sammy Hagar, and others play in the vineyards on the weekend.  Info

Oct

1-2  Sonoma County Harvest Fair - There's an overpriced Friday night event on Sept 30th followed by the Sat-Sun afternoon wine tasting.  Food, award-winning wines, beer, music, big crowds, and more wine.  Info

21-23  Pinot on the River - Three days of Pinot Noir in Healdsburg.  Info

Nov

5-6 Wine and Food Affair - A very popular Northern Sonoma County food and wine event weekend.  Info

19-20  Holiday in Carneros - Winery open house in southern Napa and Sonoma Counties.  Info

25-26  Heart of Sonoma Valley Open House - Holiday food and wine tasting.  Info

Harvest Events - Many wineries have their own harvest parties. Check with your favorites to see if they have anything going on.

Thanksgiving Weekend - The wineries are closed on Thanksgiving Day. The rest of the weekend is usually very busy and many put on special holiday open houses.  Check with your favorites to see if they have anything special going on.

Wells Fargo Center - The auditorium has various shows and concerts.  During Sept, Oct, and Nov. Willie Nelson, Ron White, Lisa Lampanelli, Dana Carvey, and others perform.

November in Dry Creek Valley