The intimate and relaxed setting of The Bay View Restaurant & Lounge is the ideal backdrop for our monthly “Dinner with the Winemaker” series. It’s the perfect opportunity to talk one-on-one with Carol Shelton while enjoying a variety of award-winning wines and locally grown foods.
Strum & Spirits with David Victor
(formerly of BOSTON)
Strum & Spirits at the Firehouse Arts Center -Sep 27, 2017 - Pleasanton
What do you get when you combine beginning group guitar lessons, wine, storytelling and rock & roll in a relaxed and social environment?Group Guitar Lesson. Adult Beverages, including Wild Thing Old Vine Zinfandel!
An entertaining evening of musical interaction great for beginners interested in a fun way to discover the guitar and music!
Bodega Seafod, Art & Wine Festival
10 am to 6 pm, Saturday, August 26th
10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Location: Watts Ranch, 16855 Bodega Hwy, Bodega, California
Held on a rugged, rural ranch, a few miles inland from the spectacular Sonoma Coast, the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is both sophisticated and down-home. It has garnered the reputation for being one of the premier art, wine/beer and food festivals in California. This annual benefit attracts thousands of foodies, art aficionados, wine and beer connoisseurs and music lovers to picturesque Watts Ranch in the village where Alfred Hitchcock once filmed his classic thriller, “The Birds.”
If you love food, and especially seafood, this is a festival for you. Check out the barbecued oysters, crab cakes, Key Lime calamari, fish tacos, albacore wrapped in bacon, grilled salmon and fish and chips. These are just a few seafood options. For those non-seafood eaters plenty of meat, chicken and vegetarian options to please all pallets, as well as delectable sweet treats.
This is a fun family event so there are jumps, slides and rockwall, face painting, as well as ceramic painting for kids. We have the “color-in giant mural” for all ages. It depicts many favorite photographs shot at the festival over the years which have been converted into black and white images to fill in with washable paints: an art project for all our visitors. Our beneficiary, Stewards of the Coast & Redwoods, have wonderful, interactive, environmental displays for the whole family as well.
A portion of the proceeds from the event supports two vital non-profits — Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, which works in partnership with the California State Parks in the Russian River/Sonoma Coast region, as well as the Bodega Volunteer Fire Department.
Taste of Sonoma: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
12 pm to 4 pm, Saturday, September 2nd
Sunday Program Cancelled! All events will be combined with the Saturday programming.
Location: Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa, California
Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Sonoma County’s esteemed wine country, the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University offers an exciting new location for an event where Sonoma County’s top winemakers, growers and chefs come together to celebrate the region’s finest wine and food.
At Taste of Sonoma at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University you’ll taste your way through a microcosm of Sonoma County’s most incredible flavors. Over 200 wineries pour literally thousands of wines. Over 60 local chefs concoct their most perfect pairings. All set within the backdrop of musical inspiration.
Plus, you’re invited to experience seminars and demonstrations that cover a wide range of topics from terroir to technique, as well as chef’s tips and tricks. Taste of Sonoma is THE wine event of the year, and it promises a weekend filled with fabulous wine, food and fun. New this year, enjoy Taste of Sonoma for TWO days! Saturday, gates are open from 12pm to 4pm and Sunday gates are open from 11am to 3pm. Club Reserve ticket holders also receive exclusive VIP access to Taste of Sonoma on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm, before the event opens to the general public.
Winesong Wine & Food Tasting
11 am to 2 pm, Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Location: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens,
Stroll through the lush Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens while enjoying vintages poured by world-class wineries from Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, and beyond, and food from 50 of the finest regional finest food purveyors (see list of wineries and food below). The tasting is accented by various music groups performing a variety of styles including jazz, classical, blues, calypso and folk rock.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Friday, October 6th
Gate: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Grand Tasting: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday/Sunday, October 7th & 8th
Gate: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grand Tasting: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Sonoma County Event Center, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. Santa Rosa, CA 95404
In 2017, the Harvest Fair will mark it’s 43rd year of showcasing our county’s grand harvest which continues to result in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. In 2015, with over 26,000 votes, the Harvest Fair was voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County bestowed by The Press Democrat readers. Each October, thirsty travelers from across the entire US, are beckoned to Santa Rosa to participate in a complete farm to table experience, inspired by the county’s hard working farmers, ranchers, vintners and producers.
Inn at the Tides Winemaker Dinner
Friday, October 20th
7:00 PM - RESERVATIONS (800) 541-7788
Location: Inn at the Tides, Bodega Bay, California
No-Host Reception: 6:30 pm / Dinner: 7:00 pm
Special room rates available for winemaker dinner guests.
For Winemaker Dinner and/or room reservations please call 707.875.2751 or Email: email@example.com
Wine & Food Affair
November 4th & 5th
Tickets on Sale September 1, 2017!
Location: Carol Shelton Wines, Santa Rosa, California
Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County!
Join us for a weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe available online, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.
Ticket holders will receive their tasting glass and wristband upon check-in.
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival: Grand Tasting
Starting at Noon on Saturday, November 18th
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
The Grand Finale of the sizzling seven-day festival is the star-studded Grand Tasting on the Embarcadero Marina Park North behind Seaport Village. Take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California