Weekend Events in Sonoma Wine Country – May 15-16th

The weather is warm and gorgeous, and weekend wine country and winery events are heating up as well.

A number of great events this weekend, including:

STRYKER SONOMA 8th ANNIVERSARY PARTY

May 15th 2010, 2pm to 6pm
It’s been eight years Stryker has been sharing wine with wine club members and fans! Now get ready for the ultimate anniversary party…Stryker Sonoma Style!
Stryker has teamed up with Stark & Co. Catering featuring, Stark’s Steakhouse, Willi’s Seafood & Rawbar, Willi’s Wine Bar and Monti’s Rotisserie & Bar, to bring you Ahi Tuna Tartar Tacos, Fig & Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese Crostini’s, Grilled Meatloaf Sliders and plenty more, paired with Tim’s favorite Stryker Wines! And it doesn’t stop there!
Boogie down with one heck of a rockin live band as The Pat Jordan Band brings their great sound to the upper lawn. After the tunes, take a stroll under the Wisteria to the Tasting Room where the celebration continues, pairing Healdsburg Toffee Co. decadent chocolates with some special Stryker Sonoma Wine.
Pick up a bottle and make reservations at any one of the Starks Family of restaurants for dinner that evening and the corkage is on for  Stryker Sonoma! It’s Stryker’s way of saying Thank You for eight GREAT years of sharing our passion for wine with you, our favorite friends, family, and club members!
(Make your reservations early, visit http://www.starkrestaurants.com/reservations.html to find the perfect match for your evening.)
Free to club members (& significant other); $30 for their guests. Please email Ashley for reservations Ashley@StrykerSonoma.com

HANNA Winery & Vineyard’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Featuring a Blending Competition & Annual Winemaker Dinner, Sat, May 15, 2010 4-8 pm

Hanna is celebrating their Silver Anniversary with a wine blending competition in our Alexander Valley Barrel Room.
o    Each team’s blend will be judged by the winemaking team of Winemaker, Jeff Hinchliffe, Asst. Winemaker, Marti Quan and President, Christine Hanna.
o    The winning team will receive a three year vertical collection of our Bismark Mountain Vineyard Titan.

Following the competition is a delicious, celebratory & wine paired dinner by ZaZu Restaurant and their celebrity chief proprietor Duskie Estes. Dinner will be served upstairs in our gorgeous Alexander Valley Hospitality Center.
Tickets for this anniversary celebration are $150. Wine Club members are $125.  For more information & reservations, please contact Alexandra at 707-431-4310 x111 or email wine@hannawinery.com

Passport to Sonoma Valley

Saturday, May 15 – Sunday, May 16 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Explore the unique charm of Sonoma Valley, California’s Original Wine Country!

Tour one day or the entire weekend as over 50 Sonoma Valley Wineries present over 300 exceptional wines, delicious food pairings and delightful amusement. Your passport and commemorative wine glass give you unlimited tastings, discounts on wine purchases and entry to Sonoma Valley’s acclaimed wineries and hidden gems not normally open to the public. For more information visit sonomavalleywine.com.

Special pricing extended! $40 off 2-day ticket (price now $50) and $30 off Sunday-Only ticket (price now $40)!

The sun is finally shining in Sonoma, so take advantage of this EXTENDED weekend offer and reserve your pass to tour over 50 Sonoma Valley Wineries! Enter promo code “WEEKEND” at checkout to receive your discount!
Tickets, maps and more info available here.

Open House – Windsor Oaks Vineyards and Winery

Join Windsor Oaks for a casual day of wine tasting on our beautiful 710 estate vineyard property.  Since Windsor Oaks is only open to the public 18 days annually, this is the perfect opportunity to stop by and sip our award-winning wines.  Bring a picnic or order from our list of hot and cold gourmet lunches.     (Drat I have to fly to Savannah to speak at a conference, will miss. )
More details on their Facebook Fan site event.

Check the Simple Hedonisms Calendar regularly for events, and don’t forget you can download them right to your Desktop, Google, or other .ics form calendar.

Have  a great weekend – cheers!

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One Response to “Weekend Events in Sonoma Wine Country – May 15-16th”

  • Laura:

    Um, the Hanna event has been cancelled…just got an email yesterday from an assistant to the winemaker! Sorry!

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