Weekend Events in Sonoma Wine Country – May 22 & 23

It’s another fun filled weekend in Sonoma County for events; below are some of the highlights and my personal picks.

May Sonoma Facebook Wine Meetup

Friday 5-7  p.m. Roadhouse Winery, Healdsburg

Facebook Wine Meetup meets again in North Sonoma this month!
Join consumers, wine producers, and fun residents (or visitors) of Wine Country, for a social meeting. Many of us are Facebook friends who communicate regularly, but may have never met: lets put the ‘Social’ in Social Media. :)

$10 at the door gets you a glass of wine, and nibbles. This month we are at Roadhouse Winery, a new winery in downtown Healdsburg.
The door prize raffle drawings for wine and other items at 630 pm, so try to be there by then! If your business wishes to donate wine or other merchandise (physical items only).
We usually get 60+ people, so come out and network, have fun.

Lets celebrate this amazing county, its great people, and make new wine friends. See you there!

Please RSVP  here if you can so we can have sufficient, glasses, food, soft drinks, etc.

Longboard Vineyards Mavericks ’10 Reception

Sat 5-9 pm The Tasting Lounge, 5 Fitch Street, Healdsburg, CA

The Mavericks, Everest of the Seas Exhibition has unveiled its latest gallery featuring some of the most heart-stopping images from the epic El Niño-fueled 2010 Big Wave Season. This year’s lineup will include the finest new images from Award-winning photographers Frank Quirarte, Doug Acton, Seth Migdail, Ed Grant and Art Gimbel along with a multimedia slide show and a video recap of the 2010 Mavericks Surf Contest, one of the greatest days in surfing history.
“Everest of the Seas” first made its debut at the Coastal Arts League Gallery in Half Moon Bay, drawing large crowds and an enthusiastic response. The show has finished successful runs at San Francisco’s world class Museum and Gallery, SFMOMA, The Fillmore, The Half Moon Bay Big Wave Surfing Festival and now a return engagement at Longboard Vineyards.

Facebook RSVP here.

Best of Sonoma County Wineries Exclusive Tasting Event

Sun 1-430  3358 Coffey Lane, Suite D, Santa Rosa CA 95403

Vinify Wine Services/Collective is a state of the art custom crush facility located in Santa Rosa that houses some of the best boutique winemakers in Sonoma County. Our member wineries produce wines from highly acclaimed vineyards all over the North Coast representing over 12 varietals.  Join us on Sunday, May 23rd and preview 40+ wines presented in Bordeaux or Burgundy Riedel stemware (yours to keep).

Winemakers and owners will be showcasing their wines and are available to answer all of your questions and educate you in order to make informed purchasing decisions.  Some of our wineries are hot “up and comers”, while others are established, reputable brands producing highly allocated, quality wines, many of which are sold exclusively direct from each winery.

A generous spread of cheeses and other tasty wine treats will be provided. In addition, we will be raffling off a few cases of mixed wine to anyone that enters, raffle entrance is free.

Limited tickets available!  Purchase tickets in advance at $20 per person and save, tickets available here.

For questions, please call Hillary at 707-495-4959 or email at hillary.lattanzio@gmail.com

Some of the participating wineries include: Baker Lane, Bevan Cellars, Bjornstad Cellars, Lattanzio Winery, Pfendler Vineyards, Sojourn Cellars, Westerhold Family Vineyards, Calluna Vineyard, Jemrose Vineyard, Barbed Oak Vineyards, Desmond Wines, Frostwatch Vineyard and Winery, Olsen Ogden Wines, Gracianna Winery, Cinque Insieme Wines

Facebook RSVP

Paradise Ridge Winery Santa Rosa Estate -16th Anniversary Celebration & Opening of Marijke’s Grove Exhibit “Mettle”

Sunday May 23rd 11-5

Join Paradise Ridge at their Open House to celebrate from 11-3.  Releasing the exclusive 2008 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley & the 2008 Ode to Joy, Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. Current release wines will be paired with scrumptious nibbles. Outstanding anniversary discounts will be offered on wine and gift items.

Tickets are $10 per person at the door refundable with purchase.  There is no charge for Paradise Found wine club members.

“Mettle” is the 14th annual sculpture exhibit at Marijke’s Grove. It will feature the amazing work of the following artists; Albert Dicruttalo, Ben Harris, Grant Irish, Michael Maes, Dan Romo, Wayne Shaffer, Raymond Suarez, William Wareham & Cedric Wentworth.

There will be a reception in the sculpture garden with the artists from 3-5 pm.

Cheers!

Facebook RSVP

Paso Robles Wine Festival

After my recent trip to Hospice du Rhone, I am dying to return to Paso for more Rhones, besides the tasting events, manywineries are featuring special pairings, entertainment etc. Just can’t pull it off, having been on the road two months straight.

Info is here.

Siduri Open House

Saturday, May 22nd, 9am to 4pm is our

Join Siduri for their Annual Spring Open House at the winery, enjoy  some fantastic Wine Specials, some great Growers helping pour, and more fun than the law should allow.

This Spring Open House also has the distinction of being the last event held at our current address – as we will be moving across the parking lot this summer!  It isn’t a big move, distance-wise, but it still promises to be a real pain!  To help ease that pain,  a number of wines are on sale, which will undoubtedly leave ess to move!  Those of you who live far away from the Wine Country and won’t be able to this event can share some of the Wine Specials with you as well.  These specials include fantastic pricing on a number of Siduri and Novy wines as well as discounts on some pre-release offerings.  To access the Specials please click here.

Mutt Lynch Winery – See You This Saturday at Barkus!!

Join Us At Barkus!

Join Mutt Lynch on this Saturday May 22 from 11am to 4pm for 2nd annual BARKUS Spring event at the winery.  All you need to know is this year’s theme… Mingle, Sniff, Mingle… who can resist?

Patch is resting up for the event.  And the Mutt Lynch human crew is getting the winery ready for a day full of wine tasters and canine sniffers!  Swing on by and join the fun!  And remember…  $10 admission, which is being donated in full to the San Francisco SPCA.  And 10% of all sales proceeds on the day are being donated to the SF SPCA as well.

For other links to Sonoma Wine Events check out the Wine Road and Sonoma County pages.

If you see me out and about this weekend, say HI!

Cheers!

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