This Week/Weekend’s Events in Sonoma Valley

Welcome to a new weekly post on the week’s events in Sonoma Valley. (Calendar information courtesy of Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers.)

I am working to get better weekly coverage for other AVA’s, regions as well.

CARNEROS BISTRO & WINE BAR: GRAPES TO GLASS WINE EDUCATION
Tuesday, October 26: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
1325 Broadway, Sonoma
Sommelier Christopher Sawyer presents “Annual Halloween Film & Wine Pairings.” At the Firepit Patio. Complimentary. www.carnerosbistro.com

DINING CLUB RIVE GAUCHE
Wednesday, October 27: 7:00 PM
Wild Thyme Catering
On the left bank of Sonoma Creek
Presents: World Food Class – World Class Food
A Taste of Transylvania, Frightfully Delicious Transylvania, owes its rich culinary tradition to five ethnic groups: Hungarians, Rumanians, Saxons, Jews, and Armenians living at peace for a thousand years as religious war and persecution covered Europe.

$30. per person, bring your own wine, no corkage. Service not included Wild Thyme Kitchen & Events’ Site on the left bank of Sonoma Creek, 19030 Railroad Ave, between Verano Ave. and Grove Street in beautiful downtown El Verano, California 95433, reservations required. 707 996-WILD (9453).

CARNEROS BISTRO & WINE BAR: CELEBRITY BARTENDER MICHAEL MUSCARDINI
Thursday, October 28: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
1325 Broadway, Sonoma
Michael Muscardini of Muscardini Cellars. Relax with us in Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar as we host guest winemakers or proprietors discussing their wines. It”s as easy as rubbing elbows with the big shots and joining in some educational wine talk.
www.carnerosbistro.com

GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS: WINE TASTING FUNDAMENTALS
Friday, October 29: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Hosted by Cindy Friedman, CWP Learn the art of savoring wine, while enjoying five varietals from the Carneros region. Tips on tasting, proper storage, preservation, presentation and serving will ensure that you leave as an expert in understanding the subtleties of wine. Cost is $25 per person. Call Jackie Ragan at 933-1939 and jackie.ragan@gloriaferrer.com. www.gloriaferrer.com

LANDMARK VINEYARDS: CONCERT SERIES
Saturday, October 30: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood
Eric Cabalo – classical guitar
Continuing their Complimentary Concert Series, Landmark welcomes guests to enjoy the classical guitar of Adam Traum. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Sugarloaf State Park from Landmark’s verdant courtyard with a glass of wine while you listen. Sip Landmark’s Overlook Chardonnay (92 points: Wine Spectator) or Steel Plow Syrah (94 points: Wine Spectator). If the sun is shining, pack a picnic, enjoy a game of bocce, and stay for the afternoon. Children are welcome.

Every Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., guests can hop aboard Landmark Vineyards’ horse-drawn wagon for a Vineyard Tour. Guided by two Belgian draft horses, the tour winds through the estate vineyards and around the winery. Tour Guide Pat Prather, a third generation Sonoma County farmer, adds charisma and gusto to the fifteen minute complimentary tour. Further information: www.landmarkwine.com

NICHOLSON RANCH HARVEST PARTY
Saturday, October 30: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Nicholson Ranch
Come celebrate Harvest with your friends, family and fellow wine AMS entertainment will keep your feet moving to the beat and lawn games for the young and ever-young at heart will be happening on, yes, the lawn. Gather some friends and RSVP for a super end of harvest event! Admission: $50.00, Wine Club: $45.00, Children: $25.00. www.nicholsonranch.com

B.R. COHN WINERY: REMEMBERING MOOSE
Saturday, October 30 – Sunday, October 31: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm:
B.R. Cohn Winery
Moose loved to throw a costume party for Halloween and invite all of his well-behaved four legged friends to come in costume and bob for hotdogs. B.R. Cohn will carry on his tradition this year with a costume party for his four legged friends and their two legged owners. Bring pet food and pet items to the winery and receive a complementary tasting. The donated items will be given to  local animal shelter. Remembering Moose our Tasting Room Mascot and ambassador October 30th & 31st 10:00am – 5:00pm. www.brcohn.com

KUNDE FAMILY ESTATE: HALLOWINEMAKER’S DINNER
Saturday, October 30: 6:00 pm
Kunde Family Estate
Ghosts and witches and creatures of fright. Don’t miss the call of Halloween night. The moon will be full…..The wind will be chill…..This Hallowinemaker’s dinner will be quite a thrill. Come in your costume…..Bring your tastiest date….The grim reaper will be lurking….So please don’t be late. $125 per person, $100 per club member (up to 2) Entree in the Haunted Aging Caves. Contact Information: Hospitality Department (707) 282-1537

Mummy Ribbon Salad with Blood Drops
(Shaved Fennel & Pumpkin Salad with Pomegranates)
Pistachio Buried Halibut & Roast Loin of Werewolf
(Filet Mignon Dripping in Merlot)
Witches Garden Vegetable Sautee
(Appetizers, Dessert and Coffee Service also Included)

VIANSA WINERY & MARKETPLACE: HALLOWEEN CELLAR PARTY
Sunday, October 31: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Viansa Winery & Marketplace
Grab your costume and join them as they transform our cellar into a spooky Halloween party venue! Start off with a welcome reception and wine tasting followed by lunch. Lots of treats, but no tricks! 12 noon to 3 p.m. Space is very limited, so please call 707-935-4740 for more details and to reserve your spot. www.viansa.com

For other events in Sonoma Valley, go to the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers (Simple Hedonisms is a proud member) calendar of events.

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