Welcome to this week’s events in Sonoma Valley. (Calendar information courtesy of Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers.) Please note this is Sonoma VALLEY, not the entire county. See the bottom of the blog for websites for more events throughout Sonoma and the Wine Road.
ROBERT HUNTER WINEMAKER DINNER AT SANTE
Thursday, November 18: Reception 6:30 pm Dinner at 7:00 pm
Sante at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Chef Andrew Cain in good company with many of the Valley’s finest wineries invite you to a meritage of winemaker dinners at Santé this harvest season. Recipient of a prestigious Michelin Star as well as the AAA Four Diamond award, Santé is the only restaurant in the Sonoma Valley to receive these accolades. Only the freshest local produce, meats, poultry and seafood are used to create elegantly simple dishes that let the natural flavors of the food speak for themselves. Reservations are currently being accepted to these inspired exquisitely paired dining adventures. 707 939 2467. Prices vary. For reservations please phone 707-939-2415.
CARNEROS BISTRO & WINE BAR: BARTHOLOMEW PARK WINERY CELEBRITY BARTENDER
Thursday, November 18: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
1325 Broadway, Sonoma
Steve Van Horne of Bartholomew Park Winery. 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.
GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS: CLASSIC SPARKLING WINE AND CHEESE COMBINATIONS: LUSCIOUS LOCALS & SPANISH DELICACIES
Friday, November 19: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Hosted by Cindy Friedman, CWP Savor the pleasure of glorious cheese paired with our distinctive Gloria Ferrer Sparkling wines. Local Sonoma County artisan cheeses share center stage with some of the best from Spain and other regions of California. Cost is $30 per person. Call Cindy Friedman at 933-1951 and email@example.com.
HOLIDAY IN CARNEROS
Saturday, November 20 – Sunday, November 21: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This “passport” event includes special offerings at 20 Carneros wineries. Purchase a logo wine glass at any participating winery and enjoy music, barrel tasting and great food at all wineries, for both days! Here is your chance to visit some of the smaller wineries that are never open to the public, as well as gain access to the “inner sanctum” of the bigger wineries. Great deals abound on rare and exciting wines, as well as the first chance at “newly released” wines of the year. “Passport” logo glass $40 per person. No reservations needed. For more information contact 800-909-4352 www.carneroswineries.org
Wineries include: Adastra Wines, Anaba Wines, Bonneau Wines, Ceja Vineyards, Cline Cellars, Enkidu Wines, Etude Wines, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Homewood Winery, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Keating Wines, Larson Family Winery, McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards & Winery, Meadowcroft Wines, Michael Mondavi Family Winery, Parmalee-Hill Wines, Robledo Family Winery, Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards, Truchard Vineyards and Ty Caton Vineyards.