Sunday April 10th – 'How the West Was Wine' Ticket Contest for West Sonoma County Wineries Open House

Last Saturday’s Follow the Olivet Road was an incredible fun day of food, wine, entertainment. For those of you that missed it, or looking for another value priced day of fun, this Sunday the ‘Wedutton-goldfieldst Sonoma County Wineries’ (formerly Eight at the Gate) are having an open house.

11 Wineries. 11 Miles

Join 11 Russian River Valley Wineries, 11 miles apart. Free to wine club,  (check in at winery you belong to) $20 at the door –  enjoy food and wine and purchase discounts from these producers:

Update 4/8: Please note Freestone & Iron Horse are now not participating.


• Balletto Vineyards & Winery – Stop by to have some Zin stew and cornbread! Don’t miss out on a 15% discount on all wine purchases.
• Dutton Estate Winery – Yee Haw! Come try the famous Estate Chili served with cornbread and take advantage of a 20% discount on wines.
• Dutton-Goldfield Winery – Buzz on over to Dutton-Goldfield to enjoy special savings on current release wines and a sweet treat from Lavender Bee Farm.  Try favorite local purveyors on hand to help celebrate Spring and West County.balletto-logo
• Graton Ridge Cellars – Ride on over to enjoy a 15% discount off wines, 25% off for GR club members. Taste your way through a delicious Chili bar and sample from the barrel.
• HANNA Winery & Vineyards – Mosey on down to HANNA Winery for some good ol’ fashioned cobbler.
• Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery – Trot on over to Marimar Estate to enjoy Spanish Tapas paired with our Pinot Noir – sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds! Your stop will be filled with fun entertainment and special offers just for the day of “How the West was Wine.”taftstreet
• Red Car Winery – Special Open House Offer: 3 bottle Syrah gift package, 30% discount, 40% off for wine club members. Red Car is also offering 10% off cases! Whoa Nellie – what a deal!
• Russian River Vineyards – Enjoy a smoked trout and corn hors d’oeuvre in tribute to the Pomo Indians who once had a village on the winery property. Get 15 – 20% off on all current release wines.ironhorse
• Taft Street Winery – Giddy Up to take advantage of the Open House offers, 15% off bottle purchases, 25% off

Sounds Fun, So What’s The Contest?

Read carefully – TWO ways to win and you can enter both!hanna

(1) Post in comments:

Tell us your favorite winery of the West Sonoma County Wineries, and why. OR

If you have never visited any, which would be your top choice to visit, and wine(s) to try.

(2) Become an email subscriber (existing ones win too!)freestone

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Winners will be drawn Friday at 5pm – only 48 hours, get on it! And don’t forget to take advantage of specials to stock up, buy local, and support your local small artisans!

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17 Responses to “Sunday April 10th – 'How the West Was Wine' Ticket Contest for West Sonoma County Wineries Open House”

  • Here I am again – just can’t help myself. Maybe lightning does indeed strike twice. I’m looking forward to visiting & trying the wines at Red Car Winery mainly because I’ve never been there, but also to try the Syrah, which is one of my favorite wines.

  • Nicole Cvitanovic:

    Hummm my favorite sonoma county winery? Thats really really hard. Lets see, I love Lynmar for the overall experience and wines. I love the view at Iron Horse and I just plain love Merry Edwards pinots.

  • Emily Crichton:

    You had me at “Zin stew and cornbread” :)

  • My fave Sonoma area winery is Balletto! From the people with the Balletto name, to their staff in the tasting room, to the Theresa Chard… FIRST CLASS! <3


  • Tom Cutts:

    My fondest memory of a West Sonoma County Winery would be a long cellared, dark, red from Taft Street Winery. I don’t recall the varietal but I recall it being extremely delicious and dark, absolutely impressive for a wine of 15 years’ age. My mind wants to say it was a less typical varietal, but I may have it confused with a very impressive Alicante Bouschet from Topolos (now Russian River Vintners) which was also very well and long cellared… and equally as impressive. Both wines are exemplary of just how tremendous Sonoma wines can be, standing toe to toe with similar varietals from anywhere in the world.

  • Nikkol Baldwin:

    Okay, so Hanna is one of my faves in the entire county! We’ve been going there for about 6 years or so and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I like the tasting room, I like the grounds. Several times when we’ve gone there’s been a “cowboy” them which is super fun. I think they have lovely reds and I like the laid-back attitude of the employees.
    I’ll say this though, I’ve never been to Iron Horse and winning would ensure I do :)

  • Craig Smalley:

    I would call myself a wine country pro, however I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never visited any of the wineries participating in this weekends event. Each of these wineries, from what I’ve heard, make spectacular wines. This is an event I would defiantly like the chance to go to, at least to allow me to broaden my RRV wine knowledge.

  • shari:

    Did you also need a comment once one has subscribed??… I’ve done so! and also left a note on my fave winery… Thanks for chance to win (x2)!

    • William Allen:

      Hi Shari, two enter to win twice, must comment as well as be a confirmed email readers. Does that clear it up?

  • Joicy:

    The first wild King Salmon of the season at my local fish monger this week, so while the cedar plank soaked in water and the mesquite was graying, I popped the cork on a tasty Dutton Goldfield pinot that I purchased last year at the winery. This may be the only winery of the 11 that I have previously had the chance to visit, so the winner by default!

  • Jason Klafter:

    I don’t venture into Sonoma often….last time I was there was Savor Sonoma last year and it was awesome. I would love to try Balletto as I’ve heard great things and the Zin Stew they will be serving sounds amazing!!

  • Elizabeth Olson:

    I am torn between the stunning Pinot Noir of Dutton-Goldfield and the lovely Syrah of Red Car. Maybe I need to visit them again in an attempt to decide. 😉

  • My fav is Romililly Wines! But now I am dying to try Balletto Vineyards and their zin stew.

  • Gwen:

    Red Car ROCKS!!! Was at Underwood and had a glass of their Box Car and had to find out who this was. They make Pinot the way I like it!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jason Klafter:

    and I just realized that I was entirely off….I thought all these wineries were in Sonoma. Oops!! Well I haven’t been to any of them

  • William Allen:

    Congrats Jason – you won the posted entries.Now for the email drawing!

  • William Allen:

    congratz to colleenNmccabe – you win the email drawing!

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