One of my favorite things about the holiday season? All the wine events, specials, bundles and promotions. You need wine for your table, entertaining, and if you have lucky friends, for gifts.
Regular followers will recall my ongoing mantra about wine events needing to evolve. I am sick of big wine walk around tastings with 500 wines to try, and I am getting over driving all over the place for bracelet events. Oddly, many wine regions DON”T do a walk around tasting (Dry Creek Valley did a great one once, and stopped.)
An ideal, interesting event: Gather wineries together in a modest size in one place, let me taste the wines AND if I like them, BUY them. Ideally, be able to take them home right away, but for some reason the ABC seems to think that is evil…even though I can go to Safeway and fill up my cart. Unless you have a special permit, or are on property like Ft Mason that is Federal, not State.
At this unique venue, you’ll have unprecedented access to over 35 Sonoma Valley wineries all in one place. Gathered together are some of Sonoma Valley’s most celebrated wineries – many small production or closed to the public – for an opportunity taste and purchase new releases, special collections and hard-to-find vintages.
Enjoy special wine and holiday food pairings prepared by El Dorado Kitchen, ESTATE, Santé, the girl + the fig and Truffle Gateau while learning about holiday meal planning and pairing from sommeliers: Christopher Sawyer, Gillian Balance and James Dick.
Wine Country Photo Booths will be there to capture festive pictures owhile you enjoy the event. Plus, you can have your wine purchases packed and shipped to your home by Premier Wine Shipping. Start your holiday celebrations in true Sonoma style at Sonoma Valley Wine Market!
Tickets are only $35 a piece, less than a day of Tasting Room Fees and lunch! Event is 12-4 this Saturday December 3rd at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall.
Use promo code LOCALS and save $10 off of the regular ticket price!
For those treasure seekers looking for something a bit more rare like large format bottles or hard to find verticals, go to the online auction at www.SonomaValleyWineMarket.BiddingForGood.com
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Contest ends at 330 sharp Friday Dec 2nd! Watch for updates. If your name isn’t posted in comments on Simple Hedonisms, you didn’t win, but you can still use the discount code to save $10!
Simple Hedonisms will be there live covering, cheers!
- Akóma Zoúme at Mountain Terraces Vineyard
- Annadel Estate Winery
- Beltane Ranch
- Bennett Valley Cellars
- BR Cohn Winery
- Canihan Family Wines
- Charles Creek Vineyards
- Chateau St. Jean Winery
- CLARBEC Wine
- Dane Cellars
- DUNSTAN Wines
- Eric K. James Vineyards
- Eric Ross Vineyards & Winery
- Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
- Gundlach Bundschu Winery
- Hamel Family Wines
- Haywood Estate Winery
- Idell Family Vineyards
- Larson Family Winery
- Mulas Family Vineyards
- Muscardini Cellars
- R2 Wine Company
- Roessler Cellars
- Stone Edge Farm
- Three Sticks Wines
- Tin Barn Vineyards
- Westerhold Family Vineyards