Be a Winemaker for a day! This is a spirited competition and winners get bragging rights for a year! Have you ever dreamed about making your own wine? AVV’s Annual Spring Bash is your chance to join a team, sample components and then create a blend. Winemaker Kevin Hall will lead you through the process, then select the top blend. The winning team’s name will be featured on the next vintage of our Wine Club Reserve and each member of the team will receive a magnum of Sin Zin. The blending competition is followed by a gourmet luncheon on the Wetzel Family garden patio. This is a fun, yet educational wine event.
Make your way to The General’s Daughter to enjoy a wine country brunch paired with a curated range of sparkling offerings. Buzzing with opportunities to book an afternoon vineyard excursion, purchase wines from the weekend events, and mingle with featured vintners and growers and guests alike, Bubbles + Brunch will be the ideal setting to hang-out and soak in the glory of a spring morning in Sonoma Valley.
The capstone event of the weekend, the Legends Dinner presented by TricorBraun WinePak showcases ten renowned vineyard sites, with collector’s item wines made from their vines. Legendary author and wine critic Antonio Galloni will share the stories of these historic vines.
Nestled along meandering wine country roads, tucked behind ornate private gateways, Sonoma Valley is home to many exclusive estates that are as spectacular as they are secluded. Signature Sonoma Valley’s Wine + Design offers a contemporary spin on the traditional winemaker lunch, set in distinctive and rarely accessible, one-of-a-kind locations featuring unique design or architectural elements.
Immersion takes you behind-the-vines at Sonoma Valley’s most iconic vineyards – remote sites that few people have the opportunity to visit, let alone enjoy a proprietor-guided exploration of their fascinating nuances.
Taste the incredible diversity of wines from Sonoma Valley’s six distinctive appellations. At ICON: A Grand Terroir Tasting, thirty top winemakers will share wines that define the character of each region. Ram’s Gate Executive Chef, Taylr Behnam, will craft a dinner menu of locally-sourced and artfully prepared dishes designed to highlight these distinctive wines with perfectly paired ingredients. Each wine has been chosen by our highly selective Sommelier Panel for its significance and sourcing. Spend an evening tasting, dining, and discovering the next wines that you will want to add to your personal collection.
Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.
Visit Iron Hub Winery Saturday and Sunday February 16th-17th for chocolate fondue and wine. ($5pp/Complimentary for members).
Enjoy a Zin-Full Weekend, Saturday and Sunday January 19th-20th at Iron Hub Winery. Zinfandel food pairings ($5pp/Complimentary for members) and Zin-Full case specials.
Join more than a dozen local artists and artisans at Carr Winery’s unique barrel room for a night of stunning art, hand crafted goods, live DJ tunes and delicious bites by BibiJi. Free Admission, 21+
Sparkling glasses, candlelight, The Wetzel Family and Winemaker Kevin Hall, along with fellow wine lovers surrounded by barrels of Alexander Valley Vineyards wine – is there a better place to celebrate the release of CYRUS? Renowned John Ash & Co’s Chef Tom Schmidt pairs seasonal ingredients, creating perfect pairings that complement flavors of both food and wine for an unforgettable night.