Best Things to Do in Sonoma County This October

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Sonoma County Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events this month! Less researching and more having fun. Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

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Street Social Dinner with Winemaker Mike Barber

October 1

Sonoma County wines from Barber Cellars paired with a four-course vegetarian dinner highlighting local fare.

More info: streetsocial.social

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St. Francis Winery’s annual Blessing of the Animals

October 2

Bless your pets (all species welcome), in a picturesque Sonoma setting, sipping wine at St. Francis Winery’s annual Blessing of the Animals which supports the Humane Society of Sonoma County.

More info: stfranciswinery.com

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Barber Lee Spirits’ Season of Cocktails: Taco Tuesday

October 4

Taco party alert! Food, games, and a chance to sample six cocktails created by Petaluma craft distillery, Barber Lee Spirits. (Once you figure out your favorite, you can order it as a full cocktail.) And, in case you didn’t know this family-owned distillery just won Best Absinthe in the World at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Cheers!

More info: barberleespirits.com

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Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

October 8 – 9

Music and wine. How can you go wrong? The lineup B.R. Cohn Winery includes: Gary Clark Jr., Portugal.The Man, Thievery Corporation, and more. Proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

More info: sonomaharvestmusicfestival.com

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Cheetah Conservation Presentation at Safari West

October 9

Dr. Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, (CCF) will be in Santa Rosa for one evening to talk about ongoing efforts to save the cheetah.

More info: safariwest.com

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Women in Wine Country

October 13 and 27

The monthly series at The Lodge at Sonoma features some of Wine Country’s most talented women — think winemakers, artists, chefs, and entrepreneurs. In October, Ana Diogo-Draper, Director of Winemaking at Artesa Vineyards and Winery, will lead the gathering in the hotel experience.

More info: thelodgeatsonoma.com

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Cooking with Clay Workshops at Kickwheel

October 15 & November 12

Local ceramicist Andrew M. Kontrabecki will demonstrate how he creates his favorite styles of ceramic cookware, then teach folks how to best put it to use in the kitchen. The one-day workshop is being held twice this fall; once in October and once in November.

More info: kickwheelsonoma.com

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Palate to Palette

October 30

Get creative at Sonoma Valley’s Muscardini Cellars. During this wine pairing and painting experience you’ll discover new wine, nibble on charcuterie, and leave with a masterpiece to remember the experience.

More info: muscardinicellars.com

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