Best Things to Do in Wine Country This January

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated the top events the start the New Year off with a smile! Less researching and more having fun. Enjoy!

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Jack London State Historic Park 9th Annual First Day Hike

January 1

Welcome 2022 with a round-trip, eight-mile hike to the summit of the park. Considered moderately strenuous, guides will be available to help hikers return to the parking lot at any time, so all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Reservations are required; meet in the Ranch parking lot to the right of the park’s entrance kiosk. (Rain cancels the hike.)

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Annual RejuVINation Brunch at Clif Family Winery

January 1

Welcome the New Year with a delicious brunch from the Bruschetteria Food Truck. Along with regular menu items, selections including the likes of French toast, pimento skillet cornbread, and fried oysters will be served. Reservations encouraged; pickup orders available.

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Sheep Mediation at Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary

January 1

Goat yoga was late-2010’s. The rescued sheep residents at Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary in Sonoma are ringing in 2022 with sheep meditation. Yoga mats provided.

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Sound Bath

January 2

Noise and vibration will be used to support healing and relaxation at this workshop held at the Asombrosa barn in Petaluma.

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Dangerous Games: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids

THRU February 13

From Lawn Darts and Creepy Crawlers, to the Slip ‘N Slide and more, this exhibition at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville is a dangerous blast from the past.

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Bird & Nature Walk

January 8

Lead by docents from the Petaluma Wetlands Alliance, you could see egrets, herons, shorebirds and more at Shollenberger Park. 

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Winter Wineland

January 15 — 16

More than 50 wineries are taking part in this annual weekend of wine tasting in Sonoma County. Ticket holders can visit four wineries a day. Tickets and reservations are required.

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Napa Lighted Art Festival

January 15 — March 13

This free and walkable open-air art festival lights up downtown Napa.

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Napa Valley Restaurant Week

January 21 — 30

Make reservations, tables will fill up fast!

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Chowder Day

January 29

Armed with a map, ticket holders get to explore Bodega Bay one taste of clam chowder at a time. Tasting begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

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