Best Things to Do in Wine Country This March

Looking to fill a couple hours of your day while in Wine Country? With so many offerings in the area, we’ve curated some of the top events in March so you don’t have to. Less researching and more enjoying your time in the area. Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Montage Healdsburg, courtesy of Christian Horan
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Photo: "Napa Valley Float" by Olaf Schneider

Napa Valley Mustard Celebration

Throughout March

Enjoy fine art, artist demonstrations, food trucks, and pop up shops all month long in honor of wine country’s best known spring flower.

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Wine Road Barrel Tasting

March 3–6

More than 40 Sonoma County wineries are taking part in the 5th annual Barrel Tasting weekend. Tastings are by reservation only.

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Charcuterie Class at Carneros Resort and Spa

March 5

Enjoy a glass a local wine while learning how to create a delicious charcuterie board with cured meats, sweet jams, fresh fruit and housemade mustard.

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Reimagining Sondheim

March 6

The recently deceased, legendary musical and film composer and lyricist is honored by fifty composers who came together to interpret his works, as played by pianist Anthony De Mare.

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Photo: Courtesy of Bricoleur Vineyards

Family Style with Bricoleur

March 11

Come with your friends and family — you can even bring the dog —for an evening of wine, charcuterie, salads, wood-fired pizza, and pasta. Can’t make it in March? Family style nights are planned monthly through fall.

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Second Annual Chardonnay Day at Cakebread Cellars

March 19

Sip, stroll, and savor bites paired with Chardonnay and red wine too!

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Photo: Courtesy of Sonoma County Farm Bureau

32nd Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest

March 19

Presented by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, the crab feed supports scholarships, agricultural education, and advocacy programs.

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Sunday Fundays at Bacchus Landing

March 20

Celebrate the first day of spring at Bacchus Landing. Sunday Fundays, held throughout spring and summer, feature Sonoma County’s best food trucks. There’s a different delicious rig every weekend, giving you the perfect excuse to come back again and again.

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Photo: Courtesy of Kieth Flood

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 23–27

Eating, drinking and movie-watching are built-in to an event in downtown Among many other events, iconic chef and TV host Jacques Pépin will be honored in person with the first-ever Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) Culinary Excellence Award and chef Joanne Weir, headlines Joanne Weir’s Plates & Places Lunch.

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Barrel Tasting & New Release Party at V. Sattui Winery

March 26

Taste the 2021 vintage straight from the barrel along with new releases and previous award winning wines. Arrive hungry — the menu includes delicious dishes the likes of Cuban chicken skewers, Coq au Vin, and chicken parmesan meatballs. There will be live music too.

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Revolution Hike + Yoga at Notre Vue Estate Winery and Vineyards

March 27

Enjoy a view of the Russian River Valley while practicing your Warrior pose. After class, sip on a complimentary tasting from the Windsor winery.

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Sonoma Epicurean

March 31–April 3

A weekend full of activities and symposiums, Sonoma Epicurean features hand-on events with renown wine country chefs and winemakers the likes of Charlie Palmer, Dustin Valette, Francis Ford Coppola, and Jesse Katz. Proceeds benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Events take place throughout Sonoma County, with the Montage Healdsburg is hosting workshops and seminars that benefit cancer research.

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SingleThread X Atomix

March 31

In what can only be billed as a one-night only battle of the coupled-up (Michelin) stars, husband and wife team Connaughton of three-Michelin starred SingleThread host two-Michelin starred husband and wife team Park (Chef JP and Ellia Park) of New York’s Atomix, reciprocity for when the Healdsburg team cooked at the Park’s restaurant in 2019.

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