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 this month. Less researching and more having fun. Cheers!
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“Sip & Savor Sundays” Food Truck Series at Bacchus Landing
Sundays through October 23rd
Kendall-Jackson Inaugural Kentucky Derby® Party
Celebrate the 148th Run for the Roses in Sonoma County Wine Country! Planned festivities include large-screen viewing of Kentucky Derby day races, an on-site milliner creating unique hats, Southern cuisine, and of course, wine. Event proceeds benefit Sonoma County’s Meals on Wheels program.
More info: kj.com
California Artisan Cheese Festival
After a two-year hiatus, this delicious celebration of California artisan cheese returns to Santa Rosa. Come hungry, there will be more than 100 award-winning cheeses to taste!
More info: artisancheesefestival.com
Afternoon Tea at Ackerman Heritage House
May 7th – 8th
Sip organic tea while nibbling on finger sandwiches and sweet treats, steps from downtown Napa, at a Queen Anne Victorian that dates back to the late 1800s. Do we need to remind you Mother’s Day is coming?
More info: ackermanfamilyvineyards.com
The Grand Barrel Party at Castello di Amorosa
Taste more than 30 wines, take part in a blind tasting challenge, and watch how wine barrels are made in a Tuscan-style castle. Along with seasonal bites, there will be live music and complimentary shuttles running to downtown Calistoga.
More info: castellodiamorosa.com
Stars of the Sonoma Serengeti at Safari West
This annual fundraiser in Santa Rosa — complete with wine, bites and wild encounters — supports educational programming for underserved children in schools and hospitals across the country. In-person tickets are limited, but folks are also welcome to tune in virtually.
More info: safariwest.com
Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience
May 20th – 22nd
Celebrating the best of Sonoma County, the first-ever festival will showcase winemakers, chefs, farmers, and more. Events will be take place at a number of locations including the Montage Healdsburg.
More info: healdsburgwineandfood.com
BottleRock Napa Valley
May 27th – 29th
May 20th – 22nd
Hike Pine Ridge Vineyards
Learn about sustainable farming techniques during a moderately challenging hike through terraced hillside vineyards in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. The hike ends in the winery’s demonstration vineyard and includes a box lunch. Additional hikes are planned in June and July.
More info: pineridgevineyards.com