Best Things to Do in Wine Country This November

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 so you don’t have to. Less researching and more having fun in the area. (And maybe getting a jumpstart on the holidays!) Enjoy!

Featured Photo: Holiday Lights, courtesy of Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau
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Photo: Courtesy of Sonoma County Museum

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Exhibition, Museum of Sonoma County

November 1 – 7

Celebrated on November 1st and 2nd throughout Latin America, the holiday originated in Mexico. The Sonoma County Museum’s Día de los Muertos exhibition features artwork and altars created by local artists and collectors.

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Photo: Courtesy of Carneros Resort and Spa

Vinyl & Wine

November 5

Sonoma County wineries Gundlach Bundschu and Abbott’s Passage will be at Carneros Resort and Spa pouring their favorites while classic vinyl spins in the background. Reservations are not required. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

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Photo: Courtesy of Wine & Food Affair

23rd Annual Wine & Food Affair

November 5 – 7

More than 30 Sonoma County wineries are taking part in the yearly event and attendees can visit up to five wineries each day with reservations. There are also a number of wine dinners and receptions to choose from. Tickets are limited, so act fast and put Winter WINEland on the calendar for January. (Don’t worry, we’ll remind you!)

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Jordan Estate Hiking Adventure

November 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14

Vineyards, olive orchards, and pollinator sanctuaries for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are just a few of the things you’ll see during the moderately strenuous four-mile hike on the Jordan Estate in Healdsburg. The excursion ends on the winery terrace with a charcuterie and wine picnic.

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Mindful Meditation and Yoga at Harvest Inn

November 6, 13

Bring gratitude and intention to your day in wine country with a guided meditation and yoga practice on the Vin Rose Lawn at Harvest Inn St. Helena Napa Valley.

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Photo: Courtesy of Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau

Lighting of the Sonoma Plaza

November 20

Thousands of bright lights help kick off the holidays in this historic Sonoma Plaza.

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Photo: Jay Gilbert

The Temptations

November 21

Celebrating their 60th Anniversary the legendary group will be playing new songs along with old favorites at the Uptown Theatre in downtown Napa.

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Holidays in Yountville

November 21 – January 1

Stretching over six weeks, along with tens of thousands of twinkling lights, there will be wine tasting, shopping, Santa and more.

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Ice Skating at Vista Collina Resort

November 12 – January 2

Skate your way into the holiday season at a seasonal ice rink on the lawn at Vista Collina Resort in Napa.

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Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train

November 25

Roll through Napa Valley wine country while enjoying a Thanksgiving day feast including dishes such as pumpkin bisque, roasted Diestel farms turkey, rosemary and cracked black pepper filet of beef, ricotta cheese gnocchi, and pumpkin-white chocolate mousse.

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