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
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.
More info: museumsc.org
Vinyl & Wine
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.
More info: carnerosresort.com
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!)
More info: wineroad.com
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.
More info: jordanwinery.com
Mindful Meditation and Yoga at Harvest Inn
November 6, 13
Holidays in Yountville
November 21 – January 1
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.
More info: meritagecollection.com
Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train
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.
More info: winetrain.com