October is especially busy for Sonoma and Napa! Along with the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, wineries are hosting Harvest Events in the Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Carneros Region, Sonoma Valley, and Napa Valley. Pure Luxury has chosen a small sampling of the exciting events happening this month in the Wine Country.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair, October 2 – 4
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair features wine tasting, chef demonstrations, the World Championship Grape Stomp, continuous live jazz, an art show, crafters pavilion, and more. Visit http://www.harvestfair.org/index.php for more information.
On October 10th, Quivira Vineyards hosts a Harvest Terroir Dinner. During this special Harvest dinner, guests will tour the Biodynamic vineyard farm and learn about the winery's extensive creek restoration efforts. Dinner will be served family-style in Quivira's estate garden. The dinner includes wines paired with each course. To view the menu and additional details, visit http://www.quivirawine.com/.
October 17th marks the date of the Carneros Harvest Passport Experience. This unique wine trail features wineries never before open for a public passport event. To learn how to take part in this event, visit http://www.carneros.com/harvest-passport.
Stryker Sonoma Winery partners with the San Francisco Comedy College to present “Comedy in the Cellar” on October 24th. The afternoon begins with a new wine release party and appetizers, followed by comedy headliner, Jeff Applebaum. For ticket prices and information regarding the opening comedian, visit http://www.strykersonoma.com/.
The 6th Annual Pinot Festival, “Pinot on the River,” takes place on October 25th.
The Russian River Vineyards Wine Center hosts a weekend of great food, tastings and seminars focused on Western Pinot Noir. Go to http://www.pinotfestival.com/index.html to find out more!
Domaine Chandon’s Etoile Restaurant presents a Tastemaker Dinner on October 25th. This insightful and fun event features author George Taber and select Napa Valley vintners. To view the menu, and to make reservations for this three course dinner and wine pairing, go to http://www.chandon.com/.