March is coming and bringing the first day of Spring with it! Celebrate the season with a visit to Sonoma or Napa Valley Wine Country. Along with special events at Sonoma and Napa wineries, Northern California Wine Country also hosts outstanding events for movie fans.
39th Annual Barrel Tasting
Presented by Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County, this outstanding event takes place during two weekends in March. The first March 4-6, and the second, March 11-13. Ticket holders will have over 100 wineries to choose from. Taste wines from the barrel, chat with winemakers, and enjoy the beautiful Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valleys of Sonoma County.
You could celebrate National Quilting Day on March 19th snuggled under a beautifully made quilt, or you could be tempted by a three-course dinner paired with the Alexander Valley Vineyards’ flagship Bordeaux-style blend, CYRUS. Guests will be hosted by the proprietor’s family members in the winery’s 25,000 square foot wine cave.
The 19th annual five-day festival begins March 30 and features over 90 selected films of different genres including short films, world cinema, independent features, and documentaries. Purchase your pass to enjoy these films all shown near Sonoma Plaza at intimate venues. Each pass comes with certain perks, so make sure to choose wisely.
The month of March celebrates Women’s History Month. LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival that shows award-winning short films by women, for women, and about women. On March 24th, the Soroptimist St. Helena Sunrise hosts their seventh LUNAFEST in Napa Valley at the Lincoln Theater. The event begins with a wine, savory, and sweets reception followed by the 90 minute program. Ticket sales will benefit Napa Emergency Women’s Services, Girls on the Run Napa & Solano, and more.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy this special offering from Del Dotto Vineyards, make sure to visit on selected dates in March. March and April are the last two months this delicious adventure will be offered at their St. Helena location. The adventure begins in the caves with a tasting of four Del Dotto wines followed by five bites perfectly paired with Del Dotto wines.
CabFest Napa Valley
Love Cabernet Sauvignon? Then don’t miss CabFest Napa Valley from March 4-6. The weekend kicks off with a concert by critically acclaimed Nashville singer/songwriter Mat Kearney. Saturday and Sunday choose from tastings from over 100 wineries, wine and food pairings, VIP Symposiums, and much more.