Once upon a time, visitors went to wineries expecting nothing other than wine. Today, visitors to Wine Country can expect much more. Northern California wineries offer a diversity of award-winning wines, plus unique architecture; educational and fun classes, tours, and tastings; and a variety of annual events.

B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company

One winery in Sonoma celebrating an annual event that has captured the interest of visitors for over 20 years is B.R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Company. On October 9 & 10, 2010 the B.R. Cohn Charity Events 24th Annual Fall Music Festival will take place amid the vineyards and Sonoma mountain range at the winery’s amphitheater. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit American Legion Post 489, Little Kids Rock, Salvation Army, Sonoma Jazz +, and Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Tickets are available for the entire weekend or for just Saturday or Sunday.

B.R. Cohn Amphitheater Stage

The music begins on Saturday, October 9th with performances by Pat Simmons Jr. and Laura Johnston followed by The Turtles, War, Grand Funk Railroad, and Cheap Trick. The afternoon ends with The Doobie Brothers. Sunday, October 10th continues with Eyewitness Blues Band, The Turtles, Greg Kihn Band, Night Ranger, and Loverboy. Sunday’s final performer is Eddie Money.

The Doobie Brothers

As I read through the list of bands I could hear the echoes of songs forever stored in my mind – Happy Together by The Turtles, Low Rider by War, Some Kind of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad, Surrender by Cheap Trick, China Grove by the Doobie Brothers, Jeopardy by Greg Kihn Band, Don’t Tell Me You Love Me by Night Ranger, Working for the Weekend by Loverboy, and Two Tickets to Paradise by Eddie Money. With such a generous line-up of music it’s easy to see why this event is celebrating its’ 24th year.

There will be plenty of beverages and food available for purchase including local food from Big Boys Bar-B-Que, Brick & Bottle Restaurant, The Tomales Bay Oyster Girls, E-Saan Thai Food, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream of Sonoma. Remember to contact Pure Luxury for private transportation for this special event!