December in Wine Country

There’s always something special happening in the Wine Country! Pure Luxury has collected a sample of special events for you to share with your loved ones during the December in Wine Country.

Russian River

Inman Family Wines has a special Holiday Open House with Cheesemaker Liam Callahan of Bellwether Farms planned for Saturday December 5th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to taste Inman Family Wines organically farmed Pinot Noir paired with farm-stead cheeses from Bellwether Farms. You’ll also be able to meet Bellwether Farms cheesemaker, Liam Callahan and Inman Family winemaker, Kathleen Inman between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Enjoy special holiday promotions on selected Russian River Valley wines. There is no charge for this event, but please do RSVP to or at 707-395-0689.

Windsor Oaks Vineyard & Winery is only open to the public 18 days a year. This weekend, December 5th & 6th, the winery will open its doors for a wine tasting of Windsor Oaks handcrafted, small productions wines for a $10 tasting fee. Visit their website at for directions.

On December 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., enjoy Sweet Treats at Hop Kiln Winery. You are invited for a complimentary sampling of gourmet foods including crème puffs topped with Hop Kiln’s own special Coffee Merlot and Raspberry Pinot Chocolate sauces. These sweets will be paired with Hop Kiln 2007 Malbec. For more information please visit or call 707-433-6491.


St. Francis Winery & Vineyards will be hosting one of their most popular events, the Ode to Crab Winery Dinner, on Saturday, December 12th. Chef David celebrates the start of the Northern California Crab season with a menu featuring all things crab. Every gourmet course will be paired with a St. Francis wine including a special library selection. Reservations Required. Visit for details and to make reservations.

Sunday December 13th marks the date for Gloria Ferrer’s Catalan Holiday Luncheon. Make reservations for this popular holiday feast featuring Catalan cuisine paired with award winning sparkling and table wines. Includes a private tour, Hors d’oeuvres and sit down luncheon. Call 707-933-1999 to make reservations or visit and go to the Events section to purchase tickets online.

Rubicon Estate’s annual Holiday Open House will be on December 6th. Visitors are invited to shop and enjoy wine tasting and light Hors d’oeuvres. The event features local artisans and entertainment including a performance by the Saint Helena Community Band. Please RSVP to

th, Christmas Eve, and on December 31st, New Year’s Eve. The tasting room and the European Deli/Cheese Shop will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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