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Oct 8, 2013

Fun Harvest Events in Sonoma County

 
With Harvest season well underway in Wine Country, Sonoma County is buzzing with events, grape stomps, festivals and more to celebrate the culmination of a year-long growing process. Travelers visiting the destination this fall will experience the hustle and bustle of sorting, stemming, and crushing the winegrapes, during some of the region’s most anticipated events. Below is a sampling of upcoming harvest happenings:

Field Stone Winery & Vineyards’ 3rd Annual Harvest Festival (October 19): It’s not often that a wine event is family friendly, but at this Alexander Valley property the little ones are encouraged to join. Everyone will have the chance to take a tour through the vineyards, followed by a feast of steakhouse chili and cornbread paired with wines, plus dessert of pumpkin pie. With craft sessions available for kids, there are activities available for all age-levels. Tickets are $10 per person, with kids up to age 12 free. The event takes place from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and reservations are required. For more information, visit www.fieldstonewinery.com.

Asti Tour De Vine (October 19): Visitors to Sonoma County are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Asti Tour de Vine, a 25k, 50k, 100k or 100m bicycle tour through Sonoma County’s breathtaking Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys, with proceeds going toward local community programs and projects. Local foods and beverages will be served at the four harvest themed rest stops and SAG support is provided throughout the course. After the tour there will be a bountiful gourmet luncheon, accompanied by Cellar No. 8 wines. Registration for this exclusive tour is limited. Tickets are $75.00 for adults and $35.00 for students; ages 14-17. Students must be at least 14 years of age. For more information, visit www.astitourdevine.com.

Reserve Sonoma Valley (October 19 & 20):
Travelers are invited to experience an insider’s view of Sonoma Valley’s world-class wineries October 19-20 at the Sonoma Valley Reserve. The event provides participants exclusive access to see Sonoma Valley’s classic wineries in a new light, and to be among the first to discover rare wines and hidden gems at destinations that are seldom open to the public. There are twelve theme tours to choose from and each is inclusive of four winery destinations, chauffeured transportation and a wine country lunch. One-day tickets are $95 and two-day tickets are $150. For more information, visit www.reservesonomavalley.com.

 
Harvest Festival at Robledo Family Winery (October 26):
The Robledo Family Winery is welcoming visitors to participate in an authentic harvest festival that will include everything from an official blessing of the grapes and olives, to live Mariachi music, an Aztec dance performance and the official release of the family’s 2011 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets are $65 per person and the event lasts from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.robledofamilywinery.com.

A Wine & Food Affair (November 2 & 3):
Visitors are invited to participate in a weekend of wine and food in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys November 2-3. This established event, now in its 15 year, provides guests with an opportunity to discover new wines and revisit those that have endured the test of time.  Additionally, attendees will receive their own cookbook to take home along with a tasting glass. All of the contributing wineries will have a favorite winery recipe in the cookbook, which they will prepare both days for sampling. Tickets are $70 for admission for the whole weekend and $50 on Sunday. For more information, visit www.wineroad.com.

For more information on Harvest season or for additional details on Sonoma County, visit www.sonomacounty.com.
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