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Top Events in Fall 2019

Stomp, speed, and sip your way through harvest season in Wine Country.

Get ready to bid at the Sonoma County Wine Auction.

Photo courtesy of Sonoma County Wine Auction

The Great Rosé Infusion of Summer

June 22
Soda Rock Winery
8015 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg
Four tasting areas pair food with rosé, beer, and cider. $45–$125. rosewinetoday.com.

2019 Live Fire Guest Chef Series

August 16 and September 27
Long Meadow Ranch
738 Main St., St. Helena
Acclaimed chefs from across the country prepare family-style dinners. $170. long​meadow​ranch.com.

25th Annual Bodega Seafood Art and Wine Festival

August 24–25
Watts Ranch
16855 Bodega Hwy., Bodega
Arts and crafts, food and wine tastings, and live entertainment. $10–$20. bodega​seafoodfestival.com.

Blues, Brews, and BBQ

August 24
First St., Napa
A beer garden with 40 microbrews, three music stages, and 15 barbecue experts. Free. donapa.com.

Taste of Sonoma

August 31
Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Sips from 80-plus wineries, bites from more than 20 restaurants, wine seminars, and live music. From $180. tasteofsonoma.com.

Jay Leno

September 8
Rodney Strong Vineyards
11455 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg​
The legendary comic and former Tonight Show host performs stand-up. From $101. rodneystrongconcert​series.com.

Sixth Annual Calistoga Harvest Table

September 8
Downtown Calistoga​
Ten restaurants and more than 40 wineries host an enormous outdoor dinner party. $125–$175. visitcalistoga.com.

35th Harvest Ball

September 14
V. Sattui Winery
1111 White Ln., St. Helena
Black-tie outdoor dining from a Michelin-​starred chef. $285. vsattui.com.

Sonoma Harvest Music Festival

September 14–15 and 21–22
B.R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Hwy., Glen Ellen
Two weekends of music from BottleRock Presents, featuring headliners Ms. Lauryn Hill and Death Cab for Cutie. From $119. sonomaharvestmusic​festival.com.

Old Grove Festival

September 14–15
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
17000 Armstrong Woods Rd., Guerneville​
Music and theater performed on an open-air stage among the redwoods. From $36. oldgrovefestival.org.

Sonoma County Wine Auction

September 19–21
La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard
3575 Slusser Rd., Windsor
Auction event benefiting local nonprofits. $2,500. sonomacountywineauction.com.

Safeway Open PGA Tour and Concert Series

September 23–29
Silverado Resort and Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa
Golf tournament and live music from Jake Owen, Bad Company, and Rob Thomas. From $35. safewayopen.com.

Day in the Life

October 5
Round Pond Estate
875 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford
Shadow a winemaker for a day and savor lunch in the garden. $250. roundpond.com.

Fort Ross Harvest Festival

October 5
Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Hwy., Jenner
Apple and pear picking, traditional Russian songs, and kids’ games. Free. fortross.org.

Sonoma County Art Trails

October 12–13 and 19–20
Multiple locations, Sonoma County
More than 140 artists participate in an open-​studio tour. Free. sonomacountyarttrails.org.

Dinner Under the Stars

October 13
Trione Vineyards and Winery
19550 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville​
A white wine reception precedes a farm-to-table dinner. $125. trionewinery.com.

The Great Grape Stomp

October 19
Conn Creek Winery
8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena
Smash grapes and enjoy music, wine, and food. $75. conncreek.com.

10th Annual Pagan Ball

October 25
Castello di Amorosa​
4045 St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga​
A grown-up Halloween costume party. $180. castellodiamorosa.com.


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