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Top Events in Summer 2019

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



Photo by Bob McClenahan

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.

Experience Alexander Valley

June 22 and 23
Various Alexander Valley wineries
Two days of wine seminars, hikes, and food. $125–$200. alexandervalley.org.    

Dancing Under the Stars

June 29, July 27, August 17
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville
Learn to salsa while enjoying wine and food. $39. francisfordcoppolawinery.com.

Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series

June 29 and July 6, 13, 20, and 27
Robert Mondavi Winery
7801 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville
Annual music extravaganza, featuring The Struts and Matt Nathanson. Price varies per concert. robertmondaviwinery.com.

Festival Napa Valley

July 12–21
Multiple locations
Arts festival featuring Patti LuPone, Seal, and others. $10,000 for the festival passport, with other ticket options available. festivalnapavalley.org.

Chardonnay and Lobster

July 13
Papapietro Perry Winery
4791 Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg
Seafood dinner with your sips. $175. papapietro-perry.com.

La Fiesta de la Paella

July 13
Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards
23555 Hwy. 121, Sonoma
Saber demonstrations, flamenco, and Spanish cuisine. $100. gloriaferrer.com.

Wine Country Comedy Fest

July 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, and 27
Various locations
Six nights of hilarity, courtesy of national stars. $15–$20 per show. crushersofcomedy.com.

Art and Garden Festival

July 14
Historic Downtown Petaluma
210 Lakeville St., Petaluma
Local gardeners, crafts, and eats at 100-plus booths. Free. petalumadowntown.com.

Tequila Train

July 24
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
A two-hour train journey for National Tequila Day. $214. winetrain.com.

Hot Havana Nights

July 26
Castello di Amorosa
4045 St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga
Tasting and dancing with a Cuban flair. $175. castellodiamorosa.com.

Festa Italiana

July 27
V. Sattui Winery
1111 White Ln., St. Helena
A night of Italian culture, with homemade pasta, dancing, and wine. $129. vsattui.com.

Napa Porchfest

July 28
Downtown Napa
Music festival brought to life on local porches. Free. napaporchfest.org.

V Foundation Wine Celebration

August 1–4
Multiple locations, Napa Valley
Dinner, auction, and more to raise money for cancer research. $500–$3,000. winecelebration.org.

Napa Town and Country Fair

August 7–11
Napa Valley Expo
575 Third St., Napa
Exhibitors, livestock, and carnival-themed fun. $10–$13. napavalleyexpo.com.

Main Street Reunion

August 16–1
Napa
Corner of Pearl St. and Soscol Ave. (Friday)
Main and Third streets (Saturday)
Two-day car show featuring vintage and antique automobiles. Free. donapa.com.

Gravenstein Apple Fair

August 17–18
Ragle Ranch Park
500 Ragle Rd., Sebastopol
Music, contests, arts and crafts, food, and—of course—cider. $10–$15. gravensteinapplefair.com.

 

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The Zen of Horseback Riding

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