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From fabulous fundraisers to bottlerock, there’s plenty to do in wine country.



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1. Flavor! Napa Valley

3/22–3/26 For five days during “Cabernet Season,” observe cooking demos, participate in winemaker workshops, sip at a “Grand Tasting,” and enjoy other exclusive experiences with local and celebrity chefs and winemakers. Proceeds support programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. flavornapavalley.com.

 

2. Sonoma International Film Festival

3/29–4/2 The Sonoma film fest is celebrating 20 years with film, food, wine, and spirits, and will feature more than 90 hand-selected films. The five-day event is a celebration of independent films and filmmaking from across the world, meant to inspire cinema lovers. sonomafilmfest.org.

 

3. Hunt for the Hare, Santa Rosa

4/16 This Easter, grab the kids and head to Safari West for a hare-raising adventure. Enjoy a delicious brunch at the Savannah Café and participate in an egg hunt before embarking on the Hunt for the Hare Tour. Mr. Hare has taken off after Mr. Tortoise and children will leave carrot clues to lead the stray bunny back home. safariwest.com.

 

CampoVelo Napa Valley // Alex Brookhouse

4. CampoVelo Napa Valley

4/28–4/30 Pedal your way through Wine Country during this three-day inaugural event that combines the very best of food, wine, and cycling. Hosted by Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino, attendees can ride to multiple destinations and enjoy exceptional food and wine. The event will benefit Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, Napa County Bicycle Coalition, and Napa Valley Vine Trail. campovelo.com.

 

5. Vineyard to Vintner, Napa

4/28–4/30 This exclusive weekend is dedicated to the best Stags Leap District has to offer. Taste extraordinary food and wine, chat with winery owners and vintners, tour historic properties and winery caves, and be the first to sip critically acclaimed vino. stagsleapdistrict.com/v2v.php.

 

6. Spring Vineyard Hikes,Healdsburg

4/28, 4/29, 5/18 Hailed as the ultimate wine tasting experience for nature lovers, Jordan Vineyard and Winery’s hiking excursions are perfect for taking in all Wine Country has to offer. With gorgeous mountain views, rolling vineyards, sparkling lakes, and, of course, wine, who wouldn’t want to opt for outside. jordanwinery.com.

 

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7. BottleRock Napa Valley

5/26–5/28 BottleRock is back! This year’s lineup is sure to stun with Maroon 5, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and so many more. In between sets, be sure to stop by the culinary stage where chefs pair off with celebrities, as you enjoy the first tastes of summer. bottlerocknapavalley.com.

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