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Grateful Table 

Visit California’s special Thanksgiving-themed dinner brought hundreds of people together to celebrate the strength and resilience of Wine Country, and benefit those impacted by the October Wine Country Fires. Photos courtesy of Visit California. 

The menu was designed by Food Network chef Tyler Florence.

Tyler Florence and Visit California President and CEO Caroline Beteta.

Guests take a selfie.

Tyler Florence

First responders attended the event.

More than 500 people dined along the Napa-Sonoma County line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Love of Sonoma

The Family Coppola, BottleRock Presents, and Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center hosted a North Bay fire relief benefit concert featuring the Counting Crows, which raised $238,503. Photos by Drew Altizer Photography. 

Brett Dennen

Corey Beck, Jason Scoggins, Tom Hoppa, Dave Graham, Judy Sakaki, Justin Dragoo, James Gore, and Jacob Yarrow

Adam Duritz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Night of Friendship and Neighbors

This dinner, live auction, and concert benefited the Napa and Sonoma Relief Fund, and raised $4 million to help heal and restore neighborhoods in Sonoma, Napa, and surrounding areas affected by the fires. Photos by Drew Altizer Photography. 

Mario Cantone and Jerry Dixon

Matt Nathanson

Sammy and Kari Hagar

Chris Cosentino, Thomas Keller, and Paul Dickinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mi Sueño Winery 20th Anniversary Celebration

On July 22, Mi Sueño Winery—founded by Rolando Herrera—celebrated its 20th anniversary at Auberge du Soleil, where teenage Herrera used to work as a dishwasher.  Photos by Alexander Rubin. 

The Herrera family

 Lorena and Rolando Herrera with Warren Winiarski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taste of Sonoma  

The 2017 event brought the historic Sonoma County wine region to life with access to rare and highly sought-after wines, gourmet foods, and locally grown produce from top Sonoma County chefs. Photos by (from top to bottom) AND, Debbie Wilson and Cindi Stephan. 

Percy Brandon and chef Thomas Schmidt

Guests attend Taste of Sonoma

Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Jean Arnold Sessions, Judy Sakaki, and special guests, including Mike Thompson, Shirlee Zane, Susan Gorin, and Bill Silver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Power Duos

Meet a few of Wine Country’s most impressive teams of two, from father-and-son wine-making duos to smitten sommeliers.

Sixth Annual Project Zin

Weill Hall Opening

Weill Hall, at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center, opened on September 29, 2012, with a performance by superstar pianist Lang Lang followed by fireworks and a black-tie gala dinner.

Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

Flavor! Napa Valley 2013

Cars and Celebrities

B.R. Cohn Winery’s Annual Charity Car Classic drew more than 1,000 people with its collection of 75 vintage cars, NASCAR’s Marshal’s Banquet drew celebs and more!

Green Music Center Fall Opening Gala

Classical music aficionados flocked to Weill Hall at Sonoma State University to hear a concert featuring soprano Renée Fleming, with dinner prepared by celebrity chef Charlie Palmer

Charlie Palmer in Napa, Finally

Charlie Palmer celebrates a long-awaited expansion into Napa Valley.

Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2016

Pigs and Pinot

Chefs and winemakers gathered at Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen for Chef Charlie Palmer’s 12th annual Pigs and Pinot celebration.

Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Energetic bidders raised more than $461,000 in just two hours at the inaugural trade barrel auction.
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