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Top Wine Country Events in Spring 2020

What to do in Napa and Sonoma this season.

CampoVelo cyclists enjoy an exciting weekend around Napa.

Photo by Jonathan Herre


Yountville Live/Taste of Yountville

March 19–22
Downtown Yountville
Festival featuring more than 100 wineries, food from celebrity chefs, and live music. $175–$2,750. yountvillelive.com.

Pigs and Pinot

March 20–21
Hotel Healdsburg
25 Matheson St., Healdsburg
From chef Charlie Palmer, a culinary weekend benefiting local charities and scholarship programs. $125–$175. pigsandpinot.com.

Santa Rosa Symphony: Showcasing Contemporary Women

March 21–23
Green Music Center
1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park
Honor Women’s History Month with a concert. $24–$87. srsymphony.org.

The Press Democrat Presents Women in Conversation: Laura Dern

March 25
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa
The Academy Award–winning actress and activist discusses her career and advocacy work. $58–$78. lutherburbankcenter.org.

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 25–29
Various locations, Sonoma Plaza
Screenings of almost 100 independent features, short films, and more. $275–$2,300. sonomafilmfest.org.

Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival

March 26–29
Sebastopol Center for the Arts/Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol
282 S. High St./6868 McKinley St., Sebastopol
An event presenting 65 to 70 nonfiction films. $15–$50. sebastopolfilmfestival.org.

California Artisan Cheese Festival

March 27–29
Sonoma County Event Center
1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa
A weekend exploring the cheese-making craft. $25–$150. artisancheesefestival.com.

Songwriters in Paradise (SIP) Napa

April 2–5
Various locations, Napa County
Several songwriters—including Sugarland’s Kristian Bush—perform at four wineries. $400–$1,400. songwritersinparadise.com.

Art, Sip and Stroll

April 25
Napa Valley Museum and Washington Street
55 Presidents Cir., Yountville
Outdoor walk with wine tastings, wares from 50-plus artists, and live music. Free. artsipstroll.com.

Cabernet Cookoff

April 25
Hall Napa Valley
401 Saint Helena Hwy. S, St. Helena
Chef teams compete for top prizes on behalf of their charities of choice. $150. hallwines.com.

Earth Day OnStage

April 25
Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa
Inspire environmentalism at this community event boasting 100 exhibitors, kids’ activities, a beer and wine garden, and local performers. Free. srcity.org.


May 1–3
Various locations, Napa Valley
Three days of cycling, with stops for world-class wine and food, hosted by chef Chris Cosentino. $225–$600. campovelo.com.

Inspire Napa Valley

May 1–3
Various locations, Napa County
Wine weekend in support of Alzheimer’s and dementia research. $1,000. inspirenapavalley.org.

Signature Sonoma Valley

May 14–17
Various locations, Sonoma Valley
Enjoy pours from acclaimed Sonoma Valley wineries paired with one-of-a-kind meals in elegant settings. $75–$250. sonomavalleywine.com.

BottleRock Napa Valley

May 22–24
Napa Valley Expo
575 Third St., Napa
Annual music and culinary festival, featuring headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, and Stevie Nicks. One-day passes from $149. bottlerocknapavalley.com.

Auction Napa Valley

June 4–7
Various locations, Napa Valley
Charity wine event, where guests can meet vintners and bid on rare pours. From $500. auctionnapavalley.org


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