At this 12th annual fundraiser, 600 guests donned festive ranch attire while tasting an array of fine Napa Valley wines and participating in a live auction at Pine Ridge’s Rutherford Ridge Vineyard. All proceeds went toward the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation. Save the date for this year’s bash, which is set to take place on August 29. Photos by Suzanne Becker Bronk (1-3).
Original Rutherford Chili Ball
Hosted by the Rutherford Dust Society at the Beckstoffer Vineyards FarmCenter, the sold-out chili cook-off benefited several local nonprofits. Peju Winery won the award for best-tasting chili, and the Rutherford Fire Department secured the popular vote. Photos courtesy of Rutherford Dust Society (4-6).
Sonoma County Wine Auction
A record-breaking $6.1 million was raised for local charities at the three-day extravaganza at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard. The event honored Sonoma County’s wine and culinary experiences. Photos by Bob McClenahan (7-9).
Stags Leap District 30th Anniversary Weekend at Vineyard to Vintner
The Stags Leap District Winegrowers welcomed wine enthusiasts to its yearly celebratory weekend, which included delicious meals at participating wineries, seminars, and tastings. Photos by Bob McClenahan (10,12) and Robert Bruno (11,13).
Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)
Moviegoers flocked to various venues around Sonoma’s historic plaza, where 123 films from around the world were showcased. At this fun festival, guests paid tribute to 22 years of film with food, wine, spirits, and some of the most prominent names in the industry. Photos courtesy of Sonoma International Film Festival (14-16).
Bricoleur Vineyards Harvest Party
Attendees enjoyed live music by the Rhythm Department, bocce ball, delicious wine, cheese samples, and food at Bricoleur Vineyards’s first-ever fall harvest event. Photos by Kailani Andrade (17-19).