Top Wine Country Events in Spring 2020

CampoVelo cyclists enjoy an exciting weekend around Napa.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 25–29

Various locations, Sonoma Plaza

Screenings of almost 100 independent features, short films, and more. $275–$2,300.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Inspire Napa Valley

May 1–3

Various locations, Napa County

Wine weekend in support of Alzheimer’s and dementia research. $1,000.

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.

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.

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.