Spring has sprung! So what does that mean for the residents and visitors of Sonoma Valley? Sun, fun, flowers, food and festivals!
With over 400 wineries throughout Sonoma County, fun is never more than a step away. Kicking off our spring fling is the 2nd Annual Bubbles and Blooms Festival presented by Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards. Bubbles and Blooms you ask? Why YES! This festival is a celebration of spring, food and sparkling wine. The event takes place on April 22nd, 2017 or for many others, Earth Day. It will showcase a flower market, DYI workshops and sustainable gardening classes, as well as a walk through the vineyards to experience “bud break” up close and personal. So if you are looking for a little bubbly and bloom you won’t want to miss this celebration.
Now for all my foodies, Sonoma has something special for you! The world’s largest heirloom tomato seedling sale is in town April 22nd -23rd at the Cornerstone, Sonoma. Tomatomania is an event that showcases over 150 varieties of tomatoes, offers classes, garden tours and gives you the opportunity to sample Sonoma wines, grab lunch and shop the specialty stores Sonoma Cornerstone has to offer. If you fancy fresh tomatoes, fantastic food and better yet fabulous wine, then this is the event for you!
For many who visit the wine country or for the many more that call it home, most have several things in common. Many enjoy food, most enjoy fun and many many more enjoy…WINE (for the age appropriate of course). April in the Sonoma wine country offers many magical sights. As the spring ripens so do the thousands of acres of vineyards (close to 60,000 is what we’re are working with in Sonoma County). The air is fresh and the grass green and the buds are breaking, making it the perfect time to enjoy wine! Luckily, you don’t need a festival to just enjoy a smooth glass of wine in the wine country. With over 400 wineries, we wanted to highlight some of the unique wineries Sonoma has to offer and the “springesque” activities you can enjoy alongside your glass of handcrafted vino.
- Bocce Ball
- Picnic Grounds
With a collection of over 25+ galleries, gardens, eclectic shopping and three wineries, the Cornerstone Sonoma is the perfect place for a lazy Sunday stroll.
Bartholomew Park Winery, located on historic estate grounds, is picture perfect, pet friendly and the ideal location for the adventurous weekend wanderer. Whether you’re looking to tour, taste, pair or play, Bartholomew Park Winery offers a wide variety of amenities to help you enjoy a day in the wine country.
Chateau St. Jean
Lifestyle, luxury and lavish are just a few words that describe the Chateau St. Jean estate. Established in 1973, it’s safe to say this Sonoma estate like a fine wine, only gets better with age! The impeccably kept grounds are perfect for a casual group outing, a couple’s getaway or an intimate wedding, so whether you’re planning on forever or just for a day, Chateau St. Jean is perfect for all affairs!
Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery
And now finally, a place friendly for all ages, Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards, a Sonoma tradition since 1904. What we love about this winery is not only the location (in the heart of Sonoma!) but the casual and lively atmosphere fit for family and our beloved four legged friends. Tasting, tours, history, education and food sum up the daily activities that take place on the grounds. Relax and indulge in all the wine country has to offer, all the while relishing in a piece of Old Sonoma history.