Are you looking for some signature events to wet your wine country appetite? 2023 is off to a beautiful start, so start planning your next trip to Healdsburg wine country for one of these signature events.
March 2-5, 2023
Barrel Tasting: By Wine Road
Barrel Tasting is an opportunity to meet winemakers, learn a bit about the wine making process and to buy “futures” of the wines, you sample directly from the barrel.
We have been patiently waiting until we could host this event again without requiring a reservation at each winery. We know the thrill of Barrel Tasting is discovering new wineries and being spontaneous. We are excited that the time has finally arrived! We can’t wait to get you back into the cellars.
April 29 & 30, 2023
Passport to Dry Creek Valley
Join 30+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley for a celebration of the land’s viticultural and epicurean bounty and the farmers, vintners and families that are the heart of our region.
This two-day event includes delicious wine and food pairings, coveted spots in wine clubs, access to countless wines you can’t find on the shelf, interactions with the winemakers and growers, plenty of entertainment and more!
Some participating wineries include Aldina Vineyards, Amista Vineyards, Baca Wines, Breathless Sparkling Wines, Cast Wines, Convene by Dan Kosta, Coyote Sonoma, Davero Farms & Winery, David Coffaro Winery, Dot Wine, Dry Creek Vineyard, Fritz Underground Winery, Kokomo Winery, Martorana Family Winery, Mazzocco Sonoma, Mill Creek Winery, Montagne Russe, Orsi Family Vineyards, Papapietro Perry Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Pezzi King Vineyards, Quivira Organic Vineyards, Ridge Vineyards, Rued Wines, Sbragia Family Vineyards, Selby Winery , Smith Story Wine Cellars, Teldeschi, The Harris Gallery Art & Wine Collection, The Setting Wines, Trattore Farms , Truett Hurst, VML, West Wines, and Wilson of Dry Creek.
For more information visit: https://www.drycreekvalley.org/events/passport-dry-creek-valley/
May 18-21, 2023
Healdsburg Wine and Food Festival
Located in the heart of California wine country, the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience is a weekend-long celebration featuring the best of Sonoma County and world-renowned food and wines. The festival will showcase the region’s makers – farmers, growers, winemakers and chefs – alongside globally recognized wines from the greatest wine regions of the world.
Their goal is to highlight the vibrant culinary diversity, sustainable farming practices and deep connection to the agriculture of Sonoma as it relates to the rest of the world. Your chance to meet, eat/drink with and learn from a blend of truly talented celebrity, Michelin-starred and James Beard award-winning chefs, world-renowned wine experts, winemakers and grape growers all in one place. Some of these renowned artisans include Maneet Chauhan, Dustin Valette, Duskie Estes, Douglas Keane, Viet Pham, Joe Sasto, Stephanie Izard and more.
Packed with exclusive experiences, activities and unique locations, our schedule offers a lineup suited for everyone. Choose one of our curated packages or customize your own weekend experience.
For more information visit: https://www.healdsburgwineandfood.com/
June 17-25, 2023
Healdsburg Jazz Festival – 25th Anniversary
Healdsburg Jazz stimulates interest in and promotes awareness and appreciation of jazz by facilitating cross-cultural interaction, providing performance opportunities, and educating young people and adults about the important role of jazz as an indigenous American art form.
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, a celebration of the indigenous American art form known as Jazz, has become a favorite local tradition with a growing national reputation. This annual Festival of performances by world-renowned musicians in diverse beautiful Sonoma County settings has grown over the past two decades into one of the North Bay’s most celebrated annual musical events.
The 2023 festival artist in residence is John Santos. Percussionist, composer, bandleader, and educator John Santos will be the 2023 Artist in Residence! We are thrilled to be working with John in both concert presentations and with our educational programming.
For more information visit: https://healdsburgjazz.org/
June 24, 2023
Taste of Sonoma
Taste of Sonoma is one of Sonoma County’s most highly anticipated events of the year. With access to more than 60 wine varietals and 19 unique growing areas, Sonoma County’s remarkable winemakers craft world-class wines for every palate.
You’ll taste wines from 100+ wineries, refuel at complimentary food trucks and relax at themed lounges. The lineup will also include a walk-around wine tasting, guided wine seminars, garden tours, beer garden, premium wine experiences and more!
We look forward to seeing everyone again on June 24, 2023 at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens! Tickets to Taste of Sonoma will go on sale in Spring 2023.
For more information visit: https://tasteofsonoma.com/
July 4, 2023
Healdsburg’s Fourth of July Celebration
Join us on the plaza for an iconic Healdsburg independence day celebration! Details coming soon.
July 14-16, 2023
Sonoma’s Gay Wine Weekend
For the first time ever, Gay Wine Weekend makes a move to the Russian River Valley & Healdsburg wine region of Sonoma County, with all-new venues, wineries, restaurants, and more! Join us for a weekend of wine and celebration, benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County HIV/AIDS Network.
This 3-day event includes receptions, custom winemaker dinners, wine tours, the famous twilight t-dance, drag queen brunch and auction, pool parties and more!
For more information visit: https://www.outinthevineyard.com/gay-wine-weekend-2023-demo