After a winter with much needed rain, the hillsides around Healdsburg and surrounding Sonoma County are bursting with color. Spring is in the air, the farms have a host of spring crops and baby animals to see, and the vineyards are dotted with bud break. Add in some warm sunny days and a mix of wine, food and fun and you have the perfect wine country trip! So whether you walk or run, we suggest you come for a day or weekend trip to enjoy Sonoma County in spring. April and May offer some spectacular activities and events and here’s just a few to get you excited.
I Heart Wine. Walk. Healdsburg hosted by more than 30-plus wineries in downtown Healdsburg, Wine.Walk.Healdsburg will celebrate the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day on April 9th, 2016 from 12pm to 4pm. The event will feature complimentary tastings in thirty-plus world class tasting rooms, all within walking distance of each other. To learn more or buy tickets visit Wine.Walk. Healdsburg . Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the local chapter of the American Heart Assocation.
Get in shape for the Wine Walk event with a 5K walk/run hosted by the Healdsburg Running Company. This is a free, pre-event 5K run/walk! With only 100 slots available on the run/walk, it will fill up fast. Secure your spot here. Or go to Healdsburg Running Company for more information.
Celebrating 26 years of Dry Creek Valley wineries, Passport to Dry Creek Valley is a fabulous weekend that welcomes you into 45+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs. And start the weekend off with a Friday Prelude to Passport winemaker lunch or dinner. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. For more information and to buy tickets visit Dry Creek Valley and book soon, tickets may sell out.
Did you know that Wine Road, an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys of Northern Sonoma County is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year? You can explore and learn more about many of the wineries on May 7th as they celebrate Explore Wine Road. Meet winery owners, take a cellar tour or chat with a winemaker and learn about the rich history of Northern Sonoma County. Or if you want to put on your dancing shoes and wine & dine the night away at the 40th Anniversary Ruby Affair, you can do that too! This fabulous event on May 14th, will feature an amazing farm-to-table dinner created by celebrated winemaker, Ken Rochioli and an auction of one-of-a-kind experiences and items to benefit local charities. For more information and to buy tickets for either event go to Wine Road.
While you’re here in Healdsburg, take a tour with Savor Healdsburg Food Tours. We’ll share the best of Healdsburg’s talented chefs, winemakers and food artisans in a fun progressive dining experience. You’ll enjoy delicious dishes and wines in this 3.5 hour culinary experience that is enough for a lunch or meal. Tours are kept small so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy this top food and wine destination from a local’s point of view. We’ll give you the inside scoop on what’s new and what to do based on your interests so you can make the best of your trip to wine country.