I sometimes joke that if you can’t find something fun to do in Wine Country every day of the week from April to November, you’re just not trying! From farmers markets to concerts, winery events to fundraisers, there is no shortage of celebrating in this corner of the planet.
I am fortunate enough to attend many wonderful events throughout the year and thought it might be helpful to both my Bay Area readers and readers who plan on visiting Wine Country to know about some of them. So every now and then I’ll post a round-up of my favorite events that I recommend, starting with today’s post!
Francophiles and lovers of French Country style, rejoice! The 14th annual Chateau Sonoma French Flea Market is happening this weekend.
This year there will be 25 vendors on hand at the Cornerstone Sonoma location. People from far away fly in just for this event and interior designers come in search of those one of a kind treasures their clients will love them for finding. I am planning on getting there early for the best selection!
Attendees will need to stay nourished while they shop, of course! Sonoma Valley’s Tri-Tip Trolley prepared a special French Menu that includes locally made french sausages on French bread, traditional French ham and butter, and creamy cheese and apple sandwiches. There will be hand-held French mini pot pies, as well as, a grilled farm fresh veggie bowl.
No Wine Country event would be complete without wine! There will be Rosé and other Tyge Williams Cellars wines, along with non-alcoholic beverages like lavender lemonade.For a tasty cold treats, Sweets Scoops ice cream will be there as well. Hope to see you there!
To me, Beltane Ranch is quintessential Wine Country. This picturesque ranch is just down the road from where I live in Sonoma Valley. Along with being a working ranch, it’s also a Bed & Breakfast Inn and a winery.
Being a Beltane Ranch wine club member, as I am, has its privileges. Not only do members receive special offers on wine and stays at the inn, but they are invited to fantastic, not-to-miss celebrations. Bill and I attended a pig roast and pruning party – where we actually learned how to prune grape vines – a couple of months ago that was simply unforgettable.
Their next event, on June 3rd, celebrates the release of their delicious 2016 Drummond Block Estate Sauvignon Blanc. Guests will enjoy live music and delectable food prepared by Chef Lauren Kershner including raw and BBQ’d oysters, and wood-fired pizza. And of course, there will be plenty of Beltane Ranch wine!
This event is open to the public, as well as members. Visit the Beltane Ranch website for more information and to buy your tickets.
Steps & Style: Wine Country Fashion Show, June 4th
Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, located in Sonoma County, offers life-changing experiences to people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities. On Sunday, June 4th, Giant Steps is having a fashion show fundraiser at gorgeous Chateau St. Jean winery in Kenwood. Sip delicious wines and shop the latest looks from Athleta, Goode Rider, India Hicks, Overland Sheepskin Co., and Stick & Ball.
Purchase your tickets here!