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Sonoma County Wine Events in July 2017

Where to Celebrate and Sample the Best Wines in the Region

Sonoma County wine events in July 2017 include celebrations at Cline Cellars, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery. My calendar includes all of the best options at local wineries where you can kick back, relax, and sample some amazing wines.

I've listed them by weekend, so you can quickly find options during your vacation to Sonoma. All of these are public events and many of them include tasting and food with the purchase of a ticket.

Sonoma County Wine Events in July

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July 1 & 2

Mill Creek Winery: Library Wine Tasting (1st & 2nd), taste some of their limited edition library wines during your visit, these wines are not for sale, but it's a great chance to sample these wines, $25 for the tasting, two free tastings for wine club members

Tricycle Wine: Red, White and Blues (1st & 2nd), enjoy red and white wines by the glass, blues music, and a lot of fun, no reservation required, 10am to 5pm both days

Other July events: In addition to these wine tasting events at the wineries, you will also find a variety of other events in Sonoma County this month. Click here for additional events in July.

July 8 & 9

Chateau Diana: Enjoy a day of live music, wine slushies, food and games on the 8th

Cline Cellars: Dixieland Jazz Festival (8th), sip wine and enjoy live jazz music all day long, around a dozen bands are on this year's line up, $45 for tickets, $40 for members

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards: La Fiesta de la Paella (8th), from 6:30pm to 8:30pm enjoy Paella, flamingo dancing, and saber demonstrations at the vineyard, general admission $80, wine club members $70 - $75 per person

Walt Wines: Walt Lobster Feed (8th), spend the morning walking through the vineyards and learning more about Walt Wine's wine making process, after the walk you will enjoy a family style lobster boil, 11am to 2pm, $100 per person

Room Rate Discounts

If you plan to attend some of these Sonoma County wine events in July, I recommend staying for a night or two to enjoy this lovely wine region. Here are a few places to look for discounts.

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July 15 & 16

Bacigalupi Vineyards: 6th Annual Vineyard Designate Tasting (15th), sample wines made exclusively from the vineyards at Bacigalupi, producers include Cast Winery, Dutcher Crossing, and others, food provided by Girl & The Fig, $110 general admission, $95 for members, only 100 tickets will be sold for this event

Buena Vista Winery: Living History Celebration (15th), step back into the 1860s at Buena Vista Winery, enjoy a day full of wine tasting, food, and history, feel free to dress in period detail for the event

Chateau St. Jean: Bastille Day (16th), celebrate the holiday with three wine samples and one full glass of wine, $15 per person, member + one guest receive a complimentary ticket

deLorimier Winery: Summer Vineyard Picnic (15th), sample new releases, food, live music and an evening in the vineyards, starts at 6:30pm, $75 per person

Imagery Estate Winery: Gallery Days (16th), learn more about the artist behind their 2014 Lagrein label, get her autograph between 1pm and 3pm

J Vineyards & Winery: Bow Tie Vineyard Dinner (15th), 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Lambert Bridge: Chef's Table Series (14 - 16), enjoy a wine and food pairing experience with local chef, Mateo of Mateo's Cocina Latina, $95 members/$125 for non-members, 11am to 3pm

Rodney Strong: Battle of the Blends (15th), learn about the five Bordeaux varietals and their role in Bordeaux blends, team up with other participants to blend your own wine, $105 for the public, $85 for club members, 11am to 3pm

Soda Rock Winery: Caribbean Summer Celebration (15th), 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Wine Tasting Coupons

You will also find some great wine tasting deals on Groupon. It's a fun way to find some new wines and sample from wineries that you might not have visited before.

  • R2 Wine Company: Tasting for 2 or 4 plus a bottle of wine to take with you, up to 56% off, tasting room is in downtown Sonoma, check for availability

  • Spicy Vines: Wine blending class, food & wine tasting, or wine-mixology class, in Healdsburg, check for availability

  • Simi Winery: $19 for a tour and tasting for two ($38 value), learn about the history of this lovely winery before you sample their tasty wines, located in Healdsburg, check for availability

*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

July 22 & 23

J. Rickards Winery: Jug July (22nd), pick up a jug with their Zinfandel wine straight from the barrel, music, BBQ and other fun activities planned all day long, RSVP to Lynn@jrwinery.com

Landmark Vineyards: Pig, Pizza, & Pinot Festival (22nd), whole roasted pig and pizza paired with Landmark wines, 11am to 3pm in the Landmark Courtyard, $50 per person, $30 for club members

Martorana Family Winery: Annual Winemaker Dinner in the Vineyard (22nd), spend the evening in the Merlot vineyard as you sample tasty wines paired with a delicious meal

Robledo Family Winery: Paella Dinner (22nd), dinner, wine tasting and more from 6pm to 9pm, $55 for club members, $65 for non-club members

Seghesio: Zin & BBQ Festival (22), eat BBQ treats paired with the best Seghesio Zinfandel wines, 1pm to 5pm, $75 per person, $60 for wine club members

July 29 & 30

Chateau Diana: Sunflower Festival (29th), the sunflowers are in full bloom, enjoy music, food, wine slushies, and other fun activities all day long on the 29th at Chateau Diana

Clos du Bois: Blue Hawaii Burger Bash (29th), listen to the King as you enjoy a burger with the perfect wine pairing, 12pm to 3pm, $40 per person, $20 for members

Jacuzzi Wines: Pizza in the Piazza (30th), spend some time at Jacuzzi enjoying pizza and wine, $30 for a bottle plus a full pizza, $10 for just a slice with a glass of wine, 12pm to 3pm

Jordan Wines: Sunset Supper at Vista Point (29th), evening starts with a reception, guests are then chauffered to Vista Point for an open air 3-course meal at the highest point on the estate, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, $200 per person

Rued Wines: Rued Family Summer Barbecue (29th), an evening BBQ with the Rued family, sample wines, enjoy great food and company

Other Dates

Buena Vista Winery: Progressive History Dinner (28th), from 6pm to 9pm, contact them at 800-325-2764 for more details and to make a reservation

DeLoach Vineyards: Bastille Day Dinner (14th), wines from Burgundy plus supreme French cuisine, $125 per person, $100 for club members, starts at 5pm

Jordan Wines: Bastille Day Dinner (14th), celebrate the holiday with Jordan wines, French music, and a 4-course French inspired dinner, 6:30pm to 9:30pm, $200 per person, limited to just 80 guests

Find Other Fun Things to Do in Sonoma

In addition to these Sonoma County wine events in July, you will also find dozens of other fun things to do here. You can float above the vineyards in a hot air balloon, take a hike to soak in the sun, or ride on a bike from winery to winery as you sample local favorites.

  • Hot Air Balloon Ride: Admire Sonoma County from above on a Hot Air Balloon Ride, you will spend an hour cruising high above the vineyards as you learn more about the region, the entire experience is about 3 to 4 hours with set up, an hour in the balloon, landing and deflation, and a champagne toast to celebrate the day, find discount availability for this tour on Groupon

  • Sonoma Food Tour: Sample some of Sonoma's tastiest dishes on this 3-hour food walking tour around the Sonoma Square, it will include tastes at up to seven stops, tours are available Tuesday - Saturday and start at 11am, find discount availability on Groupon

  • Electric Bike Tour in Sonoma: Enjoy a day wine tasting on a "pedal assist" bike near Healdsburg, during the tour you will ride around 8 to 17 miles, but your electric bike will make it easier to get around, stop by 3 to 4 wineries, learn more about each one and eat a gourmet picnic lunch at one of them as well, leaves daily at 10am, tasting fees not included, find availability for this tour on Viator

*Note: Most Groupon deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.

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