Some of the best Sonoma events in February 2020 include festivals, wine tasting activities at local wineries, and a big open house for the Eighth Street Wineries.
Top picks include the Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest, the popular Cloverdale Citrus Festival, and the Sonoma Steelhead Festival.
To help you prepare for your visit, I've also included some tips on where to find hotel and wine tasting deals.
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The Garagiste Festival in Northern California is right here in Sonoma County! This is one of the Sonoma events in April that celebrates the wines from lesser known wineries producing a small number, but highly tasty wines.
The is one of the Sonoma events in April that is being held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall from 11:30 am until 5 pm depending on type of ticket purchased
Head over to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Hall of Flowers & Grace Pavilion for the 29th Annual Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest. This event features a reception, a crab dinner, and both a silent & live auction.
At the reception, you can enjoy award winning Sonoma wines paired with appetizers created by top local chefs. You can also walk around to check out all the great goodies for the silent auction.
The Crab Feed starts at 6:30pm where you will feast on Sonoma Coast crab as well as dozens of side dishes. This is also when the live auction will take place.
The entire event starts at 4pm and all proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Farm Bureau's agricultural education activities.
Spend your day in Sonoma checking out the Eighth Street Wineries during their annual open house. The event features tastings and pairings at eight premier, boutique wineries.
These wineries are so close together that you can simply park and then stroll from one to the next. You'll get the chance to take a behind the scenes look at their production facilities as well as sample their amazing wines.
It's a unique opportunity as many of these wineries are not usually open for public tastings. You will find the Eighth Street Wineries about five minutes away from the Sonoma Plaza, just off East 8th Street.
The event runs from 12pm to 4pm with doors open until 4:30pm so you can pick up any wine you purchased before you go.
Do you plan to stay for awhile are you enjoy these fun Sonoma events in February? If so, make sure to check out the great hotel deals online. Click the links below to compare prices and read recent guest reviews to help you find the right place for you!
You will find a lot of fun things to do at night in Sonoma. One of my favorites is the performances at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. You will find everything from comedy to symphony performances here. Here are some of the top Sonoma events in February at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.
B. R. Cohn (2/14): Valentine's Day Dinner, a romantic dinner under the covered pavilion, featuring wines, catered food, and live music, 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Benziger Winery (2/13 - 2/16): Valentine's Day Weekend, special bonus pour all day long, 10 am - 5 pm
Deerfield Ranch (2/8): Murder Mystery in the Cave, enjoy wines and delicious foods as you try to find out who is the murderer, prizes for best costume
Dutton-Goldfield Winery (2/14 - 2/16): President's Day Library Weekend Tasting, exclusive cellar wines for tasting and also current vintages, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Family Wineries (2/14 & 2/15): Valentine's Day and chocolates, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Gundlach Bundschu (2/2): Courtney Barnett in concert in the Historic Red Barn, doors open at 6:30 pm and the show is at 8 pm
Gundlach Bundschu (2/9): Isabella Rossellini at the Historic Red Barn, doors open at 7 pm and the talk starts at 8 pm
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard (2/15): An Intimate Dinner with the Winemaker, 4-course dinner paired with wines and led by winemaker Steven Urberg, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Jacuzzi Winery (2/8 & 2/9): An Olive Odessey, enjoy olives, olive oils, olive inspired art and more as you taste wines during this fun event, 11 am to 4 pm
Jordan Winery (2/14): Valentine's Dinner, reception with sparkling wine, then you will head into the historic oak tank room for a 7-course meal paired with Jordan wines, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Kendall-Jackson Winery (January 31st & February 1st): 15th Annual Chardonnay & Crab Feast, loads of all you can eat crab, side dishes, and more paired with chardonnay wines, 6 pm t0 9 pm
Kokomo Wines (2/14): Valentine's Day Celebration
Marimar Estate (2/22): Pinot Noir Blending Workshop & Lunch, become the winemaker you always wanted to be as you blen pinot noir from their different vineyards, multi-course lunch, and receive a bottle of your wine with a personal label, starts at 11 am
Meadowcroft Wines (2/22): 10 Year Anniversary Party at Cornerstone, 5 pm to 9 pm
Medlock Ames (2/29): Mardi Gras Celebration, enjoy the best southern cuisine while drinking fantastic wines, 12 noon to 4 pm
Mutt Lynch Winery (2/14): 2020 Valentine's Day and Yappy Hour, enjoy Valentine's Day and help support agencies that rescue animals at the same time, 4 pm to 6 pm
Papapietro-Perry (2/15 & 2/16): Rose Release & Hog Island Oysters! sample their 2019 Rose of Pinot Noir with Hog Island Oysters, available from 11 am to 4 pm
Paul Mathew (2/2): Mushroom Foray & Lunch, you will hike and forage for mushrooms and then enjoy a tasty lunch with Paul Mathew wines, starts at 11 am
Rodney Strong Winery (2/14): Wine and Chocolate Affair, pair wines with numerous chocolatiers from Sonoma County, 1 pm to 4 pm
Russian River Vineyards (2/14): A romantic dinner with wine and dessert included
Seghesio Family Vineyards (2/14 & 2/15): Valentine's Day Dinner, dine among the oak barrels in their cellar, 4-course candlelight dinner with a variety of Seghesio wines including a rare library vintage, 6 pm to 10 pm
St. Francis Winery (2/14): Valentine's Day Winery Dinner, an intimate dinner with a candle lit 5-course meal paired with wines, starts at 6:30
Talisman Winery (2/8): Taste the 1990's Dinner, venture into the cellars as the winery opesn up their 1990s vintage wines while enjoying dinner, tickets include 2 bottles of wine, starts at 6 pm
Trione Winery (2/22): Winter Winemaker Dinner, lots of wine, food and fun, a special themed dinner that changes every year, 5 pm - 9 pm
Truett Hurst Winery (2/22): 2nd Annual Salmon Run, 11 am to 4 pm
In addition to all of these Sonoma events in February, you will also find some great wine tasting deals through Groupon. These are just a few of the top deals currently running.
Battaglini Winery & Vineyard: $5 Buys You a Coupon for $5 Off a Wine Tasting for Two Plus 20% Off a Bottle of Wine, near Santa Rosa, check for availability
Harvest Moon Estate And Winery: Save on their wine and cheese tasting plates for one, two or four people, near Santa Rosa, check for availability
*Note: Most deals last for 120 days after purchase, so make sure to check the exact terms before purchasing.
Dates: 2/14 - 2/17
One of the oldest fairs in California, the Cloverdale Citrus Fair is a place to learn all about the citrus business in Sonoma County. As one of the top Sonoma events in February, you will also find a variety of other fun things to do at this festival.
You can see exhibits created out of citrus fruits, spend some time on the carnival rides, and enjoy a variety of entertainment. As with almost all Sonoma events in February, you can also sample local wines and enjoy lots of tasty fair food.
The event also includes a parade (Saturday at 11am), a talent show (Sunday at 12:3pm), and a several competitions. All events are held at 1 Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale.
Dates: 2/28 - 3/1
The Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa is once again the location of this year's Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues Festival. For three days, you can meet with tatoos enthusiasts from around the world.
Dozens of tattoo artists will be on hand for those looking to add another tattoo or touch up one that has faded. You can also enjoy live music all weekend long as well as local food and drinks.
Spend the day at Lake Sonoma and enjoy several family friendly activities during the Sonoma Steelhead Festival. The event helps to raise awareness of the importance of this large freshwater lake in Sonoma County.
The event offers you the chance to visit the fish hatchery where you can see dozens of Steelhead fish. You can also sample local wines, beers, and gourmet treats from some of the best food trucks.
The event runs from 10am to 4pm.