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Sonoma Events in February 2023: Wine Tasting, Festivals, and Other Things to Do

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: February 2, 2023

Some of the best Sonoma events in February 2023 include wine tasting activities at local wineries and a long-standing citrus festival. 

To help you prepare for your visit, I've also included some tips on where to find hotel and wine tasting deals.

Sonoma Events in February

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Great Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest

Date: 2/4

Head over to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Hall of Flowers & Grace Pavilion for the 32nd 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 entire event starts at 4 pm with dinner and the live auction beginning at 6:30 pm. All proceeds benefit the Sonoma County Farm Bureau's agricultural education activities. 

FeBREWary in Conjunction with SF Beer Week

Dates: 2/1 - 2/28 (all month)

Each February, SF dedicates an entire week to celebrating independent craft beer producers at local Bay Area breweries. This year, once again, California's wine country has joined in on the fun—only it gets even better: in Santa Rosa, it's all month long.

Get your Beer Passport to guide you through the variety of taprooms and beer gardens, and as you check them off, you'll work toward your prize. Some of the special events include trivia nights, beer and pizza, comedy, Super Bowl viewing, music, and so much more.

Don't miss out on new beer releases such as The Big One V.5 by Seismic Brewing, the Smart Feller Triple IPA from Iron Ox Brewing, and others by HenHouse, Old Possum, and more. 

Cloverdale Citrus Fair

Dates: 2/17 - 2/20

One of the oldest fairs in California, the Cloverdale Citrus Fair is a place to learn all about the citrus business in Sonoma County. And 2023 marks the fair's 131st year celebration!

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.

You can also sample local wines and enjoy lots of tasty fair food.

The event also includes a parade, a talent show, and a several competitions. All events are held at 1 Citrus Fair Drive in Cloverdale.

Taste Route 116 - Welcome to Wine Country

Dates: 2/18 - 2/19

This exclusive tour takes you along CA Highway 116, where you'll discover some of the region's best hidden gems and finest wines. The route is extremely scenic, and contains several wineries within just a 12-mile span.

The Russian River Valley where this event takes place is especially known for its award-winning Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and Zinfandels.

Beer City Festival

Dates: 2/25

Enjoy the best of Santa Rosa with these delicious and fun-filled Beer City weekend events. On Saturday at the Old Courthouse Square downtown, you'll enjoy an amazing selection of tasty local craft brews from Sonoma County, as well as other brews, kombucha, and ciders from around the world.

There will be live music, food trucks, and more. 

They also kick off the day with a Beer City Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. This starts at 9:30 am.

Sonoma County Restaurant Week

Dates: 2/20 - 2/26

Sonoma County, with its world-famous wines and fresh locally grown ingredients, has earned its reputation as a food-lover's paradise. Throughout the entire week, you'll have the opportunity to taste the best restaurants this region has to offer, including renowned Zagat and Michelin Award winners.

Participating restaurants offer plenty of classy and comfortable outdoor dining, from lantern-lit garden patios to lakeview seating. You'll find a variety of cuisines from Italian to Japanese, from fresh seafood to French baked goods, and much more.

Santa Rosa Tattoos and Blues

Dates: 2/24 - 2/26

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 tattoo 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.

>> Visit their site for more details and ticketing information

Hotels in Sonoma

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!

Booking.com: Save on your Hotel in Sonoma with Booking.com, Planet Earth's #1 Accommodation Site. No booking fees ever!

TripAdvisor: What's the #1 hotel in Sonoma County? Read reviews & find hotel deals on TripAdvisor!

VRBO: You can also find some great places to stay on VRBO. They offer apartments, houses, cottages, and rooms for rent all around Sonoma County. Find some great places to stay here

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

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.

Sonoma County Wine Events in February 2023

This is a list of all of the great wine tasting events planned for February 2023. 

Bartholomew Estate: Decadent Desserts Wien Pairing (2/10 - 2/12)

Buena Vista Winery: Crab Feast at the winery (2/18)

Buena Vista Winery: Chocolate Education (2/23), sample chocolate and learn more about it as you also sip on Buena Vista wines

DeLoach Vineyards: Valentine's Wine & Chocolate Pairing (2/10, 2/11, & 2/12)

DeLoach Vineyards: Vine to Bottle Winemaker Dinner (2/11) from 5:30 pm to 9 pm

Dry Creek Vineyards: Barrel Tasting (2/11) from 12 pm to 4 pm, no children or pets allowed

Dutton Goldfield: Wine & Chocolate - A Valentine's Week Special Pairing Event (2/11 - 2/19)

Emeritus Vineyards: Valentine's Day Wine & Chocolate Pairing (2/10 - 2/19) from 10 am to 4 pm

J Wine: Valentine's Day Dinner (2/11), 5-course meal

Jaccuzzi Wines: Cinema Notte, Dinner and a Movie in the Plaza (2/10), 6 pm to 9pm

Jaccuzzi Wines: An Olive Odyssey (2/18), free admission from 11 am to 5 pm

Jordan Winery: Valentine's Dinner at Jordan (2/11), set in their historic Oak Tank Room

Meadowcroft: Valentine's Day Wines & Treats (2/18 & 2/19)

Papapietro Perry: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate (2/11), either in person at the winery or virtual, includes three bottles of wine, cheeses, chocolate bars and more

Simi Winery: Raise Your Glass (2/4), a last in-person toast to the SIMI tasting room, runs from 1 pm to 3 pm

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards: Valentine's Wine Dinner (2/10 & 2/11)

Talisman: Huckleberry's Release Party (2/12) from 12 pm to 4 pm'

Taft: 2022 Rose Release Happy Hour (2/10) from 4 pm to 6:30 pm

Wine Tasting Deals

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.

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival

Date: 2/11

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 10 am to 4 pm.

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