Sonoma Events in January 2024: Wine Tasting, Festivals, and Other Things to Do

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: December 6, 2023

Discover the best Sonoma events in January 2024. My calendar includes top wine tasting parties, the popular WINEland event, and a few things to do at night.

You will also find a few wine tasting deals as well as information on Sonoma's art walks (which always include some local wines!).

Sonoma Events in January

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Winter WINEland

Dates: 1/13 - 1/14 

The 30th Annual Winter WINEland is the perfect time to sample Sonoma County wines. The event features more than 50 wineries throughout the region.

Tickets include tasting at all participating wineries (minimum of 3 tastes at each winery). Cost to attend is $95 Weekend Ticket (purchased after Nov. 30th), $75 Sunday Only and $10 Designated Drivers (they do not offer a Saturday Only ticket). 

Ticket sales will end January 8th. at 10 pm and no tickets will be sold at the door.

>> Visit the Winter WINEland site for additional details and to pick up your tickets today

Theater in Sonoma in January

You will find several theater performances this month around Sonoma. 

  • 1/11 - 1/28: Fences at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa
  • 1/5 - 1/21: The Last Five Years at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma

>> Find a full calendar of Bay Area theater performances

Monthly Art Walks

Santa Rosa (1/5): The monthly art walk in Santa Rosa is on the First Friday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm. The event features live music, open studios, and a lot of fun. You will find the art walk at several galleries in the downtown area.

Sonoma (1/4): The city of Sonoma offers their art walks on the first Thursday of the month. This month's art walk runs from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. It's a chance for you to see local artists and their amazing pieces. You can also enjoy music and poetry.

Guerneville (1/6): The first Saturday of the month is when you can check out local artists during the Guerneville Art Walk. Studios will be open so you can meet and speak with all of the artists. You can also enjoy some music and local wines. The event runs from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Sonoma Valley Delicious

Dates: TBD

This month long event celebrates the food and wine of the Sonoma Valley. Throughout the month, you can enjoy special offers, prix fixe menus at local restaurants, special food and wine tasting events, and so much more.

You will find specials at all participating Sonoma Valley wineries, restaurants, and tasting rooms.

Hotel Deals Around Sonoma

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Sonoma County Wine Tasting Events in January 2024

There are some great winery events, and celebrations, every year in Sonoma County. Here is just a small list of them:

Cline Cellars: Grilled cheese and wine pairing (1/20 - 21)

Gundlack Bundschu (1/18): Hi-Fi Happy Hour from 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy wine, records, pizza, and friends in the Barrel Room.

Papapietro Perry (1/30): Wine and Caviar tasting from 2 to 3:30 pm

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

You will find several great shows this month at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. Here are a few of my top picks.

Wine Tasting Deals

As you are enjoying these Sonoma events in January, make sure to spend a little time at our local wineries and tasting rooms. Below you will find some great deals for tastings through Groupon.

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.

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