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Taste of Sonoma 2019, California
August 31, 2019
Sonoma County is one of California’s finest wine regions. Noted for the quality of its wines, especially chardonnay and pinot noir, and a 45-minute from San Francisco, the region has 425 wineries, from small family-run places to large household names. Many of these appear at the Taste of Sonoma held at the end of August each year.
What is described by the local tourism department as “the wine event of the year”, the Taste of Sonoma features some of the best wines from the county as well as great local produce.
This year there will be wine talks from the Alexander Valley Winegrowers, Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance, the Winegrowers of Dry Valley Creek, Fountaingrove District Winegrowers and the Russian River Valley Winegrowers.
Taste of Sonoma will also feature a silent disco and a white wine emoji lounge where Kendall-Jackson is endeavouring to create the world’s first white wine emoji, and a Have A Splash Lounge where you can taste some of Rodney Strong’s wines while enjoying the food of Chef Alejandro Garcia and the tunes of DJ Kind.
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When is the Taste of Sonoma 2019?
This year’s festival is on 31 August. Although the gates officially open at noon, VIP Pass holders can arrive an hour earlier for exclusive access. Gates do shut at 4pm.
Taste of Sonoma Wineries
A full list of the wineries appearing at this year’s festival can be found here.
Taste of Sonoma Chefs
You’ll need something to go with all that wonderful wine. A full list of participating chefs and food-stalls is here.
Sonoma County Wine Auction
If you are looking to purchase some of the wonderful Sonoma County wine, then why not head to the Sonoma County Wine Auction, held from 19-21 September. Listed as one of the best charitable wine auctions by Wine Spectator, the auction congregates local celebrity chefs, sommeliers and guests with imaginative auction lots, as well as some exquisite wine and fine cuisine. For more information, click here.
For all other information on the Taste of Sonoma
Visit the official website here.
For more information of things to do in Sonoma County
Visit the Sonoma County tourist information site. Photos courtesy of Sonoma County.
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