our wild turkeys
Coast is one of the 10
natural wonders in the USA.
Come visit us and see a natural
FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIMES October,
A New Destination for Food and
are just minutes from Bodega Bay
where you can pick up freshly
caught fish and barbque it here
or eat it there!
•A beautiful drive through
Valley Ford to nearby Marshall,
and you can pick the oysters from
the bed, bring them back and barbque
or eat them fresh!
BEST TRIPS - National Geographic
of Sonoma County. It's time
to start planning your adventures
for 2012. Here are Traveler magazine's 20
best places in the world to visit.
The vinyards are
dormant, but about to bud, it's
very green here!
Where does the wine come
interactive topographical Map
shows Russian River Valley and
Green Valley. You can
see exactly where we are by
using this map. You will find
Bodega Bay, 100 wineries, Healdsburg,
Sebastopol, everything. MAP (scroll
down for map)
and vinyards in the Russian River
map, names, location Directions,
photos, web sites, wine, wineries,
growers and vineyard information,
including hours. EXCELLENT place
to research your trip.
up of where we are: Map
is the best time to visit wine country? Russian
River Valley Wine Growers' paper
on A year
in the life of a vineyard:
Bud Break, Flowering, Cluster Development,
Veraison, Ripening, Harvest (often
doesn't end till late November).
on Tasting Russian River Wine
Article on wine varieties from
the Russian River Valley, how they
are described, and great tasting
There are plays, concerts,
festivals, farmers markets all
happening here in Sonoma County.
You can't be bored.
great in Sonoma County, even the
31-June 9, 2013
Healdsburg Jazz Festival >>more
8-9, 2013 Passport to Pinot Weekend in
the Russian River Valley>>more
Art at the
Source. June 1- 2 & 8-9 10am-5pm >>more
Sonoma County Fair -Horse
racing (Wine Country Horse Racing
meet), live music, Flower show,
livestock and agricultural exhibits,
food tastings -- fun for adults
HERE FOR FAIR WEB SITE
Apple Fair. Aug
"The Sweetest little fair in Sonoma County"
Apples come in latter part of
summer, they are the
early birds, they are only here
for a few weeks, they are the
best apples in the world and this
is where they come from. The best
pies and juices are Gravensteins.They
don't travel well, so you need
to come here to enjoy them. >>read
all about our famous and delicious
crop in this New York Times article. Sonoma
County is part of the Slow Food
movement. We are so organic and
fresh. If you lovefood, come visit!
17-18, 2013 Annual Grape to Glass
2012: Shakespeare in Ives
July SAT. Fort Ross: Russian
American Cultural Heritage Day Celebration.
YEARLY, last Sat. of July.
August , Jenner Headlands Coastal Hike
10:00 am to 3:30 pm - FREE EVENT,
bring a lunch including water
Strenuous hike, must be in good
physical condition. >>more info
August 24 & 25,
2013 10 - 6
19 Annual Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine
adults $12. on line $15 at gate.
teens $8. under 12 free.
information less than 15 mins from
September 21-22, 2013 Jazz
on Sat. Blues on Sunday. yet
Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival
Russian River Jazz & Blues
Festival was voted Best Music
Festival, Sonoma County in the
Bohemian's Best of the North Bay
2013 Readers Poll.
Old Grove Festival.<<more
September 15, 2013. Armstrong
Woods, Near Guerneville. Concert,
theater event in the open air
amphitheater located in the
redwood park. Entertainment Groove
in the Grove (Motown),the Great
Feast ($10. barbque)
All funds go to help support
Stewards of the
and stewardship programs.
October 4,5,6, 2013
Sonoma County Harvest Fair
3 days of wine tasting 150+ wineries,
wine sales, marketplace, chef
demonstrations, farm and harvest
agricultural activities of chldren
and adults, World Championship
Grape Stomp, continuous live jazz,
art show and sale, craft pavillion,
farm animals to meet + much more.
October 2, Calabash
Gourd and Art, Auction and Fest Local
artists turn organically grown
gourds into fabulous art. Local
chefs prepare delicious food and
wine. All to fund our local food
Forestville. A GREAT celebration.
November 2 & 3rd, 2013 15th
Annual "A Wine & Food
Tasting Along the
Wine Road -usually sold out
This event sells out every year.
Buy tickets on line or by phone.
Information Wine Road website
Wine & Food Affair is the
premier event for Wine Road
- Northern Sonoma County.
A weekend of wine and food pairing
in the Alexander, Dry Creek and
Russian River Valleys.
All of the wineries participating
will have a favorite winery recipe
in the cookbook, which they will
prepare both days for you to sample,
along with the perfect wine. Tickets
go on sale on website Sept. 1
invited to Visit artist
studios-call for appointment or
visit during open studios:
Art Trails 2012
Oct. 12-13 & 19-20, 2013
Fall open studios in Sonoma County. Visit the artists. Website for Art Trails
Markets Everywhere. Click to see
Farm Market is Sundays-10
am to 1:30 pm Town Plaza. Food,
crafts, live music, information,
organic Sonoma grown foods, fruits,
veggies, plants and flowers. March
NEW in 2012 - The Barlow will
be the site of the Farmer's Market.
is to create and maintain a well-planned,
organic environment for the community
to conduct business, share food
and enjoy art, wine and time together.>>more
info and photo of this
Farmers Market is Friday
4 pm to dusk. Visiting this market
will give you a lovely snapshot
of life in West Sonoma County
- hippies, vegetarians, back to
the land folks, story tellers,
organic gardners, and all the
rest...food, crafts, music and
a sweet little village.
the Laguna de Santa Rosa, the
second largest fresh water marsh
in Northern California.
FLORENCE AVENUE in Sebastopol. Larger than life, whimsical,
comical folk art sculptures line
this popular residential street
in central Sebastopol. >>see
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Ridge Winery Sculpture
Garden. The best in Sonoma County
Rosa Preserve art collection
Canoe or kayak on the Russian
and gardens. For suggestions visit West
County Gazette's 2013 Nursery
Tour and Gardeners Resource Guide.
Here you can find information
on many agricultural products like
bees, flowers, trees, soil amendments.
Are you a gardener? Sonoma County
has things of interest to you! My
favorites are Emerisa Gardens, Empire,
Harmony Farm supply, Imwalle, Sonoma
Horticultural Nursery, Western Hills,
let me know yours.
Jazz at Wells Fargo Center for the
Fargo Center for the Arts May-
September calendar of events. Jazz,
pop, comedy and rock and roll.
Strong Vineyards' Annual KJZY
Summer Concert Series Go
to their website for concert descriptions,
and other information. This setting
is so beautiful. It is a great location
for sitting on the lawn, enjoying
great music. Take a sun hat, a chair
or blanket and a lunch.
Always listen to local radio:
107.3 FM. Broadcasting to West Sonoma
County and the world from beautiful
downtown Occidental California.
Kayak on the Russian River -
Safe and exciting. Memorial Day
weekend - mid October. >>more
information Burkes self guided
Edge, upper Russian River,
start earlier in May:
Hike or walk in the old
growth redwood forest. Visit Armstrong
Woods near Guerneville...only 20+
Horse back riding Armstrong Woods
Visit Safari West >>more info
WINERY EVENTS - click for
Jazz Fesival May
31-June 9 2012
Main Stage West, Sebastopol
Santa Rosa Repertory Theatre
They have a schedule
of events for the 2013 summer.
Cinnabar Theatre - Petaluma
Great choices all year
Documentary Film Festival
March 30-April 1 2012 >>Film
schedule & tickets
further events, see Sonoma.Com
Upcoming Events. OR Somoma.net
and wine events, jazz, music,
dance, tours, cooking, wine
education, flower walks, lectures,
Or visit the Wells Fargo Center for
the Arts Calendar
19-20, 2013 11am - 4pm
Northern Sonoma County Wine Road
This is the 21st Annual
Winter WINEland and a great opportunity
to meet winemakers, taste limited
production wines, new releases
or library wines. Some wineries
will offer food pairings and others
will have tours. Tickets sold
at the door -- each winery >>click
here for information, including
complete program and list of wineries
& March 8-10 11 am - 4 pm
35th annual Barrel Tasting 100
wineries in Northern Sonoma County >>information
This is your chance
to sample wines from the barrel,
talk to winemakers and explore
the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek
and Russian River Valleys.
6th annual Sebastopol Documentary
Information and tickets
article about the festival
20&21, 2013 Apple Blossom
Fesival and Parade, children's
activities, wine and beer
tasting, foodies welcome > >more