SANTA ROSA, CA (March 29, 2023) – April is Sonoma County Wine Month! Produced by Sonoma County Vintners (SCV), wine lovers are invited to enjoy in-person and virtual winery experiences, as well as special wine promotions, throughout the month. See what’s planned from participating wineries at sonomawine.com/winemonth.
Sonoma County is welcoming the start of another fruitful growing season this spring, as bud break signals the end of vineyard winter dormancy and the beginning of the grape-to-glass journey. Sonoma County wineries will celebrate Wine Month with an array of creative, innovative and diverse offerings. Find your perfect match of experiences and promotions on the dedicated Sonoma County Wine Month listing.
Enjoy wine and food pairings while taking in sweeping views of the vineyards and mountains. Learn about wine directly from winemakers in exclusive private tastings or wine blending sessions. Bring your friends and challenge them to a game of croquet, bocce or cornhole or simply relax while sipping your new favorite wine and listening to live music. Focus on wellness, sustainability or culture during vineyard hikes, yoga sessions, art tours or concerts, all with the perfect wine tastings to complement the activity.
“We are looking forward to spring here in our Sonoma County vineyards and it will be a beautiful time to visit,” said SCV Executive Director Michael Haney. “April is a great month to book your first visit to discover what makes our world-class wines so delicious. For our loyal fans who make it a priority to visit our wineries regularly, we can’t wait to see you again!”
For those who can’t make it to Sonoma County to celebrate Wine Month, there are many options to participate at home. Virtual wine tastings and even a food and wine scavenger hunt can be booked online. New wine releases and “wine for good” offers with proceeds benefiting nonprofits are also available on participating winery websites and available for shipping to most states.
With more than 400 wineries producing wines from more than 60 grape varieties in 19 designated American Viticultural Areas, there is sure to be something for every palate. Choose from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah – as well as other limited-production gems. So many wine grapes can thrive in this wonderland stretching from cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean to mountains and valleys blanketed in microclimates.
All it takes is a little planning to create the perfect Sonoma County wine country getaway. The Sonoma County Tourism app is a great resource to help with finding accommodations or discovering a new restaurant during your stay. Download the Sonoma County Road Trip Vibes playlist to get in the Wine Country state of mind during your journey. Sonoma County has always been a quick drive along Highway 101 for many but getting there has become even easier in recent years with the addition of direct flights to Sonoma County Airport (STS) from major cities and its proximity to Sonoma County wineries. Taking wines back home is easy with Alaska Airlines’ Wines Fly Free program.
See the listing of experiences and promotions from participating wineries at sonomawine.com/winemonth.
About Sonoma County Vintners
Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions. Sonoma County Vintners represents over 250 wineries throughout the county. The organization actively promotes Sonoma County through educational programming; advocates for its members at local, state and federal levels; and contributes to the local communities through our Sonoma County Vintners Foundation. Sonoma County Wine Auction, its annual fundraiser, benefits non-profit organizations throughout the region. To learn more about Sonoma County Vintners, visit SonomaWine.com.
About Sonoma County Tourism
Sonoma County Tourism is the region’s destination stewardship organization. Inspiring travel to the region through a variety of sales and marketing programs aimed at consumers, meeting and event planners, the travel trade and media, the organization strives to ensure responsible tourism helps create a robust economy for the Sonoma County region. For more information visit SonomaCounty.com.
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