Savor Sonoma

Savor Sonoma 2015Meet your favorite winemakers, taste their reserve wines, sample barrels with the latest vintages, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, enjoy live music, tour wineries and vineyards, and savor a wonderful wine country weekend.  “This year marks our 25th year and this year 20 wineries will be participating throughout Sonoma Valley! The much anticipated teaming up with local chefs and restaurants creates a truly special weekend of delicious foods paired with the amazing variety of wines produced in our valley.” said Executive Director Josie Gay.

Heart of Sonoma Valley Association (HOSVA) is an alliance of 27 wineries and tasting rooms located on scenic Sonoma Highway where for a century and a half many of the vintages that have made California wines world leaders in viticulture have been harvested. In this 10-mile stretch of the wine country, in the environs of Glen Ellen and Kenwood, you’ll find a blend of family owned and classically beautiful wineries filled with award-winning wines.

Participating Wineries:

IMG_7920B Wise Vineyards Cellar
9077 Highway 12, Suite B
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 282-9169
B Wise Vineyards is about the pursuit of excellence in winemaking. Our mission is to produce authentic, graceful, memorable wines. Our 100 acre vineyard estate graces the western slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains, situated in the renowned Moon Mountain District of Sonoma Valley. We invite you to join us at our tasting lounge in Kenwood to experience select limited release flagship Cabernet Sauvignons and proprietary red blends. Expect a warm welcome and flavorful, balanced site-driven wines paired with delectable bites!

Benziger Estate VineyardsBenziger Family Winery
(Check-Ins Sold Out)
1883 London Ranch Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(888) 490-2739
Join the Benziger Family Winery for the 2015 Savor Sonoma Weekend and enjoy the flavors of hand crafted estate wines and experience the unique rituals of Biodynamic farming; New releases, barrel samples and culinary delights. A day to savor and sip.

IMG_8093Chateau St. Jean Winery
8555 Highway 12
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-4134
With its elegant architecture and beautiful gardens, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as the quintessential Sonoma winery. Meet the winemaking team behind the iconic Cinq Cépages, a stylish Bordeaux blend. Discover this gem of Sonoma Valley and its passion for crafting wines that express the best of Sonoma.

 

IMG_7944Deerfield Ranch Winery
10200 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-5215
Enjoy the most unique wine tasting experience in Sonoma Valley. Through the large redwood portal doors, enter our wine cave and stroll past hundreds of barrels. Enjoy the soft aroma of oak and wine as you enter our tasting room in the middle of the cave. There you will taste Robert Rex’s exceptional blends paired with food prepared by a local chef.

IMG_8233Eric Ross Winery
(Check-Ins Sold Out)
14300 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 939-8525
Last year you enjoyed the 2013 Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon “The Immigrant” barrel sample. The bottled wine has matured wonderfully; try a taste you will want to take one home! Authentic Mexican cuisine will be paired to delight all your senses! Eric will also be pouring barrel samples of the 2014 Russian River Pinot Noir “Nick’s Block.” More temptations await with Spanish wines Albariño & Tempranillo. While supplies last Eric’s photo calendar will be included with purchases of 6 bottles.

DSCN5520Imagery Estate Winery
(Check-Ins Sold Out)
14335 Highway 12
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(877) 550-4278
A visit to Imagery is always a journey of artful discovery, and Savor Sonoma is no different. Our gold medal winning wines blended from unique varietals influenced from regions around the world will be sampled from barrel to bottle paired with a bite or two. Come stroll the gallery and savor our flavors.

IMG_8184Kenwood Vineyards
(Check-Ins Sold Out)
9592 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 282-4228
At Kenwood Vineyards let your palate savor the experience of our Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon and Jack London Zinfandel as our winemaking staff offers samples of future vintages from French oak barrels. While sipping our wines, hand crafted in the Heart of Sonoma, your taste buds will be enticed by the unique recipes we’ve chosen to pair with our award winning wines.

IMG_8227La Rochelle Winery
233 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 302-8000
Taste a variety of small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s most prestigious vineyards, all in one location. Drop in to taste at our tasting bar or make an appointment for a seated tasting experience. Barrel tasting available.

This is one of our newest wineries in the area.

 

IMG_3638Ledson Winery & Vineyards
(Check-Ins Sold Out)
7335 Highway 12
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 537-3810
For a truly majestic experience, come to The Castle. Meet Steve Ledson and his winemaking team, taste impeccable wines straight from the barrel and enjoy our phenomenal new releases, paired with an array of epicurean delights fit for royalty. We specialize in limited production wines sold exclusively at the winery, through our wine club or online. Take advantage of special pricing offered only at this event.

Little Vineyards Family Winery
(Check-Ins Sold Out)
15188 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 996-2750
Join Rich and Joan Little and the Family as we celebrate Savor Sonoma with live music, delicious mouthwatering BBQ that pairs so well with our estate red wines. Taste barrel samples, 2013 Syrah and 2013 Cabernet with winemaker, Ted Coleman. Futures will be available for purchase. Come and taste a LITTLE and enjoy a lot!

IMG_8743Loxton Cellars
11466 Dunbar Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 935-7221
Fourth generation winegrower Chris Loxton celebrates heritage and tradition with new releases and barrel samples of wines that reflect our roots. The inaugural “Pioneer Cuvee” is a Zinfandel blend paying tribute to the field blends of the Valley’s early vineyards. The Cabernet Shiraz and Ellen Syrah pay tribute to the family vineyards in Australia. Enjoy Estate grown Rose and (gold medal) Port from a vineyard with some of the Valley’s best views. Vineyard walks will be offered on the hour to showcase farming and the beauty of the Valley.

IMG_8196Mayo Family Winery
13101 Arnold Drive
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 938-9401
Visit with members of the Mayo family and compare our single vineyard wines straight from the barrel to their past vintages already in bottle. Enjoy artisan bites of food created by Executive Chef, Clayton Lewis, that are perfectly paired with our award-winning wines. Winemaker, Mike Berthoud, will also be on hand thieving wine futures out of the barrel and answering all of your burning wine inquiries! Stop by for a fun filled and educational weekend!

IMG_8091Muscardini Cellars
9380 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 933-9305
We invite you to visit Muscardini Cellars, home of exceptional hand crafted wines. Come taste our Italian Varietals and don’t forget our big Cabs and blends. Our tasting room offers an intimate wine country experience with a large outdoor patio and breathtaking views of vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains. Enjoy our Gold Medal and Best-of-Class wines. Meet winemaker Michael Muscardini while savoring tastes directly from the barrel. Enjoy choice food pairings form Chef Catherine Venturini of Olive and Vine.

NakedWines.com Wine Studio and Tasting Lounge
8450 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 408-0011
Celebrate the art of food and wine with independent winemakers. Through customer funding, we’ve given winemakers the opportunity to make their dream wine and have their own label. They’ve paired their wines, from tank and barrel, with the perfect bite and want to share their passion for flavor with you. Live music and purple tongues guaranteed!

IMG_8176Orpheus Wines
8910 Highway 12, Suite 12B
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 282-9231
Savor the beauty of small batch, handcrafted wines. Winemaker Marc Krafft serves up the best current and future releases with locally sourced food pairings to delight your senses. We warmly welcome you to our new tasting room and wire art gallery, with wine on tap, fun community events, and sustainable innovations. From Gold Medal Pinot Noir to Sparkling Orange Muscat, Orpheus Wines has food-friendly wines for every palate.

IMG_8171Paradise Ridge Winery
8860 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 282-9020
Paradise Ridge Winery is going GREEN – green-a-licious that is! Indulge in a unique wine country experience with our sense-ational Wine & Herb tasting Paired up perfectly with Rosso’s famous Burrata! Enjoy scrumptious lemon Basil infused burrata Paired with our 2014 Grandview Sauvignon Blanc, Sweet Genovese Basil & fresh strawberries Burrata paired with a thieved sample from the barrel of our 2014 Convict Zinfandel.

IMG_8092St. Anne’s Crossing Winery
8450 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 598-5200
As the Sonoma Valley’s premier Zinfandel house, we’re delivering a unique side by side all Zin tasting across 6 appellations including Sonoma, Dry Creek, Russian River, Mendocino, Alexander Valley and Rockpile. Sip and swirl with our winemaker, four time sweepstakes winner, Chris Barrett. He’s bringing out three never before tasted Zins from the 2013 vintage, each paired with a scrumptious bite! Live music and unforgettable wines will set the tone for this epicurean weekend.

IMG_8153St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
100 N. Pythian Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 833-0242
Join us at our Sonoma Valley Visitors Center for a taste of Sonoma. Sip award-winning wines paired with mouth-watering bites crafted by our in-house Executive Chef while taking in the sweeping vineyard views and the majestic mountain backdrop.

 

 

IMG_8172Ty Caton Vineyards
8910 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-0526
We invite you to visit Ty Caton Vineyards – the home of exclusively estate produced artisan Sonoma valley wines – and revel in the atmosphere of the tasting room that knows how to have fun! We offer the best of the wine country: award-winning wines, intimate hospitality, and great people. You will be greeted by Winemaker Ty Caton and can experience firsthand the passion behind the wines.

IMG_7915VJB Vineyards & Cellars
60 Shaw Avenue
Kenwood, CA 95452
(707) 833-2300
Celebrate spring on the Italian-inspired piazza, sipping barrel wines and sampling owner Maria Belmonte’s delicious homemade pastas or pizzas from the wood oven. This weekend is the first chance to try and buy limited production Italian varietals like Sangiovese and Barbera which sell out almost as soon as they’re released. Guests will also enjoy performances by the Wine Country Tenors daily at 1 PM. Cap off a visit with something sweet from the chocolate and gelato shop.
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Transportation Partner:
Beau Wine Tours is offering HOSVA guests a 15% discount year round on private/group transportation. Call Beau Wine Tours toll free at (800) 387-2328 extension #1 and mention “Heart of Sonoma Valley” for your special discount.

Transportation Special:
Destination Drivers has special rates for the Savor Sonoma weekend! Our driver will pick you up where you’re staying, drive your car to the wineries and special places you want to experience, then bring you back “home.” No worries about directions, traffic or parking. Help planning your adventure gladly provided. Call for details, and be sure to mention Savor Sonoma. 707-293-8137.

Accommodations Special:
The Flamingo Resort has special, discounted rates available during Savor Sonoma Valley, Saturday, March 21, 2015: $179 Superior King or Double-Double, $199 Executive King, $259 Suites. (*Plus 14% occupancy tax.) Please call 800-848-8300 and identify yourself as part of “Savor Sonoma Valley” to make a reservation.

EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE:
What: 2015 Savor Sonoma Valley – A Premium Wine & Culinary Experience
When: Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 2015
Where: Twenty Wineries throughout Sonoma Valley
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM both days
Cost: $65 per person for the weekend/$20 for designated drivers. Sunday-Only ticket for $50
per person. Ticket includes a souvenir wine glass & access to event tastings at all
participating wineries.
Info: For tickets and info please visit heartofsonomavalley.com or call 707-431-1137.
Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended as tickets are limited.

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