If you’re planning a trip to the Bay Area, or live in the Bay Area an just love wine – plan for these upcoming food & wine festivals in 2008. You can enjoy food and wine in a beautiful outdoor setting at some of the world’s finest wineries. Throughout Napa, Sonoma, and the Russian River area – there are wine festivals almost every month of the year. Here are some of our favorite wine country festivals in 2008:
Eat, Drink, and Be Green: Sebastopol California
It’s a fun, grass-roots, eco-event on April 20th, featuring a walk around tasting of spring wine releases from nearby Green Valley. The festival features DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield, Freeman Family Winery, Hartford Court, Iron Horse Vineyards, Marimar Estate, Orogeny and Patz & Hall.
The day’s speaker will be Gil Grosvenor, Chairman of National Geographic.
The festival features interpretations of “world street food” – everything either grown on the Iron Horse estate or come from farms within a 100 mile radius.
Tickets will cost from $50 General Admission and $250 for the All Access Pass, which includes a private reception at the Victorian home of Iron Horse founders Audrey & Barry Sterling.
During August 29-31, you can enjoy premier wine and food festival, combining the best of Sonoma’s wine and food and a Wine Auction. The festival features more than 200 wineries and chefs, plus winemaker lunches and dinners, a grand tasting. A low-key and fun way to end the summer in Sonoma’s wine country.
If you’re truly a high roller – this invitation only wine auction raises over $10 million over 4 days by auctioning Napa Valley‘s best wines. Packages include luxury cars; celebrity experiences, and other amazing items. Lifestyles of the rich and famous is here for you – with all you can eat and drink while you help a number of worthy Bay Area and national charities. Request your invitation early – these folks are serious about wine and helping folks. Pulling up to an event like this might best include a limousine - for both glamour and safety…
Whichever festival you choose – enjoy San Francisco’s neighboring wine valleys on a sunny day.