Sonoma, CA Valley of the Moon Festival

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Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

October 7-8, 2022

California's oldest, longest running festival launched in 1897 is a community event celebrating art, wine, music and good times. Celebrate the 198th annual grape harvest!

Friday, October 7, 2022, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Legends Dinner

Buena Vista Winery
18000 Old Winery Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
$350, valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.org

Sonoma Valley Legends Dinner brings together winemaking and winegrowing legends along with the who's who of the Valley for incredible, rare vintage wines. The evening features a champagne and wine reception with gourmet passed hors d'oeuvres, highlighting local cuisines; the seated, 4-course, chef-inspired and prepared dinner is paired with rare library vintage and current release wines. Tables are each hosted by a Legendary Sonoma Valley Vintner, featuring their wines. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 6-9 p.m. Grand Tasting

Sonoma Barracks - Sonoma Plaza
2 West Spain Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
$125-150, valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.org

Sonoma Valley Grand Tasting under the stars in the historic Sonoma Barracks features a walk-around tasting from more than 30 different Sonoma Valley wineries. Sample current vintage wines from each of Sonoma Valley's 6 appellations, enjoy locally prepared cuisine from the Valley's notable chefs and restauranteurs, and engage with winemakers & winegrowers as you explore. 21+ only

October 8, 2022, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Grape Stomp

Sonoma Plaza
2 W Spain St‎
Sonoma, CA 95476
$75-250, valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.org

Grape Stomp Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants and get ready for the Great Grape Stomp at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival! You'll be stomping with the best so come show off your footwork talent in the wine barrel. Choose to enter one of three different grape stomps.

Assemble your team and come show off your talents in the barrel, in a time-honored tradition that goes back to the early days of winemaking. All ages are welcome!

October 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Sonoma Plaza
2 W Spain St‎
Sonoma, CA 95476
valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.org

10 a.m. Blessing of the Grapes Opening Ceremony

10-11 a.m. Historical Reenactment of the Double Wedding

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wine + Beer + BBQ + Concessions, drink & food tickets for purchase onsite

Live Music - Toss down a blanket and enjoy the music of some of the best Sonoma County bands.

Artisans Festival, featuring more than 20 artists and makers

Sonoma Valley KIDS ZONE, featuring games, activities, story time by the Sonoma Valley Library, face painting, and more!

Viticulture and Wine History Installation

Art, wine, music, kids games, a running competition... the fun stretches on throughout a 3-day weekend at this Sonoma event which has over 100 years of tradition tied to the harvest season. Live music, over 50 wineries pouring, and food tastings by Valley restaurants, specialty shops, and caterers all to enjoy at your leisure. Not only is the Opening Night Gala about food, wine, and great entertainment, but like the Vintage Festival itself, it is about celebration. Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has been around a really long time--since 1897!

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