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Valley of the Moon

Vintage Festival

SEPTEMBER 26 - 29 2024

Presented by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and Foundation

Since 1897, the Vintage Festival has brought the community together to celebrate the annual harvest season in Sonoma Valley. Our winemakers, grape growers, and the community welcomes you for a weekend honoring our region’s rich winemaking legacy and agricultural heritage in the birthplace of California Wine. 

An Event to Remember!

Join us as we commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Sonoma Valley Wine, the Year of the Farmer.  Two centuries ago grapevines were planted here in Sonoma Valley and we’ll celebrate that milestone together with community-wide festivities.

Join the fun! Weekend activities include a 5K Fun Run, Grape Stop, Firefighter Water Fight, BBQ and Kids Zone,  Artisan Faire, Grand Tasting and new this year, a Bubble Brunch!

VINTAGE MOVIE NIGHT

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th

Sebastiani Theatre | 5:50 PM

Vintage Movie Night, featuring Jack London’s The Call of the Wild, is more than just a feast for the senses—it’s a journey through time and culture. Join us as we delve into the history of Sonoma Valley. Learn about the visionaries who shaped the region’s viticultural landscape from August Sebastiani’s pioneering spirit to the building of the Sebastiani Theatre, to the storied legacy of the Jack London Yacht Club.

Presented by the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Foundation, Jack London Yacht Club and Sebastiani Theater Foundation.


Tickets: $100

SONOMA VALLEY HARVEST DINNER

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th

Gundlach Bundschu Winery | 5:30 PM

An exclusive evening at one of Sonoma Valley’s most historic properties, Gundlach Bundschu Winery. This unforgettable event brings together the veritable winemaking and winegrowing legends of the Sonoma Valley, up-and-coming stars, and an incredible selection of library and rare vintage wines. Your evening will begin with tastings from Sonoma Valley’s most famous vineyards accompanied by delectable, paired bites. As the night unfolds, you will be hosted by one of Sonoma Valley’s wine industry leaders for a paired 3-course dinner by Park Avenue Catering’s, Chef Ari Weiswasser. Each selection of rare library and current-release wines will be exceptionally paired to delight the senses and offer an experience you’ll never forget.

Tickets: $275 SVVGA members / $350 non SVVGA members

5K FUN RUN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Sonoma Valley Plaza | 8:00 AM

Kicking off the Daytime Festival, the 5K FUN RUN will take you through some of the most scenic areas of downtown Sonoma Valley. Join your family, friends, and neighbors for a fun and active morning, enjoying the fall colors and fresh air of harvest season. All ages and levels are welcome!

Fee: $40 Early Access by July 31st; $45 starting August 1st.
Register at VintageFestivalFunRun

THE BLESSING OF THE GRAPES

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Sonoma Valley Plaza | 9:30 AM

Each year the festival is commemorated by the annual Blessing of the Grapes. The Blessing expresses an appreciation of the bountiful, fertile valley we live in and the abundant harvest of the grapes it provides.

HISTORIC SONOMA VALLEY GRAPE STOMP

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Sonoma Valley Plaza | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants and get ready for Sonoma Valley’s Historic Grape Stomp. Participate in this time-honored tradition and friendly competition. Don’t miss the celebrity stomp at 10:00 AM!

Tickets: $125/team of two.

FIREFIGHTER WATER FIGHTS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Sonoma Valley Plaza | W. Spain Street | 11:00 AM

Teams of firefighters from various Sonoma County stations will face off, with a goal to push an empty beer barrel into the opposing team’s end zone using only the spray power of a fire hose.

ARTISANS FESTIVAL + FOOD & WINE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Sonoma Valley Plaza | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Throughout the day visitors can enjoy local wine and beer by the glass and a variety of food vendors, while listening to live music on the Historic Sonoma Plaza. Sip Sonoma Valley wines or enjoy Sonoma Springs craft beer as you stroll the Artisans Festival and savor the day during the most anticipated season of the year. The Artisan Festival brings together local artists, and creators of all kinds. This free festival is open to the public.

Live music takes place 11:30 AM- 4:00 PM

SONOMA VALLEY GRAND TASTING

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

Presented by Expedia Wine Cruises

Sonoma Barracks | 6:00 PM

Join Sonoma Valley’s Vintners & Growers for an extravagant evening of wine tasting under the stars in the historic Sonoma Barracks. The Grand Tasting is your opportunity to experience Sonoma Valley’s incredible diversity of wines and growing regions. This walk-around regional tasting will feature an impressive collection of Sonoma Valley’s most interesting and impeccably selected wines from more than 50 wineries. Engage with winemakers and winegrowers, while you taste current vintages from each of Sonoma Valley’s 6 appellations and enjoy locally prepared cuisine from some of the Valley’s most notable chefs and artisans.
Tickets: $125 for SVVGA Members/ $150 non SVVGA members

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