Event Schedule + Tickets
FRIDAY, September 29, 2023
Friday, September 29
Join Sonoma Valley’s Vintners & Growers for an unforgettable evening in the Birthplace of California Wine.
Celebrate the rich history of Sonoma Valley alongside its iconic wine community at one of its most vibrant locations, B.R. Cohn Winery. This intimate event will bring together winemaking legends, up-and-coming talent, and an incredible selection of library and rare vintage wines.
Dazzle your senses with a 4-course dinner by Glen Ellen Star’s Chef Ari Weiswasser, who will create a special menu of dishes perfectly paired with the wines served. Enjoy the sounds of jazz, blues, and soul music performed by singer-songwriter Michelle Lambert while you sip a diverse selection of sparkling wines in the bubble lounge.
Bid on unique wines and experiences at the live auction, benefitting the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance and Foundation to support a healthy Sonoma Valley through grant-making, scholarships, and charitable programs.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of Sonoma Valley. Tickets are limited, so don’t miss out.
Saturday, September 30
Join Sonoma Valley’s Vintners & Growers for an evening of wine tasting under the stars in the historic Sonoma Barracks.
This elegant and lively Grand Tasting event is your opportunity to experience Sonoma Valley’s incredible diversity of wines and growing regions from an impressive collection of over 40 wineries.
Engage with winemakers and winegrowers while you taste current vintages from each of Sonoma Valley’s appellations. Enjoy locally prepared cuisine from some of the Valley’s most notable chefs and artisans while dancing to the jazz, funk, and soul sounds of Royal Jelly Jive.
This is your chance to taste the best of Sonoma Valley wine and meet the people who make it. Tickets are limited, reserve your spot soon.
Saturday, September 30 | 8AM
The Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival 5K Race is back! This family-friendly ‘FUN RUN’ will take you through vineyards, majestic tree-covered roads, and some of the most scenic areas of downtown Sonoma Valley. Open to all ages and levels, even those who want to enjoy a morning stroll through the vines.
Saturday, September 30 | 10AM – 3:30PM
Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants, and get ready for the 2023 Sonoma Valley Grape Stomp! Assemble your team or go it alone to take part in a time-honored tradition that goes back to the early days of winemaking. All ages are welcome!
Sonoma Valley Plaza Festivities
The daytime festival opens with a 5k race and a fun run for all ages before the fun continues on the historic Sonoma Plaza with a tried-and-true Sonoma Valley community event, open to the public and complimentary to attend. *Registration fees and cost for the 5K Race & Grape Stomp.
9AM – 4PM
9:30AM: Official Kick-off + Blessing of the Grapes
Wine + Beer + BBQ + Concessions, drink & food tickets for purchase onsite
Artisans Festival, featuring more than 20 different local artists and makers
Live Music featuring: TakeOff (11:15am), Long Story Short (1:15pm), SleaZZy Top (3pm)
KIDS ZONE, featuring games, activities, story time by the Sonoma Valley Library, face painting, and much more!
Sonoma Valley Wine Merch Booth, including the official winning poster for the 2023 Vintage Festival, VINOUS Vineyard maps, license plate frames, wine glasses, and more
Local Sonoma Valley Community Informational Booths
9AM – 4PM: ARTISANS FESTIVAL
The Artisans Festival brings together local artists, makers, and creators. See unique installations and meet artists from all over the Sonoma Valley. The festival is free and open to the public. Local Artisans interested in becoming a vendor are invited to apply by clicking here.
9AM – 4PM: CONCESSIONS + ACTIVITIES
Enjoy local wine and beer by the glass and various local food vendors throughout the day while listening to live Music on the historic Sonoma Plaza. Stroll the Artisans Festival, local community booths, Sonoma Plaza shops, tasting rooms, and family fun in the Kids Zone with a Salami Toss and local school-sponsored games. Savor the season during the most anticipated time of the year. Family-friendly and something for everyone to enjoy.
11AM: WATER FIGHTS
Watch the local fire departments battle for the title of CHAMPION at the Water Fights on the streets of the downtown plaza. Join us for an exciting display of skill, teamwork, and spirit among our local firefighters and the Sonoma Valley community.
This year’s event has been carefully designed with water conservation in mind. Game time will be limited to minimize water usage, and dechlorination mats will be strategically placed to manage any water runoff.
10AM – 4PM