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Healdsburg is a lively place with so much going on that there is a great event almost every weekend and many mid-week too! From special wine dinners to music festivals or cooking classes—there are many special experiences to be had. We’ve highlighted a few below and there are many more you can find by going to Wineroad.com or Healdsburg.com

 

Calendar

 

AUGUST

Saturday Farmers’ Market
20@20: Twenty Artists at Twenty Years
Wednesday Farmers’ Market
Lioco Lunches at Shed
Spoonbar’s end of summer party
Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert Series
 

SEPTEMBER

Beer in the Plaza festival
A Harvest Experience: the Winemaker's View
September Sunday BBQ's
Sunset Picnic at Rattlesnake Hill
Comedy Night at thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge
Come Hike Home Ranch!
Alexander Valley Vineyard's Annual Harvest Party
Russian River jazz and blues festival
Figs & Pigs Festival
Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival
 

OCTOBER

Les Clos Series
Mutt Lynch Winery Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Garden Luncheon at Alexander Valley Vineyards
Healdsburg Half Marathon
Comedy Night at Thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge
Zombie Zin Release Party
Pinot on the River
 

NOVEMBER

Downtown Hoilday Party
Lioco Lunches at Shed
Trentadue Winery presents Festival of Lights
 

DECEMBER

Tree Lighting Ceremony
 

JANUARY

23rd Annual Winter WINEland
 

MARCH

37th Annual Barrel Tasting
 

APRIL

Passport to Dry Creek Valley
 

Saturday Farmers’ Market

NOW - Nov 29, 2014

Saturdays 9-noon at North and Vine Streets, one block west of the Plaza
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Welcome to the Healdsburg Farmers' Market...where farmers truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza in Healdsburg, CA. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.
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20@20: Twenty Artists at Twenty Years

NOW - May 31, 2015

Paradise Ridge Winery 11-5pm daily
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Join us as we help Paradise Ridge Winery salute its 20th anniversary with 20 works of art that celebrate sculpture. The exhibition, presented by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, includes an exciting group of emerging artists along with a core group of established artists. It's a new presentation of diverse works that opens June 22 and runs through May 2015.
Free admission
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Wednesday Farmers’ Market

NOW - Oct 29, 2014

Wednesdays 3:30-6pm at Purity/Cerri lot on North Street
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Welcome to the Healdsburg Farmers' Market where farmers truck their fresh, seasonal, and sustainably grown produce to town from farms mostly within 10 miles of the Healdsburg Plaza in Healdsburg, CA. A wide variety of fruits and vegetables are available as well as cheese, honey, olive oil, bread, wild fish, pasture-finished meat, and fresh eggs.
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Lioco Lunches at Shed

Aug 29 | Sep 26 | Oct 31, 2014

Shed 12-2pm
Lioco Lunches at Shed are perfect for road warriors and locals alike wanting to celebrate food and wine, and the combination of forward thinking flavors with a casual, family style feel.
As a sommelier driven winery, we craft expertly balanced but wholly unpretentious wine for connoisseurs, casual wine enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Our lunches are the perfect chance to meet and mingle and indulge in delicious California fare.
Reserve by emailing tasting@liocowines.com or calling 707.331.3585
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Spoonbar’s end of summer party

Aug 31, 2014

Spoonbar 5:00pm-10:00pm
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SOAK UP THE LAST OF SUMMER at Spoonbar this Labor Day weekend - South East Asian style! The Da Puna Bruddahs are back with their chill island sounds. Chef Louis has crafted a menu with the steamy flavors of South East Asia, think the beaches of Bali, Vietnam and Thailand on a plate with a bit of Korea on the side. In spoonbar style, we'll have a masterful list of cocktails to sip while savoring those last moments of summer. Enjoy!
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Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert Series

Aug 31, 2014

Rodney Strong Vineyards "The Green" 4:00pm-8:00pm
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Join us as we celebrate our 24th annual concert series. This year, the winery will open their new patio as they welcome guests and host great names in music. The series will have a festive feeling this year as the winery celebrates their silver anniversary of family ownership. Join Rodney Strong Vineyards at their beautiful lawn setting, The Concert Green, and enjoy the music and award-winning wines.
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Beer in the Plaza festival

Sep 6, 2014

2-6pm Healdsburg Plaza
It will be an Ale of a Good Time when the Healdsburg Soroptimists hold their 28th Annual "Beer in the Plaza" festival. There will be over 25 breweries offering specialty beers, food and live music by the Soulshine Blues Band.
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A Harvest Experience: the Winemaker's View

Sep 6, 2014

Amphora Winery 10am-2pm
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Join Amphora's winemaker/owner, Rick Hutchinson, for an in-depth grape-to-glass harvest experience.
Winemakers believe that great wines begin in the vineyard or more specifically, from great grapes do wonderful wines flow. So it is here that we begin our wine journey. You'll start with a walking tour of Timber Crest Vineyards with Rick, where he'll discuss the key components of what goes into a great harvest. You'll learn about brix measurements and degrees of ripeness that lead to the timing of harvest. You'll have the oppportunity to taste a hot grape in the vineyard and then follow its progress to the winery where you'll taste freshly pressed juice and fermenting must. You consider fermentation methods as you sample wines from the barrel as you ponder the attributes of oak aging. You'll taste our newest pre-release vintages in the bottle and in closing sit for a great wine country luncheon paired with exceptional Amphora wines. Thoughout the day you'll learn about the many variables and complex decisions involved in the crafting of great wine.
Consider Amphora's Wine Education programs as a great gift for the oenophile in your life.
Cost $48/ Wine Club $42 (includes tour, tasting and luncheon)
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September Sunday BBQ's

Sep 6 | Sep 13 | Sep 20 | Sep 27, 2014

J. Keverson Winery 12:00pm-4:00pm
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Sapphire Hill, Pezzi King Vineyards, J. Keverson Winery, and Hart's Desire Wines are excited to celebrate the harvest season with Sunday BBQ's! Every Sunday in September from 12-4pm our resident BBQ master, Ron, will be grilling up some tri-tip sliders and yummy summer sides to enjoy on our patio with a bottle of your favorite wine. Grab a plate for only $5 or get a complimentary plate with the purchase of a bottle from one of the four wineries. Don't forget that the Healdsburg Bridge is closed so make sure you take that second Healdsburg Ave exit and take your first right to curve around to Old Roma Station; we'll be waiting to serve you food and wine! Hope to see you there!
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Sunset Picnic at Rattlesnake Hill

Sep 12, 2014

Seghesio Family Vineyards 5:00pm-8:00pm
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Kick off your weekend the right way sipping wine and watching the sun set over the beautiful Alexander Valley! Come unwind and enjoy a relaxing evening watching the sun set over the century-old vines at our historic Home Ranch. Sip on your favorite Seghesio wines along with a picnic filled with seasonal fare. Kickback and let the stress of the week fade away with friends, food and wine!
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Comedy Night at thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge

Sep 18, 2014

thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge 7:00pm-9:30
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There will be four comedians, and please note, this is not an all ages show - viewer discretion is advised. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle so if you need to get lubed up to laugh out loud, we've got you covered.
Seating is extremely limited!
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Come Hike Home Ranch!

Sep 20, 2014

Seghesio Home Ranch 10am-1pm
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Join our resident outdoors enthusiast Travis as he leads you on an adventure through the century-old vines at our Home Ranch, where Seghesio Family Vineyards began in 1895. Explore the Zinfandel and Italian varietals on this historic property as you make your way to the top of Rattlesnake Hill. Never fear: There will be plenty of stops for hydration -- and wine tasting -- along the way! Your hard work will be rewarded with a delicious lunch and wine served at a scenic perch overlooking beautiful Alexander Valley.
*weather permitting*
Tickets:$40 Centennial Club (up to two tickets at this price) & $50 Guests | Limited to 50 guests
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Alexander Valley Vineyard's Annual Harvest Party

Sep 20, 2014

Alexander Valley Vineyards 8:00am-5:00pm
Experience the harvest season at Alexander Valley Vineyards first-hand! We're celebrating the 2014 harvest with our biggest party of the year. This all-day party is hosted by the Wetzel Family on their historic 600 acre estate in beautiful Alexander Valley.
Start the day at 8am in the vineyards where you'll pick grapes with Vineyard Manager Mark Houser, then we'll relax with a continental brunch. Next you'll follow your grapes to our crush pad where the Reverend Sally Hubbell will bless the grapes, ensuring a fantastic 2014 harvest.
After the picking and blessing, we'll challenge you to an old fashioned grape stomping contest - think vintage Lucy Ricardo - where teams compete for the title of Champion AVV Grape Stompers, with some fine prizes to encourage the rivalry.
Our picnic grounds are home to the fiercest competition of the day - bocce ball. Here you can test your skills with the best of AVV.
We round out the day with an old fashioned wine country barbecue paired with our favorite wines and music by Brother Cat. This five member band will get you up and dancing with their classic mix of blues, swing and rockin' soul.
The day concludes with a stop at the winery tasting room for a little thank you gift for all of your harvest work!
Space is limited and tickets are selling out quickly. Reserve your spot today and enjoy this behind the scenes, old fashioned look at harvest in Sonoma County.
Additional information:
Tickets - all inclusive - $85.00 per person.
Event Time: 10am to 5pm
Checkin Registration Location: Tasting Room.
Optional Grape Picking begins at 8am - subject to confirmation.
Must be 21 for admission.
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Russian River jazz and blues festival

Sep 20 - Sep 21, 2014

Johnson's Beach – Guerneville, CA
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Line Up
Saturday
Boney James
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Goapele
Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Beso Negro
Nicolas Bearde
Sunday
Gary Clark Jr.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings
Ana Popovic
Davina and the Vagabonds
Mitch Woods
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Figs & Pigs Festival

Sep 27, 2014

Quivira Vineyards & Winery 12:00pm-4:00pm
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Barrel Making Demo
Grape Stomp
Fig Buffet
Music - by Pat Jordan Band
Tours of the Fig Tree Vineyard
Hog Roast by Zin Restaurant
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Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival

Sep 27, 2014

Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA 11:00am-4:00pm
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In partnership with the Ceres Community Project, please join us for another unforgettable year at the 18th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival!
This signature event reveals the delicious flavors of more than 175 heritage varieties of tomatoes grown in Kendall-Jackson's expanded estate culinary gardens. Enjoy the perfect fall day with garden tours, exceptional wine and food pairings, dynamic wine and garden seminars, the popular Chef's Challenge, and music provided by The Carlos Herrera Band!
Tickets are available for General Admission, Wine Club Members and the exclusive VIP All Access Package.
Kendall-Jackson club members enjoy their own Wine Club Member tent and check-in, special wine tasting, and samples of tomato-inspired bites from food vendors.
The VIP All Access Package includes a VIP Tent and lounge, VIP check-in, valet parking with a separate entrance to the event, exclusive foods, along with limited release wines and barrel samples poured by our Master Sommelier.
CeresCeres Community Project builds healthy and caring communities by engaging teens as gardeners and chefs and nurturing their leadership skills and commitment to healthy eating. Ceres' volunteer chefs will prepare 88,000 free and low-cost meals in 2014 for hundreds of Sonoma and Marin county families facing a health crisis such as cancer.
Ticket sale ends September 20th
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Les Clos Series

Oct 5 | Oct 12 | Oct 19 | Oct 26, 2014

Dry Creek Kitchen & Hotel Healdsburg 3:30pm-5:30pm
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It is common knowledge that the Sonoma County grape-growing region is one of the most dynamic terroirs in the world. From the very same single vineyard plots come diverse grape varietals and flavor profiles.
Join us as we celebrate these very unique and renowned Clos and their wines and winemakers on the first Sunday of each month at Dry Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg. Wine Director Courtney Humiston has curated a list of some of the most sought after producers in the area, all with one very distinct commonality their vineyard plots. A supplemental four-course dinner prepared by Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette with paired Sonoma County wines will follow in Dry Creek Kitchen.
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Mutt Lynch Winery Yappy Howl-O-Ween

Oct 10, 2014

Tasting Room on the Green 4:00pm-7:00pm
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Join us for a Spooktacular Night, All Treats, No Tricks! Yapps & Apps, wine by the glass! Bring your pup in costume for an extra special treat! $10 at the door goes to benefit Bright Haven.
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Garden Luncheon at Alexander Valley Vineyards

Oct 11, 2014

Alexander Valley Vineyards 12:00pm-3:00pm
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Join us for a garden luncheon on the Wetzel Family Estate prepared by Chef Tim Vallery of Peloton Catering. Chef Vallery is well known for his market inspired wine country cuisine. Enjoy the best of Northern Sonoma's wine country with a few of our favorite wines and a family style lunch served on the patio of the historic Cyrus Alexander adobe overlooking our gardens and vineyards. Contact AVV Wine Club Director Lu Hughes at 707.433.7209 or lh@avvwine.com for more information.
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Healdsburg Half Marathon

Oct 12, 2014

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Prepare yourself for an epic adventure through California's award winning wine region. Start your journey in historical downtown Healdsburg Ca. located only one hour north of San Francisco. The first mile runs through the residential area of Healdsburg past 100 year old homes and quaint streets. Just outside town are miles of vineyards and dozens of wineries waiting for your viewing pleasure. Nice gently rolling roads with breathtaking views of Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley.
This the third race of a three half marathon race series. If you finish Windsor Half, Water To Wine Half and Healdsburg Half you will receive a custom label bottle of wine with all three races on the label. If you are under 21 you will receive an alcohol free bottle.
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Comedy Night at Thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge

Oct 16, 2014

thumbprint cellars Tasting Lounge 7:00pm-9:30pm
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There will be four comedians, and please note, this is not an all ages show - viewer discretion is advised. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle so if you need to get lubed up to laugh out loud, we've got you covered.
Seating is extremely limited!
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Zombie Zin Release Party

Oct 18, 2014

Chateau Diana Winery 4:00pm-8:00pm
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The party of the year! A fun night of Zombies, magic, fortune telling, wine, and food. Remember...don't feed the Zombies!
Cost: $20 (Club Members no charge)
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Pinot on the River

Oct 26, 2014

10am-4pm Healdsburg Plaza
Pinot On The River is a fun filled weekend of Pinot Noir, in the beautiful Russian River Valley town of Healdsburg, Ca. Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as we focus on limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. Join us for Sunday's Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, with over 100 wineries plus guest Artisan Food Vendors all on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza Square, it's a Sonoma County wine weekend you won't want to miss.
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Downtown Hoilday Party

Nov 28, 2014

Downtown Healdsburg
Healdsburg will be putting on more than a month of chic small town Wine Country Christmas events during the Downtown Holiday Party. Downtown merchants light up their stores and welcome all shoppers to this annual holiday tradition. The celebration in and around Healdsburg's charming Plaza will have plenty of refreshments, holiday cheer and entertainment including musicians and carolers, free horse-drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa, merriment and much more.
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Lioco Lunches at Shed

Nov 28, 2014

Shed 12-2pm
Lioco Lunches at Shed are perfect for road warriors and locals alike wanting to celebrate food and wine, and the combination of forward thinking flavors with a casual, family style feel.
As a sommelier driven winery, we craft expertly balanced but wholly unpretentious wine for connoisseurs, casual wine enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Our lunches are the perfect chance to meet and mingle and indulge in delicious California fare.
Reserve by emailing tasting@liocowines.com or calling 707.331.3585
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Trentadue Winery presents Festival of Lights

Nov 29, 2014

Trentadue Winery
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Saturday, November 29, 2014 The Festival of Lights returns to Trentadue Winery in Geyserville! This beloved event is back to kick off the holiday season the Trentadue way! For almost a decade families and children enjoyed the beauty of a holiday light display at the winery among the vines. The Festival of Lights is a family friendly event that will benefit families & children in need through a partnership with the Healdsburg Food Pantry. Santa will be making a guest appearance for this special event! check back from ticket pricing.
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Tree Lighting Ceremony

Dec 7, 2014

5pm at Healdsburg Plaza
Get in the holiday spirit with the VNA Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony at Healdsburg Plaza Park. Enjoy music, refreshments, tree raffle and candle lighting beginning at 5:00pm.
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23rd Annual Winter WINEland

Jan 17 - Jan 18, 2015

Northern Sonoma County 11am - 4pm each day
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This is the 23rd Annual Winter WINEland and a great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All wineries will have something on SALE for the weekend! Some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours. In November download the detailed program to see exactly what each winery will offer for the weekend.....then plan your tasting adventure.
Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.
This event does not take place at one location, you travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.
Tickets go on Sale November 3, 2014
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37th Annual Barrel Tasting

Mar 6 - Mar 8, 2015 | Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2015

Northern Sonoma County 11:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
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Tickets go on sale in January 23, 2015
Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It's all about the WINE...many wineries offer"futures" on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines.
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Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2015

Dry Creek Valley
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Passport to Dry Creek Valley® was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley®, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 25 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.
Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 50+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers - the generations of people behind the wine and magical 'Dry Creek Valley spirit'. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs. Delight in discovering each winery's unique Passport "theme," a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy!
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