Sonoma Holiday Events Guide 2012

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Nov. 17,18, 2012 – Holiday in Carneros
Sample wines, meet winemakers, listen to music, pair wines with food, and view arts and crafts all at the same time. With nearly 20 wineries participating in this annual event, Holiday in Carneros in Sonoma should be on your to do list.This unique event involves both Sonoma and Napa wineries that are located in the Los Carneros Appellation.

Nov. 23, 2012
  • Heart of Sonoma Valley Open House – Toast the Holiday Season in the Wine Country with our 29th Annual Holiday Open House! Join twenty wineries for this annual celebration and enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in our caves & cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays, pick up holiday gifts for your friends & family and relish in wine country holiday cheer! 
  • Ledson Winery Holiday Open House – Join Heart of Sonoma Valley Wineries for our 29th Annual Holiday Open House. The Castle will be decked with holiday twinkle and plenty of cheer. Warm up by one of our fireplaces while you enjoy a variety of gourmet treats paired with our award-winning wines. Begin your holiday shopping in our Gourmet Marketplace; sample original selections of sauces and olive oils.
  • Kenwood Vineyards Holiday Extravaganza – Black Friday never looked so good! Come Celebrate the holidays with some bubbly and delicious wines at Kenwood Vineyards’ Open House. Start your holiday shopping while being serenaded by carols, sipping on superb wines, and tasting scrumptious treats created by our chef Robin Lehnhoff.  Amazing prices abound for the wine connoisseur in your life.

Nov. 25th – Dec 30, 2012 – Sonoma Valley Holiday Wine Trolley
The Holiday Wine Trolley is fully decorated and brimming with garlands, lights, and classic holiday music! Travel through Sonoma’s Wine Country viewing historic landmarks from the late 1800′s through the 1930s. The Holiday Wine Trolley Tour visits four premium wineries, where you will taste Sonoma’s wonderful wines and take care of your holiday shopping at the same time! The Sonoma Valley Holiday Wine Trolley will run daily, decorated in holiday spirit, playing holiday music and serving hot cocoa.

Dec. 1,2, 2012 – Rodney Strong Vineyards Holiday Craft Faire
Shop at Rodney Strong in a relaxed and festive environment for unique gifts created by skilled local crafts people. There will be an array of new dazzling products to buy perfect for placing under the tree this year.  In addition to shopping, the tasting room will also offer complimentary winery tours at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm each day, and a complete paid tasting menu from 10:00 am.

Dec. 9, 2012 – Gloria Ferrer Holiday Luncheon
Join Gloria Ferrer for a special Catalan-inspired holiday luncheon featuring traditional Spanish feast prepared by Chef Chris Dressick of The Station. The reception will be followed by a private winery tour and lunch. Plus there will be a special performance by Sol Flamenco from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

Dec. 18, 2012 – Gingerbread House Decorating at Relish Culinary Center
Round up friends and family to enjoy a holiday-filled night together decorating a big, sturdy and delicious gingerbread house. Relish provides the frosting (aka “glue”) and oodles of candy, cookies, cereal, candy canes and more materials to inspire creativity in all ages and generations. You can expect holiday music and hot chocolate to complete this family-friendly gathering. Each group will take home its decorated gingerbread house to admire and devour.

Dec. 23, 2012 – Nutcracker at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
“Whimsical and charming”- The New York Times Spectacular scenic design, gorgeous costumes and the exquisite artistry of 40 top Russian artists make this Nutcracker the must see production of the season! Beloved Russian fairytale characters and larger-than life puppets add to the whimsical and imaginative storytelling that sets the Great Russian Nutcracker apart. 


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