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Sunset over the wine road at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair in Santa Rosa, CA October 2-4
The Sonoma County Harvest Fair celebrates its 40th year. Attendees will enjoy savoring fine wines, award-winning beers and culinary creations at this complete farm-to-table experience in Santa Rosa. In the three-day, activity-packed event, the Grand Harvest Tasting Pavilion, a returning favorite, features samples of varietals from more than 150 participating Sonoma County wineries and gourmet pairings from winners of the Professional Wine, Food and Restaurant Competitions. Each day will offer a slightly different food pairing, so guests are sure to satisfy their appetite. For those looking to take home souvenirs, artisan goods and wares can be purchased at the Wine Country Marketplace. For more information, visit the Sonoma County Harvest Fair official website
Sip on Buena Vista wines at this Harvest Masquerade Ball in Sonoma, CA October 24
Spend an evening celebrating the harvest as a count or countess at the Harvest Masquerade Ball at Buena Vista Winery. Partake in a modern twist on a historic 1860s pastime with an evening of music and dancing alongside light refreshments and Buena Vista wines. There are scheduled performances throughout the night for guests to enjoy between dance sets. Attendees are encouraged to dress of the times, in a masquerade mask and evening wear. The party starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $55 for wine club members and $65 for non-members. Purchase tickets at Cellarpass. Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Rd, Sonoma, CA 95476, 707-963-6900.
November 7-8
Express your love for vino at A Wine & Food Affair — Tasting Along the Wine Road. Each visiting winery in this Sonoma County event will be posting a favorite recipe online and preparing it for guests to sample alongside a selection of local vintages. Some examples from 2014 include roasted cumin chicken tacos (Toad Hollow Vineyards) and braised pork ragu (Rued Vineyards & Winery). Tickets are $70 for the weekend, $50 for Sunday only and $30 for designated drivers. For more information about this event, visit the Wine Road official website

Rubicon Estate has three wine tasting options ranging from $15-50. The $25 and $50 options include a half- hour walking tour. While at the estate, guests can also view Francis Ford Coppola's extensive collection of pre-cinematic devices including Magic Lanterns and Zoetropes. The child-friendly winery provides wooden sailboats for kids to play with in the courtyard fountain. For more information, visit
The Signature Bar at J Vineyards and Winery presents daily wine-only tastings, featuring wines such as Cuvée 20, Russian River Valley Chardonnay; Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, and Russian River Valley Pinotage. Tastings run all day, and cost $20 for five pours of wine. For more information, call 707-431-3646 or visit The Signature Bar, J Vineyards and Winery, 11447 Old Redwood Hwy., Healdsburg, CA 95448, 707-431-3646.

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Dean & DeLuca
607 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574

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