Taste of Sonoma Highlights

August 31, 2019

Educational Seminars
Wine Talks

30 minutes each

Location: Founders Room and Privé

Alexander Valley Winegrowers: Cabernet Academy - Alexander Valley: Taste a wide variety of Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley’s finest producers while learning about what makes this region home to some of Sonoma County’s most highly sought-after Cabernet Sauvignons.

Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance: From Wind to Wine - Familiarize yourself with Sonoma County’s newest AVA, the Petaluma Gap, by tasting through a lineup of premium wines that showcase its unique climate - a wind gap named after a coastal mountain opening that stretches east from the Pacific through the town of Petaluma and then roars south to San Pablo Bay.

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley: Diverse Zinfandel - Dry Creek Valley is responsible for a powerhouse portfolio of top-tier Zinfandels. Take a tour of this unforgettable region with our panel of Zinfandel experts chosen for their unique ability to coax the boldest, richest flavors out of their Dry Creek Valley Fruit.

Fountaingrove District Winegrowers Association: Elevated Cabernet Sauvignon - Taste the Elevated Cabernet Sauvignons from Fountaingrove District AVA as you listen to some of our most esteemed boutique winemakers describe how our high-altitude terrain influences their award-winning wines.

Russian River Valley Winegrowers: Welcome to My Neighborhood - A panel of esteemed winemakers will take you on a journey and explore the diversity of the Russian River Valley by examining Pinot Noir wines from some of its six neighborhoods.

Upgrade Your Experience
VIP Pass

Elevate your status to VIP and taste some of Sonoma County’s most sought-after wines. The experience begins with exclusive access to Taste of Sonoma from 11:00am – 12:00pm, before the event opens to the general public. Inside the Grand Tasting tent, look for a badge on the winery signs of some Sonoma County’s most iconic wineries to sample their limited production, reserve and award-winning wines. Visit The Library, a VIP access-only lounge, and study up on the ageability of a diverse selection of Sonoma County wines. Our winemakers have reached back into their cellars to share sparkling, white, and red wines that are sure to be complex and memorable.

This experience is open exclusively to VIP Pass holders.

Enhanced Experience
Visa Signature Lounge
at Taste of Sonoma

If you purchased your Taste of Sonoma tickets with your Visa Signature® or Visa Infinite® card, you’re invited to enjoy access to the Visa Signature Lounge. Offering a relaxed atmosphere to savor special wines from a handful of Sonoma’s most exciting wineries, delicious gourmet bites, live music and a few surprises. the Visa Signature Lounge will be your exclusive oasis. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a more personalized experience at Taste of Sonoma!

DANCE, SIP AND WIN

Stop by the Celebrity Cruises Silent Disco and join in on a super-fun Celebrity party! Learn about Celebrity’s luxury excursions to exotic ports of call and Celebrity’s fleetwide revitalization and new ships. You can also enter to win a free cruise and receive a gift! If you’re looking to refresh your senses, check out Celebrity Cruises winemaker and chef-hosted sailings, and chart a course for this decadent destination. Anchors aweigh!

Sponsored by

Celebrity Cruises
WHITE WINE EMOJI LOUNGE

What's missing isn't the world's passion for white wine. It's simply the world's symbol for white wine. Kendall-Jackson along with their Sonoma County partners are on a mission to change this. Stop by the White Wine Emoji lounge to taste a variety of local white wines, have some fun and show your support for the world's first #WhiteWineEmoji.

Sponsored by

Kendall Jackson
"HAVE A SPLASH!" LOUNGE

It’s time to Have a Splash! with Rodney Strong’s Rose of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Upshot Red & White blends. Swing by for specially crafted bites from winery Chef Alejandro Garcia and get your tropical groove on with DJ Kind. Snap some selfies, chill out in the sunshine and live your best life during Taste of Sonoma.

FEATURED WINES
2018 Rodney Strong Vineyards Rosé of Pinot Noir
2018 Rodney Strong Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Rodney Strong Vineyards Upshot, White Blend
2017 Rodney Strong Vineyards Upshot, Red Blend

Sponsored by

Rodney Strong
GLORIA FERRER BUBBLE LOUNGE

Take a moment to create a moment in the Gloria Ferrer Bubble Lounge. Sip on their award-winning sparkling wines, savor the flavors of exquisitely paired bites and toast to today!

Sponsored by

Gloria Ferrer