Sparkling Sonoma - Sparkling wine lovers unite! Explore the methods and techniques for making sparkling wine and discover several varieties made in Sonoma County. With so many great sparkling wines produced in the area, you have the perfect excuse to drink bubbles any day. Sparkling wine is not just for celebrations anymore!
New Gen, Old Wine - One of the aspects that makes Sonoma County unique are the amazing families that are an integral part of the wine community. Many of the founding families in wine are still producing great wines today with several generations participating in the business. Get to know these experts and their fresh takes on classic techniques. Hear about their golden memories in the process, hear about an old wine from their family’s cellar and fall in love with Sonoma County wine all over again!
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhoods - Take a virtual tour through Russian River Valley neighborhoods and learn the key variations for each location and the role it plays in fine Pinot Noir. Pull up a chair to soak up the mouth-watering facts from esteemed winemakers on this virtual journey within Sonoma County.
Harvest Beyond the Grape - Many Sonoma County wineries have more than vineyard crops they tend to throughout the year. Hear from these wineries about the importance of biodiversity to them, how they honor nature’s rhythms. Even better, learn what seasonal produce they are pairing with their wines now!
Now more than ever, our Sonoma County community means so much to us as we stand together in these uncertain times. We look forward to sharing one of our Rustic Restaurant Francis’s Favorite Recipes: Fried Zucchini with Fresh Mint. It's perfect for your next al fresco meal. Winemaker, Natalie Dale will be joining a group of panelists to speak on the unique terroir of Russian River Valley AVA, we will be providing food & wine pairings with our Francis Coppola Reserve Tier.
Last but not least, Francis Ford Coppola Winery will host a virtual restaurant dining collaboration, featuring Rustic Chef Tim Bodell and 3 other Sonoma County restaurant chefs. Each chef will be responsible for a course and will be demonstrating how to make it. We can’t wait to share which restaurant chefs this will include for an unforgettable and undeniably Sonoma County dinner feast. Get ready for some serious inspiration.
Wine Estate & Gardens
Kendall-Jackson is one of America’s most beloved family-owned and operated wineries. The winery’s flagship wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, has been America’s favorite Chardonnay for over 27 years. Kendall-Jackson offers a range of acclaimed wines grown on the family’s estate vineyards along the coastal ridges of California.
On September 2, join Kendall-Jackson Winery for an interactive Farm-to-Table Wine & Cooking Class hosted by Winemaker Randy Ullom, and Executive Chef Justin Wangler. Randy will walk through Sonoma County fan favorites such as Kendall-Jackson’s Fulton Ranch Chardonnay, Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir, and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, while Justin demonstrates a few recipes from their Season cookbook. Vegetables and herbs will be harvested from the Kendall-Jackson Gardens with a special appearance by Tucker Taylor, Master Gardener.