Wind to Wine Festival
On Saturday, August 5, the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers will be pouring their wines to celebrate the upcoming harvest and another year of award-winning releases. A wide array of wines will be poured, with Pinot Noir being featured, due to its prominence in the Petaluma Gap AVA and in advance of National Pinot Noir Day.
The festival will take place at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, adjacent to the Sonoma State University campus. Previously owned by Agilent and used as a workplace and commissary for its employees, the venue was later relaunched as Sally Tomatoes. More than 25 wineries will be pouring their wines in the air-conditioned Plaza Room, with savory bites, cheese from Point Reyes Cheese Company, and sweets from Bert’s Desserts. Winemakers will be sharing their winemaking tales in the “Story Room,” and local favorite, Mark Taylor, will be playing Flamenco & Classical guitar outdoors in the towering Redwood Grove.
VIP ticket holders will be treated to barrel samples, library wines, and wines bottled in large formats beginning at 12 noon. General admission ticket holders will enter at 2 PM and everyone will be able to enjoy current-release wines throughout the event until it ends at 4 PM.