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Wine Country Festivals – 2023

It’s no secret that there are a lot of fun things to do and experience in the Napa-Sonoma Wine Country region. It’s one of California’s most popular destinations, after all, especially for travelers who like to focus their visits around eating excellent food and drinking extraordinary wine.

Elotes at Cinco de Mayo Festival held in the Historic Sonoma PlazaIf that describes you, you’ll definitely want to check out this Wine Country festivals list. It could even help you decide when to visit.

That is, depending on your personal preferences — wine and beer are well represented on the list, of course, but you’ll also find celebrations featuring cheese, seafood, apples and even citrus! — you can design a trip around what you enjoy the most!

Visiting during a region’s Restaurant Week is always a good choice, and you’ll have two opportunities here since Napa and Sonoma host separate promotions. Both are scheduled during the region’s slow season, too, which means everything — restaurants, tasting rooms, roads, etc. — is less crowded. You might even find better airfare and accommodation prices during that time, as well.

For each entry on the list, you’ll find the date(s) it’s scheduled to occur, the Napa-Sonoma city in which it’s to take place, plus a link to a website where you can find additional details. It’s a good idea to make note of the website and recheck to verify the details closer to the actual date, and if you’re unsure about the location of an event you may want to use the Wine Country maps here for clarification.

The list includes many dates for 2022 festivals and a few for which the 2023 date has already been set. ***Every 2023 event is marked with a triple-asterisk to avoid confusion.***

Also, if you’re planning a 2023 trip, you might wonder if these are typically annual events held during the same month every year. Many are, however, occasionally an event is moved to a different month. We plan to update this list frequently, but you can also contact an event’s host to see if the 2023 date has set but not yet announced.

You may want to look through the whole list to see all of the festivals on offer, but if your travel dates are already set you can use these handy jump links to quickly advance to a specific month’s events:

January ### February ### March ### April ###
May ### June ### July ### August ###
September ### October ### November ### December


Napa Mustard Celebration
January through March, 2023***

2023 Napa Truffle Festival
January 13-16, 2023***

Sonoma WineRoad Winter WineLand
January 14 & 15, 2023***

Napa Valley Restaurant Week
January 20-29, 2023***

Bodega Bay Chowder Day
January 28, 2023***

V. Sattui Barrel Tasting & New Release Party, St. Helena
January 28, 2023***


FeBREWary Passport, Santa Rosa
February 2023***

Sonoma Crab & Wine Fest
February 4, 2023***

V. Sattui Caviar & Bubble Pairing, St. Helena
February 11, 2023***

Dry Creek Vineyard Barrel Tasting, Healdsburg
February 11, 2023***

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival
February 11, 2023***

Cloverdale Citrus Fair
February 17-20, 2023***

V. Sattui Mustard Season Wine & Food Pairing, St. Helena
February 18, 2023***

Sonoma County Restaurant Week
February 20-26, 2023***


Sonoma County Wine Road Barrel Tasting
March 3-5, 2023***

Beer City Fest, Santa Rosa
March 4, 2023***

Sonoma Epicurean Weekend
(cancer research benefit)

March 9-11, 2023***

“Let’s Get High” Cheese Class, Napa
March 14, 2023***

Pigs & Pinot
March 17 & 18, 2023***

California Artisan Cheese Festival, Santa Rosa
March 24-26, 2023***

Pliny the Younger Release
Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa & Windsor

March 24 through April 6, 2023***


Sonoma Wine Month
April 2023***

Battle of the Brews, Santa Rosa
April 1, 2023***

St. Helena bASH
April 1, 2023***

“Aged to Perfection” Cheese Class, Napa
April 18, 2023***

V. Sattui Lobster Fest, St. Helena
April 21, 2023***

Hall Wines Cabernet Cookoff
April 22, 2023***

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival
April 22 & 23, 2023***

Live in the Vineyard Goes Country, Napa Valley
April 24-27, 2023***

Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner Weekend
April 28-30, 2023***

Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Festival
April 29, 2023***

Garagiste Festival, Sonoma
April 29, 2023***

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Fest
April 29 & 30, 2023***

Passport to Dry Creek Valley
April 29 & 30, 2023***


Inspire Napa Valley Spring Wine Weekend
May 5-7, 2023***

Duckhorn Vineyards Derby Party, St. Helena
May 6, 2023***

Pink Saturday in Sonoma
May 13, 2023***

“New Arrivals from Europe” Cheese Class, Napa
May 16, 2023***

Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience
May 18-21, 2023***

Dry Creek Vineyard Rosé Release Party, Healdsburg
May 20, 2023***

Yountville Art, Sip & Stroll
May 20, 2023***

Lavender Daze at Bees N Blooms, Santa Rosa
May 20 through July 9, 2023*** – Weekends Only

Bottlerock Napa Valley
May 26-28, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Tres Sabores, St. Helena

May 27, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

Outstanding in the Field at
Flowers Vineyards & Winery, Cazadero

May 28, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

La Luz Center Cinco de Mayo, Sonoma Plaza
May 1, 2022


Outstanding in the Field at
Medlock Ames, Healdsburg

June 3, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

Outstanding in the Field at Napa/Sonoma Area Event
June 4, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

Dry Creek Vineyard Summer of Zin, Healdsburg
June 6, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma

June 7, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

Chardonnay Classic, Meritage Resort and Spa
June 9-11, 2023***

Beer Fest The Good One, Santa Rosa
June 10, 2023***

The Napa Table Dinner
June 10, 2023*** – Limited seating tickets on sale April 1!

History of Cheese in Seven Slices, Napa
June 13, 2023***

North Coast Wine & Food Festival, Santa Rosa
June 17, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Alexander Valley Hops, Healdsburg

June 18, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

Sonoma-Marin Fair, Petaluma
June 21-25, 2023***

Taste of Sonoma, Kendall-Jackson
Wine Estate & Gardens, Fulton

June 24, 2023***

Eat, Drink, Experience Alexander Valley
June 11 & 12, 2022


Dry Creek Vineyard A Midsummer’s Night Party, Healdsburg
July 8, 2023***

Deep Dive into Cheese Rinds, Napa
July 11, 2023***

Gay Wine Weekend, Sonoma Country
July 14-16, 2023***

Festival Napa Valley
July 14-23, 2023***

Taste of Napa at the Meritage Resort and Spa
July 15, 2023***

Sonoma County Farm Bureau
Love of the Land Celebration

July 20, 2023***

Festa Italiana, V. Sattui Winery, St. Helena
July 28, 2023***

Napa Porchfest
July 31, 2022


Cheese and Beer 101, Napa
August 8, 2023***

Sonoma County Fair
August 4-14, 2022

The V Foundation Wine Celebration, Napa Valley
(cancer research benefit)

August 4-7, 2022

Lobster Feed at Meritage Resort & Spa
August 6, 2022

Live Fire Paraduxx Wine & BBQ
Experience at Paraduxx, Napa

August 6, 2022

Green Music Center Craft Beer Fest, Santa Rosa
August 6, 2022

L’Chaim Napa Valley Jewish Food
& Wine Festival, CIA COPIA, Napa

August 7, 2022

Napa Town & Country Fair
August 11-14, 2022

Wine Country Distillery Festival, Santa Rosa
August 13, 2022

Sonoma County Comparative Cabernet Tasting
August 13, 2022

Petaluma Gap Winemakers Wind to
Wine Festival, Gambonini Family Ranch

August 13, 2022

Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple Fair
August 13 & 14, 2022

Art in the Redwoods Festival, Gualala
August 18-21, 2022

Stumptown Beer Revival
and BBQ Cookoff, Guerneville

August 20, 2022 – Pre-Sale Tickets ONLY; on sale June 3!

Petaluma Crayfish Party
August 20, 2022

Barn Dance at Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma
August 20, 2022

Heritage Fire Napa, Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena
August 21, 2022

Harvest STOMP, Oakville
August 27, 2022

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival
August 27 & 28, 2022

Slow Money Farm Fest at Tara Firma Farms, Petaluma
August 28, 2022


“Blue Ribbon Winners from ACS” Cheese Class, Napa
September 12, 2023***

V. Sattui Harvest Ball, St. Helena
September 16, 2023***

Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour Release Party, Healdsburg
September 30, 2023***

Access Alexander Valley,
Healdsburg-Geyserville area wineries

September 2, 2022

Windsor Chili Cook-off
September 10, 2022

Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
September 10, 2022

Calistoga Harvest Table
September 11, 2022 – Tickets on sale July 14!

Sonoma County Wine Auction, Healdsburg
September 15-17, 2022

Cloverfest Beer Festival, Cloverdale
September 17, 2022

Taste of Mt. Veeder
September 18, 2022

Harvest Dinner, Bale Grist Mill Park, St. Helena
(supporting Napa Valley’s State Parks)

September 24, 2022

Buena Vista Winery Harvest Brunch, Sonoma
September 25, 2022

VegFest, Santa Rosa
September 25, 2022


“West Coast Wonders” Cheese Class, Napa
October 10, 2023***

V. Sattui Crush Party, St. Helena
October 13, 2023***

Valley of the Moon Vintage
Festival, Sonoma County

October 7 & 8, 2022

Pinot on the River, Santa Rosa
(use the “buy tickets” link at top to find 2022 info)
October 8, 2022

Paraduxx Harvest Party, Napa
October 8, 2022

Sonoma Harvest Music Festival at B.R. Cohn
Winery & Olive Oil Company, Glen Ellen

October 8 & 9, 2022

Weekend Along the Farm Trails, Sonoma County
October 8 & 9, 2022

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
October 15, 2022

Fort Ross Harvest Festival
October 15, 2022

Wine Country Harvest Celebration
at The CIA at Copia, Napa

October 15 & 16, 2022

Healdsburg Crush, Healdsburg Plaza
October 16, 2022

Napa Soroptimist Lobster Fest Fundraiser
October 22, 2022

Masters of Merlot Dinner
Duckhorn Vineyards, St. Helena

October 22, 2022

Wizards of Elixirs Cocktail Competition, Yountville
October 23, 2022


Outstanding in the Field at
Richardson Ranch, Stewarts Point

November 11, 2023*** – On sale March 20!

“Break Out the Bubbles!” Cheese Class, Napa
November 14, 2023***

Dry Creek Vineyard Holiday Celebration, Healdsburg
November 25, 2023***

Live in the Vineyard, Napa Valley
November 1-3, 2022

Worlds of Flavor, CIA COPIA, Napa
November 2-4, 2022

Cabernet Classic, Napa Valley
November 4-6, 2022

Wine & Food Affair, Sonoma County
November 5 & 6, 2022

Farm to Fork – Second Edition
Migration Winery, Napa

November 12, 2022

Dry Creek Vineyard Holiday Celebration, Healdsburg
November 26, 2022


Luther Burbank Home &
Gardens Holiday Open House, Santa Rosa

December 3 & 4, 2022

Inspire Napa Valley Winter Wine & Food Fête
CIA at Greystone, St. Helena

December 10, 2022

Bardessono Latke Throwdown, Yountville
December 15, 2022

If you know of any other culinary events occurring in the Napa and Sonoma Counties Wine County, would you please use our Contact form to let us know? (Thanks in advance!)

Photo of Elotes at La Luz Center’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration, Historic Sonoma Plaza by Sarah Stierch via flickr (Creative Commons).

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