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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

January

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***

February

FeBREWary Passport, Santa Rosa
February 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***

March

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***

April

Sonoma Wine Month
April 2023***

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

St. Helena bASH
April 1, 2023***

Cloverfest Beer Festival, Cloverdale
April 8, 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***

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***

May

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

The Freshtival at Hen
House Brewing, Rohnert Park

May 6, 2023***

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

The Freshtival at Hen House
Brewing, Rohnert Park

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***

Outstanding in the Field at
Flowers Vineyards & Winery, Cazadero

May 28, 2023***

June

Outstanding in the Field at
Medlock Ames, Healdsburg

June 3, 2023***

Summer Open House & Marketplace at
Grand Cru Custom Crush, Windsor

June 3, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at Napa/Sonoma Area Event
June 4, 2023***

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

Outstanding in the Field at
McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma

June 7, 2023***

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

Brunch in the Name of Love at Migration, Napa
June 10, 2023***

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

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***

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

Big West Wine Fest, Guerneville
June 24, 2023***

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

June 24, 2023***

Rhone Rangers Summer Gala, Sonoma
June 24, 2023***

July

Sonoma Wine Road Summer Wine Trail
July 8, 2023***

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

Taco Fest & Lowrider Car Show, Windsor
July 8, 2023***

Wags ‘n’ Wine Fundraiser, Napa
July 9, 2023***

Petaluma Art & Garden Festival
July 9, 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***

Live Fire Asado at Paraduxx, Napa
July 15, 2023***

Sonoma County Farm Bureau
Love of the Land Celebration

July 20, 2023***

Bands, Brews & BBQs, Monte Rio
July 22, 2023***

Sonoma Farm Bureau “Love of the
Land” Celebration, Windsor

July 27, 2023***

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

Farm to Fork Celebrity Series at Migration, Napa
July 29, 2023***

Napa Porchfest
July 30, 2023***

August

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

August 3-6, 2023***

Sonoma County Fair
August 3-13, 2023***

NorCal Brew Fest at the
Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

August 4, 2023***

Petaluma Gap Winemakers Wind to
Wine Festival, Gambonini Family Ranch

August 5, 2023***

Bodega Fire Big Event BBQ,
Downtown Bodega

August 6, 2023***

Rutherford Chili Ball
August 6, 2023***

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

Napa Town & Country Fair
August 10-13, 2023***

Wine Country Distillery Festival, Santa Rosa
August 12, 2023***

Sebastopol Gravenstein Apple Fair
August 12 & 13, 2023***

Healdsburg Annual BBQ Luau
at Rodney Strong Vineyards

August 16, 2023***

Costeaux Bakery 100th Birthday Party, Healdsburg
August 17, 2023***

Art in the Redwoods Festival, Gualala
August 17-20, 2023***

Swedish Crayfish Party, Petaluma
August 19, 2023*** – 2 seatings: Noon and 5pm

Lobster Feed at Meritage Resort & Spa
August 19, 2023***

Stumptown Brewery Beer Revival &
BBQ Cook Off, Guerneville

August 19, 2023*** – SOLD OUT

Pesto Festo! At the Olive Press, Sonoma
August 20, 2023***

Heritage Fire Napa, Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena
August 20, 2023***

Paella & Bubbles at Mumm Napa, Rutherford
August 25, 2023***

Harvest STOMP, Oakville
August 26, 2023***

Crush Challenge Food, Wine and
Cycling Event, Yountville

August 26, 2023***

Taste Destination 128 BBQ Cook Off, Alexander Valley
August 26, 2023***

Costeaux Bakery 1920s-Themed
100th Anniversary Party, Healdsburg

August 26, 2023***

Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival
August 26 & 27, 2023***

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

August 27, 2023***

September

Access Alexander Valley,
Healdsburg-Geyserville area wineries

September 1, 2023***

Jordan Winery Picnic Weekend, Healdsburg
September 1 & 2, 2023***

Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival
September 9, 2023***

Windsor Chili Cook-off
September 9, 2023***

Harvest Celebration at Gloria Ferrer, Sonoma
September 10, 2023***

Calistoga Harvest Table
September 10, 2023*** – Tickets on sale July 28 at Noon; this will sell out fast!

Fiesta de Independencia, Santa Rosa
September 10, 2023***

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

Sonoma County Wine Auction
(various events and locations)

September 14-16, 2023***

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

“Best of the Golden State” Cheese Class at
Frog’s Leap Winery, Rutherford

September 16, 2023***

Windsor Fiesta Patrias
September 16, 2023***

Keller Estate Harvest Celebration, Petaluma
September 17, 2023***

Negroni Week – Check the site for Healdsburg,
Sebastopol and Petaluma locations

September 18-24, 2023***

Oysters & Bubbles at Mumm Napa, Rutherford
September 22, 2023***

Art of the Harvest at
St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa

September 22, 2023***

VegFest, Santa Rosa
September 23, 2023***

Sonoma Wine Road Fall
Wine Trail (various wineries)

September 23, 2023***

Banshee Wines Autumn Celebration, Healdsburg
September 23, 2023***

Living History Breakfast at
Windsor Presbyterian Church, Windsor

September 24, 2023***

Buena Vista Winery Harvest Brunch, Sonoma
September 24, 2023***

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, Sonoma Plaza
September 29 & 30, 2023***

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

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

September 30, 2023***

October

Olive Oil 101 at The Olive Press, Sonoma
October 1, 2023***

Pinot on the River, Santa Rosa
October 7, 2023***

Harvest Dinner at Flowers
Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg

October 7, 2023***

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

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

Keller Estate Olive Harvest, Petaluma
October 14, 2023***

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
October 14, 2023***

Weekend Along the Farm Trails, Sonoma County
October 14 & 15, 2023***

Healdsburg Crush, Healdsburg Plaza
October 15, 2023***

Pink Pop Party at St. Francis
Winery, Santa Rosa

October 21, 2023***

“Blue Ribbon Winners from the American Cheese Society”
Cheese Class at Frog’s Leap Winery, Rutherford

October 21, 2023***

Cheese & Cheers at Mumm Napa, Rutherford
October 26, 2023***

Masters of Merlot Dinner
Duckhorn Vineyards, St. Helena

October 28, 2023***

Dia de Muertos, Windsor
October 28, 2023***

November

Live in the Vineyard, Napa Valley
November 1-3, 2023***

Cabernet Classic, Napa Valley
November 3-5, 2023***

Sonoma Wine Road Wine & Food Affair
November 4 & 5, 2023***

Worlds of Flavor, CIA COPIA, Napa
November 8-10, 2023***

Outstanding in the Field at
Richardson Ranch, Stewarts Point

November 11, 2023***

Keller Estate Honey Harvest, Petaluma
November 11, 2023***

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

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

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

December

Feast of the 7 Fishes at Jacuzzi
Family Vineyards, Sonoma

December 1, 2023***

Luther Burbank Home &
Gardens Holiday Open House, Santa Rosa

December 2 & 3, 2023***

Taste Destination 128 Soup & Sweaters
Holiday Event, Alexander Valley

December 9, 2023***

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

December 9, 2023***

Gingerbread Ranch Decorating and Brunch
at Long Meadow Ranch, St. Helena

December 10, 2023***

Winter Faire & Marketplace
at CIA Greystone, St. Helena

December 17, 2023***

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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