Whether You’re Ready to Bust a Move, Taste Some Wine, or Check Out the Art, Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Has You Covered
(Sonoma, Calif.) – For the 122nd year in a row, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is celebrating the harvest season with a wine county tradition of events, taking families and friends on a food, wine and art extravaganza. During the weekend of September 27-29, festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy local culinary creations, indulge in a variety of wines and participate in some exciting events all while soaking up rich cultural history.
The festival kicks off with the Opening Night Gala at the historic Sonoma Barracks showcasing local wines and creations from restauranteurs. Dancing under the stars to live music from the popular cover band Notorious, and a silent auction sets the tone for a fun-filled weekend.
The Vintage Festival transforms the Sonoma square into a weekend-long outdoor celebration with live music, art, crafts, food and more. In addition to wine tasting there are over a dozen opportunities to participate in the weekends’ events that are fun for the whole family. Sip, Shop and Savor, include a custom souvenir wine glass, commemorative charm and four tastings.
Throughout the weekend, visitors are invited to toss down a blanket, kick-up their heels and enjoy free concerts with The Kerry Daly Band, Trotta, Walters and Lewis, Levi Lloyd All-Stars, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Sue Albano and Scarlett Letters, Nicole Sutton and Luvplanet, Take Off and Shana Morrison and Caledonia and the headliner Tommy Castro and the Painkillers!
Wineries such as Gundlach Bundschu, Sangiacomo (add more)] will be serving the region’s most beloved award-winning wines.
“There is nothing else quite like the Vintage Festival and there is no place quite like Sonoma! We are thrilled to share this special event with locals and visitors alike and join together in the heart of wine country for the pinnacle of the season – harvest.” said Maria Toimil, President of the festival’s board of directors.
The Vintage Festival has strong community ties and will be continuing its tradition of philanthropic support by donating 100% of its proceeds to local community organizations. Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue, Native Sons of the Golden West, Sonoma Valley High School Sports Team and Girl Scouts are among this year’s grantees.
Vintage Festival is free and open to the public. Tickets for wine tastings and events, including the Opening Night Gala are available online. www.valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com.
About Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
A nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Vintage Festival serves as a celebration of the grape harvest and rich community history. Held at the historic Sonoma Plaza since 1897, this year’s festival marks 122 years of celebration.