Starting the Holiday Season in Style in Sonoma Valley

Heart of Sonoma Valley Holiday Open HouseWant to start off your holiday season with some wine tasting?  Then you should know about the Heart of Sonoma Valley Holiday Open House.  On Friday, November 23rd, and Saturday, November 24th, you have two days to roam around Sonoma Valley in your “One Horse Open Sleigh” or other vehicle of choice and enjoy holiday cheer at 27 different wineries.

These are some of the wineries participating in the Holiday Open House:  Audelssa Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Chateau St. Jean Winery, Eric Ross Winery, Imagery Estate Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, Ledson Winery & Vineyards, Mayo Family Winery, Paradise Ridge Winery, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Talisman Winery, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery, and Wellington Vineyards.

This 29th Annual Holiday Open House runs from 11 am to 4 pm both days, and tickets can be purchased in advance here if you move quickly (by 10 am on November 21).  Or, tickets can also be purchased at participating wineries on the days of the event.  Tickets are only $45 per person, and are good for entrance at all wineries both days (sorry, there are no single-day tickets available for this event).  Designated Driver tickets are only $10 each.

As you travel from winery to winery you will enjoy award-winning wines, wine discounts, gift packages, holiday entertainment and an abundance of holiday cheer.   So come taste some wine, stock up your wine cellar, and/or pick up some holiday gifts for friends and family.  To see the complete list of participating wineries, to learn more about each winery’s Open House activities, or to purchase tickets, please go here.  Initial check-ins at Ledson, St. Francis, and Valley of the Moon are sold out by now, but you can still purchase tickets to start at any of the other wineries.

The idyllic stretch of valley and hills between the villages of Kenwood and Glen Ellen is known as the Heart of the Sonoma Valley.  The mission of the Heart of Sonoma Valley Winery Association is to put a welcoming face on the pristine place they call home in the hopes that visitors and wine lovers will feel as passionate about this place as the 27 Tasting Rooms representing 34 wineries here do.


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