Highway 101 winds through the breathtaking Sonoma County and features natural allure as well as the marvelous wineries composing our esteemed wine country. Each year, there’s a collection of wonderful festivals bringing the best blends of our Northern California to you. One of the most spectacular events is Wine Road Barrel Tasting. As a premier Wine Road event, this March extravaganza offers the rare opportunity to sample wine straight from the barrel before it’s bottled. Whether you’re a vintage collector or a novice to wine culture, this beloved happening will surely make a savory addition to your Honor Mansion getaway!
Wine Road Barrel Tasting is just one of the wine-centric festivals in Sonoma County. Discover what other events to attend, wineries to tour, and things to do when you request a copy our complimentary Travel Guide. Get the best of Northern California in the palm of your hand today!
A Snapshot of Your Wine Road Barrel Tasting Experience
Wine Road Barrel Tasting remains one of the most popular celebrations of wine in Sonoma County and offers blends from the three valleys — Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek. Review our local insights to gain a better understanding of this event and how to maximize your time!
About this Esteemed Event
Barrel Tasting happens the first two weekends of March. You’ll have the chance to savor wine straight from the barrel, just ahead of bottling! A popular event among wine connoisseurs, it’s no wonder more than a hundred wineries choose to participate. You will get the opportunity to meet winemakers and their team, as well as taste wine 12-18 months before it is released! We recommend purchasing your tickets early, as this event tends to sell out quickly! Many wines will be in a limited quantity so buying futures at this event may be your only chance to get them!
What Wineries Will Be Participating
Sonoma County proudly boasts a lavish collection of over 400 wineries. Each offering its own distinct character and charming allure, you’re sure to discover some of your favorites during Barrel Tasting weekend! Be sure to check out the current list of participating wineries this year. Unsure where to start? Once you book your stay at Honor Mansion, our knowledgeable concierge staff can assist with selecting which wineries to visit that best fit you!
Note: Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It is all about the WINE! Most wineries will not provide food. Please be sure to read the DETAILED program to see what each winery will offer for the weekend.
More Wine Events
In addition to the Wine Road Barrel Tasting in March, savor vino at other Sonoma County wine events. With so many events throughout the year, there are ample opportunities (and reasons!) to visit Sonoma Wine Country. Each of these celebrations offer a grand selection of wine varietals for you to taste:
- Winter Wineland | January
- Pigs & Pinot | March
- Passport to Dry Creek Valley | April
- Healdsburg Jazz Festival | May to June
- Healdsburg Crush | October
- Wine & Food Affair | November
- Holidays in Healdsburg Tour | December
Unwind at Honor Mansion
After your Wine Road Barrel Tasting experience, have your designated driver bring you back to Honor Mansion. Our charming bed and breakfast features marvelous, upscale accommodations, gourmet breakfast, and deluxe amenities. Combined, these elements of our wine country resort composes the idyllic Northern California getaway. After you reserve your desired room and dates, you’ll be on step closer to treating yourself to the ultimate relaxation on your couple’s retreat. We look forward to being apart of your spring plans this year!