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
The Wine Road Barrel Tasting happens the first two weekends of March. You’ll have the chance to savor vino straight from the barrel, just ahead of bottling! A popular event among wine oenophiles, it’s no wonder more than a hundred wineries choose to participate. We recommend purchasing your tickets early as this event tends to sell out quickly!
Since wines will be in a limited quantity, you may wish to purchase “futures” at this year’s barrel tasting. All you have to do is return to the winery for the bottled product, which typically takes a year or more to be produced. You won’t be disappointed with the final product!
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 your favorite on the Wine Road Barrel Tasting. Since one weekend may not be long enough to try all of the blends, review our recommendations for the top ones!
- Alexander Valley Vineyard
- Chalk Hill Estate
- Hanna Winery
- Lancaster Estate | a popular Chalk Hill AVA vineyard
- SIMI Winery
More Wine Road Events
In addition to the Wine Road Barrel Tasting in March, savor vino at other Sonoma County wine events. A festival a month, there are ample opportunities to sip and socialize with local winemakers and self-proclaimed wine lovers just as yourself. Each of these celebrations offes a grand selection of white and red wine varietals for you to taste. After all, you deserve it!
- Winter Wineland | January
- Olive Festival | February
- Passport to Dry Creek Valley | April
- Summer Music Series at Wilson Artisan Wineries | May through September
- The Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival | August
- Sonoma Wine Country Weekend | September
- Pinot on the River | October
- Wine & Food Affair | November
- The Lighting of the Snowman | December
Unwind Together 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!