The winding road through Sonoma County showcases the natural beauty of our wine country and is lined with charming wineries. If you are searching for a wonderful way to enjoy these of delightful vineyards, attend Winter WINEland, one of the premier Wine Road events. This seasonal extravaganza in January offers you the unique chance to indulge in limited production blends, new releases, or library vintages. Whether you are a wine aficionado or wish to try something new, enjoy sampling savory wines from three esteemed valleys — Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek — during this event!
If you New Year’s Resolution was to travel more, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide to discover how much Sonoma Wine Country has to offer. We carefully curated this travel planner to afford you the opportunity to spend less time making an itinerary and more time immersing yourself in our local culture. You’ll find our top recommendations for the best boutique wineries, stunning art galleries, exceptional eateries, and seasonal celebrations like Winter WINEland. Our guide also answers the question of “Where to stay?” with a section dedicated to the beautifully appointed accommodations and indulgent amenities at Honor Mansion.
A Snapshot of Your Winter WINEland Experience
With your golden ticket to the two-day Winter WINEland, you’ll be treated by a remarkable time sipping, savoring, and socializing with other event goers. Before you go, read over our local insights and download the Wine Road map to discover how to make the most of your time during this fantastic festival. If you are attending, remember to bring your ticket in PDF form and always wear your wristband!
What’s Happening at the Event
To begin the festivities at this favored Sonoma County wine event, attend the opening winemaker breakfast question-and-answer session on a casual morning. During this time, you’ll learn more about the triumphs and challenges with growing wine in Sonoma County with open conversations with the expert winemakers. After that morning discussion, you choose which wineries you wish to explore!
Where to Sample
Purchase your pass to delighting in blends from more than 100 wineries during Winter WINEland. This weekend extravaganza allows you to visit many boutique wineries including:
- SIMI Winery
- Zichichi Family Vineyard
- Francis Ford Coppola Winery
- Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
During your visit to any of the participating vineyards, you’ll be provided with a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting, which is complimentary with your ticket purchase.
Other Wine Road Events
In addition to Winter WINEland, there are other Wine Road events, which will offer you the perfect provisions to indulge in on your vacation. These other festivals include the Wine Road Barrel Tasting and the Wine & Food Affair! Each of these wonderful events happens several times throughout the year, so be sure to check the site frequently for new dates. If you wish to spend a little more time exploring during your getaway, we recommend contacting Steve at Silver Service Tours for an upscale experience!
Unwind at Honor Mansion
Once you’ve savored the rich blends at Winter WINEland, have your designated driver bring you back to the refined comfort of our wine country resort. Here at Honor Mansion, we offer a gorgeous selection of luxurious accommodations, each of which boasts restored antiques, exudes a charming atmosphere, and offers an intimate retreat for you and your partner. Reserve the ideal one for your trip this year and find out how relaxing our vacation destination truly is. Exquisite wines, gourmet cuisines, and deluxe amenities are awaiting your arrival in Sonoma Wine Country, so why wait to plan your trip? We look forward to being your winter getaway this year!