Why You Need to Attend Winter WINEland

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 fun and upbeat way to experience a magnitude these winery locations, attend Winter WINEland! This January extravaganza offers you the unique chance to indulge in limited production blends, new releases, and library vintages. Enjoy sampling savory wines from all three esteemed valleys — Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek!

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. You’ll find recommendations for the best boutique wineries, stunning art galleries, exceptional eateries, and seasonal celebrations like Winter WINEland! 

A Snapshot of Your Winter WINEland Experience

With your ticket to the two-day Winter WINEland event, you’ll be treated to a remarkable time sipping, savoring, and socializing. Each winery will offer a different type of experience. Some locations include special food and themes that really bring a celebratory feeling to the start of the new year! 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’re attending, remember to bring your digital ticket to your check-in winery and always wear your wristband!

What’s Else is Happening?

To begin the festivities at this favored Sonoma County wine event, attend the opening winemaker breakfast question-and-answer session on Saturday morning (this is a separate event not included in your Winter WINEland ticket purchase). During this time, you can learn about the triumphs and challenges that come with growing Sonoma County wine from local winemakers. 

Where to Sample

Purchasing your Winter WINEland pass allows you the opportunity to delight in blends from more than 100 wineries. Honor Mansion knows that it can be an overwhelming process to decide which wineries to stop into. Always feel free to reach out to our expert concierge team to see which wineries may best fit you! Some of our favorites on the participating winery list from 2020 include:Bella Vineyards and Wine Caves

  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
  • GC Lurton Vineyards
  • Kokomo Winery
  • LongBoard Vineyards
  • Porter Creek Vineyards
  • Truett Hurst Winery
  • WALT BACA Wines
  • Zialena Winery

During your visit to any of the participating vineyards, you’ll be provided with a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting. Make sure to read through the full event program to learn more about what each winery may be offering!

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. 

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 room for your trip 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!