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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend


The first thing you notice at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the decided lack of distance between yourself and the people who grow and make some of the world’s most amazing wine and food.For three delicious, decadent days get up close and personal with Sonoma County’s full bounty of flavors. Rub shoulders with winegrowers, winemakers and chefs, from pioneers to up-and-comers. Named one of America’s top three wine charity fundraisers, it’s quite possibly the most fun you’ve ever had while supporting our community, with over $20 million dollars raised to date.

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is Sonoma County’s signature, and largest, charity event, bringing together over 200 of Sonoma’s top winemakers and growers, along with a collection of the area’s best chefs. Jointly produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation, all proceeds benefit local Sonoma charities. Since its inception, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised over $20 million for charities that benefit students, children, farm workers and people in need in Sonoma County communities.

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at Geyserville

September 2nd - 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Dine, drink and dance under the stars poolside Friday night at this iconic Sonoma County winery.

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at Healdsburg

September 3rd - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Sample the county's best from over 200 wineries and top chefs from throughout Sonoma County.

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at Kenwood
Sponsored by Tricorbraun Winepak

September 4th - 12:30pm TO 7:00pm

Mingle with Sonoma's first families and bid on exclusive items while supporting kids in our community.

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Sponsored by TricorBraun WinePak


  • Executive Directors: Maureen L. Cottingham and Jean Arnold Sessions
  • Accounting: Ann Murray
  • Senior Events Director: Lynn Blumberg
  • Sponsorship Director: Tammi Matthias
  • Winery Relations Manager: Mindi Wiley
  • Communications/Public Relations: The Larsen Projekt & Barbara Cox
  • Creative Director: Bryan Carr
  • Promotions & Advertising Director: Scott Black
  • Editor/Copywriter: Bethany Browning
  • Web Manager: Abigail Taylor & Bryan Bell
  • Visa Signature Director: Jesslyn Jackson
  • Executive Event Director: Dana Macaulay
  • Registration & Hospitality Director: Abigail Taylor
  • Registration & Hospitality Coordinator: Abby Ham
  • Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction & Sonoma Starlight Producer: Ann Marie Curran
  • Director of Auction Development: Lori McGovern
  • Director of Membership, SCV: Michael Haney
  • Live Auction Show Producer: Kat Napolitano
  • Technical Director: Tom Durante
  • Taste of Sonoma Producer: Cathy Dangler
  • Taste of Sonoma Operations: Tammy Hillbrich
  • Ancillary Event Manager: Maria Brunn
  • Chef Relations Manager: Anne Coughlin
  • Transportation Coordinator: Alexia Ibarra
  • Volunteer Coordination: Brooke Altman
  • Sommelier Stars Coordinator: Laura Larsen
  • Community Investment Partner: Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • Event Assistants: Emily Perman & Victor Mieling


Be a part of the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend team. It’s a fun way to promote Sonoma County and benefit good causes throughout the community. Click here to volunteer.



SoCo_Vintners_redSonoma County Vintners is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the wines and wineries of Sonoma County. Since 1946, the association has focused on building awareness of its diverse appellations and the resulting distinctive wines.

With more than 250 winery and affiliate members ranging in size from small, boutique wineries to large family-owned operations, Sonoma County Vintners comes together to educate, invite and entertain the public with our industry, our region and our lifestyle.  Through member collaboration, we develop strategic partnerships and create promotional programs to enhance the image of Sonoma County and its wines worldwide.
For more information on the Sonoma County Vintners, visit


SVVGA_clr_300X170 copyThe Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) is a trade organization, formed in 1992, that comprises hundreds of member wineries and grape growers as well as associate members who work together to promote awareness of the Sonoma Valley and its extraordinary wines and grapes, its incomparable climate, and its richly diverse terrain and terroir. As a result of the collaboration of vintners and growers, it is a unique organization that shares a mission to promote Sonoma Valley wines and grapes, support cooperation and collaboration among Valley vintners and growers, and develop community awareness of the industry and its contributions to the unique lifestyle in Sonoma Valley.
For more information on the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance, visit

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