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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend







September 3rd 11:00am to 4:00pm
MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Healdsburg
  • Directions


    MacMurray Estate Vineyards
    9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA

    *Please do not follow GPS directions, it will take you to an incorrect location.

    From Highway 101 heading North take the River Road/Guerneville exit.Come to the stop light and turn LEFT going over the freeway. Travel approximately 6 miles thenRIGHT onto Wohler Road. Stay on Wohler Road; cross over narrow bridge. Turn RIGHT onto Westside Road. Follow Westside Road for about ¾ mile. The entrance to MacMurray Ranch is on the LEFT side of the road.

    From Highway 101 heading South take the Westside Road exit (in Healdsburg). Take a RIGHT onto Westside Road heading west. Stay on Westside Road for approximately 15 minutes to the MacMurray Ranch. The entrance to MacMurray Ranch is on the RIGHT side of the road.

  • Transportation


    Offered by Pure Luxury Transportation

    Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is offering ROUND-TRIP TRANSPORTATION to and from Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards from locations throughout Sonoma County and Marin.

    Please book your shuttle ticket at the time of purchasing your Taste of Sonoma tickets under Buy Tickets. If you have already purchased your Taste of Sonoma ticket and still need to book your transportation, please call 855-939-7666 to reserve your seat on a Pure Luxury Shuttle.

    PLEASE NOTE: ALL Shuttles will be on a time sensitive schedule and will depart on time. The Shuttle will not wait for late guests.

    The following taxi companies will also be available.

    • Healdsburg Taxi Cab, (707) 433-7088
    • Santa Rosa Taxi, (707) 206-2006 or (707) 579-1212



    Healdsburg, 7 Matheson St Parking Lot, Healdsburg, CA

    Fare - $26 per person

    Departure time:  10:40 am - SHARP


    Doubletree Hotel, One Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park, CA

    Fare - $30 per person

    Departure time:  10:30 am - SHARP

    The shuttle will be waiting in front of the hotel


    Hyatt Vineyard Creek, 170 Railroad St. Santa Rosa, CA

    Fare - $26 per person

    Departure time:  10:45 am - SHARP

    The shuttle will be waiting in front of the hotel

    The Vintners Inn, 4330 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa, CA

    Fare - $26 per person

    Departure time:  10:45 am – SHARP

    The shuttle will be waiting in front of the hotel

    Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, 3555 Round Barn Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA

    Fare – $26 per person

    Departure time:  10:50 am – SHARP

    The shuttle will be waiting in front of the hotel


    The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA

    Fare – $39 per person

    Departure time:  10:00 am – SHARP

    The shuttle will be waiting in front of the hotel

    Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, 100 Boyes Boulevard, Sonoma, CA

    Fare – $39 per person

    Departure time:  10:15 am – SHARP

    The shuttle will be waiting in front of the hotel

    Shuttles will begin lining up at 3:30 pm and depart MacMurray Estate Vineyards no later than 4:15pm. Buses will not depart before all seats are full.  If you miss this time frame, you will be responsible for your own method of transportation.


General Admission

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  • $165 per person
  • $195 per person for Grand Reserve

Visa Signature Cardholders

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  • $135 for General Admission - Limit four tickets per cardholder
  • $175 for Grand Reserve - Limit four tickets per cardholder


Nestled among the rolling hills and towering redwoods of the Russian River Valley, MacMurray Estate Vineyards provides a stunning backdrop for an event where Sonoma County’s top chefs, growers and winemakers come together to celebrate the region’s finest wine and food. At Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards you’ll taste your way through a microcosm of Sonoma County’s most incredible flavors. Over 200 wineries pour literally thousands of wines. Over 60 local chefs concoct their most perfect pairings. Plus, you’re invited to experience seminars and demonstrations that cover a wide range of topics from terroir to technique, as well as chef’s tips and tricks. Taste of Sonoma is THE wine event of the year, and it promises a day of fabulous wine, food and fun.

> Click For Insider’s Guide To Taste of Sonoma

> Click for the FULL Program to Taste of Sonoma


Grand Reserve ticketholders enjoy additional privileges and special access throughout the event, including admission to Club Reserve, where the people behind Sonoma County’s most iconic brands share their most sought after, limited release wines with you.


Sign up now for these additional opportunities to delve even deeper into the Sonoma County experience.

Tickets and Reservations Required:


A Day at the Movies with the Sonoma County Winegrowers

Take a cinematic break during Taste of Sonoma and join the Sonoma County Winegrowers for a special screening of their groundbreaking “Backroads and Backstories” video series starring one of America’s leading authorities on wine, Food & Wine Magazine’s Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle.  Travel along with Ray as he visits some of Sonoma County’s most acclaimed vineyard sites and talks with grape growers about their farming backgrounds, sustainable vineyard practices, and other interesting backstories that have helped shape Sonoma County’s history as a world-renowned winegrowing region.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy these video reels while sipping a glass of delicious wine sourced from vineyards spotlighted in the videos. America’s favorite movie pastime snack – popcorn – will also be served, but with a special Sonoma County-inspired twist, Rodeo JAX Bacon Caramel Corn provided by local chef and Food Network TV personalities Duskie Estes and John Stewart of Zazu Kitchen + Farm in Sebastopol.  We’ll see you at the movies!


Join one of our Sommelier Stars for the Blind Tasting Challenge, an interactive experience where you’ll sip and savor a flight of wines, and then guess what you’ve tasted. After a lively discussion and analysis of what’s in the glass, your host will reveal the wines so you can see how you scored! Don’t miss this chance to challenge your palate and learn more tips and tricks for enhancing your wine tasting experiences.

11:30am  |  12:30pm  |  1:30pm  |  2:30pm


Grand Reserve Ticket holders receive additional privileges throughout the event and exclusive access to venues featuring rare wines, gracious hospitality, and special behind-the-scenes benefits.

Step into CLUB RESERVE where you will have the opportunity to taste some of Sonoma’s most sought after wines. The winemakers and owners of Sonoma’s iconic wineries will pour their limited production, reserve and award-winning wines from large format bottles and will be on hand for you to taste and ask questions one-on-one.

2015 Featured Wineries (2016 Coming Soon)

  • 32 Winds Wine
  • Anakota
  • Auteur Wines
  • Benovia Winery
  • Brack Mountain Wine Company
  • Buena Vista Winery
  • Capture
  • Cenyth
  • Chalk Hill Vineyards & Winery
  • Davis Bynum
  • DeLoach Vineyards
  • DUNSTAN Wines
  • Dutcher Crossing Winery
  • Emeritus Vineyards
  • Flowers Vineyard & Winery
  • Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
  • Huge Bear Wines
  • Jordan Vineyard & Winery
  • Kendall-Jackson Winery
  • Kistler Vineyards
  • Korbin Kameron
  • Lambert Bridge Winery
  • Korbin Kameron
  • Lambert Bridge Winery
  • Laurel Glen Vineyard
  • Limerick Lane Cellars
  • Linked Vineyards
  • MacMurray Estate Vineyards
  • MacPhail Family Wines
  • Paul Hobbs Wines
  • Paul Hobbs Wines
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Ramey Wine Cellars
  • Rodney Strong Vineyards
  • Sanglier Cellars
  • Seghesio Family Vineyards
  • Silver Oak Cellars
  • Sojourn Cellars
  • Stonestreet Estate Vineyards
  • Stryker Sonoma
  • The Donum Estate
  • Three Sticks
  • Windracer

In this unique sensory tasting you will learn how the professionals pair wine with the flavors of a meal. Winemaster Randy Ullom will lead you through a tasting of the winery’s hand-crafted, limited release wines paired with delectable original recipes developed and presented by Kendall-Jackson’s Executive Chef Justin Wangler.  In celebration of the seasonal bounty of the 2½-acre Kendall-Jackson culinary garden each fresh ingredient is harvested and prepared to work in tandem with the flavors of the wines. These pairings promise to reveal the nuances of flavor in both the wine and the food. It’s a rare opportunity to discover Kendall-Jackson’s more obscure wines paired with the creations of a masterful chef who is intimately acquainted with both the winery and its garden.

12:30pm  |  1:30pm  |  2:30pm


Attend Wine Talk and increase your wine IQ through informative wine seminars, lively panel discussions, and focused tastings with renowned winemakers from throughout Sonoma County.

  • 12:00 pm Discover Sonoma County’s Sonoma Coast
  • 12:45 pm Wines from historic vineyards in Sonoma Valley
  • 1:30 pm The Russian River’s Regal Pinot Noirs
  • 2:15 pm Decadent Dry Creek Zins
  • 3:00 pm Alexander Valley’s Cabernet Kings

Wine Talks are 30 minutes. Make your reservation at checkout. All SOLD OUT Wine Talks will have an on-site waiting list at the door.


Join a member of our all-star team of nationally acclaimed sommeliers who will act as your “tasting tour guides” as they lead you on a 30-minute guided tasting tour through the Grand Tasting Tents. Discover hidden gems, try new varieties, or just get an expert opinion on what to drink now!

Tours are $10 per person.

  • Visa Signature Tour I: Signature Wines of Sonoma County (exclusively for Visa Signature ticket holders) – 11:30am
  • Wines with a View: Discovery Tour – 11:30am
  • Cool Climate Coastal Wines: Discovery Tour – 12:15pm
  • 40th Anniversary: Judgment of Paris Tasting I – 12:15pm
  • Sonoma County Rhone Wines: Discovery Tour – 1:00pm
  • Cellar Must-Haves – 1:00pm
  • Something Different: Unusual Varietals Discovery Tour – 1:45pm
  • 40th Anniversary: Judgment of Paris Tasting II – 1:45pm
  • Old Vine Zinfandel: A Taste of History – 2:30pm
  • Visa Signature Tour II: The Art of the Blend – 2:30pm (exclusively for Visa Signature ticket holders)

No Reservation Required:


Sonoma County chefs have access to the seasonal abundance of the most fertile foodshed anywhere in the world, often grown and provided by small, local family farms. At the Sonoma County Marketplace, get a glimpse of the high-quality, artisanal ingredients local chefs and diners enjoy every day, and purchase them for your own home pantry. Be sure to explore the new sustainable and organic area, and learn how you can incorporate a little “green” into your everyday routine.

2015 Participants (2016 Coming Soon)

  • AddGarlic! & Aglio Di Mirabella
  • Bear Republic Brewing Company
  • Big River Coffee Company
  • Canvas Ranch
  • Celebrity Wine Cruises
  • Clover Stornetta Farms, Inc
  • Community Market
  • Dry Creek Peach & Produce
  • Global Partners For Development
  • HelloCello & Prohibition Spirits
  • KRAVE Jerky
  • La Onda
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Moonlight Brewing
  • Mycopia Mushrooms
  • Petaluma Coffee & Tea
  • Plow Brewing Company
  • Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery
  • Revive Kombucha
  • Russian River Brewing Company
  • Sauced BBQ and Spirits
  • Sonoma Chocolatiers
  • Sonoma County Tourism Bureau
  • Sonoma Organics
  • Sonoma Portworks
  • Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau
  • St. Florians Brewery
  • Stotzle/ATP
  • The Proceeds Matter
  • Third Street Aleworks
  • Three Twins Ice Cream
  • Touring and Tasting Magazine
  • US Pure Water
  • Valley Ford Cheese Company
  • Woodfour Brewing Company

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Partners and Sponsors:

  • Celebrity Wine Cruises
  • Global Partners For Development
  • Sonoma County Tourism Bureau
  • Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau
  • Stotzle/ATP
  • The Proceeds Matter
  • Touring and Tasting Magazine
  • US Pure Water

For farm-fresh fare expertly crafted to enhance any gathering, Sonoma County’s chefs are the undisputed masters. We’ve invited four local superstars to share their secrets for creating harmonious, balanced flavors in an array of delicious dishes during 30-minute cooking demonstrations throughout the day. In addition to stealing away with simple tips and exciting insights for your own home cooking adventures, you’ll savor each chef’s creations in real time as they whip up culinary marvels unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Designed with both die-hard foodies and curious beginners in mind, our chef demonstrations promise unforgettable epicurean delights and unmatched insights into the food-centric Sonoma County lifestyle—presented by our most sought after gourmet gurus.

2015 Featured Demos (2016 Coming Soon)

Demo One 12:00-12:30
Moustache Baked Goods, Chefs Christian Sulberg & Ozzy Jimenez
Caramelized White Chocolate and Dry Creek Peach French Macaron
Featuring J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Sparkling

Demo Two 12:45-1:15
Boon Eat + Drink, Chef Crista Luedtke
Braised Pork Shoulder over Polenta with Arugula Corn Salad and Shaved Radish with Cumin Vin
Featuring Frei Brothers Zinfandel

Demo Three 1:30-2:00
Feast Catering, Chef Jesse McQuarrie
Famous Mac ’n Cheese Lollipops
Featuring Gallo Signature Series Russian River Chardonnay

Demo Four 2:15-2:45
Paella Guy, Chef Jose Castaneda
Classic Valencia Paella
Featuring MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir

Demo Five 3:00-3:30
Stark Reality Restaurants, Chef Mark Stark
Pickled Fresh Gulf Prawns with Kimchee 1000 Island & Buttered Saltines
Featuring MacMurray Estate Vineyards Chardonnay


Please join us for a glass of bubbly in the Gloria Ferrer Bubble Lounge! Eva Bertran, Vice President of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards will be showcasing their sparkling wines perfectly paired with unique food pairings. Don’t miss out!


Sip and sample world class wines from the most diverse wine region in the world paired with seasonal local foods prepared by experienced chefs. It’s an afternoon spent with like-minded epicures, sharing in the abundance of Sonoma County.

Click here for a listing of the 2016 participants. 

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