The Event

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Nestled in the picturesque foothills of Sonoma County’s esteemed wine country, the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University offers an exciting new location for an event where Sonoma County’s top winemakers, growers and chefs come together to celebrate the region’s finest wine and food.

At Taste of Sonoma at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University 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. All set within the backdrop of musical inspiration.

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 weekend filled with fabulous wine, food and fun. New this year, enjoy Taste of Sonoma for TWO days! Saturday, gates are open from 12pm to 4pm and Sunday gates are open from 11am to 3pm.


Step into the luxurious Club Reserve, where you’ll taste some of Sonoma County’s most sought-after wines. The winemakers and owners of Sonoma County’s iconic wineries will sample their limited production, reserve and award-winning wines from large format bottles—and they’ll be on hand for you to ask questions. Featuring food pairings by noted local Chefs.  Club Reserve is open to a limited number of guests and is open on both Saturday and Sunday during Taste of Sonoma.  This experience is exclusively for Club Reserve ticket holders only.  Sponsored by TricorBraun WinePak.

Visa Signature® and Visa Infinite® cardholders receive special pricing plus benefits throughout the event, including reserved seating and special access.

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New this year, enjoy Taste of Sonoma for TWO days!
Weekend (Sat & Sun) Passes

General Admission: $255
Club Reserve: $330
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General Admission: $225
Club Reserve: $300
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Single Day Passes

Saturday Pass
General Admission: $180
Club Reserve: $255
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Saturday Pass
General Admission: $150
Club Reserve: $225
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Sunday Pass
General Admission: $180
Club Reserve: $255
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Sunday Pass
General Admission: $150
Club Reserve: $225
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Sign up now for these additional opportunities to delve even deeper into the Sonoma County experience.

Individual Events


Wine Tours with Sommeliers

Join some of America’s finest sommeliers as they act as your “tasting tour guides” on 30-minute excursions through the Grand Tasting, seeking and finding “behind the table” wines and discovering other gems. Your Wine Tour ticket will be available to purchase for $20 per person and will provide you with your own headset, allowing you to hear all the important facts your Sommelier Tour Guide is sharing with you. Saturday Sessions: 12:30pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, and 2:45pm
Sunday Sessions: 11:45am, 12pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, and 2:30pm

Wine Talks with Sommeliers

Attend a Wine Talk to increase your wine IQ through informative wine seminars, lively panel discussions and focused tastings with renowned winemakers from throughout Sonoma County. Visa Signature® ticket holders receive preferred seating.
Saturday Sessions:

  • 1pm - 1:30pm - Discover Sonoma County's Sonoma Coast
  • 1:45pm - 2:15pm - Wines from Historic Vineyards in Sonoma Valley
  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm - The Russian River's Regal Pinot Noirs
Sunday Sessions:
  • 1pm – 1:30pm - Decadent Dry Creek Zins
  • 1:45pm - 2:15pm - Cabernet Sauvignon Comparison from Chalk Hill & Knight's Valley
  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm - Alexander Valley's Cabernet Kings

Blind Tasting Challenge

Join our Sommelier Guides 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 tasting experiences.

Sessions are on Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm




The Bubble Lounge

Please join us for a glass of bubbly in the Gloria Ferrer Bubble Lounge where Gloria Ferrer sparkling wines are perfectly paired with unique food pairings. Don’t miss this taste!

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Sonoma County Chefs on Stage

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.

Sonoma County Marketplace

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.

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