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. Wineries from across Sonoma County pour literally thousands of wines. 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.  Saturday, gates are open from 12pm to 4pm and Club Reserve ticket holders also receive exclusive VIP access to Taste of Sonoma on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm, before the event opens to the general public.

To see the complete list of Wineries, Chefs and Marketplace participants, please CLICK HERE


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 during Taste of Sonoma and Club Reserve ticket holders also receive exclusive VIP access to Taste of Sonoma on Saturday from 11:00am – 12:00pm, before the event opens to the general public..  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.

CLICK HERE to see a list  of the participating Club Reserve Wineries & Chefs!

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Taste of Sonoma Tickets

General Admission: $180
Club Reserve (SOLD OUT): $255
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General Admission: $150
Club Reserve (SOLD OUT): $225
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Sign up now for these additional opportunities to delve even deeper into the Sonoma County experience.

Individual Events


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. These sessions still have some room left:

  • 12:45pm - 1:15pm - Decadent Dry Creek Zins
  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm - High Elevation Cabernet Comparison
  • 2:15pm - 2:45pm - Cabernet Kings from Alexander Valley
These sessions are SOLD OUT, but an onsite waiting list will be kept in case of no-shows.
  • 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

Kendall-Jackson – Pair with the Pros, Wine & Food Pairing

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 original recipes developed and presented by Kendall-Jackson's Executive Chef Justin Wangler, Chef Tracey Shepos and Chef Matt Lowe. In celebration of the seasonal bounty of the Kendall-Jackson Culinary Garden, each fresh ingredient is prepared to complement the flavors of the wines. 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. Saturday Sessions: 1:30pm and 2:30pm

Kendall-Jackson Sensory Garden Experience

In celebration of the two-acre culinary garden at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens, as well as their commitment to Sonoma County’s finest local produce and foods at their Culinary Center, Kendall-Jackson’s Garden and Culinary teams have created a unique experience for Taste of Sonoma guests to pair limited release wines from Kendall-Jackson with garden-fresh tastes in an intimate garden café setting.

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, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 1:45pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 2:45pm and 3:00

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: 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm For sessions that are sold out, an onsite waiting list will be maintained in case of no-shows.

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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