Area Events

Healdsburg is a lively place with so much going on that there is a great event almost every weekend and many mid-week too! From special wine dinners to music festivals or cooking classes – there are many special experiences to be had. We’ve highlighted a few below and there are many more you can find by going to wineroad.com or healdsburg.com

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Nov
11

Healdsburg’s Architectural Heritage Exhibit

Healdsburg Museum
11am-4pm

The Museum’s latest exhibition is Healdsburg’s Architectural Heritage. The exhibition presents the evolution of local architecture from the adobe dwellings and pioneer cabins of the Rancho era to the more contemporary styles. Healdsburg’s residential development has included Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Neoclassic buildings, many of which still survive today.
Scale models of architectural styles, built by talented woodworker Jon Lacaillade, are displayed along with historic and current photographs. Also featured are some of Healdsburg's notable lost buildings, particularly our lost gem, the City Hall built in 1886.
For more than 20 years, the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society has honored many deserving local buildings with Historic Preservation Awards. The exhibition highlights these historic architectural treasures, and the defining elements that characterize them.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Sun

Oct
21

Pinot on the River

The Healdsburg Plaza
11am-3pm

The must-attend wine event of Northern California, features a full program of exclusive Pinot Noir tastings, artisanal food vendors, silent auction, and raffle. The event is attended by over one thousand guests and directly benefits the efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County.
Don’t miss out on the exclusive Pinot Noirs found in our silent auction!
Come bid on some fantastic Pinots or private tastings from premier local wineries. All wines are generously donated by wineries from the Northern California Wine Country!

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Sun

Oct
28

Fall Colors Festival and Vintage Car Show

Downtown Geyservill
10am-4pm

The town of Geyserville celebrates Fall! The local fire department holds a pancake feed and the streets are filled with beautiful classic and vintage cars. There is a crafts fair with up to 25 vendors and of food booths, games, a silent auction, and more.
The Geyserville Chamber of Commerce and the Geyserville Kiwanis Club coordinate to put on this wonderful family friendly event. Pancake breakfast runs from 8 to 11 a.m. The cars start arriving early and voting for your favorite closes at 3 p.m. The craft fair officially opens and 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

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Nov
0304

2018 Wine & Food Affair

Various Wineries
11am-4pm

Tickets Go On Sale For 2018 Wine & Food Affair on September 1, 2018
Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County!
Join us for a weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe available online, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.
Ticket holders will receive their tasting glass and wristband upon check-in.
Winemaker Breakfast and Q & A on Saturday November 3rd from 9am – 10:30am Tickets must be purchased for this added event during registration. Join winemakers for a casual morning of Q & A, along with a breakfast before heading out to Wine & Food Affair. This is an open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A. This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation.
All Wine Road events are for adults only… NO ONE under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Wine & Food Affair -including no babies or children of any age.

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Fri

Nov
16

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

The Raven Performing Arts Theater 115 North Street Healdsburg, California 95448

Heart Space & The Raven present: Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
Legendary blues guitarist, songwriter and singer, Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio is among Bishop's very best musical ideas ever. The music is rootsy, spirited and soulful, performed by serious musicians hell-bent on having a good time.
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio features Bishop’s down-home delivery, deep blues picking and slide guitar playfully meshing with Welsh’s piano and guitar licks and Jordan’s soul singing and propulsive cajón playing. The album’s laid-back, front-porch vibe mixes four rollicking Bishop originals with three co-writes and five raucous, well-chosen covers of songs by Lightnin' Hopkins, Fats Domino, Sunnyland Slim, Ted Taylor and Bobby Womack.
And because one can never have too much fun, Bishop’s pals Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite and Rick Estrin stop by the sessions, each adding his distinctive harmonica talent (and in Musselwhite’s case, vocals too) to a song. Listening to the proceedings, it’s easy to see why the Chicago Sun-Times enthusiastically declared, “It’s impossible not to like Bishop. He’s always singing something lowbrow and uplifting.”
Once again, Bishop is ready to share his happy-go-lucky vibe with his fans around the world.
Nov 16, 8 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m.)
ALL AGES

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Sat

Dec
01

Cheese Tasting: Better with Bubbles

Healdsburg SHED
1-2:30pm

To kick your cheese course up a notch, open a bubbly. In this tasting cheese expert Janet Fletcher will pop the cork on some fine sparkling wines and sample them with cheeses that rise to the occasion. From triple crèmes to aged cheese to buttery blues, many cheeses love that effervescence. We’ll taste seven cheeses that Janet considers slam-dunk matches for a range of elegant sparkling wines.
Janet Fletcher is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books on food and beverage, including Cheese & Wine, Cheese & Beer and The Cheese Course. Janet publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog, writes a regular cheese column for Specialty Food magazine and The Somm Journal and teaches cooking and cheese-appreciation classes around the country. She is the recipient of three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award for her journalism. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times and numerous national magazines, including Culture, Saveur and Food & Wine. (www.janetfletcher.com)
We are thrilled to have Janet teach a series of seasonal cheese workshops at SHED. This is the last course in the year-long season. Buy tickets early to reserve your spot!

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Jan
1920

27th Annual Winter WINEland

Northern Sonoma County
11am - 4pm each day

11am – 4pm each day
Join us for two glorious days along Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County as we celebrate the 27th Annual Winter WINEland.
The perfect winter escape…taste current vintages, multiple varietals grown in Sonoma County, and even try a few verticals!
A great opportunity to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend. Our details program will be available in mid December.
Ticket price will include wine tasting at all of the participating wineries for the weekend.
Winemaker Breakfast and Q & A on Saturday January 19th from 9am – 10:30am. Tickets must be purchased for this added event during registration. Join winemakers for a casual morning of Q & A along with a breakfast before heading out to Winter WINEland. This is an open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A. This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation.
Winter WINEland does not take place at one location, you travel from winery to winery, visiting the ones you are interested in exploring.
All Wine Road events are for adults only… NO ONE under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Winter WINEland -including no babies or children of any age

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Mar
0103

42nd Annual Barrel Tasting | Weekend 1

NORTHERN SONOMA WINE COUNTRY
each day 11am-4pm

BARREL TASTING – TWO WEEKENDS…..
March 1-3 & March 8-10, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm each day
Tickets Go On Sale January 22, 2019
Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It’s all about the WINE…many wineries offer “futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines.
Winemaker Breakfast and Q & A on Saturday March 2nd and Saturday March 9th. Tickets must be purchased for this added event during registration. This is an open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A. This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation. Tickets are $20 plus tax and fees.
All Wine Road events are for adults only… NO ONE under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Barrel Tasting -including no babies or children of any age

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Mar
0810

42nd Annual Barrel Tasting | Weekend 2

Northern Sonoma Wine Country
each day 11am-4pm

Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It's all about the WINE...many wineries offer"futures" on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines.

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