A Harvest Celebration In Sonoma

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

The official celebration of the 198th grape harvest season is upon us. Join locals, visitors, and wine-lovers alike as the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival begins with a reception and wine pairing dinner on October 7th, then continues at the Sonoma Plaza throughout the day on October 8th. This year’s daytime celebration kicks off at 10am with the traditional “blessing of the grapes” in front of the Historic City Hall. The day continues with live music, wine tasting, food, grape stomping, and a robust arts and crafts fair.

Friday, October 7th

Saturday, October 8th

  • 10:00AM: Official Kickoff with Opening Ceremonies + the Blessing of the Grapes
  • 11:30AM – 3:30PM: Sonoma Valley Grape Stomp (register here)
  • 11:00AM – 4:00PM: Wine + Beer + BBQ + Concessions

Throughout the day enjoy Live Music, an Artisans Festival featuring more than 30 different local artists and makers, Sonoma Valley KIDS ZONE, featuring games, activities, story time by the Sonoma Valley Library, face painting, and much more!

While you’re in the area discover the wineries that make up the Sonoma Valley wine country with this winery finder. Filter by your favorite varietals, the location or if they have a tasting room.

Make MacArthur Place your home base while celebrating harvest in Sonoma. Start your day with a drip coffee from The Porch, followed by a leisurely brunch at Layla. Next, borrow a Blix bike to peddle to the Plaza for the festivities, and schedule a spa treatment for the afternoon to relax your mind and body before the evening celebrations.


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