Wine Road’s Winter WINEland to Take Place January 16-17

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While the vineyards throughout Sonoma County might be dormant all winter, Wine Road is once again shaking the cold weather blues with its annual “Winter WINEland” event on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2016. In its 24th year, “Winter WINEland” invites guests to create their own journey through wine country discovering new wines, tasting limited production wines, new releases, or library wines. At participating wineries throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys, every winery will have something with a special event price for the weekend. Attendees will save on wine, logo items, gourmet food products or fun wine country gift items. This is a weekend to save!

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Tickets include wine tastings at all participating wineries, including some that are usually open by appointment only.

In addition to the afternoon festivities and as part of the Wine Road’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration, January 16 will mark the first of the Breakfast with the Winemaker series. Guests will be able to share breakfast before the event with some of the top winemakers in Sonoma County, and learn more about winemaking through discussion and Q&A sessions. Special tickets are required.

WHO: Over 120 winery members of the Wine Road in Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys in Northern Sonoma County. A list of participating wineries is on the Wine Road website at www.wineroad.com.

 

WHEN: Winter WINEland

January 16 & 17, 2016

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

Breakfast with the Winemaker (available at Longboard Vineyards in Healdsburg, or at Siduri Wines in Santa Rosa)  January 16, 2016, 9 – 10:30 a.m.

 

COSTWinter WINEland advanced tickets (including tax and service charge):

$52.38 for Saturday and Sunday
$40.95 for Sunday only
$6.70 for designated drivers

Price increases at the door to:

$60 for Saturday and Sunday
$45 for Sunday only
$10 for designated drivers

To purchase tickets, go to https://wineland2016.eventbrite.com. Ticket sales end on January 11, 2016 at midnight.

Breakfast with the Winemaker (including tax and service charge): $21.99

To purchase tickets, go to https://winemakerbreakfast2016.eventbrite.com

 

ABOUT WINE ROAD NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY:

The Wine Road, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter WINEland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “A Wine and Food Affair” in November. Made up of 200 wineries and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan your next trip, please visit:www.wineroad.com. For additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at info@wineroad.com