The annual olive season in Sonoma wraps up on President's Day Weekend Feb. 15-17. Visitors can learn about Sonoma's second biggest crop at olive themed dinners, wine tasting and tours.
Check out these events in depth by visiting the Olive Season website for Sonoma:
VinOlivo Weekend: Grand Tasting
Presented by the Sonoma Valley Vintner's & Growers Alliance
7-10pm Feb. 15. $75 per person ($85 at the door, if available).
8th Annual VinOlivo Grand Tasting. Sip Sonoma Valley's best wines as you get to know the personalities behind the wine. Culinary delights from more than 25 of Sonoma's finest restaurants caterers, and artisans. Sample savory olives from the Olive Bar. Enjoy the seductive Port Wines. Experience the Pommes Frites and Sparkling Wine Bar. Entertain your senses with one of the hottest DJ’s in town. (707) 935-0803
The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma 95476
VinOlivo Weekend: Winemaker Dinner Series
6:30- 10pmFeb. 16. $85 per person. You'll share the evening with the winemakers whose creations have earned international acclaim. See the website to see participating wineries and to purchase tickets. (707) 935-0803 www.sonomavalleywine.com
VinOlivo Weekend: Ticket to Sonoma Valley
Feb. 16 - 18. 3-Day Ticket $50, 1-Day Ticket $25.
The VinOlivo Ticket to Sonoma Valley gives you special access to over 40 Sonoma Valley wineries. Ticket holders will receive a menu of special offers that differ from winery to winery including complimentary tastings, discounted wine purchases, barrel tastings or winery tours. Choose from the 3-Day ticket ($50.00) valid Feb. 16 -18 at participating wineries or the 1-Day ticket ($25.00) where you can select the day you plan to use your ticket. See website for participating wineries and to purchase tickets.(707) 935-0803 www.sonomavalleywine.com
An Olive Odyssey at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
11am-4pm Feb. 16-17. Free.
Experience the olive in old world style with Don Landis and a unique gathering of olive enthusiasts at An Olive Odyssey. Olive curers offer samples of their special delicacies and share their curing recipes in the stunning Tuscan courtyard at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. The Olive Press offers tours of the Olive mill, tasting of olive oil, and opens their gift shop to browse. Olive notables and olive tree experts will talk olive and answer questions. That's not all. Its entertaining, delicious and fun.
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, 24724 Arnold Dr, Sonoma 95476