Wings Over Wine Country Air Show Coming in September

Wine country's biggest air show is where to see vintage aircraft.

One of the best air shows in Sonoma Wine Country, the Wings over Wine Country Air Show features such performers as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the U.S.A.F. Wings of Blue Skydivers and many others. The Wings Over Wine Country offers fun for the whole family over two days filled with exciting aerobatic performances, vintage aircraft, warbirds and superb interactive civilian and military displays. Now is the time to purchase your tickets and plan your trip to participate in this terrific event!

Wings Over Wine Country Air Show

Pacific Coast Air Museum PCAM
Charles M. Schultz-Sonoma County Airport
2200 Airport Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA
September 26 & 27, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This two-day event is one of the preeminent air shows in the entire county and is a citywide event drawing thousands of spectators. In addition to the exciting performances, there will be many vintage aircraft on display for you to see. When the kids want a break from all of the aeronautics, they can head to Kid's World, which will have inflatables, a fun train ride and rides for both parents and children to enjoy with each other. You and your whole family may also enjoy the climb-aboard aircraft, which will allow you to climb in and actually sit inside of such aircraft as an F-16 fighter, an A-26 Invader and over 20 more historic aircraft in the Pacific Coast Air Museum.

For information about the air show, additional attractions and where the best places to go to watch the show, visit the Wings Over Wine Country Air Show website.

When you are planning your trip, we welcome you to stay at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. After a day filled with fun events, you can relax in our pool or enjoy tempting options from the room service amenities menu.

For more information about the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, we invite you to visit our website.


Eat Natural at the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition

Find out where to purchase pure foods in Santa Rosa at this year's convention.

If you're interested in growing or sourcing sustainable heirloom fruits, vegetables and herbs, you'll want to consider attending the National Heirloom Expo at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The expo will take place from September 8 to 10.

National Heirloom ExpositionThis year's expo offers a roster featuring brilliant speakers, seed and product vendors, a diverse selection of exhibitors and stimulating live entertainment. With so many food-related happenings taking place in one convenient location, this year's expo is expected to be both informative and entertaining.

Attendees will benefit from hearing the expertise of food freedom activists like Dr. Vandana Shiva and filmmaker Jeremy Seifert of "GMO OMG" fame. Festival goers will also enjoy a diversity of live bands in musical genres ranging from gospel to folk to bluegrass with live music by talented performers such as the Baker Family, Rocky Neck Bluegrass and Sourdough Slim. Rounding out the event is a variety of different demos, shows and competitions, including a fiddling contest and an antique tractor show. Children are welcome and can attend for free. You can visit expo's official website to find more information about the event calendar.

If you're planning to check out the 2015 National Heirloom Exposition, we invite you to book your accommodations with us at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. We're located conveniently close to the fairgrounds so that you can enjoy a fun weekend at this pure food expo in Santa Rosa CA. You'll also have the option to enjoy the the lavish amenities we make available to our guests. As your hosts, we'll offer you opportunities to sample fine wines, participate in some great golfing and unwind with a rejuvenating massage. You'll be ideally situated for not only an enjoyable time at the expo but also for an authentic California wine country experience.


Enjoy the VIP Treatment During Your Stay

Wine and dine and treat yourself right.

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, there is a secret gem waiting for you, the perfect destination for your long-awaited getaway. At our hotel, we know exactly what you need to wind down. We offer our guests an exclusive package that ensures total relaxation at a price you will be sure to appreciate. If you are a lover of life, a lover of good food and, above all, a lover of wine, then our VIP Wine Experience Package is what you've been waiting for.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel VIP Wine Experience PackageAs a result of teaming up with a local winery, we put together an exclusive package we are sure you will love from the moment you walk through our doors. Beginning with a complimentary bottle of wine at check-in, we dazzle our guests with reservations for wine tastings for two at Kendall Jackson, which is a $50 value. We have taken the guesswork out of trying to figure out where to go for a wine tour in Sonoma Wine Country. Additionally, we offer our guests a 20% off discount valid at the Kendall Jackson Winery. Moreover, this package also includes a $25 voucher good for lunch or dinner at our restaurant, Nectar.

When the hours spent at the office begin to wear you out and you know it's time for a break, we are here to make sure that break is the one you deserve. There is nothing quite like unwinding with your significant other or a close friend on one of the best Sonoma Wine Country Tours available. Take the vacation you know you deserve. Visit Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel website for more information. We're waiting to wine and dine you.


Canoe Trips on the Russian River

Find where to do a canoe trip in CA for the most excitement.

Canoeing is one of the main draws to California, and it may be why you planned your trip to Sonoma Wine Country in the first place. There is no question about where the best place is for a canoe trip. Look no further than Russian River Adventures and Burke's Canoe Trips for providing you with one of the most beautiful and serene experiences you will ever have the opportunity to take part in.

Canoe Trips on the Russian RiverBurke's and Russian River Adventure are two of the most prestigious and respected canoe companies on the West Coast, and they both service the Russian River. Offering both half day and full day trips, both of these canoe companies welcome swimmers of all ages to spend the day on the river. If you choose Russian River Adventure, you will be able to bring man's best friend with no problem. If you choose Burke's as your canoe trip provider, you will be able to camp overnight and hop right back in your canoe the next day. Regardless of which you choose to use, both promise the ride of a lifetime. Following a safety course that both companies offer, you will take your canoe down 9 to 10 miles of the Russian River before being shuttled back to the mouth by a complimentary car. Canoeing down the Russian River will prove to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of a lifetime.

After a day of pure fun and excitement, we at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel welcome you to unwind and relax at your home away from home. With our close proximity to the Russian River, and to two of the best canoe companies on the West Coast, we know you will enjoy your stay with us.


Labor Day Weekend Getaway to Sonoma Wine Country

Sipping a fine wine and reflecting on the nature of beauty are things to do in Sonoma Wine Country this Labor Day.

Labor Day weekend is a time for enjoying the finer things in life. Relax, take some time away and appreciate what vacation is all about. When you are looking for activities in Sonoma Wine Country this holiday weekend, look no further than our beautiful facility in Santa Rosa Valley.

Labor Day Weekend Getaway at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country HotelA Labor Day weekend getaway at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Our on-site concierge service will assist you in booking your spa appointments, tee times and reservations at local attractions. Arrange a chauffeured winery tour for an inside look at the wine-making process, complete with education and tastings. For a brisk active morning, tee off at the Windsor Golf Club, the Links and Bodega Harbor, or on the Fountaingrove course. For an afternoon of pampering, set your appointment for a full-service spa package.

When you consider where to stay in Sonoma Wine Country this Labor Day, remember that activities are not the entire package. You'll want a nice place to just sit and relax for a while. Our hotel is the perfect place to do just that as we're nestled on 13 acres in the picturesque Santa Rosa Valley. Sonoma County offers redwood forests, whale watching, bird viewing and more.

Our hotel offers more than just beautiful scenery. We are a comprehensive vacation destination. Happy Hour at our Lounge offers specialty cocktails, Sonoma County Wines, draft beers at special low prices along with a variety of inexpensive appetizers to complement your drinks.  Take a dip in our refreshing pool and perfect your summer tan on one of our chaise lounges. Visit Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel website today to book your Labor Day weekend getaway.


The 7th Annual Santa Rosa Marathon is Coming Soon

This Boston Qualified course is held in the midst of the famed Wine Country with the Taste of Sonoma County Post Race Festival in Juilliard Park

We are coming up on the 7th Annual Santa Rosa Full & Half Marathon and Downtown 5k on Sunday, August 23, 2015. This Boston Qualified course is held in the midst of the incredibly beautiful Wine Country. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you race.

7th Annual Santa Rosa MarathonBesides the beautiful course and custom swag, there are other perks for participants, as well as their families and friends. After the race, return to where the race started and enjoy the Taste of Sonoma
County Post Race Festival held in Juilliard Park. The festivities include a farmer’s market that offers samples of fresh, organic produce available to purchase. Runners each get a free glass of wine or beer at the Beer and Wine Garden. A pancake breakfast is free for all runners or $3 for everyone else. Games and inflatable jumpies entertain the kids while adults can enjoy a complimentary post-race massage. For details about the race, pre-race festivities and the best places for spectators, visit the official website of the Santa Rosa Marathon!

Our Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is the ideal Wine Country retreat and the convenient home base for the 7th Annual Santa Rosa Full & Half Marathon and Downtown 5k. Although our hotel is only a six-minute drive from the starting gate of the Santa Rosa marathon and post-race festival in Juilliard Park, it is set apart from the race crowds and situated in the midst of the tranquil Wine Country area. Perfectly nestled in 13 lush acres overlooking the picturesque Russian River Valley, this is an ideal setting for a casual stroll or use the 7-mile jogging track, free 24-hour health club or heated pool to prep for marathons in Santa Rosa CA. Visit our website to find out more about our amenities and to book your stay for the Full & Half Marathon in Sonoma County.


Coming Soon: Transcendence Theatre Company Rhythm of Life

Transcend normal theater at this amazing production of Rhythm of Life.

The Transcendence Theatre Company Rhythm of Life production runs the 7-8, 14-16 and 21-23 of August at the Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, California. The production is a celebratory musical with dance and harmonies from the best eras of the last century.

With electrifying dance and dynamic music, this show promises to be a great opportunity to see live performances on the Great Lawn at Transcendence Theatre Company. More than just a stage show, each outdoor performance enhances the feelings of celebration and excitement that the production glorifies. You'll have the chance to watch the show as you drink and dine under the stars.

Transcendence Theatre Company Rhythm of Life

Show times are at 7:30 p.m., but guests are invited to come early for pre-show picnicking on the lawn. You can bring your own food, but each night showcases a selection of local and international wineries with food from several local vendors. On opening weekend, enjoy The Neo-Jazz Ensemble at Transcendence Theatre Company as they get you warmed up for the play with a pre-show concert. Every weekend features other musical performances before the show.

After a decadent evening of wine-country picnicking and exciting live theater, you'll need a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel is conveniently close to the Transcendence Theatre Company, making us a perfect home-away-from-home after the show. We offer hundreds of luxurious rooms and suites on our 13-acre grounds. Our expanded room service features an extensive menu, and we have a Health Club featuring state-of-the-art Precor Fitness equipment. Before or after seeing a performance of Transcendence Theatre Company's Broadway Under the Stars, you can book your wine tours through us, giving you the inside access to over 330 local wineries. Explore our website to learn more about our hotel.


Experience Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Discover why Sonoma is home to some of the best wines in the world.

Whether you've been a wine enthusiast all your life, are new to the game or just want to enjoy great selections in the middle breathtaking wine country, the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend will be an event to remember.

The weekend, the Sonoma's largest charity event hosts an unforgettable wine tasting experience. The event will be held over Labor Day weekend, from September 4 to 6. In 2014, the event raised over three million dollars and donated it to charity.

Sonoma Wine Country WeekendIn addition to fantastic tastings, the charity event offers a selection of excellent foods crafted by top-quality chefs. Pairing these delicious aperitifs with a variety of Sonoma's best wines is central to the spirit of the event. Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards will host a similar tasting event allowing guests to experience fine wines the way they were meant to be experienced - alongside thoughtfully crafted dishes.

Weekend visitors will also enjoy three central functions: two wine tastings and a wine auction. The Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery is a relaxing evening where guests are treated to dinner, coffee, dessert and dancing. Reserve members are allowed access to an exclusive wine bar.

On the last day of the event, guests are invited to Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction. Mingle with vintners, chefs and others who specialize in creating fine wines and cuisines. You can purchase one-of-a-kind etched bottles, special trip packages and more.

While you're in town for this weekend, you want to choose a hotel in close association with Sonoma County. When you stay at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, you'll be conveniently close to all the central locations of this event. Enjoy luxurious amenities and beautiful views when you choose a hotel nestled in scenic wine country.


Wind Down the Summer at the Sonoma Country Fair

Come Experience the Fair and Carnival at the Sonoma Country Fair

The Sonoma Country Fair runs from July 24 through August 9 and offers some of the most engaging activities for the whole family, including a carnival, rides, horseracing, rodeos and demolition derbies.

The kids will find excitement in rides such as the Alpine Slide, Krazy Plane and the Baja Buggies. The carnival and exhibit buildings are accessible 12 hours a day except on Mondays, and you and the family can enjoy rides such as the Pharoah's Fury, Beach Party and classic Bumper cars. For two weeks during the fair, Wine Country Horse Racing is available on California's only turf track; come enjoy the races by some of the best jockeys in the sport while sampling award-winning local wines. On July 25, you can immerse yourself in rodeos in Wine Country by the PRCA as cowboys compete in saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping and many other events.

Sonoma Country Fair

If vehicular carnage is more to your liking, experience the Destruction Derbies & Monster Trucks in Wine Country starting on Aug. 1. MoonDog Motorsports brings destruction and mayhem with a chaotic yet safe derby of vehicles smashing into each other. Competitors from all over California will battle it out for trophies and prizes. Think you have what it takes to survive the destruction? Enter your vehicle in the event and become part of the show. However, just watching the destruction is thrilling still.

As there are so many attractions at the Sonoma Country Fair, it's unlikely you'll be able to get the full experience in a single day. By going online and reserving your room at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, you will be staying close to the fun and games offered at the fairgrounds and will have enough time to appreciate all the thrilling activities.


Welcome to the Wine Country Half Marathon Series

The Wine Country Half Marathon Series is for runners and wine lovers.

For the eleventh year in a row, the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country is back. On July 19, 2015, the 13 miles that span from Napa to Sonoma and encompasses farmland, wildlife and above all, scenic views and countless vineyards, will be taken over by 3,500 men and women who have a love for wine and a need for speed. Welcoming runners and wine enthusiasts from across the country and around the world, this celebration of life and vine takes runners on one of the most scenic courses on the West Coast. All are encouraged to watch the runners as they take on 13.1-mile course that begins at Cuvasion Carneros Winery and ends at the historic and scenic Sonoma Plaza. Nevertheless, only those who run a minimum of a 16-minute mile and who have purchased registration in advance may actually participate in the race, and out of all of the half marathons on Sonoma Wine Country, this is the one you won't want to miss.

Wine Country Half Marathon Series

In addition to the race itself, there are also events that participants are more than welcome to attend. Over the past 10 years, these events have become as popular as the race itself. From the pre-race welcome party to the post-race Wine Country Half Marathon festival, the Wine Country Half Marathon Series is an event you will not want to miss.

Individual registration has already sold out, the VIP Estate Packages have sold out but charity bibs are still available for purchase. And much like registration for the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon itself, hotel accommodations are selling out quickly. Fortunately, the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, conveniently located near the marathon, is offering special packages exclusive for the race that include advance purchase rates. Plan ahead and save. Include Hilton in your holiday plans, and you can save up to 20 percent off our Best Available Rate by booking in advance.