Savor the Unique Flavors of Sonoma County Wines at the 37th Annual Barrel Tasting

37th Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend

Thousands of adventurous wine drinkers looking to branch out and explore wines will travel from winery to winery during the 37th Annual Barrel Tasting.  The 37th Annual Barrel Tasting allows tasters a sneak preview of upcoming vintages from their favorite wineries and a chance to purchase wine now and then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled.  With over 100 participating wineries, this special weekend in the Northern Sonoma County features winemakers and cellar staff who are on hand to share insights and answer questions on the winemaking process.

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.

  37th Annual Barrel Tasting

37th Annual Barrel Tasting
Wine Road - Northern Sonoma County
March 6- 8 & March 13-15, 2015
11:00 am - 4:00 pm each day
Click here to view participating Wineries & Vineyards for 2015

37th Annual Barrel Tasting is the perfect chance to try something new and we hope you have the opportunity to join us.  Looking for overnight accommodations?  Nestled within the heart of wine country, Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel offers luxury accommodations, panoramic views of the spectacular Santa Rosa Valley and many amenities sure to make your stay here unforgettable.  Visit our website to book your next getaway!


Looking For Date Night Inspiration?

Date Night Ideas in Santa Rosa

There are so many ways to have fun in the Santa Rosa area. Check out some of our top picks for your upcoming date nights:

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country
Wells Fargo Center  – coming up this season are River North Dance Chicago, So You Think You Can Dance, Willie Nelson, Second City Comedy, and Craig Ferguson.
Redwood Empire Ice Arena – Ice skating with your sweetheart provides the perfect opportunity to hold hands!
Wine Tastings & Tours – There are hundreds of excellent local wineries in the area offering special tours, programs and tasting sessions. A relaxing afternoon of wine tasting is a great way to get out together.
Santa Rosa Symphony – Enjoy classical music?  This is the perfect place to take your date for a night of inspiring music.  

Continue your romantic adventure with accommodations at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel.  Centrally located in Santa Rosa, we invite you to enjoy luxurious and spacious guest rooms with a wide array of amenities for the perfect relaxing retreat.  Visit our website for more information.


Get Ready For Some Hockey Action

Wine Country Face-Off Tournament

It’s time for hockey in world famous Wine Country! The Santa Rosa Junior Hockey Club invites everyone to the 19th Annual Wine Country Face Off over President's Day Weekend, February 13-16, 2015. This exciting USA Hockey sanctioned tournament is played at the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, locally known as Snoopy's Home Ice.

This exciting tournament brings in teams from all over California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Colorado, and Arizona and is attended by over several thousand people every year. The Santa Rosa Junior Hockey Club is a non-profit organization giving kids, ages five through seventeen, the opportunity to play ice hockey at a competitive level, learning sportsmanship and teamwork, while developing self-esteem and physical coordination.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country HotelWhen    
President's Day Weekend, February 12-16, 2015.

“Snoopy's Home Ice”
Redwood Empire Ice Arena
Santa Rosa, CA

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel wishes all of the players, families, spectators and coaches attending  the Wine Country Face-Off a great weekend of hockey!

Stop by our Nectar Restaurant for our bountiful breakfast buffet before heading off to the tournament, or come by later in the day for a relaxing dinner. For information on our hotel and Nectar, see our website.


Wishing you a Very Happy New Year from Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

New Year’s in Wine Country

“New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryWhy don’t you join us in Wine Country for New Year’s Eve?  We invite you to stay at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel.  Our luxury accommodations and amenities, including our heated pool, fitness center and beautiful views, will ensure your holiday is a special start to 2015.

Be sure to make your reservation for our New Year's Eve Prix Fixe dinner at Nectar Restaurant. Enjoy five courses of delicious, sophisticated  dishes created especially for the holiday by our own chef, Rene Jakushak. For reservations, see Nectar's website.

May every day of 2015 be filled with warmth and happiness for you and your family.  Happy New Year from Hilton Sonoma Wine Country!


Warm Holiday Thoughts From Our Home to Yours

Happy Holidays from Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

A special greeting at this holiday season to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty.  We are deeply thankful for our guests and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.  

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryIf you will be in the Sonoma County area during the holidays, we invite you to stay with us at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country.  Centrally located in Santa Rosa, we’re close to so many holiday activities and local attractions including more than 300 wineries.

Book your stay with one of our money-saving packages, such as our Bed and Breakfast Package, where you will enjoy deluxe accommodations and our amazing breakfast buffet.  Spending some  downtime at our beautiful heated pool will really make your holiday merry and bright!  See our website for more information.

From all of us at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, we wish you the very best of holidays!


Gather With Family This Holiday at Nectar

Holiday Dining At Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

You are cordially invited to dine at Nectar Restaurant, located inside the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. We will be offering special Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve menus for you and your loved ones to enjoy together.

Nectar at Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryChristmas Day Brunch
11am to 2pm
Enjoy our bountiful brunch buffet. Wild Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Soup, Local Organic Salads, Seafood Station, a carving station, delicious entrees and side dishes, along with a decadent Dessert Station with festive cakes and Chocolate Fondue.

Christmas Prix Fixe Dinner
Interested in dining later on Christmas Day? Nectar offers a spectacular, three-course Prix Fixe Dinner menu. Choose from Local Wild Mushroom Soup or Spinach and Blood Orange Salad. Entrees include Pepita Seed Crusted Halibut Fillet, Braised Lamb Osso Bucco, Grilled Flat Iron Steak or Pan Seared Organic Chicken Breast.

New Year’s Eve Dinner
Welcome in the New Year with our Prix Fixe Dinner. You’ll enjoy five courses of amazing dishes created by Executive Chef Rene Jakushak. Some of your options include Lobster Bisque, White Asparagus Salad, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, and Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon.  

Make your reservations by calling Nectar at 707-569-5525.  

If you need overnight accommodations following your Christmas or New Year’s Eve festivities, consider staying with Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. Our spacious and comfortable guestrooms are outfitted with the best of amenities to provide for a first-class stay.  For hotel information and reservations see our website or call 707-523-7555.


Travel Along Wine Road in Sonoma County

Winter WINELand 2015

It’s time for the 23rd Annual Winter WINEland, two full days to meet winemakers, taste limited production wines, new wine releases and fabulous library wines.  Almost 200 wineries will feature numerous wines on sale, some wineries will offer food pairings and others will have tours.  Winter WINELand is all about the wine!

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryWinter WINELand
January 17 - 18, 2015
11am - 4pm each day

Winter WINELand is organized by Wine Road, a winery association whose goal is to bring people to northern Sonoma County to embrace the beauty, sample the wines and meet the people that work the farms, prepare the meals, make the wines and share their warm hospitality.

For more information about Winter Wineland 2015 and to purchase tickets, see their website.

For luxury hotel accommodations in the heart of wine country, stop in at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country. Our beautiful hotel is nestled on 13 scenic acres and offers an outdoor heated pool, perfect for relaxing after your day on Wine Road. For reservations and more information please see our website or call 707-523-7555.


Planning A Wine Country Wedding?

Don’t Miss The Wedding Expo at Wells Fargo Center 2015

Is there a wedding in your future? Then you won’t want to miss The Wedding Expo, January 17, 2015, at the Wells Fargo Center. Sponsored by Wine Country Bride, there will be over 150 wedding vendors, making this the wedding help of your dreams!

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryVendors covering every area of wedding planning will be ready to offer you advice and ideas. Shop for wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, taste dozens of wedding cake and other wedding foods, listen to musicians and DJs, peruse photographers’ portfolios, check out floral arrangements, and so much more! If you need ideas, information, and hands-on help, The Wedding Expo is for you! Bring your fiancé, your bridesmaids, and your Mom!

Brides-to-be can enter contests, too, including giveaways for a fabulous reception, wedding gowns, and even a $15,000 makeover.

Every year hundreds of brides attend The Wedding Expo! For more information including tickets and directions see their website.

Hilton Sonoma Wine Country wishes everyone attending The Wedding Expo a great time! If you need overnight accommodations in wine country, our luxury hotel offers unsurpassed comfort, a beautiful outdoor heated pool, and the finest amenities. Our hotel is also a popular location for wine country receptions. For more information and reservations, see our website or call 707-523-7555.


Happy Thanksgiving From our Family to Yours

Thanksgiving Wishes From Hilton Sonoma Wine Country

Everyone here at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryHave you made your Thanksgiving dining plans yet? If you would like to enjoy a spectacular Thanksgiving Day Brunch Buffet or an evening Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Dinner in the heart of Wine Country, visit Nectar Restaurant and allow us take care of all the details so that you can enjoy a relaxing holiday.

View Nectar’s complete Thanksgiving Day Buffet and Dinner Menus here.

Visiting Santa Rosa during the upcoming holiday season? Consider accommodations at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel and take advantage of one of our many special hotel packages.  For more information and reservations please visit our website or call us at 707-523-7555.


Celebrate Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Thanksgiving Dining at Nectar Restaurant 2014

Please join us this year for a festive Thanksgiving meal with your family and friends at Nectar Restaurant inside the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. We offer you two ways to dine this Thanksgiving:

Hilton Sonoma Wine CountryThanksgiving Brunch Buffet
11:00am to 2:00pm
$48 per person, $39 seniors, and $16 for children twelve and under
Enjoy our lavish Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet which offers the best in Wine Country dining.  Our buffet offers an assortment of stations including soup and salad, carving, seafood, and decadent desserts including chocolate fondue and cinnamon apple cobbler. There will be our own succulent turkey, honey-glazed ham and slow-roasted prime rib, as well as all of your breakfast favorites including made-to-order omelets.

Thanksgiving Prixe Fixe Dinner
5:30pm to 9:30pm
$39 per person
Our fabulous Prixe Fixe dinner offers a harvest-inspired soup or salad, and your choice of traditional roast turkey, grilled flat iron steak or oven roasted salmon with fresh, locally grown side dishes. And for dessert? Choose from an amazing warm pumpkin-caramel bread pudding or a decadent chocolate raspberry truffle cake.

Celebrate Thanksgiving at Nectar Restaurant, inside Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. To make your Thanksgiving Day reservations for either our Brunch Buffet or Prixe Fixe Dinner, please call 707-569-5525.