Heart of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open House

Celebrate the festivities of the holiday season in Sonoma Valley.

If you want to enjoy wine tastings in Sonoma Valley during the holiday season, attend the Heart of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open House. This event will take place on Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can sample a wide selection of fine wines at 20 wineries in the valley during this event.

Heart Of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open HouseEnjoy the charming small towns and hills of the Sonoma Valley as you work your way from one end of valley to the other during this event. If you're delighted with some of the wines you taste, pick up a few bottles as gifts for family and friends. Stock up on wine to serve at holiday meals and parties, and take advantage of the events' prime discounts.

If you're looking for something more than a bottle of wine for a gift, check out the selection of gift packages available. Items in these packages include a sumptuous array of chocolates, gourmet sauces, mustards and jellies.

One winery is entertaining guests in a beautiful garden, and another hosts event activities near a large, homey fireplace. Carolers will be performing near the festivities, and the trees and buildings are decorated in their seasonal finery. Enjoy the entertainment and cheer during this Heart of Sonoma Valley Association event.

Make your trip to the Sonoma Valley even more enjoyable by staying with us at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. You'll find that our accommodations are conveniently located near all the tasting events the Heart of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open House has to offer. Visit our website to learn about our spacious suites and rooms.

Holiday Performances at the Wells Fargo Center

The Brian Setzer Orchestra is celebrating the winter holidays at the Wells Fargo Center.

If you want to hear some music to put you in the mood for the winter holidays, attend one of the holiday performances at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa, California.

You'll be able to attend a performance that features your favorite holiday music. If you're a country fan, you won't want to miss the LeAnn Rimes Christmas Tour at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. If you like jazz, you'll enjoy listening to Dave Koz perform on December 22 at 8 p.m.

Holiday Performances at the Wells Fargo CenterYou'll have a wonderful time at "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" if you're a fan of Broadway musicals. The musical is being performed on December 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. There are also shows on December 19 and 20 at 3 p.m. You can attend a performance of professionals from Broadway on December 4 and 5. Members of the Transcendence Theatre Company will sing numbers from Broadway musicals and winter holiday songs, and they'll perform dance routines.

If the children in your family love dancing around the house, you should take them to see "The Great Russian Nutcracker" performed by the Moscow Ballet. This performance has two shows on December 19 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Children will also enjoy "A Very Electric Christmas" on December 1 at 6:30 p.m. This glow-in-the-dark show with dancing flowers and singing worms is sure to delight.

Continue your winter holiday fun after the holiday performances at the Wells Fargo Center by staying at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel near the center. Our suites and patio rooms are the perfect place to relax after holiday festivities, so browse our website for details.

Take Some Time to Visit Sonoma Wine Country This Fall

Sonoma vineyards tours let guests see the wine-making process up close.

There are so many attractions to see and things to do in Sonoma Wine Country that if you only visit once, you'll have a hard time scratching everything off your list. It's a great idea to visit at different times of the year so that you can experience all the region's unique aspects; autumn offers a chance to see some colorful foliage and share in the excitement of the annual "crush" when the local vineyards' grapes are picked, sorted and pressed.

Visit Sonoma Wine Country This FallOne of the principal reasons people come to the area is to take a tour of one of the hundreds of wineries in the county. A typical visit to a winery will include a staff-led excursion through the vineyards and estate grounds accompanied by an explanation of the harvest, bottling and fermentation process. Wine tastings and meals are often part of the experience.

For a change of pace, enjoy some retail therapy away from the cookie-cutter malls on a Healdsburgh shopping outing. The city has a town plaza surrounded by boutique stores, antique shops, art galleries and fine restaurants.

If it's adventure you're looking for, spend a few hours among beautiful Redwood trees at Sonoma Canopy Tours. The facility features sky bridges, a spiral staircase and zip line courses appropriate for both experts and beginners, including children as young as 10 years of age. The tours not only offer the thrill of the zip line experience but also help guests connect with nature.

The Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel offers a convenient home base from which to explore the area. Book your stay at our convenient location in Santa Rosa, and you'll be at the heart of all that Sonoma Wine Country has to offer.

4th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo

Experience the best that Northern California has to offer with wine expos in Sonoma Valley.

If you are involved in the wine industry and looking to connect with either suppliers or winery and vineyard buyers in the Northern California region, then make sure not to miss the 4th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The WIN Expo is the perfect place to meet with some of the highest caliber wine exhibitors in the region while having a great time.

4th Annual North Coast Wine Industry ExpoWith over 3,000 attendees headed into the event, the expo is now the second-largest wine industry trade show on the continent and a can't-miss event for those looking to gain leverage in the industry. Pick up a trade show floor pass today for access to four educational sessions focusing on efficiency in wine production, vineyard operations, financial forecasting and marketing technology. Conveniently located in the Hall of Flowers and Grace Pavilion at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, CA, the Expo will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2015. The mission of the wine expo is to create superb buying opportunities for our attendees and exhibitors while taking advantage of the slowest time of the year for producers.

When traveling to the area to attend the Expo, be sure to book your stay at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, which is located just minutes from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This superb property offers fine amenities to our guests and is conveniently located near golf courses and the Graton Resort Casino. Check out our easy-to-use online booking tool and reserve your stay for this fabulous wine expo today.

Heart of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open House

Kick off your holiday season with wine tastings in Sonoma Valley.

The Heart of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open House is set to take place on Friday and Saturday, November 27-28, 2015. If you're looking for things to do in Sonoma Wine Country on Black Friday weekend that do not involve shopping, this is the perfect event for you. Kicking off at 11 a.m. on Friday, a ticket to this event costs only $45 and will buy you a souvenir wine glass as well as entry to 20 of the area's best wineries for both days.

Heart of Sonoma Valley 32nd Annual Holiday Open HouseOnce again, the Heart of Sonoma Valley Association has put together a truly spectacular event, which includes various entertainment and activities at each of the wineries. Guests will have the opportunity to tour wine caves and cellars, meet the winemakers, get a head start on holiday shopping and revel in the holiday cheer. Wineries include Kenwood Vineyards, Benziger Family Winery, Manzanita Creek Winery and many more.

After enjoying your wine tastings, try capping the day off with a delicious meal at a local restaurant. At the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, we have outstanding onsite dining at our Nectar Restaurant and Lounge. With classic, California-style cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, our restaurant is the perfect way to end a day of wine tasting. If you aren't ready to say goodbye to the wine just yet, we also offer a wine menu with over 120 local selections to choose from. Enjoy your meal beside a fire pit on our outside terrace overlooking the Santa Rosa valley. Browse our website for a peek at the Nectar Restaurant's menu and other fun things to do over Black Friday weekend in Sonoma Valley. 

Meetings are Simplified at our Hotel

We go way beyond the basics when it comes to meeting space in Santa Rosa CA.

California meeting facilities don't come much better than the value you'll receive when you choose the Meetings Simplified Package from Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. We offer a convenient location to combine networking during a round of golf or over a bottle of your vintage of choice from one of more than 300 local wineries; our onsite concierge will be happy to reserve tee times or tours and arrange transportation. Our environmentally responsible yet luxurious hotel is situated on 13 acres of sculpted grounds, and it's the perfect setting for making an impression on your business associates.

Meetings at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country HotelWe want you to enjoy your stay, so we'll go the extra mile to ensure that your group has everything necessary to facilitate a productive and relaxing atmosphere. Our hotel offers you premier meeting space in Santa Rosa with a 24-hour, full-service business center, high-speed Internet availability and facilities that are ideal for any size group. You'll love the simplicity of bundled packages that include a roomy, comfortable meeting space with accessories and all-day, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service as a standard part of the deal. We also offer options to add meal packages, break-time activities and other upgrades to your basic plan.

Whether you're planning a tour of local wineries, attending meetings at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel or a little of both, our beautifully sculpted grounds and comfortable accommodations will take you away to another world. With our onsite health club and fabulous cuisine among the available amenities, we have plenty to keep you fed, pampered and entertained during your stay. As a guest of our establishment, you're also in close proximity to world-class golf courses, luxurious spas and all the tastes and attractions of Sonoma and the Bay area. Book your reservations at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel today.

A Wine and Food Affair Tasting Along the Wine Road

WFA 2015 promises great food and wine pairings in Sonoma County.

Covering some of the oldest wineries in the Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River Valleys of California’s globally renowned Sonoma County, the Wine Road is a must see for all wine aficionados. Beginning 39 years ago with a selection of nine wineries, the association has grown to include 194 wineries throughout this picturesque region. One of the best ways to enjoy this lush region is by attending A Wine & Food Affair Tasting Along the Wine Road, hosted on Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

A Wine & Food Affair Tasting Along the Wine RoadMore than 100 wineries are participating in what will be one of the best wine tastings in Northern Sonoma County this year. Attendees will have the chance to visit these wineries throughout the weekend and enjoy a sampling of one of each winery’s favorite appetizers, which will be perfectly paired to one of their signature wines. Recipes are also available after the event, so you can recreate your experience at home once the weekend is over. November in Sonoma County is a gorgeous time of year, and attending this amazing weekend event allows you not only to experience some of the California’s best wines, but to do so amid some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Discounted tickets are available to designated drivers or for Sunday-only attendees.

We at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel are conveniently located near some of the renowned wineries participating in this year’s event. Our staff enjoys the scenery of Sonoma Valley on a daily basis, and we’re eager to share it with attendees of this amazing weekend event. Explore our website for more information about our comfortable accommodations. When the day’s events are done, relax in our luxury hotel, and enjoy the 13 acres of Santa Rosa scenery nestled in the heart of wine country.

Events at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

Enjoy a host of shows and concerts at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Sonoma County.

If you're looking for where to see a concert in Santa Rosa CA, you'll want to head to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, one of the premier venues in Sonoma County. Also, the location of the Santa Rosa Farmers Market, the center is supported by both the community and visitors who come to enjoy the area's beauty, attractions and fabulous entertainment.

Upcoming concerts and shows Wells Fargo Center for the Arts include:
"Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, presented by Left Edge Theatre in September
Viva Music & Xiochil Entertainment's presentation of comedian, actor and host Adrian Uribe
Chris Cornell, former front man for the band Soundgarden and George Thorogood & the Destroyers
The 40th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, a prestigious showcase for outstanding talent in young entertainers

Wells Fargo Center for the ArtsOctober brings the North Bay Stage Company presentation of "Leading Ladies," filled with comedy and romance as well as crazy relatives. If you love dance, you'll enjoy the Parsons Dance Company from New York City, which is set to perform contemporary dance in memorable dance numbers. For music lovers, Frank Sinatra Jr.'s "Sinatra Sings Sinatra: The Centennial Celebration," in honor of his dad's 100th birthday, brings multimedia and stories to the stage. Scheduled events at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts also include country music by Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal.

We here at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel know you will love the upcoming programs and welcome you to stay at our beautiful hotel just a short drive from the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. We're located minutes from this wonderful entertainment destination on Mark West Springs Road, and we're also close to the wineries and vineyards of the area. After a show, relax in the comfort of your beautiful room and take in the inspiring views.

Your Dream Wedding Starts Here

Check out these great ideas for where to get married in Sonoma Wine Country.

We receive many inquiries from couples who are interested in Napa Valley weddings. We're always proud to provide these couples with details about weddings at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel.

We can help you plan the perfect California destination wedding in Sonoma Wine Country with every detail attended to. It's important to us that you enjoy every moment of your experience.

Weddings at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country HotelWould you prefer to host an outdoor wedding, or would you rather exchange vows with your beloved indoors? We can accommodate your wishes either way. It's easy to plan an outdoor wedding here because the weather in our area is lovely throughout the year. We offer unique settings for every aspect of your special day. Our property includes ballrooms, banquet rooms, guest suites and other facilities.

We suggest our Golden Gate ballroom as one possibility for your wedding location. You might also wish to consider utilizing the Nagasawa or Sonoma ballrooms. Our heated outdoor terrace is another picturesque choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our grounds offer several unique and beautiful possibilities, including an al fresco ceremony site.

Our property is situated on a 13-acre expanse of lushly landscaped terrain, and much of the local area is shaded by California redwoods and fragrant eucalyptus trees. Your wedding photos can include a variety of stunning scenery to make your California destination wedding a unique and memorable experience.

Wine is our specialty here in Sonoma wine country. You'll enjoy toasting your new lives together with some of the finest California wine available. We also offer an experienced culinary staff to assist you with planning and executing the perfect menu for your event.

Our most sincere congratulations go out to you as you plan your marriage together. Get in touch with us today to start planning your wedding or special event at Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. Our friendly and professional staff hopes you'll enjoy every minute of your stay.

Jam to Beloved Bands at the Sonoma Music Festival

See Ringo Starr at the Sonoma Music Festival this fall.

Head to the Sonoma Music Festival at Field of Dreams in downtown Sonoma on October 2 through October 4, 2015 for one of the hottest musical events in the region. This fabulous event is great for music lovers of all ages, and it includes performances from such musical legends as the Edgar Winter Band, Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band with Pablo Cruise, the Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers and Greg Allman. The shows at this music festival run from midafternoon until late in the evening on all three days, and with plenty of entertainment, food and drinks, you will have a great time at the festival with family and friends.

Sonoma Music FestivalIf you are planning to attend one day or all three days of this music festival, consider upgrading from standard tickets a VIP experience or even a memorable on-stage experience. The VIP experience for the Sonoma Music Festival includes table seating, a buffet meal, complimentary drink tickets and preferred parking and entry into the event. The more elite on-stage experience puts you up close with the performers and gives you a meet and greet experience with some of them. You will also benefit from preferred parking and entry as well as the buffet meal and a wine and beer bar. Space is limited, so you may consider making your travel plans and purchasing your tickets to this event soon.

The festival is held at the Field of Dreams, which is within walking distance of Sonoma's Plaza and close to Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel. Before or after the event, you can stop by the hotel's restaurant, Nectar Restaurant & Lounge, for great food and drinks. You can also plan to visit the area longer before or after the event to tour wine country and explore other popular attractions close to Sonoma. Fall is the perfect time to visit Sonoma, and the music festival at the Field of Dreams is only one of them.