Spring is finally here to stay and our corner of the wine country is embracing it with some wonderful events this weekend. Everything from wine education and celebration with Passport to the Dry Creek Valley, to the Bodega Bay Fish Festival and the blessing of the fleet, and Farmtrails and Blossom, Bees, & Babies.
BR Cohn Winery is featuring the Rolls Royce Classic Car Club at the Car Cruise In on Sunday. Have you tried their olive oil? A little something for everybody, don't you think?
Passport to Dry Creek Valley - 22nd Annual
Passport Weekend showcases 45+ wineries and vineyards with amazing wine, incredible food, and their famous Dry Creek hospitality. A couple of highlights - though with over 45 wineries you might find some of your own- Dry Creek Kitchen ( right on the square in Healdsburg) kicks off the weekend on Friday with live Jazz and culinary delights. Segesio is celebrating with a Big Easy Party featuring some Zydeco and flavors of New Orleans. Meet the winemaker and the owners, often the same people, and learn more about winemaking. What a way to spend spring in the wine country!
(This is a fairly expensive event so the wineries don't get quite as overrun as they do with some of the other events. We have some guests that didn't want to invest in the Passport and they are just focusing on the other 150 or so wineries that aren't participating.)
Bodega Bay Fish Festival - 38th Annual
Looks to be a great weekend to head out to the Sonoma Coast! From the Wooden Boat Challenge and Races on Saturday to the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday... AND a wine tasting booth (of course) and barbecued oysters, music, and fun- this event gets my vote. Here's the schedule in case you need further enticing!
Saturday, April 30
*subject to change
10:00 Wooden Boat Challenge BEGINS
10:00-11:00 Tomales High School Pan Band
11:30 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo
1:45-2:00 Wooden Boat Challenge RACE
3:30 Parade of Pets and Llamas (3:15 gather @ Info Booth)
2:00 - 5:00 Unauthorized Rolling Stones
Sunday, May 1
10:00-11:00 The Emily Tessmer Band
11:30 Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet
11:30-2:00 The Thugz
2:00-5:00 Wonder Bread 5
Ongoing Performances, Demonstrations, etc.
Check with the Information Booth for details on:
Kids Corner • Capt. Jack Spareribs • Kite Flying demos
CHP and Sonoma County Sheriff helicopter landings
US Coast Guard in the harbor
Leashed Pets Welcome!
kids under 12 free
Don't miss the Pet Parade
And just one mile north of Bodega Bay
is the Salmon Creek ArtWalk with open studios featuring 15 artists working in an exciting array of media.
With all the extra time you have on your hands you can just hop in the car for Farmtrails and their own tour of the wine country...from Petaluma to Healdsburg Sonoma County farms open their gates and barn doors for you.
Blossom, Bees & Babies
Spring fever in bloom - You and a carful ($25 per carful) can enjoy the pleasures of life on the farm. Orchards are blooming, bees are buzzing, butterflies flitting, and of course babies, babies- everywhere!
Sample local honey, learn about
art of beekeeping...
See the new springtime
Isn't this little guy the cutest?
You'll meet the farmers who grow your food and support the preservation of Sonoma County's rich agricultural heritage.
Here at Farmhouse Inn we get so much from the local farms...everything fresh and wonderful. Here's a picture of Catherine's chickens - they supply some of our breakfast eggs.
When all the local Farmer's markets get up to speed we actually have a different farmer's market every day of the week (except Mondays). We are so lucky to live here!
Next weekend is Mother's Day... what are you doing to honor Mother's everywhere?