After 20 years of annual festivities, the Heirloom Tomato Festival held each fall at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens is morphing into a new, more intimate event that engages all the senses — the Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration, set for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017.
The goal is to capture the bounty of harvest, while still celebrating tomatoes. Fans of the estate's garden-grown heirloom tomotoes won't be disappointed, but there will also be so much more to experience and savor.
Enjoy farm fresh produce straight from the garden (including the famous tomatoes), and unique plates from select local purveyors.
The day will also include:
- Dynamic educational seminars featuring everything from beehives to cheese making to barrel making
- Wine and food pairing demonstrations
- Outdoor painting sessions
- Live music
- And, of course, exceptional Kendall-Jackson wines.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County, a nonprofit group that provides environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information throughout Sonoma County.
Master Gardener presentations at the Harvest Celebration will include water conservation, sustainable gardening, and supporting pollinating insects.
The inaugural Harvest Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 1, will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for general admission, and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Kendall-Jackson wine club members. Tickets are $125 per person, or $100 for wine club members.
Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, 5007 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, 866-287-9818