Winery Easter Events 2017
Easter in Wine Country means sparkling Sonoma County wine mimosas and eggs Benedict for the grownups, and candy and egg hunts for the kids.
Making the day even more special, some wineries host family-friendly events, often including the Easter Bunny making personal visits.
Aside from great wine events, many wineries are open for wine tasting on Easter Sunday. You can view the list of wineries open on Easter Sunday here, or browse all of the wineries in Sonoma County here. Hippity-hop yourself to these party places on April 16, 2017:
The family owned winery on Dry Creek Road is hosting its first annual Easter Egg Hunt, with a top prize for whoever finds the golden egg. The fun begins promptly at 1 p.m., followed by small bites, wine tastings and festive games. Reservations required, please.
Details: 6195 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, 707-433-6993
The Easter Bunny will be on-site, handing out candy and eggs for the kids. Check the website for exact bunny time; the winery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Details: 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, 707-938-3031
The special activities run throughout the weekend, with the winery open both Saturday and Sunday, April 15 and 16, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Highlights include an Easter Quiz Walk through the vineyard, open to all ages and featuring a fun, short, self-guided walk with questions about Sonoma nature, vineyards and wine (for adults) and Sonoma animals and plants (for kids).
Get the answers right, and win some prizes! There will be winetasting for adults, and jellybeans and apple juice pairings for the younger ones.
Details: 1000 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, 707-433-2066
It’s brunch! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Siduri winemaker Adam Lee and chefs Daniel Kedan and Marianna Garden will woo you with a by-reservation-only wine-paired regionally inspired menu. Sip four wines matched with seasonal selections from a pre-fixe menu.
The actual menu will focus on what’s freshest from local farms and the chefs’ whims, but the everyday menu tempts with bites like chicken potpie with heirloom carrots, potatoes and buttermilk biscuit topping, or lamb bacon mac ‘n’ cheese draped in béchamel and breadcrumbs.
Details: 241 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, 707-433-6000
There is no charge for wine tasting on this festive day, and all wine purchases are 30 percent off, to celebrate the winery’s 21st anniversary.
Details: 4080 Old Redwood Hwy., Santa Rosa, 707-528-6750