In Sonoma County, moms are important. To prove that, here are ideas on how to indulge your mom, while she celebrates her day.
Why stop at just brunch? A Sonoma County getaway is sure to thrill and she may even ask you to join her. Make it even more special by staying the weekend. Start planning your trip at www.sonomacounty.com.
Cocolat Mother’s Day
1399 Spring Hill Road
Viva Cocolat and Azari Vineyards present a special day of wine and chocolate. The event will include vineyard tours, pizza, and Azari wines paried with specially chosen chocolates.
Mother's Day Brunch at Sally Tomatoes
The Event Center at Sonoma Mountain Village
1100 Valley House Drive
Treat mom to the best in affordable elegance. Eggs Benedict, honey glazed ham, desserts, champagne, and more. Call today for reservations.
Mother's Day Brunch at the Village Inn & Restaurant
Village Inn & Restaurant
20822 River Boulevard
Head over to Vacation Wonderland for Mother's Day Brunch on the Russian River. Choose from a delicious menu including Village Inn Eggs Benedict, Mixed Berry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, famous Village Inn Crab Cakes, and more. Lots of cocktail specials. Reservations required. Call 707-865-2304 for reservations.
Mother's Day Brunch Slated at Charlie’s
1320 19th Hole Drive
Let Mom know you were listening all those times she said breakfast was the most important meal of the day by taking her to brunch at Charlie’s.
On Sunday, May 12, Charlie’s will feature unique buffet stations with delicious options for everyone in the family. There are three seatings are available: 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required, 707-838-8802; call early to reserve a beautiful outdoor patio table.
Charlie's at Windsor Golf Club is Sonoma County dining at its finest. It’s the place to go to enjoy outdoor dining overlooking the lake and the incredible view of Windsor Golf Club.
Treat Mom to Brunch at Barndiva
231 Center Street
Barndiva helps you celebrate Mother’s Day with a prix fixe menu. This is a chance to sit back with Mom and the family and enjoy the beauty of an extraordinary space, the taste of a perfect cocktail, or the satisfaction that comes from a meal that hits all the right notes.
For $55 a person, diners have the choice of one of three starters: Beet salad, asparagus soup, or smoked salmon; a choice of entrees: lobster eggs Benedict, huckleberry French toast, or spring leg of lamb; and a selection of petit fours – mini sweets – for dessert. A la carte entrees are available as well.
Barndiva is a celebration of all things local. Food is sourced from farmers, ranchers and small batch purveyors who live and work in the magnificent food shed surrounding Healdsburg and Sonoma County. This passion for food starts in the fields.
Mom’s Brunch Features Carving Station at Sheraton
May 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive
Treat Mom to a fantastic Mother’s Day brunch at the Sheraton Sonoma County – Petaluma. This extensive brunch buffet offers a live carving station, omelets station, seafood station and much more. Guests will also enjoy live music and bottomless mimosas.
Brunch is $45 for adults, $19 Children 6-12, and kids under 5 are free. For reservations call 707-283-2900 or visit the Sheraton at opentable.com.
Sonoma Suite Life
May 12, beyond
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
100 Boyes Blvd.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn invites moms to enjoy the “suite” life in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country.
This package celebrates Sonoma Wine Country joie de vivre and includes world-class dining, spa treatments, and golf. Package includes:
- Two nights in a luxurious, recently renovated Mission Suite Breakfast for two on each of the two mornings
- One round of golf for each of two people, with shared cart
- One four-course dinner for each of two people in our award-winning signature restaurant, Santé
- One 60-minute spa treatment for each of two people (up to $165 per person).
This package is available for stays through Dec. 30, 2013. Package rates are from $729 per night (low season), based on a two-night stay and double occupancy only, and do not include taxes or gratuities.
Celebrate Mom with the Entire Family at Osmosis
May 12, beyond
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
209 Bohemian Highway
Mom wants to invite the entire family to celebrate Mother’s Day. Osmosis Day Spa and Sanctuary offers a group experience — Spa Celebration — for six to 36 people, starting at $75 a person.
In addition to a complete menu of rejuvenating spa treatments that focus on vitality and well-being, Osmosis offers a holistic mind, body, spirit experience that is totally unique and transformational.
Guests mix and mingle as they flow from one relaxing spa service to the next, sampling each of Osmosis’ services. Enjoy the unique properties of the cedar enzyme bath with Japanese tea service, intuitive massages performed by the highly skilled massage therapy team, and a luxurious aromatherapy skin-care session. Afterwards, partake in an exquisite lunch of seasonal local organic cuisine.
Mother's Day Weekend at Dutton-Goldfield Winery
May 11 - 12
3100 Gravenstein Hwy North
Say thanks to Mom for all that she does and treat her to a day of wine tasting. Dutton-Goldfield Winery will have a complimentary “Mother's Flight” for moms all weekend long, and on Sunday they'll have Steven Anderson's band playing on the patio.
Mothers Day Brunch or Lunch
Larson Family Winery
23355 Millerick Road
Celebrate Mom with brunch or lunch at Larson Family Winery. Brunch is being catered by the Basque Boulangerie, a local favorite and lunch will be grilled up by Maverick's BBQ. Both events will feature live music, a bouncy house for the kids and a wagon tour through the vineyards. Meet the winemaker during brunch.
707-938-3031, ext. 25
Mother's Day with Taste Route 116
Taste Route 116 Wineries
Along Hwy 116 North
Visit the Taste Route 116 wineries this Mother’s Day and mothers will receive complimentary wine tasting, a sweet treat, and a beautiful flower to create a Mother's Day traveling bouquet. Participating wineries: Balletto, Dutton Estate, Graton Ridge, Hanna, Hook & Ladder (Sebastopol), Martin Ray, Russian River Vineyards, Taft Street.
Moms, Music, & Magic
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
23555 HWY 121
Join Gloria Ferrer this Mother's Day for a brunch buffet and bubbles under the grapevine-covered arbor. Enjoy live music by singer songwriter Dustin Saylor and tableside magic tricks by magician Julian Sterling. The buffet is followed by sweet nibbles and treats paired with sparkling wines and mimosas.
B.R. Cohn Winery Celebrates Mom with 2010 Zinfandel Release, Flowers
B.R. Cohn Winery
15000 Sonoma Highway
B.R. Cohn Winery (www.brcohn.com) is thrilled to celebrate Mother’s Day with the release of the 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel ($28).
Stop by the tasting room on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this wine release and fresh raw and BBQ oysters prepared by Michael Watchorn for purchase.
Mothers receive a free tasting as well as a carnation. Also, Sonoma Chocolatiers will be at the winery all weekend, Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12 sampling and selling truffles made with the B.R. Cohn Cabernet.
The 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel is produced from grapes selected from the finest quality vineyards in the Sonoma Valley.
Gardens, Activities, Other
Mother's Day at the Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane
All mothers receive free admission to the Schulz Museum this Mother’s Day. Come celebrate with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang.
Mother's Day Concert at Jack London Park
Jack London Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Rd.
The Jack London Piano Club marks its 25th anniversary and celebrates Mother's Day with a special Spring Concert to benefit Jack London State Historic Park. Featured will be guest artist Jennifer Farmer. In honor of Mother's Day, Mae Lucas, costumed as composer Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, will present two scenes from her life and play compositions by female composers. Some anniversary songs will be included along with the classical and popular repertoire.
Mother's Day Plant Sale at Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
Luther Burbank Home and Gardens
204 Santa Rosa Avenue
The first 200 women who visit the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens on Mother’s Day will receive a fresh flower corsage. Come early while the supply lasts. Celebrate your mom at this year.
Stroll the beautiful gardens, buy her a living gift, and take a docent-led tour of the historic Burbank home. Apple Tree Morris Dancers of Sebastopol will perform at noon in front of the Carriage House. Morris is a festive seasonal dance that dates back hundreds of years to the farming communities of the Cotswold Hills in Southern England. It's boisterous, athletic and colorful and a perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons.
Mothers Day Tea Tasting & Tea Cookie Chef Demo
Windsor Certified Farmers Market
A special day for Moms with the Windsor Farmers Market. In the first chef demonstration of the year, local pastry chef Tracy Mattson of “Cookie Take a Bite” will share secrets to making tea cookies. Tea tastings with Mei Ibach, complimentary rose for moms, live music with JP Soden & Son, and breakfast or lunch on The Green with a great variety of offerings from local food merchants.
Mother's Day Hike
Tolay Lake Regional Park
5869 Cannon Lane
This Mother's Day, join a ranger-led hike at Tolay Regional Park in the hills east of Petaluma. You'll learn about the park's rich biodiversity and cultural history while taking in views of southern Sonoma County and maybe even San Francisco.
Mother's Day Open Garden
Russian River Rose Company
1685 Magnolia Drive
Wander through the rose garden at full bloom. Experience the beauty and fragrance of the antique roses and stroll down the Rose Allee with huge rambling roses billowing down from 12' x 12' arches. All Mothers will receive a special little something.
Active Moms Tee Off for Free at Scandia
Scandia Family Fun Center
5301 Redwood Drive
On Sunday, May 12, moms golf free, when accompanied by a paid adult, at Scandia Funland.
Amenities include Miniature Golf, Lil' Indy Raceway, Blaster Boats, SpinZone Bumper Cars, Batting Cages, Grand Arcade, and Viking Pizza.
Written by Sonoma Insider Tina Luster