Things to Do for Valentine's Day in Sonoma County

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Romance is in full swing in Sonoma Wine Country with many imaginative events and activities for celebrating your loved one. Take a look at romantic resorts and hotels in Sonoma County. Here is a roundup of things to do in 2020:

Jungle Love

Learn all about the love lives of wild animals at Safari West's 19th Annual Wild Jungle Love 'Amour' Party! The Wild Jungle Love event takes place on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, and is guaranteed to be a date to remember. After enjoying a romantic meal at the Savannah Cafe, you and your special somebody will set off on a private Animal Amour tour — an adults-only adventure that delves deep into the romantic lives of animals. You'll encounter giraffes, rhinos, wildebeests, cape buffalos, zebra, and more. Call 707-566-3667 or visit the website to book.

Sip 'n Cycle with Your Sweetheart

Getaway Adventures can help stir the romance in your life with a favorite Sonoma County activity. Take your valentine on a Sip 'n Cycle tour and enjoy the sights along quiet, paved back roads while visiting family owned wineries. Other offerings include Pints 'n Pedals, Velo 'n Vino, Russian River Kayak tours, and more. For reservations, call 800-499-2453. Check the website for all the details and book now.

Fine Dining Ideas

Sonoma County's fine dining options take a romantic turn with special menus offered for a memorable Valentine's Day.

The Coast Kitchen at Timber Cove Resort in Jenner has a special five-course menu and guests can choose to enhance the meal with wine pairings. Santa Rosa's John Ash & Co has a special menu prepared by Chef Thomas Schmidt full of delights and thoughtfully finished with Chocolate Pot de Creme, Raspberry Fromage Blanc Cheesecake, and Red Velvet Cake. 

Seghesio Family Vineyards will be hosting a decadent, multi-course dinner on both Friday and Saturday nights. At Bowman Cellars sweethearts can enjoy a wine-paired meal. And St. Francis Winery & Vineyards presents an intimate experience with a five-course, candle-lit dinner.

Winery Pairings and Offerings

There are lots of ways to celebrate love at Sonoma County wineries, with very special pairings and more.


Love is in the air at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards, Feb. 14-15. You won't want to miss the scrumptious wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings.

For a unique spin on Valentine's Day, sign up for a Sushi Making Class at Notre Vue Winery. Chef Edward Metcalfe will show you everything you need to know to roll. Enjoy an evening of instruction, a delicious sushi dinner, and a glass of sparkling.

The Family Wineries Dry Creek collective will be pouring their fine wines and sharing savory bites and sweet treats all weekend, Feb. 14-16.

Find romantic resorts and hotels in Sonoma County here.