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Alexander Valley Film Festival October 18-21, 2018

Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley Film Festival (AVFF) was borne out of a desire to bring films and experiences to northern Sonoma County to which the community would otherwise not have access. And, since its inception, it has resoundingly achieved its remit. Now, in its fourth outing the AVFF is slated to once again demonstrate why it has, in its very short existence, already been dubbed one of the hottest emerging regional film festivals in the North Bay.

Labor Day Weekend Fun in Wine Country

Labor Day may signal the end of summer, but it most certainly does not signal the end of fun. In fact, in Sonoma County, Labor Day is actually the kick-off of one of the most exciting times of the year.

With that spirit in mind, a range of activities will be popping up all over Wine Country this Labor Day Weekend and below are five of the most attractive options for celebrating the best of Sonoma as the sun unofficially sets on summer 2018.

Sunbathing Sonoma County Style

Just as wine is to Sonoma, so is sunbathing to summer. So why not take advantage of some of Sonoma County’s most picturesque locales and combine all these activities on your next visit to Sonoma County?

Not sure where to go? Below are a few suggestions for idyllic Wine Country destinations where you and your partner can pair the best of summer with the best of Sonoma.

Shakespeare in Sonoma County Summer 2018

There’s no better place to experience (or re-experience) Shakespeare’s finest work than under the stars and against the backdrop of Sonoma Wine Country in the full bloom of summer.

“This is very midsummer madness.”

William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Act 3, Scene 4

Midsummer madness in Sonoma County?

Well, that might not be exactly the best way to describe the scenario, but to say that the Bard does indeed have a long-standing association with Sonoma County would be no stretch at all. And rightfully so.

Gay Winemakers in Sonoma County

Though the characteristics of a great wine are relatively universal and have nothing to do with L, G, B, T or Q, there is something to be said for supporting Sonoma County winemakers who are members of the LGBTQ community and wineries that are active advocates on behalf of equal rights for all.

Below are a few of Sonoma County’s shining examples on both counts. In a crazy, mixed up world, it’s good to know who your friends are.