Jordan Winery Harvest Lunch Buffet Table

Festive Healdsburg Winery Harvest Events to Celebrate Grape Crush Season

Sonoma County Wineries Harvest Parties Guide

The rumble of tractors pulling gondolas can be heard throughout California wine country this month. It’s like Christmas, but Santa’s sleigh is a lot bigger—and filled with beautiful clusters of grapes. Harvest is here, and there are more ways than ever for food and wine lovers to experience grape harvest in Sonoma County at Healdsburg wineries. Here are six fabulous Healdsburg winery harvest events featuring lunch or dinner meals, hosted in September and October in the nearby wine regions of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley. The best winery harvest events in Sonoma County are usually reserved to wine club members, and are noted as such, so make sure to join the mailing lists.

Six Fabulous Healdsburg Winery Harvest Events

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A platter of roasted beets from the Jordan Winery garden.

Jordan Winery Harvest Lunches

Alexander Valley

A communal feast that’s been a tradition at Jordan Winery since the 1980s, Harvest Lunches bring together the winery staff, grape growers and Jordan Estate Rewards members to celebrate the harvest season with delicious, garden-driven dishes, an entrée and dessert by winery chef Todd Knoll and his staff. Hosted weekdays in September and October, the winery lunch is paired with Jordan wines and olive oil and is only available to Silver, Gold and Platinum members of the winery’s loyalty program. Dates change annually based on exact harvest times, but usually run mid-September through early October. $25-$50, plus points

Jordan is also hosting a new Farm-To-Table Interactive Cooking Luncheon series at Relish during harvest, open to the public.

1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com/rewards
grape stomping, Alexander Valley Vineyards
Stomping grapes at Alexander Valley Vineyards. Photo courtesy of Alexander Valley Vineyards.

Alexander Valley Vineyards Harvest Party

Alexander Valley

Experience the harvest season first-hand with Alexander Valley Vineyards’ biggest party of the year. Hosted annually on a Saturday in September, the wine and food event lasts all day and includes grape picking, grape stomping, bocce ball, lunch, live music and more–all hosted by the Wetzels at their historic family estate on Highway 128. $95-$110

8644 CA-128, Healdsburg, CA, 707-433-7209, avvwine.com/visit
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Guests toast during dinner at Dry Creek Vineyard. Photo courtesy of Dry Creek Vineyard.

Dry Creek Vineyard Harvest Dinner & Harvest Experience

Dry Creek Valley

A Sonoma County wine pioneer, Dry Creek Vineyard offers two harvest celebrations at its Dry Creek Valley winery—a food-and-wine-pairing dinner and a reception-style wine tasting event. Available exclusively to club members, the family-style, farm-to-table dinner is hosted by the winemaker at the Four Clones Vineyard on the winery property and costs $95 per person. The afternoon Harvest Experience is complimentary to members and features wine tasting and mingling in the cellar and gardens while winemakers flurry about. Events are usually hosted on a Saturday and Sunday in September.

3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-433-1000, drycreekvineyard.com
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Sbragia Harvest Moon dinner table. Photo courtesy of Sbragia.

Sbragia Family Vineyards Harvest Moon Dinner

Dry Creek Valley

Hosted annually in mid-September, the Sbragia Family Harvest Moon Dinner features a sit-down feast by winery chef Heidi Finney, served on the winery’s terrace overlooking Dry Creek Valley. Each course is paired with a current vintage or library wine from the Sbragia family, and the food theme changes each year. Live music is included at this harvest event. (This Sonoma County winery is located on the Healdsburg/Geyserville border.) $150-$175

9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA, 707-473-2992, sbragia.com
Toasting on the lawns at Lambert Bridge. Photo by Adam Decker.

Lambert Bridge Harvest Dinner

Dry Creek Valley

Lambert Bridge’s annual harvest celebration brings together wine club members, locals and tourists for a family-style, seated dinner in the winery gardens, hosted by winemaker Jennifer Higgins. Chef Didier Ageorges of Pascaline Fine Catering creates the food-and-wine-pairing menu. Hosted annually on a Saturday in mid-to-late September. $145-$175

4085 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-9600, lambertbridge.com/visit
MacRostie Estate Winery
Guests gather at the MacRostie Estate. Photo courtesy of MacRostie Winery.

MacRostie Harvest Wine Club Party

Russian River Valley

Hosted annually over two days in October, MacRostie Winery’s harvest party serves as a finale celebration to the crush season in Sonoma County. This club-member-only event features paella from Gerard’s Paella in Occidental, along with new release chardonnays and pinot noirs. Complimentary entry for a member plus one guest.

4605 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-473-9303, macrostiewinery.com

Find more winery harvest events at Wine Road and Sonoma harvest festivals at sonomamag.com.

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Born and raised in rural Kansas, Lisa Mattson fell in love with wine during college in South Florida and worked for a wine magazine before moving to Northern California. Her days are spent being a writer, photographer and videographer for Jordan Winery and nights cooking Thai food or microgreen salads. When she’s not eating and sipping her way through Sonoma County, she travels the world with her husband in search of the best restaurants, snorkeling spots and tiki bars.

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