Sonoma Wineries Offering Unique Virtual Wine Tastings This Winter
While it may be difficult to make your traditional travel plans this year, there are many Sonoma County wineries that have made this ‘new normal’ a little easier for those of us who are itching for a getaway. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Sonoma wineries who are offering unique virtual wine events. From live cooking classes and customizable cellar tastings to painting and sipping along with your host, there’s sure to be an experience for any wine lover looking to take a virtual trip to wine country.
How to Experience Virtual Wine Events from Sonoma
Whether you’re looking for an intimate online wine tasting experience to enjoy with your family and friends or are hoping to gather your colleagues for an onscreen happy hour after work, Jordan Winery is now offering complimentary private wine tastings customized to your preference all winter long. Uncork any vintage—from an older library wine from your cellar to a current release 2018 Chardonnay or 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from the winery’s online shop—the choice is yours. Your Jordan host will guide you through your virtual wine event live from the chateau—bringing wine country’s hospitality straight to you. Now offered Monday through Saturday between 1 and 5 p.m. Reserve your experience online.
Jordan Vineyard & Winery, 1474 Alexander Valley Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-5250, jordanwinery.com
From cooking classes to exclusive winemaker wine tastings, B.R. Cohn Winery is hosting monthly virtual wine events hosted live from their Sonoma winery. For this month’s tasting, the winery has partnered with local restaurant favorite, the girl & the fig where Executive Chef, Jeremy Zimmerman will cook a delicious winter dish live on January 21. This online Sonoma wine tasting experience also includes a trio of B.R. Cohn wines, the girl & the fig cookbook and a special dried fig compote. Learn more about their monthly virtual wine tasting experiences on their website.
B.R. Cohn Winery, 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA, 707-938-4064, brcohn.com
Join Russian River Valley’s Bricoleur Vineyards in the kitchen as the winery continues their “In the Kitchen” virtual series. Executive Chef Shane McAnelly, formerly of Brass Rabbit and Chalkboard in Healdsburg, leads the culinary program at the winery and, trust us, these recipes will give you the taste of wine country without leaving your house. From Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Bacon Bread Crumbs to Shrimp Bisque and Radish Tartine, the cooking class menu recipes are already making us hungry. All you have to do is purchase your recipe ingredients and wines ahead of time and join the culinary team on Zoom.
Bricoleur Vineyards, 7394 Starr Road, Windsor, CA, 707-857-5700, bricoleurvineyards.com
If you’re in the mood for sipping bubbles virtually with your friends or family, try Gloria Ferrer’s array of elevated home wine tasting experiences now available on their website. Choose between various sparkling wine experiences that include truffle chocolates, seasoning blends or cheese pairings—all hosted by your dedicated wine educator. Visit their website for more information.
Gloria Ferrer Wines, 23555 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA, 707-933-1986, gloriaferrer.com
For the card game and wine lovers, this one’s for you. Join Francis Ford Coppola online for their Virtual Bingo wine event that includes three bottles of their Reserve Collection wines—one bottle each of the Reserve Russian River Valley Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The add-on? Your own personal set of Coppola Bingo cards. Email the winery directly to book your Sonoma virtual wine tasting experience.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA, 707-857-1471, francisfordcoppolawinery.com
Join Lambert Bridge Winery online for a special online event where your personal host will guide you through two member-exclusive wines that can be pre-purchased prior to your reservation. Private one-hour tastings are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at select times. Book your virtual wine tasting experience on their website.
Lambert Bridge Winery, 4085 W Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-431-9600, lambertbridge.com
From painting and wine sipping classes to virtual bingo games, Healdsburg’s Papapietro Perry has an array of unique virtual wine events that any wine lover would enjoy. While some of their online tastings have set event dates and wines included, they are also offering customized at home wine parties that can be set up directly with the hospitality team so you can enjoy a team happy hour or geographically distant family reunion. Learn more about their virtual wine experiences on their website.
Papapietro Perry Winery, 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, 707-433-0422, papapietro-perry.com