Wine lovers know there's no better way to taste a true vintage other than straight out of the barrel. Enjoy this time-honored tradition at over 100 wineries in Northern Sonoma County during the annual Barrel Tasting. Taking place over two weekends in March, this incredible event offers the rare opportunity to taste exclusive vintages right from the barrel. Meet renowned winemakers as they share their most prized barrels and purchase exclusive bottles before the general public.
Featuring wineries across the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys, you can spend the weekend tasting some of the most world's sought after wine. The Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing event, but you can bring along a gourmet picnic to enjoy on the scenic grounds of the vineyards. There are excellent markets in Downtown Healdsburg near our hotel. Along with barrel tastings, many wineries will be offering exclusive tastings of their current releases. Sip and savor wines as you go and decide which bottles you want to bring home.
Spread out over two weekends, March 3-5 and March 10-12, the Annual Barrel Tasting attracts wine enthusiasts from all over California. This year marks the 40th anniversary of this annual tradition in Sonoma County! Tickets can go fast, but you can buy them on the day of the event. You can purchase them at the door for $70 for each weekend of events. Your ticket gives you access to dozens of wineries located close to our Healdsburg boutique accommodations.