Sip new Sonoma County vintages before anyone else - 2020 Barrel Tasting
There's nothing like getting an exclusive preview of a world-class wine before it goes on sale to the public. This is your chance to take advantage of a very special wine event like nothing else all year long. The 43rd Annual Barrel Tasting Event
opens the doors of the most prestigious vineyards in Sonoma County for a rare opportunity that wine lovers can't resist. Taste brand-new vintage and varietals from Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander Valleys straight from the barrel!
Not only will you be able to taste wine before anyone else, but you can meet the renowned winemakers that make Sonoma County a top destination for vineyard tours. Expert winemakers will be on hand to answer questions and share the intimate details behind the secrets of their best wines. For wine collectors, these barrel tasting events offer you a chance to purchase bottles before the general public. Pick out your favorite futures to pick up when they are ready in the coming months. Add new vintages to your cellar or just buy a few cases for your family and friends. No matter what you pick out, most futures are offered at a discount, so you can stock up and save at the same time.
With two weekends of barrel tasting on tap for March, this event attracts oenophiles from all over California and beyond. Save the dates of March 6-8 and 13-15 and make your reservations at Best Western Dry Creek Inn
so you can take part in this exciting annual tradition. With easy access to the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys, our hotel makes the perfect home base for enjoying Barrel Tasting Weekends. Our hotel with free Wi-Fi and complimentary parking is located in the heart of wine country in the charming town of Healdsburg.
Barrel Tasting at Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander Valley Vineyards
To get the most out of your 2020 Barrel Tasting weekends, make sure you reserve as many hours as possible in your schedule to explore the vineyards. With more than 80 wineries taking part in 2020, you'll have to plan carefully to cover the most ground.
Whether you want to see popular wineries that attract thousands of visitors every year or boutique vineyards that are known in the Healdsburg area, Wine Road's Barrel Tasting features every type of winery that represents the very best of Dry Creek, Russian River, Alexander Valleys.
When you stay at Dry Creek Inn, you can get a behind-the-scenes view of barrel tasting at local vineyards like Armida Winery (5 minutes away), Hanna Winery (15 minutes away), Matrix Winery (7 minutes away), Pezzi King Winery (12 minutes away), Simi Winery (3 minutes away), and West Wines (2 minutes away).
Wineries might not be open every day of the Barrel Tasting Weekends, so make sure to check ahead. Also, some vineyards only accept groups smaller than 8 people. See the most updated list of Barrel Tasting wineries for 2020.
2020 Wine Road Tickets for the 43rd Annual Barrel Tasting
Are you ready to sip wine straight from the barrel? Tickets are on sale now for the 2020 Barrel Tasting Weekends. Tickets cost $60 for the full weekend of events or $45 if you only want to go on Sundays. Designated driver tickets are available for only $5.
Click to see the full range of ticket options for Barrel Tasting.
Choose our Healdsburg hotel with charming wine country suites
Once you're inspired to join in the fun of the annual Barrel Tasting in Sonoma County, the next step is to reserve your accommodations. Whether you're coming for both weekends in March or just one Sunday, our hotel is ready to welcome wine lovers from all over. Our friendly team knows the most popular wineries in the region and can offer inside tips to get the most out of a trip to Healdsburg. Make sure to check-in on a Friday afternoon to kick off your weekend with our complimentary wine tasting
from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Each week, a different Sonoma vineyard is highlighted to put a spotlight on the best local wines in Healdsburg.
After a fun day of barrel tasting, you'll be ready to relax in your beautifully-appointed Tuscan-style suite in Healdsburg. Pop open a bottle of wine you bought that afternoon and sit down on your private patio or balcony to unwind for the evening.
Book your serene wine country accommodations today!