Recent Sonoma County Vancouver — 12 January 2014

Sonoma County is coming back to Vancouver!

Sonoma in the City brings Sonoma County Vintners to the Terminal City Club on February 5th for a wine tasting to benefit the BC Hospitality Foundation.

12:03 pm 2/1/14 UPDATE:
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU ENTRANTS. STAY TUNED FOR THE DRAWING AT 6pm TONIGHT. GOOD LUCK!

You can win two tickets to Sonoma in the City by entering Tasting Room Confidential’s ticket contest.

To enter, all you need to do is subscribe to this blog, Tasting Room Confidential. You can do that here.

Or, if you are a current subscriber, please leave a comment below, with “Enter Me” in the Subject line and by naming your favorite Sonoma County Winery.

The winner will be picked at random and announced on February 1, here and around the Interwebs, as well as notified via email.

Or, if you prefer to financially support the BC Hospitality Foundation, you can save $10 on the $55 ticket price by using promo code SCV14 when you buy tickets online.

About “Sonoma”

Sonoma county vineyardIf you are not familiar with Sonoma, here are a few important geographical facts to remember.

“Sonoma” is a city, as well as a valley, as well a the name of the massive county that is the wider, earthier step-cousin to Napa County, Valley and City.

Without a geographical suffix, saying “Sonoma” might confuse the historic colonial city in the  south, which happens to be part of the long Sonoma Valley, which one of fourteen American Viticultural Areas contained by the larger, 4,579 sq km County of Sonoma.

Not only that, there is Lake Sonoma in the far north of the county, and Lake Sonoma is also the name of a nearby winery.

Ok, designations aside, some incredible wines come from Sonoma County, namely, zinfandel, pinot noir, chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.

I know. I lived in the Russian River area for 12 years. Since then, I’ve posted numerous stories about my home county and here are a few of my favourites:

Coppola is the Director’s Cut of Wineries

Wine by Wertzberger: Grape Whisperer of Sonoma County

Amista Vineyards: A Wine Dream Realized

Segwaying Foppiano Vineyards

New Russian River Wineries, Part 4: Arista

Vintners Update

The evening tasting at the Terminal City Club will offer you the chance to chat with principals and taste wines from these Sonoma County wineries:

  • Davis Bynum
  • Dry Creek Vineyard
  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
  • Foppiano Vineyards
  • Francis Ford Coppola Winery
  • J Vineyards & Winery
  • Jordan
  • Kendall-Jackson
  • Kosta Browne Winery
  • Kunde Family Estate
  • Laurel Glen Vineyard
  • MacRostie Winery and Vineyards
  • Novy Family Wines
  • Paul Hobbs Winery
  • Pedroncelli Winery
  • Red Car Wine
  • Rodney Strong Wine Estates
  • Schug Carneros Estate Winery
  • Seghesio
  • Siduri Winery
  • Thomas George
  • Sonoma in the City Entries

    So, please enter our contest to win 2 tickets to Sonoma in the City or purchase them at a discount. You can’t go wrong with wines from Sonoma City, Valley or County. I’ll see you there!

    What is your favourite Sonoma County winery? I’d love to know.

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    Mari is a writer, blogger and WordPress consultant, living in Vancouver, BC, the most wine-soaked town north of the 49th Parallel. She also blogs about blogging Blogsite Studio. Follow her on Twitter or Google Plus.

    (3) Readers Comments

    1. Enter Me! I like Chateau St. Jean

    2. Enter Me, I enjoy Lake Sonoma and Walter Hansel

    3. Would LOVE to win! :)