Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

  • 10/7/2022, 10/8/2022



Join us October 7th – 8th in the Sonoma Valley as we celebrate our 198th grape harvest during the 2022 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival.

Since 1897, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival has brought people together to celebrate the annual grape harvest.

Our winemakers, grape growers, and the community welcomes you for a weekend honoring our region’s rich winemaking legacy and agricultural heritage in the birthplace of California Wine. Immerse yourselves and revel in our most anticipated time of year, harvest. Our wine community looks forward to hosting you at some of Sonoma Valley’s most historic and captivating locations, raising a glass (or two) alongside some of the most talented individuals in winemaking and winegrowing, and sharing in the excitement of another vintage.

Friday, October 7th

Sonoma Valley Legends Dinner
An exclusive evening at one of Sonoma Valley’s most historic and endearing wineries, Buena Vista Winery, the Sonoma Valley Legends Dinner, sponsored by TricorBraun WinePak, brings together the veritable who’s who of Sonoma Valley, winemaking and winegrowing legends, and incredible library and rare vintage wines.  

The evening features a champagne and wine reception with gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres, highlighting local cuisines; the seated, 4-course, chef-inspired and prepared dinner is paired with rare library vintage and current release wines. Tables are each hosted by a Legendary Sonoma Valley Vintner, featuring their wines.  

Saturday, October 8th

Sonoma Plaza Festivities 
The Saturday daytime festival begins with an official kickoff ceremony and the Sonoma Valley Grape Stomp, throughout the day guests, visitors and members of the community can enjoy an Artisans Festival featuring more than 20 local art vendors and makers, a BBQ, games, live music and dancing, and more all while sipping local wine and beer by the glass on the Historic Sonoma Plaza.  

Sonoma Valley Grape Stomp
Toss off your shoes, roll up your pants and get ready for the 2022 Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Grape Stomp! Assemble your team and come show off your talents in the barrel, this October. Take part in a time-honored tradition that goes back to the early days of winemaking. All ages are welcome!

Sonoma Valley Grand Tasting
Join Sonoma Valley’s Vintners & Growers for an extravagant evening of wine tasting under the stars in the historic Sonoma Barracks. The Sonoma Valley Grand Tasting, sponsored by Merrill Lynch, The Gonzales Group, is your opportunity to experience Sonoma Valley’s incredible diversity of wines and growing regions.  

This walk-around, regional tasting will feature an impressive collection of Sonoma Valley’s most interesting and impeccably selected wines from more than 30 different wineries. Engage with winemakers and winegrowers, while you taste current vintage wines from each of Sonoma Valley’s 6 appellations, and enjoy locally prepared culinary delights from some of the Valley’s most notable chefs and restauranteurs.