Sonoma, Calif. (April 30, 2020) – If your mom can’t visit the Sonoma Valley right now, have it delivered to her this Mother’s Day. Moms are always working overtime, but this year in particular they’re juggling work, home schooling, household management and more. Sonoma Valley businesses appreciate this year’s unique challenges and are making it easy to give your mom a taste of the region, without leaving home.
Every day, iconic wineries like Buena Vista, Beltane Ranch, Bartholomew Estate and Chateau St. Jean offer virtual tastings and curated kits that you can order in advance to experience in your own home. Other wineries are hosting weekly events to share their winemaking stories and introduce you to the people behind the glass. For a full schedule, visit here.
Special for Mother’s Day, Meadowcroft Wines offers a Blind Tasting Kit, which includes four bottles and instructions on how she can use sight, smell and taste to identify and learn about each wine. Viansa Sonoma is offering 10% off all gift purchases through their site with special code THANKSMOM, until May 10. Family-owned Fathia Wines is celebrating Mom with a curated three-pack (Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé of Pinot and Moscato) for $62 or a red lover’s duo (Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon) for $81.
Cheese pairs well with all that virtual wine, so a virtual cheesemaking class from The Epicurean Connection is the perfect complement.
Chateau Sonoma is offering free local shipping for Mother’s Day. The shop is hosting a live trunk show on Saturday, May 2 with local jewelry designer Bess Nathan Rice which is sure to spark some great gift ideas. For mothers with a sweet tooth, Tiddle E. Winks has created a candy cornucopia full of handmade treats while Sweet Pea Bake Shop has an assortment of pastries, perfect for breakfast in bed. Speaking of breakfast, Les Pascals Patisseriehas drive up, pick up service for their café menu. Or why not treat her to a full Mother’s Day meal from Glen Ellen Star or Depot Hotel Restaurant. The Depot can also include flowers and champagne to go.
If all Mom wants is a little “me time” for herself, the best gift of all may be a link to Gaige House + Ryokan’s Spotify playlist which should help her find her bliss – if only for a day!
When this is all over, we know Mom is going to want to get away for a well-deserved break. You can plan ahead by purchasing gift cards for one of her favorite Sonoma Valley restaurants, boutique inns, hotels and lodges or a spa visit. Until then, we wish all the mothers out there a wonderful day.
About Sonoma Valley, California
Located in the heart of Northern California wine country, Sonoma Valley is a 17-mile long area within Sonoma County, and which encompasses the city of Sonoma and the villages of Carneros, The Springs, Glen Ellen, and Kenwood. The birthplace of the state of California, as well as the state’s wine industry, the year-round destination is home to more than 100 premium wineries, 85 percent of which are family owned. For more information, visit SonomaValley.com, or follow us on Instagram at @sonoma_valley, and on Facebook at @ExperienceSonomaValley.