UPBEAT’s SUMMER Entertainment Guide #3 Vintage Festival September 2019

Sip, Shop, Dance and Dine at Sonoma’s 122nd

Sonoma, CA. ~ For the 122nd year in a row, the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival is celebrating the harvest season with a wine county tradition of events, taking families and friends on a food, wine and art extravaganza. During the weekend of September 27- 29, festival-goers

will have

the opportunity to enjoy local culinary creations, indulge in a variety of wines and partic- ipate in some exciting events all while soaking up rich cul- tural history.

The festival kicks off with the Opening Night Gala at the historic Sonoma Barracks showcasing local wines and creations from restauranteurs. Dancing under the stars to live music from the popular cover band Notorious, and a silent auction sets the tone for a fun- filled weekend. The Vintage Festival trans- forms the Sonoma square into a weekend-long outdoor cel- ebration with live music, art, crafts, food and more. In addition to wine tasting

there are over a dozen op- portunities

to participate in

the weekends’ events that are fun for the whole family. Sip, Shop and Savor, include a cus- tom souvenir wine glass, com- memorative charm and four tastings.

Throughout the weekend, visitors are invited to toss

down a blanket, kick-up their heels and enjoy free concerts with The Kerry Daly Band, Trotta, Walters and Lewis, Levi

Lloyd Letters, All-Stars, Roy

Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Sue Albano and Scar- lett

Nicole Sutton

and Luvplanet, Take Off and Shana Morrison and Caledo- nia!

Wineries such as Gund-

lach Bundschu, Sangiacomo (add more)] will be serving the

region’s most beloved award-winning wines. “There is nothing else quite like the Vintage Festival and there is no place quite like Sonoma! We are thrilled to share this special event with locals and visitors alike and join together in the heart of wine country

for the pinnical of the season - harvest.” said Maria Toimil, President of the festival’s board of directors. The Vintage Festival has strong community ties and will be continuing its tradition of philanthropic support by donating 100% of its proceeds to local community organiza- tions. Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue, Native Sons of the Golden West, Sonoma Valley High School Sports Team and Girl Scouts are among this year’s grantees. Vintage Festival is free and open to the public. Tickets for wine tastings and events, including the Opening Night Gala

are available online.


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps

friendship, and he who plants

kindness gathers love. Saint Basil

Pg 18 • AUGUST 2019 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC. If I wasn't a pro-athlete, I would probably eat any dessert dish every day! ~ Zach LaVine

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