Guide to Mother's Day in Wine Country

There are a host of activities to make Mother's Day a special occasion in Wine Country this year. Treat her to brunch, take her wine tasting, or go to a show!

Travel Tip: If you are planning to spend Mother's Day in Napa Valley, be aware that the town of Napa is host of the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival (May 9-12th) and is expecting close to 40,000 attendees! Plan on lots of traffic and expect delays. To see street closures, download the mobile app.

MomDaughter.jpgTake Your Mother to Brunch!

  • etoile Restaurant at Domaine Chandon (Yountville, Napa Valley)
  • Enjoy a splendid five-course menu expertly paired with Chandon sparkling and still wines this Mother's Day. Menu selections include liberty farms duck confit, pan roasted spring lamb loin, roasted beef tenderloin, spiced valrhona chocolate pot de crème, and meyer lemon vacherin. Children's options also available. Reservations Strongly Recommended. (888) 242.6366

  • Lucy's Restaurant at Bardessono (Yountville, Napa Valley)
  • Bring your mom to Lucy's Restaurant & Bar at Bardessono to enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day brunch. The menu will feature delicious dishes, such as Executive Chef Victor Scargle's Duck Confit Hash, brioche french toast, and refreshing cocktails such as the Yountville Spritz. Reservations Recommended. (707) 204.6030

  • Flamingo Resort (Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA)
  • Enjoy a Mother's Day Champagne brunch buffet at the Flamingo Resort. This event will feature unlimited complimentary Champagne and mimosas; a feast that includes items like, orange spiced french toast, traditional eggs benedict, buttermilk chicken breast, slow roasted turkey, and much more! Plus, there will be a full dessert table with assorted fruit tarts and mini pastries. Click Here to view full menu. Reservations Recommended. (707) 532.4745
  • Santa Ynez Valley Marriott (Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, CA)
    Treat your mom to the extravagance she deserves with Santa Ynez Valley Marriott's Mother's Day Buffet featuring a grand selection of dishes at both chilled and hot stations and a decadent dessert bar (Cherries Jubille & Bannanas Foster, Chocolate covered strawberries, assortment of cakes, pies, and petit fours, Champagne, and more!) Reservations recommended. (805.688.100). Click Here to see other memorable ways to celebrate Mother's Day in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country.
  • Depot Hotel Restaurant (Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA)
  • Join Chefs Antonio and Michael Ghilarducci for Mother's Day Brunch! Enjoy a lavish feast complete with Champagne or mimosas upon arrival and bask in the sun on the patio or in the garden room. Menu will include items such as: grilled prime sirloin steak, poached pacific salmon, porchetta, housemade limoncello cake, and bittersweet chocolate decadence.Reservations Required. (707) 938.2980

  • Nectar Restaurant at Hilton Hotel (Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA)
  • Nectar Restaurant, located at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel, will offer a Champagne brunch and family portrait with special gifts for all moms and moms-to-be. Reservations Recommended. (707) 569.5525

>> Visit our events calendar to see more Napa Valley and Sonoma restaurants that will be open this Mother's Day. Click date (May 12th), desired region and filter "holiday".

Go Wine Tasting or Take in a Show!

  • Mother's Day Picnic at Retzlaff Estate Vineyards (Livermore, CA)
  • Show your mom how much you care by taking her to the annual Mother's Day Picnic at Retzlaff Estate Vineyards. Spend the day in the shade of Rezlaff's ancient pepper trees and relax. Later enjoy a hat contest with prizes for the most colorful, outrageous, and oldest hat. Put your heart and your imagination into your creation and win! (925) 447.8941

  • chateauStJean_patio.jpgA Toast to Mom at Chateau St. Jean (Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA)
  • Treat Mom this Mother's Day weekend to a special "flight and bites" seated tasting in the Rose Garden. Enjoy a trio of Chateau St Jean wines paired with delicious food bites plus something special for Mom. Take some time to walk the grounds and watch the Monday Morning Painters create their works of art "en plein air." Reservations are available at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. (877) 478.5326
  • Piano Concert at Jack London Park (Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, CA)
  • The Jack London Piano Club marks its 25th anniversary and celebrates Mother's Day with a special spring concert to benefit Jack London State Historic Park. This event will feature artist Jennifer Farmer, a vocal coach from Windsor, who has appeared in stage, film, and on TV. In honor of Mother's Day, Mae Lucas, costumed as composer Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, will present two scenes from her life and play compositions by female composers. Seating is limited. (707) 938.5216

  • Bottle Rock Napa Valley (Napa, Napa Valley, CA)
  • Forget trying to fight off traffic and delays around Napa Mother's Day Weekend and take Moms to join all the fun at Bottle Rock Napa Valley (May 9-12th). With acts like "Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis" it will be a rocking good time! There are still multiple day passes available!

>> Visit our events calendar to see more ideas for activites in wine country during Mother's Day Weekend this year. Click date, desired region and filter "holiday".