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Wineries Open for Thanksgiving in Napa Valley & Sonoma

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Wineries & Tasting Rooms Open on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 in Napa Valley, CA

  • Castello di Amorosa - Open 9:30 - 4pm,  (707) 967.6272
  • Cosentino - Open 10am - 3:00pm, (707) 921.2809 ext 2
  • Del Dotto - St. Helena Location ONLY - Open 11am - 4pm (707) 963.2134
  • Elizabeth Spencer - Open 10am - 4pm, (707) 963.4768
  • Girard Winery - Open 11am - 3pm, (707) 968.9297
  • Hagafen Cellars - Open 11am - 4pm, (888) 424.2336
  • V Wine Cellars - Open 10am - 3pm, (707) 531.7053
  • Van der Heyden Vineyards - Open 10am-3pm, (707) 257.0130
  • V.Sattui Winery - Open 9am - 3:00 pm, (707) 963.7774

Wineries & Tasting Rooms Open on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 in Sonoma County, CA

  • Carneros Brewing Company - Open 10am - 5:30pm, (707) 938.1800
  • Cline Cellars - Open 11am - 3pm, (707) 940.4061
  • Jacuzzi Cellars - Open 11am-3pm, (707) 931.7575
  • Porter Creek Vineyards - 10:30am-2pm, (707) 433.6321
  • Roche Winery - 11am - 2pm, (707) 935.7115

Livermore/Tri-Valley: Holiday Events Guide 2012

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Nov. 23-26, 2012 - Wente Vineyards Holiday Preview
Start your holiday festivities off right and get a jump on your holiday shopping and entertaining ideas! Enjoy a fun and relaxing weekend, browse new holiday merchandise, stock up on holiday favorites, and pick up gifts for friends and family, all while you sample your favorite Wente Vineyards wines. CLICK HERE for more details.

Nov 23-25, 2012 - Wild Turkey Walk at Chouinard Vineyards
Collect all your turkey-stuffed relatives and couch potato friends, pack up some turkey sandwiches and come for a picnic and walk. Your reward for all that effort--a fine wine tasting of whites and reds, and a little dessert wine and port tossed in for good measure.
CLICK HERE for more details.

Nov. 25, 2012 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Holiday Party
Back by popular demand Big Band Voodoo Daddy is returning with their wild and swingin' holiday party show! You'll want to be there as these lovable hipsters turn yuletide classics like "Blue Christmas," "Jingle Bells" and "We Three Kings" into a rollicking big band extravaganza! Throw in a few new songs of their own, like "Zat You Santa Claus" and "Rock-A-Billy Christmas," and you've got a show cool enough to keep a snowman from melting!
CLICK HERE for more details.

Sonoma Holiday Events Guide 2012

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Nov. 17,18, 2012 - Holiday in Carneros
Sample wines, meet winemakers, listen to music, pair wines with food, and view arts and crafts all at the same time. With nearly 20 wineries participating in this annual event, Holiday in Carneros in Sonoma should be on your to do list.This unique event involves both Sonoma and Napa wineries that are located in the Los Carneros Appellation.
CLICK HERE for more details.

Nov. 23, 2012

  • Heart of Sonoma Valley Open House - Toast the Holiday Season in the Wine Country with our 29th Annual Holiday Open House! Join twenty wineries for this annual celebration and enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in our caves & cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays, pick up holiday gifts for your friends & family and relish in wine country holiday cheer! CLICK HERE for more details.
  • Ledson Winery Holiday Open House - Join Heart of Sonoma Valley Wineries for our 29th Annual Holiday Open House. The Castle will be decked with holiday twinkle and plenty of cheer. Warm up by one of our fireplaces while you enjoy a variety of gourmet treats paired with our award-winning wines. Begin your holiday shopping in our Gourmet Marketplace; sample original selections of sauces and olive oils.CLICK HERE for more details.
  • Kenwood Vineyards Holiday Extravaganza - Black Friday never looked so good! Come Celebrate the holidays with some bubbly and delicious wines at Kenwood Vineyards' Open House. Start your holiday shopping while being serenaded by carols, sipping on superb wines, and tasting scrumptious treats created by our chef Robin Lehnhoff.  Amazing prices abound for the wine connoisseur in your life.CLICK HERE for more details.

Nov. 25th - Dec 30, 2012 - Sonoma Valley Holiday Wine Trolley
The Holiday Wine Trolley is fully decorated and brimming with garlands, lights, and classic holiday music! Travel through Sonoma's Wine Country viewing historic landmarks from the late 1800′s through the 1930s. The Holiday Wine Trolley Tour visits four premium wineries, where you will taste Sonoma's wonderful wines and take care of your holiday shopping at the same time! The Sonoma Valley Holiday Wine Trolley will run daily, decorated in holiday spirit, playing holiday music and serving hot cocoa. CLICK HERE for more details.

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Napa Valley: Holiday Events Guide 2012

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Nov. 23, 2012 - Yountville's Annual Festival of Lights
Take the entire family out for one of Napa Valley's most cherished holiday events the day after Thanksgiving - Yountville's Festival of Lights. 

This annual Napa Valley holiday faire features food, wine and entertainment town-wide. Enjoy visits with Santa Claus, carolers and horse-drawn carriage rides. In the evening, Yountville is set aglow with thousands of twinkling lights adorning trees and shops along Washington Street. CLICK HERE for more details.

Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2012 - Santa Trains: Napa Valley Wine Train
The Santa Express Train is a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. Ride the express train with special guest, Santa! Ole' Saint Nick is going to bring some friends and carolers on board. This is a fabulous holiday experience for the whole family.These are NOT the regular three-hour lunch and dinner trains. This train runs only for an hour and a half from the City of Napa to the Town of Yountville and back, and is filled or overflowing with happy children waiting to see Santa and his friends. **Note: Does not run every single day. CLICK HERE to see specific dates available!

Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2012 - Calistoga Holiday Village
While visiting Napa Valley, visit the town of Calistoga which will be aglow with the holiday spirit. Enjoy Hot chocolate, cider, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and carolers who will sing holiday songs from around the world, and of course. Saturday night will be our 17th Annual Lighted Tractor Parade. The ultimate small-town quirky Christmas experience. After all that excitement have a bite then retreat to your cozy inn where elves await you for holiday story time. This is Calistoga tradition not to be missed. CLICK HERE for more details!


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Thanksgiving in Sonoma County

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turkeyDinner5.jpgApplewood Inn
Applewood Inn offers world-class fine dining in their delightfully upscale restaurant.This Michelin Star Sonoma / Russian River Restaurant is highly regarded for its exquisite cuisine, soothing atmosphere, polished guest services, and its mellow earthy ambiance.
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Bay View Restaurant & Lounge
This elegant dinner restaurant is a perfect spot to relax and watch the sun set on Bodega Bay. The Chef creates wonderful dishes made from the finest and freshest of Sonoma Wine Country products.
Seatings on November 24th: 1:00 - 8:00pm
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Depot Hotel
Toward the end of November we look forward to celebrating THANKSGIVING DINNER with all of you. Over the years, this has become a family tradition for many of our guests. As each familiar face comes into the front door they know they can look forward to a Thanksgiving dinner to remember with family and friends . . . Join us! Reservations strong recommended. Call (707) 938-2980 or online.
Seatings on November 24th: 12:00pm-7:00pm
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Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen

If this country has a culinary cradle, it's in Northern Sonoma, where the fruits of local labor--from outstanding produce to handcrafted cheese--have never been on a plane. Drawing upon regional ingredients is a superior way to eat and one can taste the freshness in Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette's Dry Creek Kitchen specialties.
Seatings November 24th: 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Thanksgiving Menu

Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place
Experience exceptional dining at Saddles Steakhouse, named "Best Beef Restaurant in California" this year by the California Beef Council. Saddles specializes in steaks, chops and fresh seafood and Saddles' wine list offers an outstanding selection of Sonoma and Napa wines earning The Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence".
Thanksgiving Menu

Sante Restaurant at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission & Spa
An elegant grand buffet will be offered from Santé, awarded with the prestigious Michelin Star and AAA Four Diamond Award. Call (707) 939-2415 for reservations.
Seatings on November 24th: 12:00-8:00pm (includes Live entertainment by Guitarist Isaac Carter). 
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Thanksgiving in Napa Valley

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2011 Update - Where to go for Dinner!

turkeyNsides.jpgétoile Restaurantat Domaine Chandon
Join us for one of the most remarkable meals you'll have in wine country - or anywhere. At étoile, inventive cuisine paired with award-winning wines and sophisticated surroundings set the stage for the ultimate wine and food experience.
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FARM at the Carneros Inn
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a family style menu that includes all the "fixins". This warm and comforting menu is a great way to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude to loved ones. Priced at $69 per person, and $35 for children ages 4-12 (children under 4 eat for free). 
Seatings offered from 1pm to 8pm on November 24th. Call 707-299-4880 to make reservations!
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Napa Valley Wine Train
Travel back to a time when Grandma did all the cooking and everything was made just the way you liked it. Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train is a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional (yet extremely memorable) atmosphere. We'll have all of the customary Thanksgiving fixings, and of course, a perfectly cooked turkey prepared by world-class Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald on Thursday, November 24, 2011.
More Details ~ See Special Thanksgiving Menu

The Restaurant at Meadowood
Enjoy a seven-course menu tasting menu, inspired by Thanksgiving flavors prepared by Chef Christopher Kostow. The Restaurant at Meadowood is one of two Napa Valley restaurants to receive the prestigious three stars in the Michelin Guide to San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011. Call (707) 957-1200 ext. 801 or 813 to make a reservation.
Seatings: 1:00 - 2:30pm and 5:00 - 6:30pm; $225 per person, wine pairings $205 per person.

Silverado Resort and Spa
The Silverado Resort and Spa is pleased to present a festive Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 24. Join us in the Ballroom and enjoy elegant buffets decked with all the trimmings.  Call 707.257.5431 to make reservations.
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Wineries Open Thanksgiving Weekend

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by Sipping Savant

Have the Thanksgiving and three days off ... visit Wine Country.  So far everyone is looking forward to welcoming visitors Friday, Saturday and Sunday with their normal hours and reservation requirements.

Thanksgiving Day - in between eating, resting, exercising and grid-iron games see below for some wineries that are open ... if you don't see your favorite Wine Country region on this list it is because there are no wineries open and not because we left them out or they did not reply to our inquiry in time for publication:

Upcoming Holiday Events in Sonoma Valley

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holidayStar.jpgNovember 25 -- Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge at Sonoma
Holiday, Dining: Kick off the holiday season with Thanksgiving Dinner at the Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar located at The Lodge at Sonoma. Rising star chef Janine Falvo often harvests from the restaurant's own year-round garden and other ingredients are sourced from the very best Sonoma farms, ranches and dairies. You're sure to enjoy a delicious meal with family this Thanksgiving.  Reservations required. , 1325 Broadway, Sonoma
Fee: Call for information & reservations Time: Call for information and reservations Phone Number: (707) 931.2042

November 26 - 27 -- Annual Holiday Heart of Sonoma Valley Open House
Celebration: Join over Twenty wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley for this annual celebration and enjoy wine tastings, meet winemakers, mingle in our caves & cellars, stock up on your favorite wines for the holidays, pick up holiday gifts for your friends & family and relish in wine country holiday cheer! This event takes place at each winery, and as you travel from winery to winery you will enjoy award-winning wines, fresh baked nibbles, savory treats, caroling, holiday cheer and much more.
Fee: $40/person for both days in advance ($50 at the door) Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (866) 794.9463

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