FOR:                WINE ROAD NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY             

498 Moore Lane, Suite B / P.O. Box 46

Healdsburg, CA 95488




Charlotte Cleary/Marla McLaughlin




Sonoma County Wineries Celebrate the Season at “Winter Wineland”


The Wine Road of Northern Sonoma County hosts its 24th Annual “Winter WINEland” event on January 16 and 17, 2016



WHAT:                       While the vineyards throughout Sonoma County might be dormant all winter, Wine Road is once again shaking the cold weather blues with its annual “Winter WINEland” event on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2016. In its 24th year, “Winter WINEland” invites guests to create their own journey through wine country discovering new wines, tasting limited production wines, new releases, or library wines. At participating wineries throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys, every winery will have something with a special event price for the weekend. Attendees will save on wine, logo items, gourmet food products or fun wine country gift items. This is a weekend to save!


Tickets include wine tastings at all participating wineries, including some that are usually open by appointment only.


In addition to the afternoon festivities and as part of the Wine Road’s year-long 40th anniversary celebration, January 16 will mark the first of the Breakfast with the Winemaker series. Guests will be able to share breakfast before the event with some of the top winemakers and industry professionals in Sonoma County, and learn more about winemaking through discussion and Q&A sessions. Special tickets are required.


WHO:                         Over 140 winery members of the Wine Road in Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys in Northern Sonoma County. A list of participating wineries is on the Wine Road website at


WHEN:                       Winter WINEland

January 16 & 17, 2016

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day

Breakfast with the Winemaker (available at Longboard Vineyards in Healdsburg, or at Siduri Wines in Santa Rosa)

January 16, 2016

9 – 10:30 a.m.


COST:                        Winter WINEland advanced tickets (including tax and service charge):

$52.38 for Saturday and Sunday

$40.95 for Sunday only

$6.70 for designated drivers


Price increases at the door to:

$60 for Saturday and Sunday

$45 for Sunday only

$10 for designated drivers


To purchase tickets, go to Ticket sales end on January 11, 2016 at midnight.


Breakfast with the Winemaker (including tax and service charge):



To purchase tickets, go to





The Wine Road, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter WINEland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “A Wine and Food Affair” in November. Made up of 190 vintners and 50 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan your next trip, please visit: For additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at, or visit the Wine Road on Twitter and Facebook.


For more information, please contact Charlotte Cleary or Marla McLaughlin at Wagstaff Worldwide: