Looking for something special to share with Mom? Check out Mother’s Day Wine Road style.
Here are some options available for the weekend, along with a few gift ideas.
Saturday, May 13th
deLorimier Winery is offering a four-course food & wine pairing that will delight Mom and her guests. Each course of local cuisine is masterfully paired with deLorimier’s wines, providing a pleasure party for your palate.
Limited seatings at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
$60 per person
Reservations required, call 707-857-2000 or email Rebecca@deLorimierWinery.com.
Saturday, May 13th at 5:30
Join Paul Matthews Winery as they host Dress for a Cure. This fashion show features items from Karma Clothing, Cut Loose, Indigenous, and Susan Hayes Handwoven.
Also enjoy the delicious Paul Matthew wines and bites from Boon, Backyard, and the Union Hotel. Bid on amazing silent auction items, including a dining table from Restoration Hardware. Proceeds from this fundraiser will pay for mammograms and other screening services for uninsured women.
Tickets are $100 per person.
Saturday, May 13th at 12 – 5
Colagrossi Wines and their neighbors at Artisan Alley in Windsor are hosting a pre-Mother’s Day extravaganza. Colagrossi will be tasting their latest releases, offering discounts on half and full cases of wine, and have two visiting vendors—Chocolatier Eye Candy and Jeweler Ornamental Hardware—showing off their creations. There will also be live music, a food truck, and more.
Tickets for this “neighborhood” event are $25 in advance and $35 at the door.
Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th 12 – 4
Taste Medlock Ames Small Lot Collection Chardonnay and enjoy freshly shucked or grilled oysters prepared by a local favorite, the Sonoma Coast Shuckers ($3 per oyster, and available on a first-come basis until sold out).
Reservations required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 14th 11 – 4
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery will be hosting a Wine & Art Walk.
You can stroll through stunning gardens at Ferrari-Carano, sip wine, and meet local artists whose works were inspired by the lovely surroundings.
Sunday, May 14th 11 – 4
Paradise Ridge Winery will be offering a trio of exquisite artisan sparkling wines paired with mouthwatering organic chocolate-covered strawberries, handcrafted by Patisserie Angelica.
The cost is $30 per person and reservations are recommended.
Call 707-528-9463, or email email@example.com.
Brunch or Dinner with Mom
You have your choice of two Mother’s Day brunches and a dinner.
Emeritus Vineyards is hosting their first ever Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 14th from 11 – 1.
Enjoy a three-course picnic immersed in the vineyard paired with their limited production Pinot Noirs. The picnic features local and estate-grown produce to showcase the best that Sonoma has to offer. There’s no better way to celebrate with Mom!
Tickets are $90 per person [$80 for E-Club members, up to four seats]
Spoonbar, in the h2Hotel, suggests you treat Mom to a festive three-course brunch on Sunday, May 14 from 11 – 2. Enjoy their famous bottomless Bellini bar and a choice of seasonal favorites like a spring vegetable frittata or pan-seared salmon, followed by a decadent dessert station. Snap a family portrait at a fun photo booth and take home photos to remember the day.
Brunch is $49 per person, $15 for kids under 12. Check out their events page to review the menu. For reservations, call 707-433-7222.
Trione Winery is hosting an intimate dinner with Mark and Cathy Trione on Saturday, May 13th at 6 p.m. Enjoy a garden fresh three-course dinner prepared by Peloton Culinary. Sip on library wines that were cellared just for these dinners! Seating is limited to 35 people.
$100 per person, $75 for wine club members
For reservations, email Jessie@trionewinery.com
Gifts for Mom
If you are looking for something unique for Mom to open on her special day, there are plenty of options along the Wine Road.
Stop by J.Rickards or order online their Los Niños Perdidos Port-Style Dessert Wine (375ml) dipped in deliciously decadent dark chocolate by Vintage Sweet Shoppe for $48 (club discount available). A wonderful self-contained pairing for Mom, and she might even share some with you.
Pech Merle Winery is offering a Mother’s Day exclusive gift pack through May 14th for only $75. It includes their highly allocated Dry Creek Viognier, their 90-point Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, and an Ivy Rosé de Syrah soy candle bursting with juicy pomegranate notes. You can purchase this trio by visiting their tasting room, or call them at 707-891-3015 x6.
Portalupi recommends getting Mom involved in their ReFull program—wine in milk jugs that can be returned, recycled and refilled. Enjoy five ReFulls of their Vaso di Marina Rosato (an Italiante Rosé) and get the sixth one for a penny.
This tradition of filling wine in milk jugs started during prohibition when Marina Portalupi brought her winemaking skills to California from Piemonte, and sold her wine in milk jugs at her grocery store. Now her family has brought back the wine in milk jug tradition to honor her, and share her wine in a milk jug for Mother’s Day.
Last But Never Least — Wine Tasting with Mom
So many of the Wine Road wineries are offering complimentary tastings, discounts and more, so I’ll give you a very quick run down on just some of them. If you have a favorite Wine Road winery and don’t see them listed here, check their website or give them a call to see what they might be doing for Mother’s Day weekend.
Alexander Valley Vineyard is offering all Moms roses and Rosé. Mom will receive a complimentary tasting of Rosé, accompanied by a beautiful rose in appreciation of Mom and to honor her on her special day.
On Mother’s Day, Balletto Vineyards is featuring Terri Balletto’s (the family matriarch) favorite wines the Brut Rosé and Teresa’s Chardonnay, and every mom will receive a complimentary mimosa.
Deux Amis and Mutt Lynch Wineries, in Windsor’s Tasting Room on the Green, are offering Mom the gift of “thyme.” On May 13th or 14th, bring mom by for a complimentary tasting of their wines, and receive a lovely Mason jar planter of thyme. It’s perfect for a home herb window box, and will be a sweet reminder of your day together along the Wine Road. For more information, call 707-687-5089.
Inman Family Winery is offering complimentary tastings for Moms with appointments during Mother’s Day weekend from Friday, May 12th through Sunday, May 14th. Tasting appointments are at 11, 12:30 and 2. Taste their Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noirs, and Brut Rosé while enjoying views of the sustainable estate vineyard in the Russian River Valley.
Call 707-293-9576 to book Mom’s complimentary tasting appointment.
Joseph Jewell Winery will be offering complimentary tasting of their Discovery Flight to all Moms, as well as starting off with a bonus taste of their newly released Rosé of Pinot Noir.
Martorana Family Winery’s is giving all Moms complimentary tasting on Sunday, May 14th. Pack Mom a special lunch and enjoy a picnic by the creek with bottle of their newly released 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.
Join Pedroncelli Winery for their 90th Anniversary Mother’s Day weekend, May 13th and 14th. Bring Mom by to enjoy a variety of local cheeses and chocolates paired with Pedroncelli’s wines. Moms will also receive a complimentary handmade truffle. And, their highly acclaimed 2016 Rosé of Zinfandel will be on special for only $99 per case for tasting room visitors only.
Stop in to Peterson Winery on Sunday, May 14th and Mom will receive complimentary tasting. With their wide array of rosé, white and red wines, Mom is sure to find many palate pleasers among their lineup. After your tasting, check out the expansive picnic area and bocce ball courts on the property.
Ramazzotti Wines will have their 2015 Zinfandel Rosé on special at $100 per case. This off-dry, refreshing wine is a great gift for Mom, and also a fun summertime quaffer.
Spicy Vines has something special for Mom both Saturday and Sunday of Mother’s Day weekend. On Saturday, May 13th, bring mom by for live music (Stacey Joy) from 6 -9 pm and Mom will receive half price on glasses of wines purchased during the evening show. On May 14th, they are offering a complimentary mimosa to all moms.
On May 13th or 14th, surprise Mom with a visit to Toad Hollow Vineyards for some tasty wines in a fun atmosphere. Moms receive complimentary tasting, plus 15% off purchases of regularly priced wines.
On Sunday, May 14th at Trione Winery, Mom will receive complimentary tasting as a thank you for all that she does!
On Mother’s Day, West Wines is taking Mom out for a vineyard walk and tasting, all complimentary to moms. The vineyard walk is at 11 a.m. and tasting is from 11 to 5. Buy some wine for mom, and you get a 10% discount. To reserve your spot on the vineyard walk, email info@WestWines.com, or call 707-433-2066. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for the vineyard walk.
Check the Wine Road website for tasting room hours and locations.
With this list, you’re sure to find something fun to do with (or without) Mom on Mother’s Day, but best to take her along.
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