In celebration of Independence Day, many Sonoma County businesses are offering fun, festive & patriotic events without all the sparklers and explosions. Here are just some of the events happening in Sonoma County over the 4th of July that don’t include fireworks:
B.R. Cohn Winery’s Big Classic Car Exhibit
Come and view Bruce Cohn’s own collectible cars and many others on July 4 at the inaugural B.R. Cohn Winery Charity Car Classic.
In addition to viewing all kinds of rare, sport, drag racers as well as collectible cars, the winery will also feature food offerings from Sonoma star chef and TV Food Network’s Guy Fieri’s Johnny Garlic’s kitchen, plus award winning B.R. Cohn wines and, of course, the latest from the winery’s car collection of wines including Woody White, Roadster Red and Panel Wagon Pinot Noir. These wines celebrate images of Cohn’s cars on the labels and are great gifts for the car fan in the family. There will be live music during the day in the famed B.R. Cohn amphitheatre featuring the Rich Little Band and the Whiskey Thieves. Additionally, raffle prizes and an auction will add to the day’s fundraising.
Saturday, July 04th, 2009 noon – 5:00
www.brcohn.com / 800-330-4064
Chateau St. Jean Winery
Fourth of July Celebration – Red, white and blue!
What could be more enjoyable than an afternoon in Sonoma Valley! Summer is here and with it, many refreshing and lively white wines – make Chateau St. Jean your desired destination in the wine country. Our splendid picnic grounds are awaiting you
Saturday, July 4 10:00 to 5:00
$10.00 per person, $15.00 Reserve Wine Tasting
www.chateaustjean.com / (707) 833-4134
Bella Vineyards & Winery
Join the Bella crew for a 4th of July weekend of new release wines, food bites and live bluegrass music on the lawn! Part of Bella’s “Summer Series,” this promises to be a great time and all are invited to Dry Creek Valley to celebrate “Zin-dependence” with their line of delicious Zinfandel’s.
Friday to Sunday, July 3 – 5, 2009 11:00 – 4:30
$10 for tasting and food bites
www.bellawinery.com / (866)572.3552
Raymond Burr Vineyards
Hot links and All American hot dogs will be hot off the grill to celebrate America’s birth date. Special hot discounts will be available!
July 4-5, 2009 11:00-5:00
Free to attend
www.raymondburrvineyards.com / 888-900-0024
Landmark’s ‘Escape to Wine Country’ summer series will be in full swing this 4th of July. Relax under 100 year old oak trees with your picnic and a bottle of Landmark wine, play bocce ball, and enjoy live music by folk artist, Adam Traum. Hop on board a horse-drawn wagon for a complimentary tour of the estate vineyard and winery.
July 4, 2009 1:00 – 4:00
www.landmarkwine.com / 707-833-0053
All American Zin Day
Join Amista, Wilson, Rued and Family Wineries Tasting Rooms in the Dry Creek Valley for an All-American day of Zin and BBQ.
July 3, 2009 11:00 – 4:00
$20 for tasting, BBQ & logo glass
Bicycle Santa Rosa
An annual celebration of bicycles in the form of a July 4th festival in Santa Rosa’s Juilliard Park. Join Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition for this well-loved family-friendly event. Kids will enjoy a jumphouse, water games, a bike decorating booth and bike parade, as well as bike skills course, and traditional kids’ activities. For adults, there’s a slow bike race, flat tire fixing contest, and more. Plus, live music, food vendors, bike-powered blender smoothie booth, and Free Valet Bike Parking.
Meet in the park at 9:00 a.m. for the popular ‘City Council Members Ride.’ It’s an easy ride around Santa Rosa with elected officials from throughout Sonoma County. The ride wraps up at the park just as the festival gets underway at 11:00.
July 4, 2009 9:00 bike ride, Festival begins at 11:00
For a full listing visit the Sonoma County Event Page.