West of the West Wine Festival

Aug. 3

westofthewestThere are a handful of “dude” moments in a Wine Country food writers’ annual lineup of must-attend events. As in “Dude, you have to go to this.” West of the West Wine Festival Friday August 1st through Sunday August 3rd is one of them.

It’s an all-star lineup of the Sonoma Coast’s best top vintners (Charles Heintz, DuMol, Failla, Flowers, LIOCO, Littori, MacPhail, and the list just goes on) along with incredible food throughout the weekend, culminating with a Grand Banquet featuring chefs from Statebird Provisions, Rich Table and Bar Tartine at the North Bay artisan food mecca, The Barlow.

Tickets to this whirlwind three days of hob-knobbing with wine connoisseurs, chefs, sommeliers and vintners range from $125 for the Grand Tasting to $475 for all-access weekend tickets. Details online.