Mark your calendars for food and wine events coming back in 2022


Crab and Drive Food at JavAmore Café

Dungeness crab lovers can enjoy a crab drive-through meal on January 22 consisting of fresh crab, pasta salad, bread, Thousand Islands dressing and dessert.

You can pick up your order from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the JavAmore Café, 10101 Main St., Suite A (at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and Main Street in Grove Plaza).

The cost is $ 65 per person. To reserve tickets, call JavAmore Café at 707-794-1516. Place your orders before Tuesday, January 18. Tickets available in advance only. A representative confirmed on Tuesday that the drive-through event is proceeding as planned, following the county’s latest health restrictions.


Tasting of return barrels for the March long weekend

Wine Road in northern Sonoma County will bring back its annual barrel tasting event from March 3-6.

During the barrel tasting, wine enthusiasts can visit the cellars of the cellars to taste the wines directly from the barrels and buy primeurs.

Tasting is done only by reservation in each cellar, with shorter time slots than before to limit the number of visitors at any time. Reservation times are available at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. All reservations are 45 minutes for the tasting and 15 minutes for the next winery.

Everyone in the group needs a reservation, including the designated driver.

The list of participating wineries will be posted online by January 27, and tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. on February 3. The cost is $ 200 for a four-day ticket (March 3-6); $ 75 for March 3 only or March 6 only. Designated drivers cost $ 10 for four days and $ 5 for Thursday or Sunday only. There are no tickets only on Friday or Saturday.

To book and for more information, go to


Weekend Passport back to Dry Creek in April

Passport to Dry Creek Valley, one of Sonoma County’s premier food and wine events, returns April 22-24 with lavish food and wine pairings at over 40 Dry Creek Valley wineries.

During a weekend you can taste quality wines, gourmet dishes and entertainment in the vineyards; take wine tours; taste exclusive vintages; and meet the wineries and winemakers behind the Dry Creek Valley wineries.

Each cellar will have a unique Passport theme. Two-day and Sunday-only tickets for Passport 2022 are already sold out. Designated driver tickets and tickets for boutique events will be available by February.

For more information, visit and click Passport.


Food and wine retrospective tasting at Copain

Copain Wines will be hosting a food and wine tasting retrospective from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday January 15 of its acclaimed 2012 vintage. A representative confirmed on Tuesday that the event is proceeding as planned.

Situated on a hill overlooking the Russian River Valley, Copain is known for producing site-specific Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from cool climate vineyards in Mendocino County, Anderson Valley and Sonoma coast.

To complete the surge in wines, the estate will offer you a classic winter pairing: beef bourguignon.

The tasting windows fill up quickly. Tickets cost $ 65 per person and can be booked at

Editor-in-Chief Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or On Twitter @ dianepete56

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