About

YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A TRUE SONOMA COUNTY ORIGINAL

Presented by the Sonoma County Vintners, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is a live auction of wine futures from the county’s top growers and winemakers. These once-in-a-lifetime wines represent the exceptional stylistic range and world-class quality of Sonoma County. A team of masters, invited from around the country, will be visibly involved in evaluating the auction lots and participating throughout the event. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction is invitation-only for members of the wine industry, with personal invitations extended by participating wineries to members of the trade and media. Proceeds will support Sonoma County marketing initiatives.

9:00am – 4:30pm
Sonoma County Barrel Auction at MacMurray Estate Vineyards™
9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

2018 SONOMA COUNTY BARREL AUCTION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

9:00am – 4:30pm
Sonoma County Barrel Auction

9:00am – 11:45am
Auction Lot Preview & Barrel Tasting

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch is served

1:00pm – 4:30pm
Barrel Auction

4:30pm
Celebration Toast
Event Concludes

 

2018 PRE-AUCTION EVENTS

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

FOUNDERS’ CIRCLE DINNER
Invitation Only for 2015/2016/2017 Winning Bidders

 

Thursday April 19, 2018

BARREL AUCTION PREVIEW EVENTS

Trade & media are invited to county-wide tastings on Thursday, April 19. Sonoma County AVAs will feature participating barrel auction wineries and offer the opportunity to preview barrel lots and current release wines.

Invitation Only for Trade and Media

 

Thursday, April 19 from 11:00am – 1:00pm
Francis Ford Coppola Winery, 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA 95441

Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Valley invite you to join us on April 19th to preview the “never before, never again” lots crafted by our acclaimed vintners and growers. With unprecedented access to the winemakers themselves, you’ll be able to engage and learn more about each hand-crafted lot that will be auctioned the following day. Enjoy light bites catered by RUSTIC, while taking in the exquisite winery grounds, sustainably farmed vineyards, and picturesque views of Alexander Valley.

 

Thursday, April 19 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
Martin Ray Winery, 2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Russian River Valley, Petaluma Gap and West Sonoma Coast invite you to join us on April 19th for our Barrel Auction Preview event showcasing our members and the lots that will be presented at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction. Taste additional finished wines from our participants while enjoying the historic Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery and sampling local farm to table fare, created by Estate Chef, Thomas Benham. Engage in dynamic conversation with over 40 barrel auction wineries.

 

SONOMA COUNTY ICONS CELEBRATION

Thursday, April 19 from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location TBA

Join us as we celebrate our 2018 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Icons. For the last three years, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction has celebrated Sonoma County leaders and innovators, who have shaped the heritage and history of Sonoma County winemaking. This year, Sonoma County Barrel Auction will honor members of the Sonoma County community, who rose to the challenge in response to the North Bay fires and demonstrated courage, leadership, heroism and selflessness as they aided those in need.

Invitation Only for Trade and Media

 


 

ABOUT SONOMA COUNTY VINTNERS

Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking, distinct growing regions, and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, the Sonoma County Vintners represents more than 200 wineries of all sizes throughout Sonoma County.

For more information about the Sonoma County Vintners, visit www.sonomawine.com.