Celebrate Sonoma Valley’s beautiful bounty, local community and one-of-a-kind culture at the 119th Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival! From Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, you can enjoy California’s oldest festival, which benefits a variety of local Sonoma Valley causes.
Kick off the fun-filled weekend at the opening gala Friday night, where you can dance the night away with wine, food and live music. Come back Saturday and Sunday to experience a variety of exciting activities, including the Grape Stomp, 5K, 12K and Tiny Tot runs, “Get Your Glow On” Parade, Kids Zone, art from more than 80 artists and more live music, food and wine tastings!
Speaking of tastings, be sure to visit our very own Maria Garcia at the event to sample 10 different types of olives! After you get a taste of some of the prime picks at the Vintage Festival, drop by Sonoma Market’s olive bar to find all your new favorites! Our olive bar has more than 60 different olive varieties, including a variety of cheese and olive mixes, like feta and olive mix, Asiago and Kalamata mix and olives stuffed with feta, blue cheese, Asiago or Vella Dry Jack.
Love olives? Here are just a few of our guest favorites:
- Castelvetrano Olives: These bright green olives hail from Castelvetrano, Italy and are one of Italy’s most common snacking olives. The olives themselves have a meaty and buttery texture with a mild and pleasant flavor.
- Kalamata Olives: Known for their deep purple skin and distinctive flavor, these Greek olives are often preserved in red wine, red wine vinegar or olive oil and are great for tapenades.
- Sweety Drops: Technically a type of pepper, these Peruvian antipasti items are bright red and shaped like teardrops. Though they’re small, they pack a punch of sweet, mildly spicy, acidic and tangy flavor.
Round out your appetizer spread with antipasti items like stuffed peppers, pickled garlic, cornichons, garlic mushrooms, roasted garlic and more. Olives and other antipasti items are perfect for picnics or entertaining, as you can customize your selection and get as much or as little as you need.
Have any questions? Drop by Sonoma Market and see Maria for all of your olive needs! See you at the festival!
Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 23-25, 2016
Sonoma Plaza, Downtown Sonoma