The Official Page of the 2024 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Saturday, October 12th

The purpose of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair is to highlight our County’s agricultural, industrial and recreational opportunities. The Fair’s inception was in 1975, and is considered one of the premiere regional wine judgings in the country. It draws a considerable amount of attention and interest on both a statewide and national level.

The Harvest Fair recruits 18 judges representing trade, education, writers, retailers and others in the wine and hospitality industry to judge the professional wine competition. Over two days they judge over 900 wines, all made from grapes grown in our premiere Sonoma County growing region. They stimulate both local and national recognition of Sonoma County’s premium wines. The Harvest Fair also highlights Sonoma County’s innovative cuisine through its professional food competitions.

The Harvest Fair, though very much in the national spotlight, is still able to retain its exclusively local flavor. In addition to our wine and food judgings it holds a Grand Tasting where over 1,500 people can sip and taste all the Golds and Best of Class wines. Patrons can also venture outside the tasting pavilion to enter or watch the World Champion Grape Stomps held in conjunction with the Grand Tasting.

The Harvest Fair is a major tourist event, yet continues to focus its emphasis on the community.

2023 Sweepstakes Winning Wines !

Sweepstakes Specialty

De La Montanya Vineyards & Winery
2020 Twisted Jill Blanc de Blanc
Russian River Valley
Andrew Schwendeman

97 points

Elegant bouquet of delicate white fruit. Exceptional minerality with a long silky, almost creamy finish. Well balanced and a great example of blanc de blanc.”

Sweepstakes Red

Wilson Winery of Dry Creek
2021 Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley Reserve
Diane Wilson

97 points

“Ready for fall, deep layers of colors of barn red and current, red ripe fruit with an earthy undertone of allspice and alpine strawberry. Delicious!”

Sweepstakes White

Fritz Underground Winery
2021 Chardonnay
Russian River Valley
Clay Fritz

97 points

“This is why Chardonnay is the number one white wine, this wine is multi layered from the first scent to the last tinkle on the tongue. Bursts of ripe fruit with tropical notes, perfectly integrated oak on balance, beautifully round finish.”

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Mission Statement

Our mission is to showcase and promote locally produced agricultural products; to celebrate our region’s culinary, visual and performing arts and to provide family entertainment while fostering and enhancing agricultural prosperity and our county’s cultural resources.