<b>Grill 116:</b> On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., wineries of Route 116 are hosting Grill 116, with wine, barbecue and classic cars.
Here's how it works. You pony up the admission fee — $45 for the general public, $35 for wine club members, $10 for designated drives — and then meander from winery to winery, enjoying yummy grilled foods paired with delicious wines and admiring restored vintage cars. (If you see a '57 Chevy, feel free to email Ms. Mouthful a photo.)
Participating wineries include Balletto Vineyards and Winery (5700 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa), Dutton Estate Winery (8757 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol), Graton Ridge Cellars (3561 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol), Hanna Vineyards and Winery (5353 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa), Hook & Ladder (104 Main St., Sebastopol), Martin Ray Winery (2191 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa), Russian River Vineyards (5700 Gravenstein Highway North, Forestville) and Taft Street Winery (2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol).
Tickets are available at all winery websites and by calling 823-3040.
<b>Second annual Dog Days of Summer:</b> On Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trentadue Winery (19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville) hosts a benefit for the Sonoma Humane Society.
The event features several food trucks, a photo booth, dog training, a dog agility course, toys, accessories, contests and more. The entire family is invited and a portion of the proceeds will support our local humane society.
Advance reservations, available at trentadue.com through Saturday, are $15; you'll pay $20 at the door. The price includes a wine glass, unlimited wine tastings, a gift for your pup and a tasting at the Wine Club Bar. Designated drivers pay $5.
<b>Dog hike at Kunde:</b> On Saturday, Jeff Kunde will lead a moderately strenuous hike through the 1,850-acre Kunde Family Estate (9825 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood) and your pup is invited.
The hike begins at 9 a.m. at the Kunde Family Estate Tasting Room and concludes with a wine tasting and lunch, along with a water bar and treats for the dogs. Children over 10 are invited. Allow four hours.
Cost is $50, and a portion of the fee will be donated to Canine Companions and the Sonoma Humane Society. One more dog hike is scheduled this year, on Oct. 12. For more information and to make a reservation, visit kunde.com.
<b>Pacific Island Festival:</b> On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Rohnert Park Warriors Youth Football hosts its third annual Pacific Islander Festival.
The fete features food and beverage vendors, purveyors of Hawaiian and Polynesian fabric, clothing, accessories, arts, crafts and more, along with a massage booth and business information booths on a variety of topics, from insurance and limousine service to carpet care and a transplant donor network.
Food vendors include Kiki & Bob's Hawaiian Shave Ice, Aloha Grindz, Fiji Warriors, Polynesian Roast Chicken, Ohana Connection, Friar Tucks beer and margarita booth and several others.
The BloodMobile will also participate and all who donate blood will receive free tickets to the Sonoma County Fair. There will be live performances, too, including Mouthful fave singer-songwriter Faith Ako, who will take the stage from noon to 1 p.m.
Admission is free and it all takes place at Rohnert Park City Center Plaza, 500 City Center Drive.