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SONOMA VALLEY

Roll out the barrels!

Seventeen wineries from Kenwood to Glen Ellen will host the 2017 Savor Sonoma Valley from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 and 19 during the annual barrel tasting experience.

Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrel wines and tour through caves during this epic sneak peek of the 2016 vintage.

Tickets are $65 for a weekend pass, $75 at the door or $50 per person for a Sunday-only pass. Designated drivers are free. For reservations, go to heartofsonomavalley.com or call 707-431-1137.

SONOMA

Irish lunch with wine

Meadowcroft Wines at Cornerstone will serve a four-course Irish feast at noon Saturday, March 11, that highlights the culinary talents of Darby Tarantino, who studied cooking in Ireland.

The luncheon includes Irish classics such as Irish soda bread and butter, goat cheese from the Ardsallagh dairy and a traditional Irish seafood pie with Duchess potatoes.

Dessert includes Banoffee pie, a dessert that blends the lightness of bananas with the richness of toffee.

Tickets are $78, including wine pairings, and advance reservations required. To reserve, go to meadowcroftwines.com or call 707-934-4090.

GEYSERVILLE

St. Pat’s benefit dinner

The Geyserville Oddfellows will host its annual Jiggs and Maggie St. Patrick’s Day dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Oddfellows Hall 176.

The benefit dinner, cooked by Diavola chef/owner Dino Bugica, will feature corned beef and cabbage, live music and a silent auction to benefit the Geyserville school district.

A no-host bar will offer local wine, beer and whiskey.

Tickets are $25 adult, $10 kids 13 and under, available at Bosworth and Son, Diavola or brownpapertickets.com. 210027 Geyserville Ave. geyservilleoddfellows.com.

SONOMA

Benefit dinner

A dinner to support the Sonoma School Garden Project will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Ramekins Culinary School.

The evening starts with a reception and silent auction, followed by a dinner provided by chefs from Sonoma. Tickets are $75. ramekins.com. 450 W. Spain St.

HEALDSBURG

Book event at Jimtown

Jimtown Store will host a book release party for “Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the cafe at 6706 Highway 128.

Admission is $20, including a copy of the book, appetizers and rosés from Smith Story Wine Cellars and Robert James Wines, plus postcards and stamps to send messages to representatives.

All of the royalties from the book will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Please RSVP to catering@jimtown.com. Participants are also requested to bring small-size toiletries to donate to North Sonoma County Services.

PETALUMA

Griffo releases first whiskey

Griffo Distillery will throw a party to celebrate their first whiskey — Stony Point Whiskey made from locally grown ingredients — from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Petaluma distillery.

There will be custom cocktails, whiskey and gin tasting, live music by Royal Jelly Jive and grub from Faron’s Louisiana Style Barbeque. Free. 1320 Scott St., Suite A.

NAPA VALLEY

Flavor! tickets

Individual tickets for Flavor! Napa Valley, held March 22 to 26 at various Napa Valley venues, are on sale.

The event, which includes five days of exclusive food and wine experiences, supports programs and scholarships at The Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone Campus in St. Helena.

The event kicks off with “First Taste — A Downtown Social” at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Culinary Institute of America at Copia in downtown Napa. Cost is $95 and includes tastes from 15 Napa restaurants and 40 wineries.

Other highlights include a Napa Valley Icons Dinner at Silverado Resort and Spa on March 23, a Master Class with Richard Blais on March 25 at the CIA at Greystone, and a Grand Tasting on March 25 at the CIA at Greystone.

Multi-day ticket packages are also available. To reserve, go to flavornapavalley.com.

Staff writer Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or diane.peterson@pressdemocrat.com.