Family-friendy harvest party coming up in Sonoma

Mark your calendar for these upcoming food and wine events in Sonoma County.|


Cornerstone Sonoma hosts family-friendly harvest party

Cornerstone Sonoma, a Wine Country marketplace with artisan shops, winery tasting rooms, gardens and Folktable restaurant, is hosting a harvest party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The family-friendly event will feature food from Tank House Farms and Dirty Girl Donuts, wine from Sojourn Cellars, live music by the JimBo Trout Trio, carnival rides, a petting zoo and more.

Tickets are $15 per person, including children, with food and beverages available for purchase. Children are encouraged to come in Halloween costumes.

Cornerstone Sonoma is located at 23570 Arnold Drive in Sonoma. Visit


Enjoy laid-back truffle dinner with Idlewild Wines

Idlewild Wines is hosting a truffle dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Healdsburg. The winery is importing 2 pounds of white truffles from Alba for this laid-back event, which will accompany four courses of Italian-inspired fare and Idlewild Nebbiolo.

The menu will include mixed chicories with salt-cured egg yolk and Quail & Condor croutons, pastured veal with tuna conserva aioli, hand-rolled egg yolk pasta with shaved Alba white truffles and a selection of Italian cheeses with chestnut honey.

Prices are $250 per person, or $175 for wine club members. To make a reservation, visit

Idlewild Wines is located at 132 Plaza St. in Healdsburg. Call 707-385-9410, or visit


Paul’s Kitchen opens at Geyserville Inn in Alexander Valley

Paul’s Kitchen, a casual dining spot in the heart of Alexander Valley, has opened at Geyserville Inn. With sweeping view of the vineyards and Mayacamas Mountains, the restaurant offers breakfast and lunch, including wood-fired pizzas, salads, burgers and a selection of Sonoma County wines.

Takeout is available, too. The restaurant is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.

Paul’s Kitchen is at 21716 Geyserville Ave. in Geyserville. Call 707-203-2188, or visit

You can reach Staff Writer Sarah Doyle at 707-521-5478 or

Sarah Doyle

Wine & Lifestyle Reporter

Wine is the indelible heartbeat of Sonoma County. As the wine industry continues to evolve, my job is to share the triumphs, challenges and trends that affect our local wine region, while highlighting the people — past and present — who have contributed to its success. In addition, I cover spirits, beer and on occasion, other lifestyle topics.

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