SONOMA COUNTY: Winter Wineland
The Wine Road — Northern Sonoma County will celebrate the 26th annual Winter Wineland event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at various wineries along the Wine road.
At each winery, you can meet winemakers and taste limited production, new releases or library wines. All participating wineries will highlight either a vintage, varietal or vertical tasting.
The weekend event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday with a winemaker breakfast at Longboard Vineyards, 5 Fitch St., Healdsburg.
Tickets are $48.88 for both days; $38.02 for Sunday only; $5.43 for designated drive; $25 for winemaker breakfast. To reserve, go to wineroad.com. You must choose your starting winery where you will check in.
HEALDSBURG: Food & Farm films
Enjoy a baker’s dozen of short films about the food you eat during the Food & Film Fest at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Healdsburg Shed’s Modern Grange.
Festival directors Sara Nelson and Mischa Nachtigal selected the short films from all over the world on the subject of food and farming.
Tickets are $10, including Shed-spiced popcorn. healdsburgshed.com. Screening starts at 6:30 p.m. 25 North St.
HEALDSBURG: Pigs & pinot on sale
Tickets to Chef Charlie Palmer’s annual Pigs & Pinot weekend go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Thursday with a pre-sale at 10 a.m. today for cardholders of Alaska Airlines Visa Signature.
The 13th annual event, to support local fire relief organizations and Share Our Strength, will be held March 16 and 17 at the Hotel Healdsburg and Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen restaurant. It will feature pork creations from more than 20 chefs and pinot crafted by more than 60 wineries.
In addition to Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen Executive Chef Scott Romano, gala chefs include Rick Moonen of RM Seafood in Las Vegas, Susan Feniger of the Border Grill restaurants and trucks, Trevor Bird of Fable Kitchen in Vancouver and Bryan Voltaggio of Volt in Frederick, Maryland.
For more information and tickets: pigsandpinot.com. Tickets and hotel packages sell out almost immediately.
POINT REYES: The cheese cares
The Fork at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese will serve a special benefit dinner for fire relief at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at the cooking school and creamery.
Executive Chef Jennifer Luttrell will prepare the three-course, family-style dinner for the “Cheese Cares” event. Employees are donating their time so that all proceeds will go to the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund.
Donations of $50, $75 or $100 will be accepted upon reservations. A reception with cheese board and a drink will be held at 6 p.m., so please arrive on time. To reserve: pointreyescheese.com. 14700 Shoreline Highway.
NAPA: Copia conversations
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will host a two-day event, “Soil: Dirt to Dish,” this Saturday and Sunday at the Napa campus.
The event, hosted in partnership with the Lexicon of Sustainability, includes a reception with Alice Waters at 5 p.m. Saturday ($15) as well as soil exhibits, garden tours and films throughout the two days.
Many events are free, and proceeds support the Edible Schoolyard project, a nonprofit founded by Waters to promote edible education.