HEALDSBURG: Get your Passport

The 29th annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley, the premier wine and food festival of Sonoma County, will start popping corks and serving tasty dishes from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 28 and 29.

In addition to elaborate tastings of food and wine at 40-plus wineries in the Dry Creek Valley, the weekend includes a series of winemaker and vineyard lunches and all kinds of tours and grape-to-glass experiences.

Two-day passports cost $135; Sunday-only is $90; designated drivers are $50 per day. There are also limited tickets to a vintage soiree on Friday night. To reserve, go to drycreekvalley.org.


SONOMA: Roll out the sushi

Ed Metcalfe, executive Chef at Shiso Modern Asian Cuisine in Sonoma, will give a hands-on class on Sushi Making at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Sunset Outdoor Test Kitchen at Cornerstone.

The menu includes sushi rice, Dungeness Crab California Roll, Rainbow Roll, Chumakin Roll, Temaki Hand Roll and a demonstration of Miso Soup.

Cost is $80, including wine tasting and a communal meal. To register, go to cornerstonesonoma.com. 23570 Arnold Drive.


SANTA ROSA: Taste of Olivet

The Olivet district, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley, will hold its 8th annual Taste of Olivet tasting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at eight wineries.

Tickets cost $45 in advance, free for designated drivers. To reserve, go to olivetroad.com.


HEALDSBURG: Herbs and cheese

Herbalist Trinity Ava will lead a workshop on how to use the dietary support to create robust immunity and vitality during the spring season at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Healdsburg Shed.

The workshop will also cover healing allergies and promoting spring cleansing. Cost is $65. To reserve: healdsburgshed.com or 707-431-7433. 25 North St.


SONOMA: Women and wine

The 12th annual “Women, Wine, Chefs and Cheese” event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma.

The event hosted by the YWCA Sonoma County is a benefit for Sonoma County families affected by domestic violence.

It will feature a bubbles and cheese reception with local, women winemakers and artisan cheesemakers.

Serving as the 2018 Honorary Woman in Wine this year will be Margo Van Staaveren, longtime winemaker for Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood. Tracey Shepos Cenami, a chef with Jackson Family Wines, will serve as the Honorary Chef.

To reserve a table, go to ywcasc.org or call 707-303-8414.

Staff Writer Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or diane.peterson@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @dianepete56.