Taste of Sonoma took place on Saturday, September 2 at the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. Two thousand attendees tasted their way through a microcosm of Sonoma County’s most incredible flavors. One hundred sixty five wineries shared unique varietals from their acclaimed collections and 30 local top chefs featured mouthwatering bites.

This year’s event brought together the historic Sonoma County wine region to life with access to rare and highly sought-after wines, gourmet foods, and locally grown produce from top Sonoma County chefs. Wine and food enthusiasts enjoyed intimate conversations with wine luminaries and winemakers as well as focused seminars covering a range of topics — from Sonoma County terroir to expert advice from chefs.

Taste of Sonoma’s center stage hosted some of Sonoma County’s most renowned chefs, including Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt of John Ash & Co Restaurant, Executive Chef Carl Shelton and Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock of J Vineyards & Winery, and veteran Kenwood Restaurateur and YouTube Chef Steve Rose of the organic and biodynamic Rose Ranch.