From my Local Getaways newsletter, thought some folks might be interested:
The 37th Annual Wine Road Barrel Tasting
March 6-8 & March 13-15, 11am-4pm, Sonoma Wine Country
Each year in early March more than 100 wineries in Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valleys—including Rodney Strong, Korbel, Quivira, Simi, and dozens more—open the doors to their wine cellars and allow the public to sample their wares straight from the barrel. In addition, participants have a rare opportunity to purchase wine “futures”, where you can buy the wine your tasting from the barrel today before it’s bottled next year.