As the wine country community continues to rebuild and heal, B.R. Cohn Winery will continue to host the 2nd annual Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival (All Things Olive), held at the property on November 4th, 2017. A hallmark of the olive oil harvest in Sonoma Valley, the event will commence with a hand harvest and blessing of olives from B.R. Cohn’s 160-year-old heritage trees. The olive harvest typically begins after the grape harvest concludes, leaving one more cause for celebration before the holiday season starts.
In an effort to aid recovery for the Napa and Sonoma areas, profits from ticket sales will go to the Heart of the Vine Fire Relief Fund, providing gift cards forbasic necessities to winery staff, first responders and employees of our winery friends, neighbors and vendors who have lost their homes. The festival, originally set to take place throughout the weekend, has cancelled its Sunday, November 5 date.
“Now, more than ever, is the best time to support the wine country community through local festivals and winery visits. Considering the last couple of weeks, it’s inspiring to see the community come together, especially with this collaboration involving our regional olive oil contributors,” commented Debra Eagle, B.R. Cohn’s Estate Director.
Numerous olive oil vendors include B.R. Cohn, CaliVirgin Figone’s Olive Oil, Grumpy Goats Farm Olive Oil, Lucchetti Family Olive Oil, The Olive Press, River Road Olive Oil, Petroni, McEvoy and Wild Groves. In addition, confirmed food vendors will be available at the festival, including: The Girl and the Fig’s The Fig Rig, Belon Oysters from Michael Watchorn, Drums and Crumbs and Sweet Scoops Ice Cream.
The festival will showcase educators Orietta Gianjorio and Don Landis and pastry chef and cookbook author Maria Capdevielle, chefs and cookbook authors, Sally James and John Toulze, all of whom will explain the marvels of this ancient fruit. Live music from The Butterdishes and Rhyme & Reason will also be available during the Sonoma Extra Virgin Festival. Other vendors will include Sonoma Syrup, Bob Bowman Photography, North of South Olivewoods, Table Chez Nous, Crisp Bakeshop, House of Gar and ODE.
Event tickets will include a one-day admission to the festival and a glass of wine from B.R. Cohn’s premium range of wines. Tickets may be purchased here for $20 and the festival will run from 11:00am-4:00pm on November 4th. For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/sonoma-extra-virgin-festival-tickets-35157962412