Mother’s Day is a major occasion for many wineries each year. And with the Bay Area weather forecast looking to be 70s and sunny, this Mother’s Day 2017 might be the perfect occasion to take the celebrations to wine country.
While there are plenty of wineries opening their doors for Mother’s Day, here are our top 5 offering a more unique experience.
The Meritage Resort
Mother’s Day Brunch Featuring Veuve Clicquot
When Veuve Clicquot is involved, you know it’ll be a classy affair. For just $89, enjoy live jazz on the Meritage terrace and local cuisine. In addition to standard brunch fare such as omelettes and french toast, local specialties include Point Reyes cheese, Model Bakery focaccia, and artisanal charcuterie from Zoe’s Meats. For an extra $100, you can also make it a bottomless brunch with as much Yellow Label as your heart desires. Details here.
Rock Wall Wine Company
If “Friday night celebration” describes your mom more than Sunday brunch: head to Mother Trucker. For $6 admission, Rock Wall Wine Company will open its Alameda winery to a night of wine, music, and food set against the SF skyline. access to 13 food trucks, music, a complimentary photo booth, airbrush tattoos, and even a special Mother’s Day lounge with makeovers and brow waxing. Details here.
CIA at Copia
Mother’s Day Rosé Tasting & Classes
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will be offering a number of ways to celebrate with mom. Taste rosé in the CIA gardens, learn to create gifts including Lavender Lip Balm and Chocolate Ganache Truffles, or take a sparkling wine pairing and tasting class. Tickets here.
Mother’s Day Wine and Art Walk
For the artsy moms, a scenic stroll with live paintings and a glass of bubbly in hand might be the perfect occasion. Female painters will create artwork inspired by the gardens of Ferrari Carano. Details here; no reservations necessary.
Mother’s Day Weekend
Moms won’t want to miss Dutton Goldfield during their Sonoma wine weekend — all mothers receive a free cheese plate with their wine tasting or purchase. Pinot lovers in particular will enjoy the 90+ point Wine Enthusiast-rated offerings. For reservations, email Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the flip side, Mother’s Day is also quite a busy weekend across wine country. Those looking to avoid the crowds may want to look at this as a list of places to visit later.