Sonoma Valley CRUSH Adds New Dimension to Wine-Tasting Experience

If you’re a wine connoisseur, a leisurely tour of the superb wineries that dot California’s famed Sonoma Valley is the ultimate vacation. For those with a passion for wine, traveling California’s fabled Wine Trail to sample America’s finest vintages at the country’s most prestigious estate vineyards is a highly-anticipated experience.

Most Sonoma County wineries are open for tastings and tours year round, but for a truly unique experience, schedule your Sonoma County vacation for the end of September when visitors are invited to participate in the annual fall wine harvest. The 2012 Sonoma Valley CRUSH weekend from Wednesday, September 26 through Sunday, September 30 gives wine fans the opportunity to experience the wine harvest “hands on.”

This year, 14 of Sonoma Valley’s most prestigious wineries and vineyards will be participating in the CRUSH weekend. Select wineries will offer special harvest events throughout the long weekend. Saturday and Sunday will feature harvest activities and exclusive wine tastings at private cellars. Admission to Saturday and Sunday CRUSH events is available at the special rate of $35 per person from the Heart of Sonoma Valley Winery Association; tickets can be purchased online at the association’s website.

An elegant wine country estate rental in the prestigious Glen Ellen region of Sonoma County is the perfect place from which to enjoy all of the exciting CRUSH events. Located in an exclusive gated community, this exquisitely-appointed estate with gourmet kitchen, 4 spacious bedrooms, 6 full baths, a private in-ground pool and spa can accommodate several couples in comfortable luxury. Rent it now from and start planning the ultimate trip to Sonoma Valley wine country.