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Days of Wine and Crab

Wine lovers will want to head to the Dry Creek, Russian River, and Alexander valleys in Sonoma, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 17-18, when bottles will be uncorked for exclusive tastes.

The 17th annual Winter Wineland event will have more than 100 winery owners opening their cellar doors for a post-holiday celebration that will allow guests to taste limited production vintages, both old and new. Food pairings and tours also will be offered. Look for special discounts on bottles and cases, too.

Among the wineries to visit are De La Montanya, De Loach Vineyards, Siduri Wines, and Korbel.

Price is $40 for both days; $30 for Sunday only; and $10 for designated drivers. To purchase tickets and to see a list of participating wineries, click here or call (888) 251-0560.

If you want to enjoy some crab with all that wine, you won’t want to miss Mendocino County’s Wine & Crab Days at Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino, Jan. 30-31.

Feast on a five-course crab dinner on that Saturday, featuring Yorkville Cellars wines. On Friday evening, enjoy a wine hour with a light buffet. A gourmet breakfast is included each morning.

Price for this crabby package, which includes all of the above plus two nights’ accomodations, is $792-$1,102 per couple, depending upon choice of room. A limited number of reservations are available for the dinner only at $125 per person. For reservations, call (800) 578-4454. 

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