What is V2V?

Vineyards to Villages (V2V) was started by members of the Sonoma County wine industry in partnership with Global Partners for Development to bring clean water infrastructure to schools in East Africa. The V2V Wine & Food Safari is an opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry in beautiful wine country, all while addressing the global water crisis that continues to take the lives of children around the world every day.

What happens on Safari?

People who go on Safari get complimentary tastings at wineries across Sonoma County from November 10-12, discounts at local restaurants, hotels, and tour companies, a keepsake wine glass, entry into raffles, and more! 100% of all ticket sales go directly to water projects at schools in East Africa, and participating wineries also donate a portion of the sales of every bottle sold over the weekend.

Additional Weekend Events

This year, V2V will also offer a limited number of tickets to additional events throughout the weekend – a Winemaker Dinner at Christopher Creek Winery (Thursday, Nov. 9 at 6:30pm); a Winemaker Lunch at Fritz Underground Winery (Sunday Nov. 12 at 12:30pm); and Chocolate Pairings at Pedroncelli Winery (Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2pm). These tickets are sold separately.

When and where can I go wine tasting?

Once you purchase your ticket, you can visit any participating winery any time throughout the weekend for a complimentary tasting. Please visit each winery only once. Winery hours and availability will vary. Each winery has its own tasting guidelines, and some may be by appointment only. Always contact the winery ahead of time for parties of six or more. Participating wineries include:

Dry Creek Vineyard ~ Fritz Underground Winery ~ Christopher Creek Winery ~ Pedroncelli Winery ~ Sbragia Family Vineyards ~ Viszlay Vineyards ~ Portalupi Wine ~ Merriam Vineyards ~ Windsor Tasting Lounge ~ Beneficiis Wines ~ DaVero Farms & Winery ~ Kobler Estate Winery ~ Kokomo Winery ~ Papapietro Perry Winery ~ ACORN Winery ~ Barber Cellars ~ Bennett Valley Cellars ~ Spann Vineyards ~ Sonoma Portworks ~ Mauritson Wines ~ Paradise Ridge Winery ~ Valley of the Moon Winery ~ Tonti Family Wines ~ Rodney Strong Vineyards & Davis Bynum Winery

What do I get for being a friend of Global Partners?

Great question! Instead of a $50 ticket, you can use the friends and family discount of $35 per person using code V2V2017. Sorry, no discounts for the additional events. For tickets and more information, visit our Eventbrite page.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Amy Holter at [email protected] with any questions or call the Global Partners office at (707) 588-0550.