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Catalan

Gloria Ferrer Annual Catalan Festival

Written By: Stefanie Bagala

Mother’s Day is just around the corner…. and so is Summer. Combine the two and purchase a mom in your life tickets to the Catalan Festival!

Imagine if you could take a trip to Barcelona, Spain, and raise money for a good cause, all without the transatlantic flight, jet lag and expense.  Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, located at 23555 Carneros Highway in Sonoma, has found a way to turn this fantasy into reality.  Visit the winery on July 19th and 20th from noon to 4:00 p.m. for the 2014 Gloria Ferrer Annual Catalan Festival, benefiting the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.  Now in its 22nd year, the two-day festival was established by the Ferrer family of Spain to honor the opening of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in 1986, the first Catalan-owned winery in California.  Tickets are on sale here now at or call the winery directly at (707) 996-7256.paella-350

Each day of the festival, guests will stroll Las Ramblas, replicating Barcelona’s popular main street.  Along the way they will sample savory tapas, enjoy paella and cooking demonstrations, and participate in educational seminars, cocktail demonstrations, food & wine pairings and a festive grape stomp.  Acclaimed Gloria Ferrer Carneros sparkling and estate varietal wines, as well as select wines from the Ferrer family’s Spanish wineries, will be available for sipping.  Those captivated by the mood may also learn to dance the traditional Sardana or learn about Havaneras. This year, music and entertainment will be provided by Makru Music and Sol Flamenco.

Honoring its commitment to education, proceeds from this year’s festival will benefit the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.  Last year, the winery donated $15,000 from festival proceeds to the organization. As part of an ongoing effort, the winery also donates a portion of the sales of every bottle of its gold-medal winning extra virgin olive oil made from the winery’s estate-grown Catalan and Tuscan olives to the foundation.

Order your tickets now as both days end up selling out well before the event!