Join us for our first
Let us help you get ready for Spring and Summer entertaining! Join us for a day of Gloria Ferrer award winning wines and chef prepared tasty bites, perfect ideas for your warm evening get-togethers! Meet professionals from Flower Magazine and learn creative floral arranging, displays, wreaths, and more! See colorful flower art installations perfect for special occasions.
Talk with local professionals to steer you in the right direction for spring flower/vegetable gardens and outdoor living spaces. Peruse our on-site garden market for plants and fresh arrangements to get you started enhancing your home. Get inspired with DIY tips for highlighting your indoor/outdoor décor. Test your luck winning raffle prizes ranging from floral arrangements to garden equipment! Day of events listed below.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in beautiful Sonoma, CA. 12-4 pm.
Ticket price includes: wine, food, entertainment, and a chance to win glorious prizes!
Use the code LOCALSBB for $80 tickets
Members need to log in to receive your tickets at $70 each
Under 21 welcome to join us for food and activities!
Under 21 admission tickets here.
What to Expect:
12:15PM: Floral Arranging Presentation with Kiana Underwood of Tulipina and Flower Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Margot Shaw
Come see Kiana Underwood, one of the most sought-after floral designers in the United States. Sit down with Flower Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Margot Shaw to learn how to create the most stunning floral arrangements. Learn tips on floral arranging and hear her story on how she became the distinguished floral artist and inspiration she is today.
1:30PM: Sunset Magazine Senior Garden Editor, Johanna Silver, Talks Test garden
Join Johanna Silver for the reveal of Sunset Magazines’ new Test Garden. Get the inside scoop on the new space that will soon be the inspiration for gardens around the country. Stay for a little Q&A to discuss tips on best practices, design shortcuts and so much more.
2:45PM: Container Gardening Design Seminar with Deborah Thomas from Sonoma Mission Gardens
Learn expert tips from Sonoma’s own Deborah Thomas. She will delight you with her humorous approach to planting and demonstrate how to create gorgeous flower filled baskets and containers.
Demonstrations & Seminars:
12:30pm, 1:30PM, & 3:00PM: Seed Planting Technique Demonstrations
Learning the art of growing and maintaining beautiful plants from seeds is a great way to start the Spring season. Learn the best tips and tricks from finding the right containers, soil and light.
12:15pm and 1:15pm – Hands On Walk in the Vineyards with Mike Crumly
Take a walk in the vineyards and get hands on with our Vice President of Production, Mike Crumly. Learn the proper way to prune a vine and get the inside scoop on bud break, the beginning of the grapes life cycle. Mike has planted and tended the well-balanced vineyards of Gloria Ferrer for 25 years, let him guide you through the vines while you discuss the art of agriculture including: frost protection, hand-farming, cover crops, compost and much more. This intimate and hands on experience, will give you a behind the scenes look at the vineyards behind our award-winning sparkling wines.
1:00PM, 2:30PM, & 3:30PM: When to Plant your Vegetable Garden Demonstrations
Learn the best practices for planting your spring vegetable garden including when to plant and how to sow your seeds. Come see examples of vertical vegetable gardening and small space gardening.
Hands on Floral Crafts – Head Wreaths & Leis
Learn how to make beautiful flower wreaths and leis in celebration of Spring! Space is limited. Each class is 1 hour.
12:30PM & 3:00PM: Floral Head Wreath Class
2:00PM: Lei Making Class
Additional Entertainment and Activities:
Take a stroll around our in-house blooming Flower Market – offering beautiful flowers, floral arrangements, plants and garden essentials for purchase.
Enjoy delicious food catered by Beth Sogaard. Menu Includes: Lobster Stuffed Mini Potatoes, Duck and Gingered Vegetable “Springrolls”, Scallop Skewers, Curry Station, Samosas Deconstructed and much more.
Enjoy Live Music by Ragtime Sullivan Duo
Have a little fun at the Photo Selfie Station, feast your eyes on one of a kind Floral Art Showpieces, make your own wine cork succulent magnets, ask any garden related questions at the Garden Expert booth, and get a chance to win glorious Raffle Prizes.
3:30PM Raffle Drawing:
We are pleased to announce our wonderful raffle donations and contributors. The various items you could take home are as follows:
- Jamali Gardens – Set of 3 hammered vases valued at $115 (Moj-San to provide plants to go in each)
- Lavender Country Gardens – Large Showpiece arrangement
- Stephanie Johnson – Set of 4 bags valued at $266
- Grant Avenue Florist – Set of 3 arrangements
- Toss Design – Au Revoir Utility tote in navy/white valued at $130
- Sonoma Mission Gardens – Large hanging container garden
- Sunset Magazine Garden Book
- Tulipina – Arrangement from Kiana Underwood presentation
- BedHead Pajamas Set valued at $140
- Pom Pom at Home – 1 Montauk Cream Throw valued at $185
- Woolly Pocket – Two sets of 4 Living wall planters in white
- And various Gloria Ferrer raffle prizes
In partnership with Flower Magazine.