A Sensual & Intellectual Feast in Sonoma Wine Country

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Santa Rosa Film Festival - Kirsten's Sonoma Real Estate Blog


Sonoma Valley is a feast for the senses during the late summer and fall.  The natural beauty of our hills and vineyards, the aroma of crushed grapes in the air, and seemingly endless opportunities to wine and dine during September and October are sensual pleasures that draw thousands of visitors annually.


But there's more.  High-brow film buffs and everyday movie-lovers have yet another reason to travel here this time of year.  It's the Santa Rosa International Film Festival, a 7-day movie extravaganza, also known as the Wine Country Film Festival, which is marking it's 25th anniversary.


The festival kicked off on September 14th and it runs through Tuesday, September 20th.  The schedule lists movies about the arts, the environment, Latino culture, food, and a slew of films made and produced by creators of cinema from more than 20 other nations.  Over 125 movies will reportedly be shown this year.


Sonoma Valley's Deerfield Ranch Winery, located in Kenwood,  has been a major sponsor of this event and an opening night party was held there on the 14th.  There are two Santa Rosa movie theaters screening many of the films:  The Roxy Theater and the Summerfield Theaters.  A full schedule of showings is available if you take a look at the 37 page program posted online.


Local passes for the full run of the festival for Sonoma County residents cost $100 and provide access to all the movies being shown.  There are day passes for $50.  An assortment of other ticket packages cost from $65 to $500 and include a variety of benefits and privileges.

Deerfield's wine cave is a pretty amazing place to see.  I've been there for other events and it's beautifully constructed...very large and deep.  And now---for your viewing pleasure --- a pretty festival promo.  It was filmed at Deerfield and it gives you a peek of the wine cave.  It will arouse your senses.

sriff-Vimeo HD from Tylor Norwood on Vimeo.

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Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
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This sounds like a terrific event.  If we lived closer, we would definitely be attending.  Thanks, Kirsten!

Sep 15, 2011 02:41 PM #1
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
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Your killer titles sure attract, and I ventured to read about this sensual and intellectual feast (lol)

Sep 15, 2011 02:42 PM #2
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

What a great thing for Somona!  Took a peek at the movies....I remember watching the Magnificant Seven as a kid thinking they were soooo cool!!  Be fun to see it again now!

Sep 15, 2011 03:07 PM #3
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Hi Don:  There's so much going on right now here in the valley it's tough to chose WHAT to do! 

Sep 15, 2011 03:27 PM #4
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Jon:  You are a funny guy...and I'm glad you took the time to read my post.  But did you watch the video at the end?  It's well done.

Sep 15, 2011 03:29 PM #5
Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Hi Kathy:  Thank heavens we can get these old films on Netflix...or, as some of my neighbors do, at the local library.  They are great to watch so many years later....so much more do we "see."

Sep 15, 2011 03:30 PM #6
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