Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual VinOlivo Weekend presented by Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance.

VinOlivo Weekend takes place over Presidents Day Weekend and showcases more than 60 wineries and 25 top restaurateurs in Sonoma Valley.

The Grand Tasting marks the largest event of Sonoma Valley’s three-month long Olive Festival and celebrates the birthplace of world-class California winemaking.

The Grand Tasting is presented by The Lodge at Sonoma and will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. New this year, VIP ticketholders gain early access at 6:30 p.m.

Grand Tasting highlights include:

• Sip Sonoma Valley’s best wines as you get to know the personalities behind the wine.

• Ignite your taste buds with culinary delights from more than 25 of Sonoma's finest restaurateurs, caterers, and artisans.

• Sample savory olives from the Olive Bar.

• Experience the pommes frites and sparkling wines in the Sparkling Room.

• Entertain your senses with one of the hottest DJs in town.

Participating wineries include Anaba Wines, Annadel Estate Winery, Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, Auteur Wines, B Wise Vineyards, B. R. Cohn Winery & Olive Oil Co., Bartholomew Park Winery, Beltane Ranch, Bennett Valley Cellars, Benziger Family Winery, Breathless Wines, BRYTER Estates, Buena Vista Winery, Canihan Family Winery, Ceja Vineyards, Charles Creek, Chateau St. Jean, Cline Cellars, Dane Cellars, Deerfield Ranch Winery, Enkidu Wines, Envolve Winery, Eric Ross Winery, Fausta Family Vineyards, GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Haywood Estate Winery, Highway 12 Vineyards & Winery, Idell Family Vineyards, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Keating Wines, Kenwood Vineyards, Korbin Kameron, Landmark Vineyards, Larson Family Winery, Laurel Glen Vineyards, Ledson Winery and Vineyards, Loxton Cellars, MacLaren Wine Co., Mayo Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars, Pangloss Cellars, Petroni Vineyards, R2 Wine Company, Ravenswood Winery, Schug Carneros Estate Winery, Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery, Sojourn Cellars, Spann Vineyards, Stone Edge Farm Winery, Talisman Wines, Tin Barn Vineyards, Two Amigos Wines, Ty Caton Vineyards, Valley of the Moon Winery, Viansa Winery & Marketplace, VJB Cellars, WALT Wines and Westerhold Family Vineyards.

Participating restaurants and artisans include Aventine Glen Ellen, Cafe Scooteria, Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, Crisp Bake Shop, Drums & Crumbs, El Dorado Kitchen, HelloCello, Hopmonk Tavern, Krave Jerky, Scandia Bakery, The Epicurean Connection, the girl & the fig, The Olive Press and Valley Ford Cheese Co. 

Tickets are $75 general admission in advance, $95 VIP admission in or call 935-0803.