Participating Wineries: Pairings for the Senses


Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476


5:30 - 7:30 pm

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is excited once again to present Pairings for the Senses. Wine + Food and Poetry + Art all come together in a set of dynamic pairings to delight all our senses.  

“Pairings” at SVMA is a concept inspired by the long-running Flight of Poets where live poetry readings are paired with the perfect Sonoma Valley wines. At the Museum, we naturally add art to the mix with our featured exhibitions: David Ligare: Magna Fide (The Great Belief) and Forge and Stone: Contemporary California Women Sculptors, and a tantalizing sampling of Sonoma Valley’s renowned cuisine. 

Christopher Sawyer is our MC. He is an internationally-renowned sommelier, wine journalist, wine judge, consultant, and public speaker. Voted Best Sommelier of Sonoma County by Bohemian Magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

The POETS (selected and introduced by Tess Taylor)

Hollie Hardy is the author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems and winner of the 2016 Annual Poetry Center Book Award. She teaches at the 

SF Creative Writing Institute and Berkeley City College, hosts Saturday Night Special-An East Bay Open Mic, and co-produces Oakland’s Beast Crawl Literary Festival.

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, California. Her books include Interrupted Geographies, (2017), There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air (2015) and Gold Passage (2013). She teaches at Napa Valley College and is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.

Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015), which was nominated for a California Book Award. Also a human rights activist and educator, he has taught at Columbia University, where he earned his M.A. and in detention centers across the country. He lives in San Francisco. 


Armando Navarro, El Dorado Kitchen

Bryan Jones, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Carlo Cavallo, B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille

Muscardini Cellars

…and more to be announced soon!

Don’t wait to purchase tickets. Space is limited: register

Tickets (per night): $35 SVMA members | $40 general public