SONOMA COUNTY – The Third Annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend raised $1.3 million this month. To date the three-day event, comprised of Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch, the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction and a series of vintner lunches and dinners, has donated more than $10 million to local charities serving students, children, farm workers and people in need.

The harvest wine auction raised more than $500,000 in bids. Taste of Sonoma sold out in advance for the first time in its 31-year history with a capacity crowd of 2,500.