Thanksgiving is almost upon us and that means the dreaded Black Friday is right around the corner. If you would rather skip the mall crowds and indulge in wine country views instead, the family-owned winery collective Taste Destination 128 is hosting its Alexander Valley Black Friday Open House
at eight participating wineries. Festive food and wine pairings, and lots of unique gifts and discounts await at Field Stone Winery & Vineyard, Hanna Winery & Vineyards, Medlock Ames and several other spots on Thursday, Nov. 25, at various locations in Healdsburg. 11am to 4pm. $35; $15 designated drivers. Tastedestination128.com.