Kendall-Jackson Wines | Preferred Wine of the 150th Kentucky Derby

We are thrilled to announce that for the fourth year, Kendall-Jackson is the “Preferred Wine of the Kentucky Derby® and Churchill Downs.” 2024 is a milestone year as it marks the 150th anniversary of the Run for the Roses taking place on Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Join the fun and celebrate the 150th Kentucky Derby.


Kendall-Jackson Wines | 150th Kentucky Derby Party




We're bringing the excitement of the Kentucky Derby to Sonoma County. Join us at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens for the West Coast's largest official celebration for the 150th Run for the Roses. Our stunning four-acre culinary garden, expansive lawn, and alfresco patio will provide the perfect setting for a fun-filled day of wine, food, fashion, horse racing, and entertainment. Derby Day festivities at Kendall-Jackson will include a large-screen viewing of Kentucky Derby day races, fashion contests, Derby-inspired Southern cuisine paired with award-winning Kendall-Jackson wines, beer by Seismic Brewing Company, Golden State Cider, iconic mint juleps, and more. New this year, we'll keep the party going post-race with a performance by the ultimate party cover band, Wonder Bread 5.

It's all happening on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 11am until 7 pm. Ticket price includes full access to Saturday's event, complimentary food, a welcome drink, and three complimentary drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.

General Admission Ticket Price: $175 per person - SOLD-OUT

Kendall-Jackson Wine Club Member Ticket Price: $150 per person - SOLD-OUT

Ticket includes:

  • Full access to the full-day event, including post-race celebration + Wonder Bread 5 performance.
  • Complimentary food + non-alcoholic drinks from 11:30am - 4pm; à la carte purchases via food trucks 4:00pm - 7:00pm.
  • Three complimentary drink tickets; additional drink tickets available for purchase.

Event happens RAIN OR SHINE. All ticket sales are final. Food and drink tickets are good for the event only on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Ages 21+ only event. No pets permitted.


Our annual celebration is for a good cause with all event proceeds benefiting Farm to Pantry.

A special 'cheers' to all of our Partners

Kendall-Jackson Kentucky Derby Party Partners

Kendall-Jackson Kentucky Derby Watch Party Partners


Food & fare provided by the Kendall-Jackson Culinary team + an amazing line-up of local restaurants, retailers, & suppliers:

Ayawaska restobar  | Belly Left Coast Kitchen  |  The Bird & The Bottle |  Fiorello’s Gelato  |  Goldfinch  |  Grata Italian Eatery  |  Land & Water Coffee  |  Lucha Sabina  |  Kin Smoke  |  John Ash & Co.  |  Napa Valley Crust  |  NORCINA  |  Oliver’s Market  |  Sea Thai: Mandarin Kitchen  |  Spoon Bar  |  Vine Hospitality  |  Warike  


Looking for hotel accommodations? Book with one of our preferred hotels: 

Oxford Suites - use code KJDERBY   |   Hampton Inn Windsor   |   Hotel Trio Healdsburg


Please drink responsibly. Using a designated driver, Uber, Lyft, taxi, or other car ride service is encouraged.


Kendall-Jackson 150th Kentucky Derby Commemorative Wines


While some fans sip on bourbon, wine is our drink of choice on Derby Day. To celebrate the milestone year of the 150th Kentucky Derby, we've released two special bottlings featuring the best of California's coast wine-growing regions. Blending our family's legacy of award-winning winemaking and Thoroughbred horseracing, we are thrilled to announce this year's commemorative wines: our 2022 Mendocino County Chardonnay and 2021 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. These bottles are limited edition and will go fast. Find a bottle before May 4, 2024 at a store near you. Can't get enough Cabernet Sauvignon? Available exclusively online is our three-vintage vertical of Kentucky Derby Cabernet Sauvignon featuring the 2019, 2020, and 2021 vintages packaged in a 150th Kentucky Derby Commemorative Box.



Dreaming of a wine country getaway to catch the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports? You're in luck! Wine lovers and horse racing enthusiasts can enter for a chance to win a trip to Sonoma County, California for next year's Derby party. One lucky winner will win (4) tickets to our annual watch party at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens to celebrate the 151st Kentucky Derby. 


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 21 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States and the District of Columbia. Enter to win tickets to the 2025 Kentucky Derby Watch Party at Kendall-Jackson by texting “Derby” to 707-385-5320 or by submitting an online entry form at between 3/1/24 and 4/30/24. Message and data rates may apply. For complete rules, visit Sponsored by Kendall-Jackson Winery, 425 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and the Twin Spires design are registered trademarks of Churchill Downs Incorporated.