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September is California Wine Month

Join us in experiencing the excitement of the annual harvest season.

Did you know September is California Wine Month? Whether you live in California, elsewhere in the United States or abroad, we welcome you to celebrate the unique and diverse wines the state has to offer. Take part in a variety of in-person or virtual winery events, follow along with our wine and culinary adventures on social media, and enjoy a free e-book with simple and delicious recipes to pair with California wines. Read on to learn more.

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Events & Offers

Many wineries throughout the state of California are celebrating this September with onsite tastings and demonstrations, virtual tastings, tours, festivals, farm-to-table harvest dinners, special offers and more.

Check out our Events & Offers list for more details, open a bottle of your favorite California wine and raise a glass to the top wine-producing state in the U.S. and the world’s fourth-largest wine-producing region in the world.

California Wine Month on Social Media

Sept. 2 & 3: Wine Regions Tours

We’ll be kicking off California Wine Month with a tour of beautiful Paso Robles attended by some of our favorite food & wine influencers – follow @california.wines on Instagram and the California Wines Facebook page to see what’s going on!

*Pro tip: some of our friends will be visiting other regions, including the Sierra Foothills and Santa Barbara County on their way to Paso, so start following along on August 31 to see all the regions we visit!

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Sept. 10-12: Amanda McCrossin at Food & Wine Classic
(IG Takeover Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. PDT)

Go behind the scenes at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen with Amanda McCrossin, SommVivant + California Wines! Follow @california.wines on Instagram to see all the Golden State goodness, and mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 11 at 4:30p.m. when @sommvivant takes over the @california.wines channel for “The Kids Are Alright: Napa Valley & Sonoma’s Next Gen Winemakers” live directly following her seminar at the Classic!

California Wine Month Food & Wine Classic

California Wine Month, Happy Hour at Home Livestream,
Sept. 16, 3 p.m. PDT 

Join Aida Mollenkamp of Salt & Wind and Kate Ramos of Hola Jalapeño live on the California Grown Facebook channel as they pair six of California’s most popular wine styles with seasonal, wine-friendly dishes, including:

  • Pumpkin Hummus with Toasted Spiced Pepita Seeds
  • Whipped Goat Cheese Spread topped with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranates
  • Agrodolce Grape Crostini
  • Beet and Pear Chips
  • Poblano and Queso Fresco Taquitos
  • Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gorditas

Happy Hour at Home E-book


Image courtesy of CA Grown

Wine lovers who want to bring the harvest experience into their homes can do just that this month, through virtual events and  purchasing California wines from local wine shops or grocery stores. To give you a little inspiration,  in partnership with CA Grown, we’re offering a free e-book , “Happy Hour at Home,” which includes simple recipes for delicious snacks and small bites that pair beautifully with California wines.

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With options like Spicy Cotija Popcorn paired with California Zinfandel, California Grape, Walnut + Sage Compote over Brie paired with California Chardonnay or California Fresh Herb Guacamole with Feta paired with California Sauvignon Blanc, there’s something for everyone.

Download your copy here.


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