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Central Coast

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge rises to greet you at the top of our Central Coast. Over the course of the next 500 kilometers (300 miles), the weather transitions from moody to mild, which makes for excellent diversity in both wine and surf. Grapes here are among the oldest in the state, planted by Franciscan monks as they made their way north on El Camino Real (“the royal road”, now Highway 101) in the late 1700s.
Central Coast wineries

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Events in Central Coast

Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park Wine Walk

Saturday, June 1

Downtown Menlo Park, Menlo Park

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm.

Cost: $49

Address & Location:
Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!

Wine & Wags

Sunday, June 2

20+ Wineries in Livermore Valley Wine Country, Livermore

Come with your dogs, stay for the wine, and possibly leave with a new best friend!

Cost: $30 Pre-Sale | $35 Day Of

Address & Location:
20+ Wineries in Livermore Valley Wine Country, 3585 Greenville Rd, Suite 4, Livermore, CA

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Join us for the 2nd annual Wine & Wags event! Livermore Valley's dog friendly wineries host a day of fun for dogs and their owners across the region. Bring your friendly four legged friends (on a leash, of course!), and enjoy a day in beautiful Wine Country. Local animal rescues will be partnered with our wineries, promoting adoptions of their furry friends that need a home.

Aptos Wine Wander

Saturday, June 8

Aptos Village, Aptos

Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines.

Cost: $35

Address & Location:
Aptos Village, 8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines. All proceeds benefit Rio Del Mar Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary and Valencia Elementary.

Seal – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Friday, July 12

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter with an international reach known for hits like "Crazy", "Kiss From a Rose" and "Love's Devine".

Cost: $139-$289 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter with an international reach known for hits like "Crazy", "Kiss From a Rose" and "Love's Devine".

Rick Springfield, Greg Kihn & Tommy Tutone – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Saturday, July 13

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Enjoy three incredible rock bands with memorable songs that will take you right back to the 80's!

Cost: $99-$249 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (924) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Enjoy three incredible rock bands with memorable songs that will take you right back to the 80's!

Randy Houser – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Sunday, July 14

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Don't miss this Mississippi-born country crooner belting out the tunes at arena concerts nationwide!

Cost: $89-$239 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Don't miss this Mississippi-born country crooner belting out the tunes at arena concerts nationwide!

California Wine Festival Santa Barbara- Beachside Wine Festival

Saturday, July 20

Chase Palm Park Beachside, Santa Barbara

This is CWF’s signature wine event. Wine loves pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music.

Cost: $70-$115

Address & Location:
Chase Palm Park Beachside, 236 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

Website: www.californiawinefestival.com

Details: This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine oenophiles will find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.

Passport Celebration Days in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Saturday, July 20

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Taste our Terroir

Thursday, July 25

Casa Real Events Center, Pleasanton

Livermore Valley's premiere food and wine event.

Cost: VIP $130 | General $85 | General Admission tickets will go up to $95 on July 1st

Address & Location:
Casa Real Events Center, 410 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: On Thursday July 25, 2019 Livermore Valley's premier food and wine affair will take place, which has 19 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors at Casa Real Event Center from 6-9 PM. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People's Choice award! Friday through Sunday, wineries across the region host ten food and wine events including Port tastings, a hike in the vineyard, honey tasting and more.

The Tenors & Postmodern Jukebox – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Thursday, July 25

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

A night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style - live and in real life!

Cost: $109-$259 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: A night of celebrating true musical talent and timeless style - live and in real life!

Secrets of a Sommelier

Saturday, July 27

McGrail Vineyards & Winery, Livermore

Train your nose with an aroma bar and learn the Secrets of a Somm!

Cost: $60

Address & Location:
McGrail Vineyards & Winery, 5600 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Blind taste and learn about Livermore Valley’s best varietals. Train your nose with an aroma bar and learn the Secrets of a Somm! Join Certified Sommelier Jeremy Troupe-Masi for an interactive tasting experience where he makes wine both fun and approachable. Together, you will taste through a few of the Livermore Valley’s heritage white and red varietals including Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Compare and enjoy wines from 3 Steve’s, McGrail Vineyards, Steven Kent, and Wood Family Vineyards. This intimate event is limited to only 50 people so get your tickets soon!

Paella Dinner

Saturday, July 27

Darcie Kent Vineyards, Livermore

Enjoy an authentic family style Paella dinner at Darcie Kent Vineyards.

Cost: $80

Address & Location:
Darcie Kent Vineyards, 7000 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Enjoy an authentic family style Paella dinner at Darcie Kent Vineyards. The night will begin with wine tasting from several Livermore Valley wineries, including Darcie Kent Vineyards, Crooked Vine Winery, Longevity Wines, Murrieta's Well and Big White House Winery. The seated dinner will begin around 6:30, after you select the bottle of wine you would like to enjoy with your dinner! (one bottle per couple) Paella provided by Ñora Concina Española.

Port-a-Palooza

Saturday, July 27

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, Livermore

Enjoy learning about the history and making of Port while pairing it with delicious cheese and chocolates.

Cost: $35

Address & Location:
Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, 6500 Tesla Road, Suite 4, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Have you ever wondered how Port is made? Well, winemaker Dan Baldwin is here to answer that question. Sit in on his educational seminar of the History of Port, and how it is made. Once you've become a Port master your next step is to sample Ports out of the barrel, from several Livermore Valley wineries, and pair them with several delectable cheeses and chocolates. Participating wineries include Rios-Lovell, Mitchell Katz Winery and more!

Pink Party Rosé Brunch

Sunday, July 28

Retzlaff Vineyards & Winery, Livermore

Dress in your best pink outfit and enjoy delicious Rosé during a garden brunch.

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Retzlaff Vineyards & Winery, 1356 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Rise & Rosé! Head to Retzlaff Vineyards for a fabulous brunch provided by Salt Craft, sip on Rosé from several Livermore Valley wineries, and enjoy your morning in wine country. We encourage you to dress the theme, and where pink attire to the event!

Vertical Tasting of Livermore Valley Award Winning Wine

Sunday, July 28

3 Steves Winery, Livermore

Join the Sweepstakes Award Winning Wineries: 3 Steves, Las Positas, and McGrail Vineyards to taste through a 3 year vertical of their signature wine.

Cost: $60

Address & Location:
3 Steves Winery, 5700 Greenville Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Join the Sweepstakes Award Winning Wineries: 3 Steves, Las Positas, and McGrail Vineyards to taste through a 3 year vertical of their signature wine. Enjoy this unique opportunity where you will taste through 9 wines alongside the winemakers and see what it takes to make one of the best wines in the United States. Cast your vote for your favorite vintage and varietal in this fun and educational tasting at 3 Steves Winery.

Falconry Fly & Wine

Sunday, July 28

El Sol Winery, Livermore

Meet and greet with a California State licensed falconer, and Embodied Wines winemaker & owner, Kimmie Orani Spears and her falconry birds.

Cost: $40

Address & Location:
El Sol Winery, 8626 Lupin Way, Suite 4, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: marketing@lvwine.org

Website: www.lvwine.org

Details: Meet and greet with a California State licensed falconer, and Embodied Wines winemaker & owner, Kimmie Orani Spears and her falconry birds. Watch a flight demonstration in the vineyards at El Sol Winery, while you sip on Embodied Wines' 2016 Corset - Rosé of Pinot Noir and 2017 Chardonnay! There are only 30 tickets available for this event, so purchase yours soon!

Styx – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Tuesday, July 30

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Styx draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts.

Cost: $109-$259 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Styx draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs and hard-driving deep cuts.

The Temptations & The Four Tops – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Tuesday, August 6

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world.

Cost: $79-$229 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: For more than fifty years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world.

Daughtry – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Thursday, August 8

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century.

Cost: $109-$259 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century.

Brett Eldredge – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Monday, August 19

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Seven years into one of the hottest careers in country music, there are more eyes on Brett Eldredge than ever before!

Cost: $155-$305 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Seven years into one of the hottest careers in country music, there are more eyes on Brett Eldredge than ever before and with the release of his latest album!

REO Speedwagon – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Tuesday, August 20

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Legendary rockers perform hits like "Can't Fight this Feeling", "Take it on the Run", "Keep on Loving You" and "Time for Me to Fly"

Cost: $99-$249 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Legendary rockers perform hits like "Can't Fight this Feeling", "Take it on the Run", "Keep on Loving You" and "Time for Me to Fly" that have made them one of the most popular bands since the 1970s!

Boz Scaggs & Aaron Neville – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Wednesday, August 21

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

With chart-topping singles, Grammy-winning songs and a fiercely loyal audience, don't miss out on Boz Scaggs!

Cost: $109-$259 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: With chart-topping singles, Grammy-winning songs and a fiercely loyal audience, don't miss out on Boz Scaggs!

Josh Groban – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Friday, September 6

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

Don's miss GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban

Cost: $199-$379 per ticket

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Don's miss GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban

Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Harvest Dinner

Sunday, September 8

Deer Park Ranch, Aptos

Join SCMWA at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars.

Cost: $150

Address & Location:
Deer Park Ranch, 1950 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars. The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests can sample a variety of wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains while they bid on wine lots as part of a silent auction. Following the reception, guests will be treated to local, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Brad Briske​, Chef and Owner of HOME restaurant in Soquel, where he cooks hyper-local California cuisine, butchers and cures wild game, and plates up handmade pastas and fresh catch from the Monterey Bay. Benefiting Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Classic Rock Concert – Summer Concert Series at Wente Vineyards

Thursday, September 12

Wente Vineyards, Livermore

SAVE THE DATE - A classic rock band to be announced on June 27th

Cost: $149-$299

Address & Location:
Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2424

Email: Concierge@wentevineyards.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: SAVE THE DATE - A classic rock band to be announced on June 27th

Top of the Mountain Wine Fest

Saturday, October 12

Particpating Wineries on Montebello Road, Cupertino

Join four wineries from the iconic Santa Cruz Mountains on Montebello Road in Cupertino for a day of food, entertainment, and wine tasting.

Cost: $50

Address & Location:
Particpating Wineries on Montebello Road, Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join four wineries from the iconic Santa Cruz Mountains on Montebello Road in Cupertino for a day of food, entertainment, and wine tasting.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Days

Saturday, November 16

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.