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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

212 wineries

Events in Central Coast

Palate Rap with Jake & Josh Beckett

Friday, August 28

Peachy Canyon Winery, Templeton

Palate Rap-Virtual Tasting with Jake & Josh Beckett

Cost: Complimentary

Address & Location:
Peachy Canyon Winery, 1480 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA

Phone: (805) 237-1577

Email: Suzie@peachycanyon.com

Website: www.peachycanyon.com

Details: Join Jake & Josh as the taste through three wines from the Spring Wine Club release. The 2018 Petite Sirah, the 2018 Willow Zinfandel, & the 2018 Especial Zinfandel. If you already opened these wines from your shipment and you would like to taste along, re-order now at PeachyCanyon.com Clink the link to Zoom in with us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89657130247

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Wine Club Passport Event

September 1—15, 2020

Multiple Wineries, Lompoc

Your Passport to the Sta. Rita Hills entitles you to wine club perks by participating members. Visit our website for details.

Cost: $30.00

Address & Location:
Multiple Wineries, Sta Rita Hills, Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 570-0741

Email: info@staritahills.com

Website: www.staritahills.com

Details: September is California Wine Month and we are ready to celebrate Harvest 2020. Make plans to visit and take advantage of our Wine Club Passport event which entitles you to purchase participating member’s wine clubs at their discounted price. Order online from September 1st through the 15th from as many participating wineries as you would like and get a taste of membership! There is no commitment to join the club when you order. Or, if you are in the neighborhood, make an appointment to pick up your wine clubs in person and do a tasting or sip a glass of wine. How it will work: · Passports are available for $30.00. · Online orders must be placed between September 1st – 15th directly to the winery. · Order from as many participating wineries as you would like and receive the Wine Club discount.

Sip & Color: #CabernetDay

Thursday, September 3

J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine (Virtual), Paso Robles

Join J. Lohr’s Jeff Meier, Darrell Marcus, and Erica Meier as they coloring through a panoramic view of J. Lohr’s iconic Hilltop Vineyard

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine (Virtual), https://www.facebook.com/JLohrWines/, Paso Robles, CA

Details: Join J. Lohr on Thursday, September 3rd, from 4 pm to 5 pm PDT, for a ‘Sip & Color’ session on Facebook Live. J. Lohr President/COO Jeff Meier and marketing partnership expert and art enthusiast Erica Meier will be coloring through a panoramic view of J. Lohr’s iconic Hilltop Vineyard. Guests can download the template, grab pencils, crayons, or paints, and sample three Cabernets from the J. Lohr Estates and J. Lohr Vineyard Series Cabernet portfolio.

New California AVAs and Trends in California Wine – A Virtual Tasting with Master Sommelier David Glancy

Friday, September 18

San Francisco Wine School's Virtual Classroom, N/A

Join Master Sommelier David Glancy for a unique 8-wine virtual tasting to explore California's new and emerging AVAs.Tasting kits available for shipping to 43 states

Cost: 125.00

Address & Location:
San Francisco Wine School's Virtual Classroom, N/A, N/A, CA

Phone: (650) 868-6703

Email: kcampbell@sfwineschool.com

Website: sanfranciscowineschool.com

Details: California grows over 100 different wine grape varieties and accounts for over 80% of the American wine production. If California were a country, it would be the 4th largest producer in the world! Despite it's size, however California's wine landscape is constantly changing with recent approvals of eight new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and another eight on the way! San Francisco Wine School invites you to join Master Sommelier David Glancy for a unique eight wine virtual tasting seminar to explore California's new and emerging AVAs and discover its newest grape varieties, producers and other trends in the dynamic wine scene. This special California Wine Month tasting seminar may be taken on its own or to enhance the California Wine Appellation Specialist CWAS® certification program. Full price tickets include eight 2-oz premium wine samples with shipment available to 43 states

Build Your Own Cheese Board & Wine Pairing

Tuesday, September 22

Carhartt Vineyard, Solvang

Carhartt Vineyard will teach you how to make a beautiful charcuterie spread and the fundamentals of food and wine pairing. Join us!

Cost: Free (bottle purchase required for full experience)

Address & Location:
Carhartt Vineyard, 1541 Rancho Santa Ynez Rd, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-5107

Email: info@carharttvineyard.com

Website: carharttvineyard.com

Details: Come join Carhartt Vineyard and John Moore, one of our awesome Rascals, for a virtual 1-hour session as we go step-by-step in building an awesome charcuterie spread. After we build our boards, Chase Carhartt will walk you through the fundamentals of food and wine pairing, taste through the two selected wines (will be available for purchase on our website), and discuss how each pair with the flavors of your cheeseboard. List of recommended items to follow.