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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

203 wineries

Events in Central Coast

Aver Family Vineyards 2016 Grenache Release

September 20—22, 2019

Aver Family Vineyards, Gilroy

To celebrate International Grenache Day, we are releasing our 2016 Family Album Grenache. Join us for the festivities.

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Aver Family Vineyards, 2900 Soma Way, Gilroy, CA

Phone: (408) 203-8575

Email: mary@averfamilyvineyards.com

Website: www.averfamilyvineyards.com

Details: Aver Family Vineyards specializes in Rhône varietals. To celebrate International Grenache Day, we are releasing our 2016 Family Album Grenache. These grapes express the terroir of our vineyard and the Santa Clara Valley AVA. Join us for the festivities.

Brochelle Vineyards Annual Fall Winemaker Dinner

Saturday, September 21

Blue Oak Barn, Outside of Paso Robles

We are taking you on an exciting journey for this year's Annual Winemaker Dinner! We hope you will join us on a truly authentic, rustic farm-to-table experience hosted at the Blue Oak Barn, owned and operated by Executive Chef Justin Monson. The evening will feature exquisite culinary creations by Chef Monson who recently moved to Paso Robles after years of honing his craft at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Auberge du Soleil in Napa.

Cost: $149-$169 per person

Address & Location:
Blue Oak Barn, Blue Oak Barn, Outside of Paso Robles, CA

Details: We are taking you on an exciting journey for this year's Annual Winemaker Dinner! We hope you will join us on a truly authentic, rustic farm-to-table experience hosted at the Blue Oak Barn, owned and operated by Executive Chef Justin Monson. The evening will feature exquisite culinary creations by Chef Monson who recently moved to Paso Robles after years of honing his craft at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Auberge du Soleil in Napa. Chef Monson's farm-to-table approach will delight you with his industrial-rustic barn setting where he grows fresh produce right alongside where we will be dining. Saunter down to the underground cellar where you will indulge in a taste of something special straight from Brochelle's Reserve wine library. Savor Chef's freshly sliced hand-crafted salami paired with artisanal cheeses beneath their enormous oak tree. When night falls and our gourmet dinner is complete, cozy up to the fire pit with a glass of your favorite Brochelle wine under the stars. It will be an evening to indulge in all your senses - and one that will showcase all the charm and infinite beauty that rural Paso has to offer! We are providing optional transportation to the Blue Oak Barn. This transportation is not included with your ticket and needs to be purchased separately. Guests are welcome to take their own vehicles; please be advised the venue is approximately 45 minutes from our tasting room. **Shuttle will leave the Tasting Lounge promptly at 5:00 pm on September 21st. Please arrive to the Tasting Lounge no later than 4:45 pm.**

Livermore Valley Wine Auction

Saturday, September 21

Wente Estate Winery, Livermore

Livermore Valley Wine Auction

Cost: $275-$2,500

Address & Location:
Wente Estate Winery, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (510) 725-8905

Email: kelda@afandco.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: The Livermore Valley Wine Auction is a stunning evening offering insider’s access to the warm hospitality of Livermore Valley Wine Country. Enjoy a wine tasting of local wines paired with delicious appetizers, hosted by local winemakers, while you browse dozens of exclusive silent auction lots. Then, join your friends for a fabulous dinner and an exciting live auction featuring packages not available anywhere else, ranging from wine to vacations to private dinners. Following the live auction, enjoy live music and dancing. Don’t miss this outstanding evening!

Sunday Funday at Baileyanna

Sunday, September 22

Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth Tasting Room, San Luis Obispo

Enjoy an afternoon of wine, music from local favorites B & The Hive, and food from Javed Kabab Paradise food truck. Free to attend!

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth Tasting Room, 5828 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA

Phone: (805) 269-8200

Email: tastingroom@nivenfamilywines.com

Website: shop.nivenfamilywines.com

Details: Enjoy an afternoon of wine and music. Javed Kabab Paradise Food Truck will have food available for purchase starting at 12pm, Local favorites B & The Hive, will be playing from 1 to 3pm! This event is free to attend, no tickets required!

Fourth Friday Free Concert with Spencer James

Friday, September 27

Charles R Vineyards, Livermore

Wine-down for the weekend with a picnic on our garden patio at our Free Concert with Spencer James.

Cost: Event is free, wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle

Address & Location:
Charles R Vineyards, 8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 454-3040

Email: bonnie@charlesrvineyards.com

Website: www.charlesrvineyards.com

Details: Wine-down for the weekend with a glass or bottle of your favorite Charles R wine to pair with your picnic on our garden patio at our Fourth Friday Free Concert with Spencer James. Spencer is a 22 year old guitar player, singer, and blues fanatic, playing a remix and a mashup of great Blues and Rock 'n' Roll, getting to the roots of American music, leaving room to improvise.

Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

September 27—28, 2019

Downtown Arroyo Grande, Arroyo Grande

Join the Ag Harvest Festival Grape Stomp!

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Downtown Arroyo Grande, Olohan Alley, Branch, Bridge, Nelson and Mason Streets, Arroyo Grande, CA

Website: agharvestfestival.com

Details: The Harvest Festival is will be held on September 27-28, 2019. The festivities will include parade, entertainment, performances, music, diaper derby, scarecrow decorating contest, homegrown growing contest, pie and bread contest, arts and crafts, food and more. Visit the agricultural pavilion and browse various displays, farm animals, a grape stomp and more. Free admission. Hours: Fri 4pm-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm

Downtown SLO Sip ‘n Saunter

Friday, September 27

San Luis Obispo

Downtown SLO’s 3rd annual Sip ‘n Saunter takes place at multiple Downtown venues on Friday, September 27 from 5-8:30 PM! Sip ‘n Saunter is a memorable evening of beverage and food tastings offered in Downtown San Luis Obispo’s diverse shops and locations.

Cost: $55

Address & Location:
Downtown San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA

Website: downtownslo.com

Details: Downtown SLO’s 3rd annual Sip ‘n Saunter takes place at multiple Downtown venues on Friday, September 27 from 5-8:30 PM!  Sip ‘n Saunter is a memorable evening of beverage and food tastings offered in Downtown San Luis Obispo’s diverse shops and locations.

Live Music at Carr Winery with the Mark Tesla Band

Friday, September 27

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Stop by Carr Winery Friday for live tunes by the Mark Tesla Band, a local group with a big sound!

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: info@carrwinery.com

Website: www.carrwinery.com

Details: Stop by Carr this Friday for live tunes by the Mark Tesla Band, a local group with a big sound. Consisting of Mark Brinkman on vocals, guitar, and harmonica, John Teetsel on the guitar, bass, and cajon, and John Carey on vocals and guitar, the Santa Barbara group will be putting their spin on classic hits. Empanadas by Buena Onda will also be available for purchase. It’ll be a festive Friday night you won’t want to miss!

The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

Saturday, September 28

Begin at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, Solvang

Learn as you taste wine through the vineyards of the Lucas & Lewellen estate.

Cost: $85

Address & Location:
Begin at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join us for our 15th annual Wine Club Tour of the expansive Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Guests meet at L&L for light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting before shuttling through the Valley View, Goodchild, and Los Alamos Vineyards while our informative hosts entertain, educate, and pour wines from each featured vineyard. Stop for a tour of our Buellton winery and complete your day with a casual lasagna dinner at the Tasting Room. Only 40 seats available.

Ukulele Jam & Open Mic With Steve Kritzer

Saturday, September 28

Charles R Vineyards, Livermore

We be jammin! Ukulele Jam & Open Mic on our garden patio, families welcome!

Cost: Event is free, wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle

Address & Location:
Charles R Vineyards, 8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 454-3040

Email: bonnie@charlesrvineyards.com

Website: www.charlesrvineyards.com

Details: We be jammin! Come join Steve Kritzer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and popular ukulele teacher for our Ukulele Jam & Open Mic. Music sheets will be provided, or email Steve at steveonstrings@gmail.com for a PDF of the songs in advance. Bring a picnic, kids are welcome, and wine is available for purchase by the glass or bottle. An Open Mic session will give those with more expertise a chance to strut their stuff!

Get Your Boots Dirty at the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

Saturday, September 28

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Solvang

Louis Lucas and Andy Moore will educate and entertain as we visit the tasting room, winery and all three estate vineyards.

Cost: $85/person

Address & Location:
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, right next to the Visitor's Center parking lot, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join us for our 15th annual Wine Club Tour of the expansive Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Guests meet at L&L for light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting before shuttling through the Valley View, Goodchild, and Los Alamos Vineyards while our informative hosts entertain, educate, and pour wines from each featured vineyard. Stop for a tour of our Buellton winery and complete your day with a casual lasagna dinner at the Tasting Room. Only 40 seats available.

Eat Drink Play

Saturday, September 28

Los Gatos

Join us for our 3rd Annual Eat Drink Play Los Gatos, a community event featuring Fine Wine, Craft Brews, Local Food, Live Music & Great Shopping all in our Charming Downtown. The event takes place on a closed portion of N. Santa Cruz Avenue (from Main Street to Bachman). You may sip, stroll, munch & dance your way down the Avenue!

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Downtown , Los Gatos, CA

Website: www.losgatoschamber.com

Details: Join us for our 3rd Annual Eat Drink Play Los Gatos, a community event featuring Fine Wine, Craft Brews, Local Food, Live Music & Great Shopping all in our Charming Downtown. The event takes place on a closed portion of N. Santa Cruz Avenue (from Main Street to Bachman). You may sip, stroll, munch & dance your way down the Avenue! EAT DRINK PLAY LOS GATOS is a street festival open to all. Admission to the event is free.  Stroll a closed N. Santa Cruz Avenue and visit our Los Gatos restaurant food booths, as well as local winery and craft brewery booths.  Browse our member booths and other artisans.
  • Food is available from our food booths for cash or charge.
  • Wine and Beer tokens are available on the day of the event and will be pre-sold.
  • Event will be held rain or shine.

Wine-Down Friday

Friday, October 4

Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth Tasting Room, San Luis Obispo

Join us after hours for wines by the glass, live music by Craig Kinkaid, and food from Hurricane Kitchen Food Truck. Free to attend!

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth Tasting Room, 5828 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA

Phone: (805) 269-8200

Email: tastingroom@nivenfamilywines.com

Website: shop.nivenfamilywines.com

Details: Save the date! Join us after hours for a glass (or bottle!) of wine. Live music by Craig Kinkaid and food available to purchase from The Hurricane Kitchen food truck. The event is free to attend: no tickets required!

FALL WINEMAKERS DINNER

Thursday, October 10

Wente Estate Winery, Livermore

Join us for our annual Fall Winemakers Dinner celebrating harvest through a beautiful evening of wine and food pairings sure to delight your pallet!

Cost: $180

Address & Location:
Wente Estate Winery, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (510) 725-8905

Email: kelda@afandco.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Join Karl Wente, 5th generation winemaker, for a very special evening as we celebrate the annual Harvest Season! Menu and details to come. 5:30PM Welcome Reception with Dinner beginning at 6pm $180 per guest. 15% off for Wente Wine Club Members. Space is limited and will sell out quickly. Reservations are required.

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.

#MAKETIME FOR WINE & MUSIC 2019 WITH MATT NATHANSON

Sunday, October 13

Wente Estate Winery, Livermore

Wine and Music with Matt Nathanson at Wente Vineyards

Cost: $80

Address & Location:
Wente Estate Winery, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (510) 725-8905

Email: kelda@afandco.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Join us as he takes the audience through a journey of his songbook while shining a light on deep cuts, hits and fan favorites. Taking to the stage with his guitar, a spinning wheel and his secret weapon, Aaron Tap, Nathanson strips back the show in order to help let the songs breathe a little easier, fall on our ears a little softer and envelope our hearts more fully.

Sunday Funday

Sunday, November 3

Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth Tasting Room, San Luis Obispo

Enjoy an afternoon of wine, music by Billy Banzik, and food prepared by The Hurricane Kitchen Food Truck. Free to attend!

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Baileyana, Tangent, True Myth Tasting Room, 5828 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA

Phone: (805) 269-8200

Email: tastingroom@nivenfamilywines.com

Website: shop.nivenfamilywines.com

Details: Enjoy an afternoon of wine and music! The Hurricane Kitchen Food Truck will be cooking a storm starting at 12pm, and local musician, Billy Manzik, will be playing from 1 to 3pm. This event is free to attend, no tickets required!

TASTE OF BORDEAUX WINE CRUISE

November 14—21, 2019

Cities & sites in Bordeaux, Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Lisbourne, and Saint-Émilion, Livermore

7-night river cruise highlighting the Bordeaux region of France! Wente Vineyards will be hosting discussions to share the passion for making premium handcrafted wines!

Cost: TBD

Address & Location:
Cities & sites in Bordeaux, Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Lisbourne, and Saint-Émilion, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (877) 288-2202

Email: dstevens@dreamvacations.com

Website: wentevineyards.com

Details: Discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings. Discover the gems of Spain’s Basque Country, including Bilbao, home to the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum, and the stunning seaside resort, San Sebastián, before traveling to France’s wine capital, Bordeaux. Iconic châteaux, timeless vineyards and delicious wine tastings are plentiful as you visit Cadillac, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion, Libourne and Bourg. After cruising the Bordeaux region, experience the lure of the UNESCO Loire Valley before concluding your journey with an overnight stay in Paris. Learn a little, play a lot! This trip is perfect for everyone who enjoys French culture, luxury travel, and wine-led culinary experiences!

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.

Jule Fest Christmas Open House at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Saturday, December 7

The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, Solvang

Lucas & Lewellen will host a special tasting of Christmas wines paired to beautiful Christmas cheese selections with a special chocolate tasting.

Cost: $25

Address & Location:
The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: As the magical village of Solvang celebrates Christmas Danish-style, Lucas & Lewellen will host a special tasting of Christmas wines paired to beautiful Christmas cheese selections with a special chocolate tasting. Enjoy the music of local carolers, a hot chocolate bar, pricing specials to help with your Christmas list, Christmas music, and the unforgettable Solvang JuleFest, subject of Time Magazine’s “Most Christmas-ey Town in the U.S.” Folks will take in the season at the small town Christmas ceremony on Friday, December 6th at 5 pm with Christmas music, dancing ballerinas, and Santa visits. Jule festivities will also include a Christmas Parade, VIP Candlelight Tours, and a Living Nativity on December 7th, a "Shop, Mingle, and Jingle" event on December 7th and 8th, and a “Jule Fest Wine & Beer Walk” on December 13th and 14th.

Valentines Day Winemaker Dinner with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Friday, February 14

The Alisal River Grill, Solvang

A romantic wine dinner showcasing the wines of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards.

Cost: $95/person

Address & Location:
The Alisal River Grill, 150 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Lucas & Lewellen will once again be celebrating Valentines Day with their wine family, this year with a Sparkling Wine reception and Valentines Winemaker Dinner at the romantic Alisal River Grill. Royce Lewellen and Louis Lucas, who will be accompanied by their lovely Valentines, will share the background story on featured wines throughout the dinner showcasing impressive culinary pairings.