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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 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.

Holidays in the Vineyards

December 7—8, 2019

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, Livermore

Join us for a Livermore Valley Holiday tradition!

Cost: Not Specified

Address & Location:
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, 3585 Greenville Rd #4, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 447-9463

Email: events@lvwine.org

Website: go.evvnt.com

Details: 40+ wineries showcase their decorated tasting rooms with special wines, arts, crafts, holiday music, activities and more. Including, Bent Creek, Boa Ventura, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery and Port Works, Charles R Vineyards, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Dante Robere Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyards, El Sol Winery, Embodied Wines, Garré Vineyard and Winery, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta's Well, Nella Terra Winery, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Winemaker's Studio, Wente Vineyards, Wood Family Vineyards and more!!

Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park

Saturday, December 7

Fremont Park, Menlo Park

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, December 7 in Downtown Menlo Park from 1-4:30pm.

Cost: $49

Address & Location:
Fremont Park, Santa Cruz Ave & University Dr, 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, December 7 in Downtown Menlo Park from 1-4:30pm. 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!

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.