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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

Flying Goat Cellars Hosts Artist Reception for Teresa Pratt

Saturday, February 16

Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room, Lompoc

Flying Goat Cellars is hosting an artist reception for Teresa Pratt at the Tasting Room on Saturday, February 16, 2-4pm. All are invited.

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room, 1520 E. Chestnut Ct., Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 588-0996

Email: marketing@flyinggoatcellars.com

Website: www.flyinggoatcellars.com

Details: Come by and meet the artist over a flight of wine and some snacks. Pratt’s paintings will be on exhibit at the tasting room through February 28, 2019. Flying Goat Tasting Room is located at 1520 E. Chestnut Court in Lompoc. The tasting room/gallery features new and established local artists and photographers so please contact Flying Goat at 805-736-9032 if you are interested.

President’s Day Weekend Wine Walk on Treasure Island

February 16—17, 2019

Winemaker Studios, San Francisco

Join us for President's Day Weekend Wine Walk - taste your way through 4 wineries with discounts and a view of the beautiful Bay Bridge!

Cost: $10-15 per wine tasting

Address & Location:
Winemaker Studios, 448 Clipper Cove Way, San Francisco, CA

Phone: (650) 520-8938

Email: info@winemakerstudios.com

Website: www.winemakerstudios.com

Details: You have probably been on plenty of wine walks before... but we bet you haven't been to one on an island! Winemaker Studios has 4 tasting rooms conveniently located right next door to one another on Treasure island so that you can focus more on your wine and less on the 'walking'. Pre-purchase your President Wine Walk Passport (a $37 Value) now for only $10 and receive: $5 off each of the 4 tasting rooms during your crawl (or $15 at the door – save by purchasing in advance!) $17 in Bottle Bucks* to redeem towards any wine bottle purchases

Sunday Funday

Sunday, February 17

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

Enjoy an afternoon of wine and music. Bear & the Wren will be onsite starting at 12pm, and singer-songwriter Kenny Taylor will be performing from 1-3pm!

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: nivenfamilywines.com

Details: Enjoy an afternoon of wine and music. Bear & the Wren will be cooking wood-fired fare available to purchase starting at 12pm, and singer-songwriter Kenny Taylor will be performing from 1-3pm!

Fiddlehead Cellars – Open that Bottle Night

Saturday, February 23

Fiddlehead Cellars, Lompoc

Fiddlehead Cellars - Open that Bottle Night

Cost: $20

Address & Location:
Fiddlehead Cellars, 1597 E. Chestnut Ave, Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 735-7728

Email: info@fiddleheadcellars.com

Website: www.fiddleheadcellars.com

Details: After Hours from 4 – 8pm join us for an extended barrel tasting in our cellar for Open that Bottle Night, a time to connect with friends and family as you learn about what drives the Fiddlehead expression. We\'re not just opening THAT (older) BOTTLE… we\'re also opening THAT (younger) BARREL! Library wine 12 to 4pm in the tasting room, then stick around for EXTENDED HOURS 4 to 7pm to OPEN THAT BARREL and dive into a fun and informative Barrel Tasting in the Cellar. We only do this once in a while!

World of Pinot Noir

March 1—2, 2019

Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The annual World of Pinot Noir event gathers the planet’s foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars.

Cost: $100 ~ $1,000

Address & Location:
Ritz-Carlton Bacara, 8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA

Email: info@wopn.com

Website: www.worldofpinotnoir.com

Details: The annual World of Pinot Noir event gathers the planet’s foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration of this delicious and storied wine.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Day

Saturday, April 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: 75.00 , Passports are valid for 1 year

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

Phone: (831) 684-8463

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.

Earth Day Celebration Weekend at Castoro Cellars!

April 27—28, 2019

Castoro Cellars, Templeton

Join us for an Earth Day Celebration Weekend at Castoro Cellars featuring live music, education, local vendors, art, vineyard tours and more!

Cost: Saturday festival is FREE, Wine Tasting $10/pp, free to wine club members. Sunday Organic Lunch & Vineyard Tour & Tasting $80 by reservation only

Address & Location:
Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Road, Templeton, CA

Phone: (805) 238-0725

Email: events@castorocellars.com

Website: www.castorocellars.com

Details: Earth Day Celebration Weekend, April 27th & 28th! On Saturday Castoro's beautiful tasting room grounds will be transformed into a festival celebrating Earth Day from 12-4pm featuring live music by Dante Marsh, educational demonstrations, vineyard tours, local organic food samples, craft vendors and art. Lunch available by Bethel Rd Kitchen. Wine Tasting $10/pp. Family-friendly! On Sunday enjoy an Organic Lunch in the Vines by Chef Nick Otto, followed by a comprehensive Whale Rock Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting highlighting our certified organic, sustainable and biodynamic vineyard practices. 12-3PM 21+, sorry no children or dogs. $80/pp (limit 20 guests)

Sommeliers Choice Awards

May 19—20, 2019

South San Francisco Conference Center, S SAN FRANCISCO

Sommeliers Choice Awards is the first international wine competition within the United States that would be judged entirely by sommeliers only.

Time: 10:00 AM

Cost: $120

Address & Location:
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard South, San Francisco, California, S SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Phone: (855) 481-1112

Email: info@sommelierschoiceawards.com

Website: sommelierschoiceawards.com

Details: The competition will focus exclusively on the needs of on premise establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges and clubs, making this competition fundamentally different from any other wine competition within the U.S. The goal of the Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide experienced on premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. Website: https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/ Judging Date: May 19-20, 2019

Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

Sunday, May 19

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Sip, sample and bid! Taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.

Cost: $75-$125 (Early Bird), $95-$145(after April 1st)

Address & Location:
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Grand Tasting (General Admission) 1:00pm- 4:00pm Ticket includes personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($75) for the Grand Tasting (General Admission) ends April 1. Grand Tasting (VIP) 12:00pm- 4:00pm Early 12pm entrance includes 1 hour advanced entry as well as an oyster and sparkling wine bar, personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($125) for the Grand Tasting (VIP) ends April 1.

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.

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.