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Picture Malibu, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, and this is exactly what you see: blue skies, surf, sunshine—maybe even a movie star or two. The stars of southern California wine share the blue skies and sunshine of our famous beaches, but the lifestyle is more serene, with quiet vineyards tucked into rolling valleys and foothills. Picture this: one San Diego vineyard grows their Cabernet Sauvignon at 1,300 meters (4,400 feet) above sea level, the highest vineyard elevation in California.
Southern California

Southern California Wineries

50 wineries

Events in Southern California

Ranch to Table Dinner

Six Sigma Ranch and Winery, Lower Lake

Coursed meal with wine pairings.

Cost: $100/member $130/non-member

Address & Location:
Six Sigma Ranch and Winery, 13372 Spruce Grove Rd, Lower Lake, CA

Phone: (707) 994-4068

Email: katelyn@sixsigmaranch.com

Website: sixsigmaranch.com

Details: Coursed meal with Six Sigma Ranch wine pairings and featuring Six Sigma Ranch raised meats. RSVPs required.

Meritage Vertical Tasting

Baily Vineyard & Winery, Temecula

Vertical Tasting of 6 Meritage wines spanning vintages from 2005 to 2018 hosted by Owner & Winemaker Phil Baily

Cost: $40.00

Address & Location:
Baily Vineyard & Winery, 36150 Pauba Road, Temecula, CA

Phone: (951) 972-9768

Email: phil@bailywinery.com

Website: bailywinery.com

Details: Owner & Winemaker Phil Baily will be hosting vertical tastings of six of his Meritage wines spanning vintages from 2005 to 2018 at the Winery’s Estate Tasting Room, 36150 Pauba Road, Temecula, CA 92592. The wines will be served all at once in six Riedel wine glasses and accompanied by a cheese and bread plate. This is a great opportunity to see the remarkable consistency of quality and style that Baily wines are known for, to see how well Temecula wines age, and discover the nuances of blending. Tastings are available on Saturday and Sunday throughout September by reservation only. Call or text 951-972-9768 to reserve your place.

Crushpad Tours – Harvest Season 2022

Dutton Estate Winery, Sebastopol

We'll take you behind the scenes during active harvest activity to follow the journey of a grape from vine to tank.

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Dutton Estate Winery, 8757 Green Valley Road, Sebastopol, CA

Phone: (707) 829-9463

Email: info@duttonestate.com

Website: www.duttonestate.com

Details: Winery Tour ♦ Complimentary Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30am | September 2nd to October 1st Reserve any 11am tasting experience on Fridays and Saturdays during harvest season and join a complimentary "Crushpad Tour" at 10:30am! We'll take you behind the scenes during active harvest activity to follow the journey of a grape from vine to tank.

South Coast Winery Grape Stomps in the Vintner’s Garden

South Coast Winery, Temecula

South Coast Winery’s Grape Stomp is a wonderful wine experience for two! One stomps in the barrel and the other collects the ripe grape juice.

Cost: 170

Address & Location:
South Coast Winery, 34843 Ranch Viejo Road, Temecula, CA

Email: marketing@wineresort.com

Details: South Coast Winery’s Grape Stomp is a wonderful wine experience for two-person teams – one person stomps in the grape barrel and the other collects the ripe grape juice in a bottle. Tickets start at $170 and include grape stomp for two, two South Coast Winery tasting tickets and a case of wine per two participants. Must be 21 or over. For tickets https://store.wineresort.com/grapestomp2022 Fridays, Sept. 9 and 16 at 3 and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 4 and 18 at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

The Escondido Grape Day Festival

Grape Day Park, Escondido

The historic Escondido Grape Day Festival returns! Saturday, September 10th, 2022, 10am-4pm. Free admission, grape stomping, family fun, wine tasting garden, food court and more

Cost: Free admission to Festival. Paid tickets available to wine tasting garden

Address & Location:
Grape Day Park, 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA

Phone: (760) 743-8207

Email: thorperk@mac.com

Website: www.grapedayfest.com

Details: Escondido’s oldest and most famous event, the Grape Day Festival, returns Saturday, September 10th, 2022, 10am-4pm at Grape Day Park. The Festival will celebrate the early days of Escondido, when agriculture was King and festival goers traveled from across the state to see why Escondido was hailed as having the sweetest grapes and became an agricultural hub. From 1908 to 1950, it drew thousands of visitors and rivaled Pasadena’s Festival of Roses in attendance. This year, with a renewed sense of community, the Escondido History Center is bringing the Grape Day Festival to life, with a focus on celebrating the traditions of Escondido’s glorious past. The 2022 family-friendly and free to attend festival will feature grape stomping, pre 50's era live music, old time children’s games, Antique farm machinery and artisans, a local wine and beer tasting garden, food court,arts and crafts vendors and more!

Sonoma County Wine Auction

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg

Join Sonoma County’s generous winemakers and chefs at the SCWA events weekend and bid on the region’s top wines and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Cost: $2,500 SCWA Weekend Package for all events

Address & Location:
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery, 10300 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 522-5853

Email: amy@sonomawine.com

Website: sonomacountywineauction.com

Details: Join Sonoma County’s generous winemakers and chefs at the SCWA events weekend and bid on the region’s top wines and once-in-a-lifetime experiences — all while making a powerful impact on the lives of those in our county who are in the most need. $2,500 PER PERSON AUCTION WEEKEND PACKAGE INCLUDES: Thursday’s Vintner Dinners - intimate dining experiences hosted by renowned chefs and winemakers. Friday’s Best. Party. Ever. - Join Sonoma County’s top vintners at Buena Vista Winery as the 2022 Sonoma County Wine Auction events kick off with a fabulous evening of exceptional wine, food and celebration set to a Roaring ‘20s theme. Saturday’s Sonoma County Wine Auction - Raise your paddle and make a difference at the main event! Bid on exclusive auction lots from rare wines to all-inclusive wine and culinary experiences around the world. Auction proceeds are distributed to Sonoma County nonprofit organizations by Sonoma County Vintners Foundation.

Pacific Wine & Food Classic, Oct 1, 2022

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, Newport Dunes

Pacific Wine & Food Classic returns to the picturesque oceanfront setting of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Cost: $200-$250

Address & Location:
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Dunes, CA

Email: info@theaceagency.com

Details: The exclusive, boutique-style invitational presents an unrivaled culinary experience celebrating the diverse epicurean offerings of SoCal with exquisite wines, decadent cocktails, and sumptuous bites from the region’s top chefs. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic will highlight many favorites including Cuban and Spanish classic Nuevo Latino cuisine from Habana, fresh-caught seafood from Hook & Anchor, locally sourced and seasonally inspired fare from Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens, authentic Central Mexican street-inspired cuisine from Descanso, award-winning giant paella from Villa Roma and Cambalache, inventive American cuisine from Lido Bottle Works, delicious desserts from Sweet Surrender Specialty Desserts and Pastries, and more.