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Southern California

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 wineries

52 wineries

Events in Southern California

Tour and Tastings

April 1—30, 2019

Ponte Winery, Temecula

Schedule a tour to see how Ponte makes its wines, and where the grapes are grown.

Cost: Various

Address & Location:
Ponte Winery, 35053 Ranchos California Road, Temecula, CA

Phone: (951) 694-8855

Email: tastingroom@pontewinery.com

Website: www.pontewinery.com

Details: Embark on our 10-passenger electric bus and tour our 310 acre ranch. Learn about our grape growing philosophy as you taste signature Ponte wines among the vineyards from which they are grown. After returning, you will visit our winemaking facilities and learn about the art and science of winemaking. Taste young wine straight from a tank or cask!

Behind the Scenes Tour

April 1—30, 2019

South Coast Winery, Temecula

Our behind the scenes walking tour will take you from grape to glass!

Cost: $45

Address & Location:
South Coast Winery, 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Email: winetours@wineresort.com

Website: www.southcoastwinery.com

Details: Enjoy a guided tour through our lush vineyards and production facility. Experience our award winning wines paired with an assortment of specially prepared lite-bites, designed to enhance your wine knowledge.

Green Transportation Wine Tasting Offer

April 1—30, 2019

Longoria Winery, Lompoc

2 for 1 Wine Tasting for tasters arriving via Tesla, other electric vehicle, bicycle or on foot.

Cost: $15.00

Address & Location:
Longoria Winery, 415 E. Chestnut Ave., E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 736-9700

Email: info@longoriawine.com

Website: www.longoriawine.com

Details: In celebration of Down to Earth month, the Longoria Winery will offer 2 for 1 Wine Tasting for anyone arriving at our tasting room via Tesla (we have a charger!), other electric vehicle, bicycle or on foot. Must be 21 or older to taste wine.

Longoria Winery Spring Open House

Saturday, April 6

Longoria Winery, Lompoc

Join Rick and Diana Longoria as they preview their spring wine releases at our annual Spring Open House.

Cost: $15 tasting fee

Address & Location:
Longoria Winery, 415 E Chestnut Avenue, Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 736-9700

Email: info@longoriawine.com

Website: www.Longoriawine.com

Details: Spring is an exciting time of year in the winery and we invite all to celebrate the season at our annual Spring Open House. We will be pouring our newest spring releases as well as some vintage favorites. In addition, Cecco Ristorante will be selling fabulously delicious wood-oven pizzas, local photographer Debby Fuller will be displaying her work in the tasting room gallery, and guitarist Darren Kerr will provide the soundtrack for this festive afternoon. And, in celebration of Spring, we invite you to get Down to Earth with a succulent plant demonstration. Our spring release flight is $15 (complimentary to Longoria Wine Club members.)

Blessing of the Vines

Sunday, April 7

South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, Temecula

Includes great wines, a buffet of farm-to-table locally-sourced food, live music and dancing and tours through the sustainable vineyards.

Cost: $85

Address & Location:
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa, 34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA

Website: store.wineresort.com

Details: Includes great wines, a buffet of farm-to-table locally-sourced food, live music and dancing and tours through the sustainable vineyards.

Tablas Creek 2019 Blending Seminar

Sunday, April 14

Tablas Creek Vineyard, Paso Robles

Join us for our annual blending seminar! Our viticulture practices emphasize quality through dry-farming and moderate crop levels. We farm organically, have been certified organic since 2003.

Cost: $45 for Wine Club Member; $60 for Guests

Address & Location:
Tablas Creek Vineyard, 9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles, CA

Phone: (805) 237-1231

Email: wineclub@tablascreek.com

Website: tablascreek.com

Details: Our viticulture practices emphasize quality through dry-farming and moderate crop levels. We farm organically, have been certified organic since 2003. Winemaker Neil Collins will lead a barrel tasting of the individual varietals and a discussion of our blending process, and then set you loose with graduated cylinders to produce your own blend. Lunch will be provided by Chef Jeffery Scott. This event is extremely popular and sells out quickly. The cost is $45 for wine club members and $60 for guests. Space is limited and reservations are required; contact us at events@tablascreek.com or 805.237.1231 x236 This event is now sold out. Please contact us to be added to the waiting list.

Down To Earth BBQ

Sunday, April 28

Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, Temecula

BBQ, Sustainability, 4H Kids and what that means to us!

Cost: $25

Address & Location:
Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, 40150 Barksdale Ln, Temecula, CA

Phone: (951) 676-7900

Email: cindy@PALUMBOWINES.COM

Website: www.palumbowines.com

Details: Sip some great wine, bite into tasty BBQ and hear about our involvement in the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program from our winemaker/viticulturist Nicholas Palumbo where he will delve deeper into the word "Sustainable" and what it means to our lives as well as our business. Also learn how you can support local 4H kids and fill your freezer with locally and ethically raised, healthy, safe meats.

AVV Spring Bash & Blending Party

Saturday, May 18

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

Be a Winemaker for a day! Join AVV in a spirited competition where winners get bragging rights for a year!

Cost: $75 - $90

Address & Location:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 433-7209

Email: kristy@avvwine.com

Website: avvspringbash19.eventbrite.com

Details: Be a Winemaker for a day! This is a spirited competition and winners get bragging rights for a year! Have you ever dreamed about making your own wine? AVV's Annual Spring Bash is your chance to join a team, sample components and then create a blend. Winemaker Kevin Hall will lead you through the process, then select the top blend. The winning team’s name will be featured on the next vintage of our Wine Club Reserve and each member of the team will receive a magnum of Sin Zin. The blending competition is followed by a gourmet luncheon on the Wetzel Family garden patio. This is a fun, yet educational wine event.

AVV Harvest Party

Saturday, September 14

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

Experience the 2019 harvest season at AVV first-hand!

Cost: $95 - $110

Address & Location:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 433-7209

Email: kristy@avvwine.com

Website: avvharvestparty2019.eventbrite.com

Details: Experience the 2019 harvest season at AVV first-hand! We’ll be celebrating the harvest with our biggest all-day party of the year! Join us for some grape picking & stomping, bocce ball and all around fun on the historic Wetzel Family Estate.

California Wine Festival Huntington Beach-Beachside Wine Festival

Sunday, October 27

Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach

The quintessential California wine tasting experience – sun, sea, food, wine and mu-sic – all come together at this sun-splashed wine festival.

Cost: $75.00-$115.00

Address & Location:
Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA

Website: www.californiawinefestival.com

Details: The quintessential California wine tasting experience – sun, sea, food, wine and mu-sic – all come together at this sun-splashed wine festival overlooking the award-winning beaches of Huntington Beach. This event gets under way at noon for VIP holders – and 1:00pm for regular ticket holders. Thousands of wine lovers will hit the sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, wine, food and music. Hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, as well as shellfish, salads, chocolates, cakes, and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.