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The Life of a Grape: A Harvest Experience

A virtual event. From the vineyards to the crush pad to the winery interior, there are many steps our estate grown grapes take on their way to becoming Emeritus wine. You are cordially invited to join them on this Life of a Grape tour, with Maia as your host to walk you through the process of the harvest at our estate vineyards!  Watch the dawn harvest without having to wake up that early; haul grapes down Pinot Hill without getting your good hiking boots dirty; crush grapes without need for worrying about stains! RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ofu2vrzMpHNSEZQNEBtR5KEU4tyZau2rd

Virtual Wine Tasting with Buena Vista Winery and the Count Himself

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join the Count of Buena Vista on Facebook LIVE as he tastes through a selection of wines that highlight the very best of California winemaking: Count’s Selection Pinot Gris, Otelia’s Selection Pinot Noir, Attila’s Selection Zinfandel and the Sheriff of Buena Vista Red Blend. Purchase these wines and taste along with the Count! https://store.buenavistawinery.com/SHOP.AMS?LEVEL=BOT&PART=NBVGP171

Sip Happens…

The Aloft Dublin-Pleasanton offers a wide array of modern amenities and technology, meant to make each stay unique. We are located just 15-20 minutes from over 40 boutique wineries in the Livermore Valley Wine region. This package includes a bottle of local favorite, Wente Wines, a $25 Uber credit to get you to your first destination, and of course, an overnight stay in one of our spacious rooms or suites. At the end of your day, relax in our heated pool or whirlpool. At our WXYZ Lounge enjoy craft cocktails, local wines & beers plus delicious food. Fully equipped with essentials like a pool table, bocce court, corn toss, and a fire pit in our backyard, your stay will be one to remember.

California Wine Month Virtual Tasting with Raymond Vineyards

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join Director of Winemaking Stephanie Putnam and Winemaker Thane Knutson on Facebook LIVE as they taste through a selection of highly accoladed and delicious Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa Valley including Raymond District Collection Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain and Generations. Purchase the wines ahead of time and taste along!

California Wine Month Virtual Tasting with DeLoach Vineyards

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join Director of Winemaking, Brian Maloney, on Facebook LIVE as he tastes through a selection of DeLoach wines that highlight the very best of California winemaking: DeLoach Ritchie Chardonnay, DeLoach van der Kamp Pinot Noir, DeLoach Estate Pinot Noir and DeLoach Saitone Zinfandel. Purchase the wines ahead of time and taste along with Brian!

California Wine Month Virtual Tasting with Wattle Creek Winery

We are celebrating California Wine Month throughout September! Join Winemaker, Katie Carter, on Facebook LIVE as she tastes through a selection of Wattle Creek wines that highlight the very best of California winemaking including Petaluma Gap Chardonnay, Dry Creek Merlot, Rockpile Zinfandel and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Purchase the wines ahead of time and taste along! Make Sure to like our Facebook page.

A History of the Bien Nacido Vineyard presented by the Miller Family Wine Company

Bien Nacido Vineyard is one of a kind. Planted 47 years ago, Bien Nacido has become the most vineyard-designated property on the planet, with more bottles of wine crafted and labeled from this single vineyard than any other site in the world. But Bien Nacido has always been a bit mysterious: well-protected with no public access since 1973. Nicholas Miller (family owner), Chris Hammel (Vineyard Manager) and Master Sommelier Will Costello (Brand Ambassador) join winemaker and personality Wes Hagen for a deep ZOOM dive into the planting, the soil, the climate – the MAGIC – of Bien Nacido. RSVP here.

Sonoma Valley Wine Virtual Tastings and Experiences

VIRTUAL SONOMA VALLEY Join our wine community and enjoy a taste of Sonoma Valley wine through Virtual Wine Tastings in your own home. Take a look at the offerings on a daily and weekly basis, and we will see you there! To pre-order wines highlighted during tastings or experiences, visit our Wine Promotions and Special Offers page or view our Sonoma Valley Video Library here for videos you can watch at anytime.

Aver Family Vineyards, September Saturday Night Supper Club

The Saturday Night Supper Club:
Event price for two includes:
A live Zoom cook-along led by Truffle Shuffle
Recipe and all ingredients delivered to you by Truffle Shuffle and Bottle of Aver Family Vineyards wine shipped to you by Aver Family Vineyards

On the menu:
Truffle Wagyu Cheeseburger perfectly paired with a bottle of Aver Family Album 2017 Petite Sirah
(Gluten-free option available if needed*)

Date: September 19, 2020 4:00 p.m Pacific Time
Cost: $100/kit – each kit is designed to serve two people with all shipping fees included

Register by: September 10, 2020 at Aver Family Vineyards

 

Virtual Tasting: Once and Future Wines

Joel Peterson of Once & Future will be joining John Sporing, founder of A Life Well Drunk, for a virtual tasting on September 3 at 6 PM EST. • 2018 Bedrock Zinfandel • 2018 Oakley Road Mataro • 2018 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah This special three pack is only available by contacting Erika at erika@nullonceandfuturewine.com REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_apz7XMYdRxmsONMWa2eHBg To learn more visit: https://alifewelldrunk.com/tastings/once-future-wines/

Our Virtual Tastings Show goes on

We have decided to introduce an exciting set of shows for the fall: Virtual Harvest Crew Series! Let’s share this exciting process all the way from picking decisions, harvesting, crushing, fermentation, racking, pressing and all the way up to barrel aging with all of you! A fun way for you to be a member of the harvest team! We will be be including video clips and pictures from the week to show you what is going on in the vineyard and winery. You will have a great time learning, be able to ask questions and understand what it takes to get the grapes into your glass. We will take you behind the scenes and talk about art verses science, wine chemistry, weather, hard work, etc……and share stories from our two decades long journey in this magical world. And off course we will open a bottle of wine with you:

Raymond Vineyards Winemaker for a Day Pop-Up

Live the dream of being a Winemaker for a Day in Napa Valley! We’ve created a pop-up experience outdoors under the canopy of our Generations Cellar. Here you will learn the winemaker’s art while blending your own Napa Valley Bordeaux-style red blend. After crafting your wine, we’ll make a bottle of your blend – you cork it, foil it, dress it with your custom label and take it with you that day. You will also have the opportunity to order cases of your wine to share with friends and family.

Longoria Wines offering special discounts during CA Wine Month

Visit our website, click on Shop Our Wines and look under the Specially Priced Wines category to see which wine is currently on sale. You may also phone our tasting room or email our friendly and knowledgeable staff at: info@nulllongoriawine.com or 805-736-9700. Currently, our tasting room is open for visitors on Saturdays only, by appointment, but our staff is available for phone calls and pick-up daily from 11-4:30pm.

Saturday to Remember – Pizza, Wine & Harvest

Experience wine country like a local, surrounded by vineyards, barrels, and harvest – all while enjoying four selections of our award winning wines paired with a pizza fresh from the wood fired oven. Upon arrival make your pizza selection – choose from traditional Salumi, Margherita or Estate Garden. Advance reservations required.

JCB LIVE Wine Styles: California Dreamin’

Join us on JCB Live: Wine Styles as we kick off California Wine Month with some decidedly west coast bites and an array of California wines. Join Chef Rafael Molina and Jean-Charles Boisset as they whip up some wonderful appetizers paired with Raymond Napa Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Chateau Buena Vista Carneros Chardonnay, DeLoach Vineyards Heritage Pinot Noir, R|Collection by Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon and Lyeth California Red Wine.

JCB LIVE Wine Styles: Dip In.

California cuisine is not complete without the sandwich that was born in the state in the early 1900s- the French Dip. Paired with the famous California garlic fries and R|Collection wines with five generations of family winemaking behind them, this is history at its finest. Join Chef Rafael Molina and Jean-Charles Boisset as they share the history and show you how to make the best sandwich and fries paired with R|Collection by Raymond Chardonnay, Merlot and Field Blend

JCB LIVE Wine Styles: So Fresh.

A crowd pleaser for all, there is nothing better than picking fresh ingredients from your garden and creating the most delicious and mouthwatering pizza! Top it off with a fresh egg and the #delocious wine of DeLoach and you are set. Join Chef Rafael Molina and Jean-Charles Boisset as they create their favorite pizzas paired with DeLoach Heritage Reserve Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

JCB LIVE Wine Styles: The Gateway to Napa Valley.

Oakville Grocery has long been the location for locals and tourists alike to stock up on everyday supplies and today, we continue that tradition. Join Jean-Charles Boisset, Barry Dinsmore and Jorge Perez as they make some delicious flatbreads at Oakville Grocery topped with local products and paired with Durant & Booth Cabernet Sauvignon and 1881 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Temecula Valley Wine Month

Celebrate California Wine Month this September Temecula Valley style by staying in Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country sipping wine, watching a beautiful sunset, dining al fresco, and absorbing the breathtaking scenery. Temecula Valley Wine Month is a great reason to wander local and relax among expansive landscapes with breathtaking views, award-winning wines, and in the comfort of clean, safe accommodations. Check our website for virtual events throughout the month.

Taste & Toast! A Clif Family Harvest Celebration

Taste and Toast! A Clif Family Harvest Celebration Clif Family brings together wine, food and farming through our downtown St. Helena Tasting Room and Food Truck in the heart of Napa Valley. Join us on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday September 27th as we celebrate the harvest season. Reserve your seat on our patio for a Seasonal tasting flight featuring our newest release, the 2017 Kit’s Killer Cabernet Sauvignon, from our certified organic Estate Vineyards on Howell Mountain. Order lunch during your visit from The Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck. Fueled by seasonal ingredients from our certified organic farm, Executive Chef John McConnell will curate a special farm to table menu embracing the harvest bounty. Don’t miss out on special fall bruschette, rotisserie chicken, farm fresh salads and seasonal sides Clif Family, 709 Main Street, St. Helena, CA, www.cliffamily.com For reservations contact wineryexperience@nullcliffamily.com or 707-986-0625

Tolosa Tonight Virtual Winemaker Dinner

Premiering September 25!  Tolosa winery has partnered with the acclaimed Ember Restaurant and Karson Butler Events to create an intimate gathering that evokes the San Luis Obispo Coast wine country in your home, virtually, on demand! The kit contains video links to Winemaker Frederic Delivert sharing three of his most coveted wines, Chef Brian Collins showcasing  a cooking demonstration of the featured recipes (shopping list included), while Amber Karson demonstrates how to create beautiful tablescapes, all with the perfect recommended sound track.  Order early – wine included!

Autumn Wines and the Cheeses That Love Them!

Autumn Wines and the Cheeses That Love Them Please join Rutherford Hill Winery and Planet Cheese publisher Janet Fletcher for a virtual guided cheese and wine tasting. When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 (time to be announced) Why you want to join the fun… • Discover new cheeses • Learn tasting techniques • Become a smarter cheese shopper • Choose from two sets of 3 wines each paired with a cheese that complements perfectly • Get wine tips from Winemaker Marisa Taylor and our wine educators Please email events@nullrutherfordhill.com for additional information.

Single Block Estate Tasting

Please come and enjoy a relaxing outdoor tasting of our small production, single block wines from our historic Estate vineyards. The Foppiano family has been making wine continuously since 1896 and we know you will love our refreshing, vibrant white wines and delicious, rich reds.

Taste at Home with Gary Farrell Winery

The 2016 vintage was an exceptional year for California wines. Early vine development coupled with a slow and steady ripening gave the grapes plenty of time to develop amazing complexity of flavors and beautiful natural acidity. These Single Vineyard Selections showcase diversity in vineyard sources that span from the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County down to the Santa Maria Valley on the Central Coast. Join us for a taste exploration through iconic vineyards and award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel supported by digital access to vineyard spotlight videos + a special sneak peek into our cellar during harvest.

Virtual Tasting: The Wines of Lodi, CA

Let the Harney Lane team guide you through their legacy of farming with a virtual tasting of 100% estate wines. Our award-winning collection is sustainably grown on our 5th generation Home Ranch in Lodi, CA. We look forward to sharing the rich, nuanced flavors of Lodi in these meticulously crafted estate wines. A true taste of Lodi terroir! Follow Harney Lane on Facebook and Instagram for live harvest updates throughout the month of September. Additionally, our Wine:30 Favorites Pack provide a sampler of our favorite offerings and will be available online with an exclusive 20% discount (CAWINEMONTH), with shipping included.

Alpha Omega’s Live Virtual Tasting, Chef Demonstration and Luau

Join Alpha Omega Vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett to celebrate California Wine Month with a live virtual tasting of four Alpha Omega wines, chef demonstration and luau. Alpha Omega’s Winemaker Henrik Poulsen and Master Sommelier Bob Bath lead this interactive and educational experience from the fountain-side lawn at Alpha Omega. A culinary component with Hawaiian dishes paired to match the wines and a hula lesson from Polynesian dancers promise to help make this a virtual tasting like no other. RSVP by September 18, 2020 in order for the wines to be delivered to you in time.

A Taste of Malibu with Rosenthal Wines

A taste of Malibu is the perfect opportunity to learn more about this pristine coastal appellation! Lead by Rosenthal – The Malibu Estate, enjoy our classic Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay while learning about our history, vineyards and gorgeous oasis along the California coast. With two packages available, 2-bottle pack with one Cabernet Sauvignon and one Chardonnay – Or our discounted 4-bottle pack with two Cabernet Sauvignon and two Chardonnays for the same shipping cost. We can’t wait to show you what makes Malibu so special and participate in California Wine Month!

Explore Lake County AVAs

Follow us on Facebook (@LakeCountyWine), Instagram (@lakecountywinegrapecommission), and YouTube (Lake County Winegrape Commission) throughout the month of September to learn about the unique qualities of each Lake County AVA. Explore the attributes (climate, soil, elevation, and more!) that make Lake County an exceptional winegrowing region. Dig beyond the soil and learn about the farmers and winemakers that have helped shape the landscape of Lake County’s vineyards and wines.

First-Ever Family Estate Collection of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

Our family’s wine journey began 40 years ago, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, through the sustainable cultivation of world-renowned Quail Hill Vineyard. Fostering our philosophy that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, we planted a cooler-climate parcel known as Susanna’s Vineyard, and as our family grew, the younger Adam’s Vineyard came to fruition. Never before have these three unique and distinct sites been offered together. To appreciate each one and learn why they came to be, we invite you to a three-part virtual tasting series for an in-depth look into their inherent characteristics, included with your purchase of the Family Estate Collection.

Order the following six bottles (by August 19th if you’re located outside of CA) and receive an invitation to join us on Zoom Fridays, September 4th, 11th & 18th at 4pm PT. ⁠

Private Tasting Tour- Hikes in the Vineyards

Join us for a tour of the 20-year-old Cab vines and terraced Merlot block, with a nature walk through the oaks including a visit to landmark Chalk Hill, views of the Russian River, Mt. St Helena and Geyser Peak. This ultimate wine country experience offers a unique chance to visit a historic family owned and operated property. Gonzague & Claire Lurton, 4th generation winemakers from Bordeaux, have planted roots here in Sonoma. Enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and note how each wine reflects its terroir from 6000 miles apart from an another. Few winemakers have the ability to offer you this privilege County Take in the sweeping views with a good dose of terroir education 😉

Frey Organic Wine Virtual Tasting

Eco Farm Rolling Virtual Wine Tastings begin in September 2020! Kickoff event with Frey Vineyards 9/30/20! Hosted by: Eliza Frey, assistant winemaker & Nicky Coachman-Robinson, founder of Kwaya Wines Frey will be featuring Organic, No Sulfites added, Vegan & Gluten Free Kwaya Wines. Using Hopin’s sophisticated virtual venue, Eco Farm will host similar monthly interactive tastings for wineries to present their brand’s unique winemaking stories, philosophies & sustainability practices. For details and to register in advance visit: www.freywine.com and www.eco-farm.org Kwaya is the Hausa word for “seed”. Hausa is one of the most common African languages spoken in Nigeria, Ghana, and much of North Africa. Frey is donating 5% of all Kwaya proceeds to Bridges of Hope, Nicky’s alma mater in Georgia.

Hoopes Family Vineyard Virtual Cooking Class Series: Top Chef Special With Chef Tu

Join Top Chef Tu David Phu as he shares his family’s version of Cơm Gà (Chicken Fat Rice). Participants will nail down the poaching method, learn how to power up rice with anything but water and mix up Nước Mắm Gừng – the ultimate dipping sauce. Compare how the richness of the 2015 Genny’s Vineyard Chardonnay and the acidity of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc pair with the dish. Both Chef Tu and Hoopes Vineyard are both donating $10 each per sign up directly to Slow Food East Bay’s Sister Farms Project.

Hoopes Family Vineyard Virtual Cooking Class Series: Top Chef Special With Chef Tu

During this class, Top Chef Tu David Phu focuses on the Flavors of Southwest Vietnam. Find out how to make Gà Rang Me (Tamarind Chicken Wings), Bò Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew) and Bún nhâm (Spicy Coconut Rice Noodles). The featured Hoopes wines pairings for this class are the citrus-driven 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, the strawberry-laden 2017 Rosé and the beautifully bold Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon. Chef Tu and Hoopes Vineyard are both donating $10 each per class sign up directly to Slow Food East Bay’s Sister Farms Project, in support of Asian Immigrant Farmers from Central Valley California.

Temecula Valley CRUSH ~ A Virtual Wine & Culinary Experience

We cannot let California Wine Month, and the 10th Anniversary of our CRUSH event pass without some wine, food and fanfare! So, this year we will be introducing CRUSH From Home – a series of virtual wine tastings and culinary demonstrations that you will be able to participate in from the comfort and safety of home. Every week will feature a rotating schedule of dynamic Wine Country winemaking and culinary teams, who will lead you through gourmet cooking demonstrations and guided tastings of hand-selected wines that can be picked up or sent to your door to sip along with your presenters and fellow participants.

Celebrate California Wine with the Santa Lucia Highlands

The Santa Lucia Highlands produces some of California’s most coveted Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All month, Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans members offer special experiences, tastings and wines to celebrate California Wine Month. Monterey County tasting rooms are open with beautiful outdoor spaces and new experiences to enjoy the region’s cool, coastal breezes and world-renown wines.

Mimosa Sunday at Wolfe Heights Estates

Mimosa Sunday Covid Style – We adjust the themes monthly and this month for August it is a brunch affair with latin flair – this month will be our 3rd time doing it and we have sold out every time so far – but we have a bottomless mimosa brunch that is a ticketed only outdoor seated event with live music, full plated brunch, and a mimosa bar at their own table with assorted juices and fruits! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benvenuto-una-mimosa-sunday-tickets-120334450581

Saturday to Remember: Pizza, Wine & Harvest

Experience wine country like a local, surrounded by vineyards, barrels and harvest – all while enjoying four selections of our award winning wines paired with a pizza fresh from the wood fired oven. Upon arrival make your pizza selection, choose from traditional Salumi, Margherita or Estate Garden. Advance reservations required for this 1.5 hour event, seatings available at 11am, 1pm & 3pm – minimum 2 guests & maximum 6 guests per table.

Saturday to Remember: Pizza, Wine & Harvest

Experience wine country like a local, surrounded by vineyards, barrels and harvest – all while enjoying four selections of our award winning wines paired with a pizza fresh from the wood fired oven. Upon arrival make your pizza selection – choose from traditional Salumi, Margherita or Estate Garden. Advance reservations required for this 1.5 hour event – seatings available at 11am, 1pm & 3pm; minimum 2 guests & maximum 6 guests per table.

Knights Bridge Virtual Fall Release

You’re invited to join Director of Winemaking Douglas Danielak and the Knights Bridge team for our virtual fall release event on September 19th, 2:00 pm PDT! We’ll be tasting our way through our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon releases as well as answering your questions in a live video format. Please visit knightsbridgewinery.com/event for more information.

Knights Bridge Digital Wine Party

In this time of social distancing there is pleasure and comfort in wine. Our Digital Wine Party can bridge the distance and bring you together with friends and family. Calendar a date and time, and we will send a bottle (or more!) of Knights Bridge wines to your friends and loved ones around the country who are sheltering in place. This experience creates an opportunity to connect and celebrate with your friends and family. To book, please call or email Kenji Yoshida, kyoshida@nullknightsbridgewinery.com or (707) 812-4487.

New California AVAs and Trends in California Wine – A Virtual Tasting with Master Sommelier David Glancy

California grows over 100 different wine grape varieties and accounts for over 80% of the American wine production. If California were a country, it would be the 4th largest producer in the world! Despite it’s size, however California’s wine landscape is constantly changing with recent approvals of eight new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and another eight on the way! San Francisco Wine School invites you to join Master Sommelier David Glancy for a unique eight wine virtual tasting seminar to explore California’s new and emerging AVAs and discover its newest grape varieties, producers and other trends in the dynamic wine scene. This special California Wine Month tasting seminar may be taken on its own or to enhance the California Wine Appellation Specialist CWAS® certification program. Full price tickets include eight 2-oz premium wine samples with shipment available to 43 states

Wine Wednesday with the Winemaker – Virtual Happy Hour

Join us for Wine Wednesday with the Winemaker on Facebook Live! Each week Anthony will be going live on Facebook at 4:30pm PST and feature a wine from our upcoming annual club release. He’ll discuss each wine from our 2018 vintage included in the fall shipment. Spend Happy Hour with him while asking him anything you want to know about these new wines, the vineyard, winemaking practices and any other Ecluse happenings!

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 2016 Winery Exclusive Cabernet in Honor of CA Wine Month – online offer

As a proud supporter of California Wine Month, from September 2 to September 9, we are making a few of our winery exclusive wines available for one week only. If you purchase one bottle each of our 2016 Distinguished Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignons – Battuello Vineyard (St. Helena), Soda Canyon Ranch Vineyards (Atlas Peak) and Surber Vineyard (Calistoga) – you will save 50% on two-day air shipping. These limited release wines are normally only available to our wine club members. To honor the vineyards that stand out most each year, Winemaker Marcus Notaro makes the Distinguished Vineyards wines.

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Wine Club Passport Event

September is California Wine Month and we are ready to celebrate Harvest 2020. Make plans to visit and take advantage of our Wine Club Passport event which entitles you to purchase participating member’s wine clubs at their discounted price. Order online from September 1st through the 15th from as many participating wineries as you would like and get a taste of membership! There is no commitment to join the club when you order. Or, if you are in the neighborhood, make an appointment to pick up your wine clubs in person and do a tasting or sip a glass of wine. How it will work: · Passports are available for $30.00. · Online orders must be placed between September 1st – 15th directly to the winery. · Order from as many participating wineries as you would like and receive the Wine Club discount.

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

Cooking with Cakebread Virtual Culinary Class

In conjunction with California Wine Month, we’re opening up the kitchen at Dancing Bear Ranch – virtually – each week in September! With the purchase of a current release virtual tasting pack of four 750ml bottles of Cakebread Cellars wines, guests will be invited to join our resident winery chefs for a complimentary culinary class (value $75/household) featuring two Wine Country recipes paired with two of the featured wines. These virtual culinary classes will be held at 10am on Thursdays, with wines shipped at $10 flat 7-10 days in advance. Entertaining friends and family? Email culinary@nullcakebread.com to plan your private virtual Napa Valley experience!

A Perfect Pairing: Pinot and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co.

Building onto our first venture into Pinot Noir production since 1993, Duckhorn Portfolio has amassed an incredible Pinot Noir collection that is sure to delight every wine lover’s heart. Taste through a diverse array of California Pinot Noirs from Duckhorn Portfolio with Goldeneye winemaker, Katey Larwood, as we celebrate California Wine Month! Highlighting the distinct characters of Anderson Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Santa Cruz Mountains AVAs, join Katey as she dives into a deep appreciation of this expressive, versatile grape grown throughout the Golden State. Take the grapes versatility to new levels and experience how beautifully it pairs with three cheeses presented by the co-owner of Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co. Purchase this package by September 14th to receive your wine and cheese in time for our virtual experience on Friday, September 25th. Only 50 packages available for our newest virtual events. Purchase early to ensure participation!

Sip & Color: #CabernetDay

Join J. Lohr on Thursday, September 3rd, from 4 pm to 5 pm PDT, for a ‘Sip & Color’ session on Facebook Live. J. Lohr President/COO Jeff Meier and marketing partnership expert and art enthusiast Erica Meier will be coloring through a panoramic view of J. Lohr’s iconic Hilltop Vineyard. Guests can download the template, grab pencils, crayons, or paints, and sample three Cabernets from the J. Lohr Estates and J. Lohr Vineyard Series Cabernet portfolio.

Virtual Tasting: Cool Runnings with DG Chardonnay

We think our cool climate Chardonnays are some of the best produced (yes, we are a bit biased). Join us as we taste our three Dutton-Goldfield single-vineyard Chardonnays: the fifty-one year old Rued Vineyard, our classic Walker Hill, and from Marin County, Devil’s Gulch. We’ll bring the wine you bring the oysters. Buy package here: https://shop.duttongoldfield.com/product/DG-Chardonnays

“Meet the Maker Happy Hour” Virtual Wine Tasting

Join Inman Family Wines owner and winemaker Kathleen Inman for our “Meet the Maker Happy Hour” virtual wine tastings over Zoom. We donate a portion of the proceeds from these tastings to local chapters of Meals on Wheels, which provides elderly Americans with meals as well as assistance with errands – a critical service during this pandemic. To join us, order one or more of our wine trios. Ground shipping is included on all packages to our direct ship states in the continental US. Once you place your order, you will receive a follow-up email with dates to choose from.

“Meet the Maker Happy Hour” Virtual Wine Tasting

Join Inman Family Wines owner and winemaker Kathleen Inman for our “”Meet the Maker Happy Hour” Virtual Wine Tastings over Zoom. We donate a portion of the proceeds from these tastings to local chapters of Meals on Wheels, which provides elderly Americans with meals as well as assistance with errands – a critical service during this pandemic. To join us, order one or more of our wine trios. Ground shipping is included on all packages to our direct ship states in the continental US. Once you place your order, you will receive a follow-up email with dates to choose from.

Build Your Own Cheese Board & Wine Pairing

Come join Carhartt Vineyard and John Moore, one of our awesome Rascals, for a virtual 1-hour session as we go step-by-step in building an awesome charcuterie spread. After we build our boards, Chase Carhartt will walk you through the fundamentals of food and wine pairing, taste through the two selected wines (will be available for purchase on our website), and discuss how each pair with the flavors of your cheeseboard. List of recommended items to follow.

Calaveras Virtual Grape Stomp: Backyard Edition

The Oldest & Largest California Grape Stomp must go on during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 400 Stomp Teams will compete using Zoom Online Event Services. The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) has hosted the annual Grape Stomp Competition & Harvest Celebration for 26 years. This annual competition and fundraising event has become a tradition for many who meetup for a reunion weekend in Calaveras Wine Country. After careful consideration of current social distancing laws around large-scale events, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance team has decided to host the first of its kind, “Virtual Grape Stomp: Backyard Edition” is set to take place on Sunday, September 27th. Teams of two register online through the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance website for a “Grape Stomp Kit” that includes a stomp barrel, 25 pounds of grapes, juice measuring devices and stomp instructions. Teams will select a time to pickup Stomp Kits at the CWA Wine Info Center in Murphys, CA.

Sonoma County Wine Auction

The virtual 2020 Sonoma County Wine Auction, produced by the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, presents the region’s most renowned wines to distinguished collectors and generous bidders online where they have an opportunity to bid on incredible auction lots. The mission of the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is to help support nonprofit organizations throughout Sonoma County focused on literacy & education, health & human services, the environment, and arts & culture. Named one of the nation’s top charitable auctions by Wine Spectator, proceeds from the Sonoma County Wine Auction have supported more nonprofits than any other fundraising event in Sonoma County.

Taste of Sonoma at Home

Taste of Sonoma at Home showcases Sonoma County’s most renowned wineries and chefs and offers wine and culinary enthusiasts access to taste and experience Sonoma County virtually in 2020. This program includes valuable insights on Sonoma County wine, wine pairing inspiration, delicious recipes to try at home, mouth-watering tips from Sonoma County Chefs, Wine Talks webinars and much more. Email subscribers receive this valuable information and registration access to live webinars through the month of September. With 18 unique AVAs and more than 60 wine varietals there are endless opportunities to learn more about Sonoma County, a world-class wine region.

Harvest Party

Anderson Valley’s newest restaurant, the soon to be open Uneda Eat, will serve a dinner of local pork from their mobile wood fired oven on the Handley Cellars crushpad. Join proprietors Lulu and Scott, winemaker Randy, and more of the Handley Cellars family as we welcome in the 2019 vintage and enjoy the fruits of vintages past! Dinner will be paired with Handley wines, including a new release and your favorite single vineyard Pinots.

Fall Wine Passport in Santa Clara Valley

Enjoy a month long tasting adventure at 34 wineries in the Santa Clara Valley. Passport includes tastings at each winery, exclusive discounts at wineries and local restaurants and businesses and entry into a drawing! Live music, small bites and delicious wines.

Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival

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

Julian Grape Stomp Festa

Please join us as we celebrate our 23rd anniversary of the Julian Grape Stomp Festa! We are excited to be continuing the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet! A new exciting addition this year; the proceeds go to The Inner North Star PTSD Retreat Center, here in Julian.

South Coast Winery Grape Stomp

It’s that time of the year again! Time to get your stompin’ on! Grab your friends and join us on Sunday, September 15th from 5pm-9pm for South Coast Winery’s annual Grape Stomp. Your ticket includes: A Glass of Red or White Wine; A Sparkling Wine Toast for our Harvest Blessing; Dinner Buffet; Live Music by Endeavor; and of course, Grape Stomping!

Ponte Winery Grape Stomp

Join us this year at our Annual Grape Stomp as we ring in autumn with the ultimate harvest season festival! Everything is included for event guests; Ponte wine, a spectacular catered dinner, live music, dancing and the Grape Stomp competition (with prizes, to boot)! Yes, this means stomping grapes from our vineyard in a barrel with bare feet while your partner fills up a wine bottle with the resulting juice.

Harvest Celebration STOMP

Let’s celebrate Harvest Season at the Castello! Come and ‘sink your toes in some grapes’ on the Crush Pad and sip some vino under the Harvest sky. Join in on the Grape Stomp Competition or cheer for your team as they compete to produce the most juice! See the harvest and winemaking demonstrations provided by our Winemaking Team. Enjoy a rustic Wine Country dinner buffet paired with the Castello wines. Dance the night away to the rockin’ sounds of a live band

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Join us for the 122nd annual Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival – a weekend of food, wine, art and a celebration of harvest. Includes both adult and youth grape stomps! The number of teams will be limited.

Ficklin Vineyards Harvest Stomp

Celebrate Ficklin Vineyards 70th harvest with a hearty great stomp and meal. Savor Tri-tip BBQ al fresco, Stomp grapes, Taste Ports, Sip on Port punch and Sangrias, Indulge in desserts, play corn hole, sample fermentations in process on their way to becoming award-winning Ports!

Old Fashioned Harvest Grape Stomp

Start on the terrace with coffee and pastries, where you’ll meet founder Fred Schweiger and his winemaker son Andy. Guests pick and stomp grapes while tasting Schweiger wine during Harvest, the most exciting time of the year! Dress in clothes that are comfortable for spending time in the sun, where you’ll learn what makes this terroir unique, how to measure brix (sugar) levels in the fruit, farming techniques, and then you’ll have a chance to pick Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. After your samples are harvested, head back to the crush pad where the stomping of grapes begins (along with tasting Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.) A sit down to lunch on the terrace features red wines, including Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blend, Dedication. The afternoon concludes with Port XIII and chocolate.

Old Fashioned Harvest Grape Stomp

Start on the terrace with coffee and pastries, where you’ll meet founder Fred Schweiger and his winemaker son Andy. Guests pick and stomp grapes while tasting Schweiger wine during Harvest, the most exciting time of the year! Dress in clothes that are comfortable for spending time in the sun, where you’ll learn what makes this terroir unique, how to measure brix (sugar) levels in the fruit, farming techniques, and then you’ll have a chance to pick Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. After your samples are harvested, head back to the crush pad where the stomping of grapes begins (along with tasting Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.) A sit down to lunch on the terrace features red wines, including Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blend, Dedication. The afternoon concludes with Port XIII and chocolate.

The Taste

This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city’s rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California’s most inspired food and drink. 21 and over only.

Lake Tahoe Food & Wine Festival

Nestled in the heart of the Sierra, the 34th annual Autumn Food & Wine Festival presented by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association is sure to inspire your palate and bring you an elevated culinary experience. The annual festival brings together renowned winemakers and some of the region’s finest chefs for an intimate 3-day weekend full of wine tastings, culinary seminars, vendors and mountaintop dining.

Eat Drink Play

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.

Music at the Vineyards

It’s a private little concert on the patio at Cooper-Garrod! Listen to some tunes while you kick back with fine wine from the beautiful estate vineyards. Bring friends, bring a picnic, or find charcuterie and cheeses in the Tasting Room refrigerator to pair with your wine selection.

September 1st: Alex Lucero and Ryan Price , September 8:  27 Strings, September 15th: Blue House, September 22nd: Dolce Musica, September 29th: PS Duo.

Library Wine Weekend @ Hungry Hawk Vineyards

This September 6th-8th, the owners of Hungry Hawk Vineyards will be opening up their cellar doors to showcase a special selection for our Library Wine Weekend! Experience how each vintage has its own signature that lends to the creation of wine that provokes thought.

Cabernet Sundays at Barterra

Come experience our award winning Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley. Our 2009 and 2010 vintages will be poured for $25/glass and bottles will be discounted 10% on our Special Cab Sundays for the whole month of September in our Wine Tasting Room or beautiful courtyard.

Magical Mystery Monterey Wine Tours (Monterey Wine Country)

MAGICAL…special experiences in vineyards and wineries that are generally not open to the public. MYSTERY…the vineyards and wineries we’re visiting are a surprise until we arrive! And we can assure you, this experience is not otherwise available to the public. MONTEREY WINES…these exclusive tours are a wonderful way to take a deep dive into the wines and characters of Monterey Wine Country. The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association will provide you with a memorable and exclusive experience including transportation, education, food, wine, and fun! (21 and over, no dogs or pets allowed)

Harvest Hands 2019

Have you ever wondered what harvest is really like? Ever tasted fresh Pinot Noir juice, or smelled the magic of Chardonnay fermenting? Harvest Hands 2019 is YOUR chance to discover what harvest is all about… Join Chad Melville on Saturday, September 14 for foot stomping, punch downs, pressing and more. After 23 harvests, Chad is excited to share this hands-on, behind-the-scenes experience with those who are eager to learn about winegrowing and Melville’s minimalistic approach in the cellar. Fuel up first with coffee/pastries at 9am before the work begins at 9:15am! The program concludes with a tasting of latest releases.

Flying Goat Cellars 20th Harvest Celebration

Harvest is fast approaching and the excitement is palpable. We are eager to share Flying Goat’s 20th harvest with our wine-loving community. To commemorate the anniversary, we invite you to join our annual Harvest Lunch and Barrel Tasting at the WINERY. Members and prospective members will have a sneak peek into our harvest, sample future wines and new releases, as well as enjoy a delicious lunch. It will be an intimate affair with our winemaker Norm Yost and partner/wife Kate Griffith. Enjoy the seductive aromas of fermenting Pinot Noir all around you at the winery. You will also have a chance to blend your own cuvée. The wines will be paired with a delicious luncheon, offering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Organic Wine Trail of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Saturdays and Sundays in September, The Organic Wine Trail showcases the certified organic vineyards and practices of the Santa Cruz Mountains and extends from Cupertino (Ridge Vineyards) and Saratoga (Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards), through Boulder Creek (Big Basin Vineyards) and Summit Road between Los Gatos and Soquel (Silver Mountain Vineyards) to Corralitos (Storrs Winery & Vineyards). The route can be split to make a nice day or weekend excursion, with excellent restaurants, picnicking, and fabulous mountain and coastal views along the way. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore the wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains, from Cupertino to Corralitos, while learning about the extra steps vineyards and wineries take to adhere to organic standards. All five wineries are open for California Wine Month with tastings on the weekends, and are open throughout the year as well. Some will offer tours. See organicwinetrail.org for information on each winery.

Walk with the Winemaker

Ever wonder what distinguishes an organic, sustainable, estate vineyard and winery from all the others? This is your chance to find out! The Cooper-Garrod winemaker is your guide for an hour’s easy walk including our Chardonnay vineyard, the crush pad, and barrel room. All are welcome, novice and oenophile alike, as are your questions. Your ultimate destination? The Tasting Room, of course, to see what comes of it all!

Sample the Sierra

Sample the Sierra, Lake Tahoe’s largest farm-to-fork festival, celebrates the talent of the Sierra Nevada region via food, wine, beer, spirits, produce and art!

This event brings together local restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine or brew all from the Sierra Nevada region. The festival marketplace features locally crafted goods and the annual Sierra Chef Challenge entertains food lovers with an iron-chef style challenge featuring the best Chefs in the Sierra Nevada.

Elevated Tastings

Begin with a glass of Reserve Sparkling in our Tasting Room, followed by a tour of the vineyard and ending with your choice of a seated tasting in our wine caverns or lakeside. Please note, depending upon the day, one or both of the locations may not be available. Private/Limited to 10 adults (must be 21 or older). Groups less than 10 may be paired with other reservations. Elevated Tastings include canapes (small bites). Reservations Required at least 24 hours in advance. Average Duration: 90 minutes

Livermore Valley Wine Auction

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!

Wine Month, 2019

Each week in September, in addition to debuting our 2018 Albarino, Woof’n Rose Winery will feature a different wine purchase discount. We invite you to join us to Sip our Wine in your Quality Time, Time to Smell the Roses, Time to Kiss Puppy Noses! Watch our vineyards ripen in preparation for this year’s harvest.

Follow the Grape – Cultivate Your Tasting Knowledge!

Follow the Grape into our Tasting Room Saturdays in September, from 12-4pm! Each week we’ll explore a different varietal from a sensory and historical point of view. Set amidst our 5th generation Home Ranch, our Tasting Room is the perfect place to sip and learn about Lodi wines. Experience the journey that our estate grown grapes take, from our sustainably farmed vineyards all the way into your glass! Activities vary each week, including fresh-off-the-vine grape tastings, vertical samples of exclusive library wines, family farm heirlooms, and Q&A with Harney Lane’s knowledgeable staff. Celebrate CA Wine Month – cultivate your tasting knowledge!

White Gold at Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards

We’re pouring our world-class lineup of gold medal winners all month long, and each wine is paired with a small bite to enhance your tasting experience. Stop by the tasting room in our 100-year-old restored barn and discover our all-white premium California Rhȏne wines, including rare Bourboulenc and our new Ingénue white blend! You can step out of the tasting room and right into our vineyard–our wines are all estate-grown and certified under the Lodi Rules for sustainable wines. Come see what all the excitement is about and take some home!

30 Years of Alegría

Free tasting of ACORN’s estate-grown, sustainably-farmed, field-blend wines during the month of September to celebrate California Wine Month, the beginning of harvest, and our 30th vintage! Be sure to mention the Wine Institute when you make your tasting reservation. Reservations Required.

California Wine Month at San Francisco Wine School

September is California Wine Month—the perfect time to celebrate the annual harvest season and all that California’s vintners and growers bring to our lifestyle, economy and culinary pleasures. Check out our California Wine Video Series about California Wine Regions and our California Wine Blog featuring some of the best tasting tours in Napa and Sonoma.  Or dive even deeper into the California wine scene by jumping into these educational experiences – a perfect way to prepare for a road trip or just learn more about about our diverse regions and grape varieties throughout the state!

Thomas Allen Vineyards & Winery Presents…Sunset Saturday- Music on the back patio!

Sunset Saturday with Acoustic Measures! Join us for an evening of fabulous music and wine! $5 per person, with Wine Club members receiving 2 complimentary entries. Patio seating is limited so feel free to bring your own chair or blanket! Picnics welcome, but please no outside alcohol. Wine available for purchase. A little about the band: Specializing in classic rock and pop from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s Acoustic Measures perform songs that will make you smile and tap your feet as you remember where you were when you first heard these songs . We enjoy performing songs from great harmonies bands such as The Eagles, Beatles, America and Crosby Stills to name a few. Cheers!

Harvest Experience – Tour, Breakfast & Wine

The tour will begin with a cup of coffee in our tasting room, followed by an up close experience with our state-of-the-art winery while in full swing. You will watch the grape trucks roll over the scales and head up to the elevated crush pad to fill the hopper, and from there you will follow the grapes down to the sorting belt, to the presses or de-stemmer and into the cellar to see our winemaking team in action. The tour will end with a glass of wine on our patio paired with a breakfast burrito. 7:30am -10:30am, tour begins promptly at 8:00am. Limited to 18 guests. Attendees must be 21+. Tickets required. Tickets can be purchased here: https://ltexperienceharvest.eventbrite.com To purchase tickets over the phone, please call our tasting room – 209-334-9780.

T.G.I.F.C. Wine and Pizza Fridays

Fridays, 11am – 5pm. $25 General, $20 Wine Club Members Includes 10″ wood fired pizza (choose from four cheese, veggie or meat) and a glass of Pinot Grigio, Dry Sangiovese Rosé or Siena. Additional wines by the glass or bottle available. No reservations necessary!

California Wine Month at Vina Robles

Celebrate California Wine Month at the Vina Robles Hospitality Center. During the month of September, save big on 6+ bottles of all Vina Robles Estate Series wines. While you’re here, enjoy new release tastings, wine and cheese pairings, bistro service, and Saturday Live featuring local musicians.

Wine & Cheese Pairing at Alexander Valley Vineyards

Spend an hour with us at this seated tasting offered at 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Local artisan cheeses are paired with four of our top wines, including CYRUS. There is no better way to relax in wine country while taking in the action of our working winery. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Live Music @ Hungry Hawk Vineyards

Come listen to The JourneyBirds on September 1st & 7th, Father & Son on September 8th &29th, Andrew Parker Davis on Septmber 14th and Mike McGill on September 21st, live from 2:30 – 5:30 PM. Amazing patio view of the San Pasqual Valley, enjoy all while sipping award-winning wines. *Outside food welcomed. Tasting Room Hours: Noon – 6 PM.

Vineyard Hike at Alexander Valley Vineyards

Join us for a grape to glass tour as we hike the home of Alexander Valley Vineyards. We’ll pass by our working winery, the 1868 Alexander Valley school and the Alexander homestead. After the hike, taste wine from the barrel in our underground wine cave. Relax and take in the views on our winery deck with a wine country picnic. This is the ultimate way to experience the history, tradition, and excellence of Alexander Valley Vineyards. Box lunch included. Reservations required 48 hours in advance. Easy walking tour, but there are hills and dirt trails. Not offered on Sunday.

Josh Groban at Wente Estate Winery

For more than 30 years, Wente Vineyards has showcased world-renowned entertainers in the sustainable winery’s natural amphitheater. At the picturesque Wente Vineyards Cresta Blanca Winery, concert guests can enjoy amazing sunset dinners, palate-pleasing wine, and renowned hospitality, all before the show even begins. Now, the 2019 Wente Vineyards Summer Concert Series presented by Mercedes Benz present Josh Groban!

The Doobie Brothers at Wente Estate Winery

For more than 30 years, Wente Vineyards has showcased world-renowned entertainers in the sustainable winery’s natural amphitheater. At the picturesque Wente Vineyards Cresta Blanca Winery, concert guests can enjoy amazing sunset dinners, palate-pleasing wine, and renowned hospitality, all before the show even begins. Now, the 2019 Wente Vineyards Summer Concert Series presented by Mercedes Benz present The Doobie Brothers!

Fleetwood Mask at Wente Estate Winery

Fleetwood Mask is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band from the San Francisco Bay Area. The band formed out of a mutual love and respect for Fleetwood Mac’s music and story. Replicating one of rock’s most successful bands is a passion for Fleetwood Mask and each band member is committed to performing the music of Fleetwood Mac with authenticity and style. With over 25 years of professional music and theatrical experience combined, Fleetwood Mask is dedicated to providing audiences from festivals, wineries and clubs a fun and exciting Fleetwood Mac musical experience! Don’t just take our word for it, experience Fleetwood Mask!

Ranch-to-Table Dinner

Let’s unwind and enjoy a gathering of Family, Friends, Farm raised meat & Estate wines in the midst of Beautiful Nature. Six Sigma Ranch & Winery is a true working cattle Ranch. Our Family style Ranch-to-Table Dinners introduce an authentic Farm experience. Captivating scenery and the sounds of nature, paired with Ranch Pasture-raised pork and side-by-side Estate Vintage Wine pairings make every bite heavenly. It promises to be a memorable event. We look forward to you joining us!

Cave Tour and Barrel Tasting at Alexander Valley Vineyards

Experience Alexander Valley Vineyard’s history, tradition and excellence with this 45 minute tasting and cave tour. Learn about our barrel aging program while experiencing how the oak barrels influence the wine as your taste Cabernet Sauvignon from both French and American oak barrels side by side. Offered daily 11:00am and 2:00pm daily – Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

Vegan & gluten free lunch choices available.

JUSTIN Starlight Dinner

Be dazzled by stunning stars-capes at the JUSTIN Estate Vineyard! The talented culinary team from The Restaurant at JUSTIN will craft a four course, wine-paired dinner utilizing local, seasonal ingredients that pair perfectly with the iconic JUSTIN wines. This unique event will truly make for a night to remember!

Celebrate California Wine Month with Foxen

In honor of California Wine Month, we are offering an extra 5% discount on any purchase of 6 bottles or more through the month of September. Also, join us on Sunday September 8th for a book signing by George Rose, Live music by Different Strings and Garey Deli will be serving up some delicious Santa Maria style BBQ.

Rutherford Hill Winery’s Annual Barn Bash

Kick up your heels and toast to this year’s spectacular harvest at this 8th annual Barn Bash release party. Enjoy a special selection of Rutherford Hill and Terlato Vineyards wines paired with authentic BBQ fare. Try your hand at line dancing or just rock out to live music while enjoying our stunning views from the Top of the Hill. An array of carnival games will also be featured to ensure a fun time is had by all. Space is limited, reserve your tickets now!

Harvest Tour and Tasting

Celebrate California Wine Month with Tolosa and book a must-see Harvest Tour and Tasting. Allow 90 minutes to appreciate a progressive tour and tasting of Tolosa’s limited production wines. Take in the scenic view of the iconic Islay hill as you delve into the topography, climate and diverse soils that are optimal for producing grapes with distinctive character. Experience the beauty of Tolosa’s state of the art cellar while you observe first-hand what it means to have an artisanal and traditional approach to winemaking. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance: Concierge@nulltolosawinery.com or 805.782.0500 $45/ Wine Club $35 Limited to parties of up to 6 people.

WINEderlust

El Dorado County’s most creative, passionate and pioneering winemakers, brewers, musicians and artisans will be converging on Middle Main Street in Placerville (Old Hangtown), CA for a full street fair, concert and beverage bazzar! With an obsession for all things El Dorado-born-and-raised, every wine featured is made from El Dorado grown fruit, all the bands are local folks playing that Hangtown sound and the artists and vendors will be exhibiting their regional aesthetic. Fill your belly with the best eats from our local food trucks, enjoy some hands-on fun like flower crown making, corn hole and other fun and games.

Second Saturdays in the Haley Corridor

Second Saturday is our monthly block party showcasing the variety of local industry, arts and eats that abound around Haley Street in the heart of Santa Barbara. Take a tour of the area with wine and beer tastings, culinary specials, and more in our award-winning bars, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Find out more info at the Haley Corridor website!

2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction

The Sonoma County Wine Auction brings the region’s most renowned winemakers and growers together with distinguished collectors and generous bidders for an opportunity to acquire some of Sonoma County’s top wines and bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. Named one of the nation’s top charitable auctions by Wine Spectator, the proceeds raised benefit local Sonoma County charitable organizations. Since its inception, the Sonoma County Wine Auction has raised over $30 million to help fund charitable organizations focusing on education, arts and culture, environment and health and human services and have supported more nonprofits than any other fundraising event in Sonoma County.

Harvest Ball 2019 V. Sattui Winery

Celebrating its 35th year, this spectacular soiree promises to be an unforgettable affair. World-class entertainment, transcendent culinary delights and, of course, a selection of highly-acclaimed wines will be yours to indulge in as you revel in the sights, sounds and flavors of the biggest party of the year!

2019 Taste of Sonoma

Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, is nestled in the wine country at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on August 31, 2019. Showcasing Sonoma County’s most renowned wineries and chefs, this event offers wine and culinary enthusiasts access to taste and experience Sonoma County. The one-day immersive lineup will include a walk-around wine tasting, guided wine seminars and themed lounges. Visa Signature and Visa Infinite® cardholders receive preferred pricing and access to exclusive perks at the event, including early entry at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $150 to $255 per person. To purchase tickets, visit tasteofsonoma.com.

CA Wine Month at Pedroncelli

Visit the Pedroncelli tasting room on any Saturday in September for a special wine and food pairing in celebration of CA Wine month. Our flagship estate grown wines will be the focus so stop by for a taste of California wine grown in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County farmed and made by the Pedroncelli family since 1927.

September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Harvest Wine Celebration @ Charles R Vineyards

Ron Dee’s, Louisiana’s best BBQ and delicious Filipino cuisine, will be dishing up Hot Links, Kielbasa, Pulled Finger Lickin’ Chicken and Pork Loin Po Boy Sandwiches along with Lumpia, Pancit and Chicken Adobo, what a combo! To pair with the menu, we will be releasing our 2017 Chardonnay, 2015 Zinfandel and 2010 Petite Sirah. Kick back to live music on our garden patio with Mud Daddy, a 6-piece Rock cover band putting on an energetic classic Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues show with strong vocal harmonies, driving percussion and a dynamic lead guitar. Sneak in some retail therapy with our local artisans showcasing hand crafted jewelry, pottery and ceramics, watercolors, designed and lighted wine bottles, woodworks, wine charms and more.

Barbera Release Event

September is California Wine Month! To celebrate, we are having a release party for one of our signature varietals, Barbera! We will be pouring our 2017 Barbera, 2017 Estate Barbera, and a few other of your favorite Oak Farm Vineyards wines. Food will be available to purchase and live music will be going on from 12pm-4pm. This event is free to attend and open to the public. We are a 21 and over facility, so all guests attending must be 21 or over. This includes infants, small children, and all those under 21 years of age.

Fourth Friday Free Concert with Spencer James

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.

Ukulele Jam & Open Mic With Steve Kritzer

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@nullgmail.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!

Pinot & Pups

Paired with 5 Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noirs is an afternoon of fun for you and your pups! $30 per person includes the tasting, gourmet dog goodies, wine specials and dog trainers on site from K9 Solutions. 25% of tastings are being donated to the K9 Solutions non-profit organization. Join us for a great time of Pinot and play!

Blind Tasting Flights at Scheid Vineyards

While tasting through four wines without seeing the label or knowing what’s in your glass, your job will be to guess what it is and where it came from. This interactive sensory experience will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of varietals and unique wine regions of California!

Taste and Talk with Elizabeth Schneider

Join Elizabeth Schneider, Certified Sommelier and podcast host of “Wine For Normal People” at Broken Earth Winery on September 5th at 6pm. Elizabeth will engage us in a lively discussion about the emergence of the Paso Robles wine region on the world scene. The event will include a side-by-side tasting in which we will explore the king varietals of Paso Robles, and contrast them with corresponding varietals from other leading regions around the world. Don’t miss this unique chance to see Elizabeth, who has won acclaim for her creation of the award-winning podcast “Wine for Normal People,” which makes wine understandable, fun, and relatable for everyone from the beginner to the connoisseur. In her lively presentations, she brings a depth of knowledge and a sense of humor and candor that is rare in the wine world. We look forward to seeing you there!

Blind Tasting Flights at Scheid Vineyards

While tasting through four wines without seeing the label or knowing what’s in your glass, your job will be to guess what it is and where it came from. This interactive sensory experience will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of varietals and unique wine regions of California!

The Adventure Pinot

Virginia Dare Winery is hosting the 1st Adventure Pinot, showcasing all things Pinot from the Family Coppola. Explore our portfolio at different wine stations – Virginia Dare, Domaine de Broglie, Francis Coppola Reserve, Director’s Cut and Director’s, Diamond, Sofia, and Votre Sante! In addition to Pinots, sample delectable food from the Family Coppola restaurants Café Zoetrope, Rustic, and our very own Wero. A souvenir wine glass is included with your ticket, and each of the wines will be available for purchase in our pop-up Pinot Store with a special day of discount!

Wine Excursion at A Green Winery

Wine and grapes are about place, they speak of the soil from which they grew. Join the winemaker and grower at their family-owned vineyard in Moraga, Participants will learn how a healthy vineyard is developed, and handcrafted wine processed using green, sustainable practices and expand on the newly recognized Lamorinda American viticulture area (AVA). Barrel tasting and artisan cheese pairing will complete the class. Comfortable attire is recommended. Don’t miss this unique outdoor excursion for minds and bodies!

Live Music at Carr Winery with the Mark Tesla Band

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!

Single Vineyard Tasting

Discover our exclusive and limited-production single vineyard wines on our shaded patio, or in our beautiful tasting salon. (based on season and availability) The tasting begins with an overview of the history of Chimney Rock and the Stags Leap Appellation and follows with a curated selection of some of our exquisitely crafted vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignons. Appreciate the difference that place makes in our highly coveted, award-winning wines. • Daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm • $65 per person | $55 Club Members • One tasting fee waived for each 3 bottle purchase of red wine

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration

Tickets include wine tastings, commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country GoVino glass, wine discounts and activities. Cheers to outdoor GoVino wine glasses that won’t make your drink smell or taste like plastic! GoVino glasses are also BPA free, recyclable and made in the USA. Participating Wineries 3 Steve’s Winery, Bent Creek Winery, Big White House Winery, BoaVentura de Caires, Caddis Winery, Cedar Mountain, Charles R Vineyards, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyards, Ehrenberg Cellars, el Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Embodied Wines, Fenestra Winery, Leisure Street Winery, Longevity Wines, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta’s Well, Nella Terra Cellars, Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Vineyards, Rios-Lovell Estate, Rodrigue Molyneaux, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards, Winemakers Studio and Wood Family Vineyards!

Explore California Pinot Noir & Chardonnay with Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery

We are fortunate to work with some of the most prestigious vineyards in California; transforming this fruit into world-class wines that express both vintage and vineyard site requires unwavering dedication and respectful stewardship. We invite you step outside of the Russian River Valley during California Wine Month to explore Santa Maria AVA, Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap and Sonoma Valley through a guided tour of our winery and cellar, followed by a tasting of 5 single vineyard wines at a communal table filled with lively discussion. Reservation Required | 5 Vineyard Designate Wines | Selection of Artisan Cheeses Approx. 90 Minutes | $55 per person | Tasting fee independent of wine purchase

Vino & Vinyasa

Join us outdoors for an hour of yoga and an optional wine tasting afterwards. Class will be lead by a local instructor from YogaONE Santa Rosa. After your restorative yoga class is finished, stay and experience a glass of wine. Take in the sights and sounds of our vineyards, valley oak trees, maples, hydrangeas, boxwoods, and fig trees with views of the mountain vistas in the distance. Enjoy the essence of Sonoma County, Friday evenings. All ages and levels are welcome to join us! Remember that Vino & Vinyasa Yoga is not BYOM (bring your own mat!)

September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th!

“Days of Summer” Centerpiece Class

Relax, have fun and get your craft on while you sip a glass of wine! Join us to get your craft on with our popular “Days of Summer” Centerpiece Class! Kim from Wild Vine Designs and the Bricoleur Vineyards team will provide all the supplies and instruction you need to make a floral masterpiece and you provide the creativity (we can help with this too if needed!). A complimentary glass of wine and snacks will be served! At the end of the class you will take home your very “Days of Summer” Centerpiece! Be sure to register early as space is limited and classes often fill!

“Kathryn Hall” Harvest Celebration

It’s time for our annual Kathryn Hall Harvest Celebration! Join us September 7th, 2019 on the Great Lawn at HALL St. Helena to celebrate our flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. Hosted by Kathryn Hall herself, the event features delicious food, live music, dancing and of course, fantastic HALL Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Beach Boys at Rodney Strong Vineyards

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. This band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that The Beach Boys’ songs have forever changed the musical landscape, profoundly influencing countless performing artists to follow.

Wine+Pizza Friday

We invite you to join us on Fridays this Summer for our Wine & Pizza Pairing on the Terrace. Choose between a hearty meat or a vegetarian style pizza prepared by Winery Chef Alejandro Garcia in our outdoor brick oven, served with a glass of perfectly paired Rodney Strong wine. Available Fridays through October. $25 per pizza and glass of wine. $20 for Club Members.

Wine & Pizza Friday

We invite you to join us on Fridays this Summer for our Wine & Pizza Pairing on the Terrace. Choose between a hearty meat or a vegetarian style pizza prepared by Winery Chef Alejandro Garcia in our outdoor brick oven, served with a glass of perfectly paired Rodney Strong wine. Available most Fridays through October. $25 per pizza and glass of wine. $20 for Club Members.

Americana Evening on the Green

Bring your chairs & blankets and settle in on the Green for an evening of fine wine, delicious bites and music featuring San Francisco’s Dirty Cello. Enjoy wines by the glass or bottle paired with pizzas from our own Chef Alejandro Garcia. Peruse wares from local Sonoma County artisans and makers. Admission is free!

Barbera Festival in Amador County

What is the Barbera Festival? It’s on outdoor wine and food festival like no other! Taste American renditions of the Italian classic varietal, Barbera, from more than 60 wineries coming from across California. And… Enjoy white wines, local craft beer and food offerings from top local restaurants (all available for purchase) And… Relax with some live music from renowned musicians and satisfy your shopping bug with offerings from more than 25 artists and craft vendors. For complete information, visit www.barberafestival.com A production of Amador Vintners

Dine in the Vines at Andis Wines

DINE IN THE VINES – Our Wine Maker, Mark Fowler and Wine Ambassador, Lorenzo Muslia will take you on a journey from vine to wine while dining at our family style table set between the vines – sipping on exclusive Andis boutique wines paired with award winning food by Taste Restaurant and gorgeous centerpieces from Upcountry Farms. Four Courses / Four Specialty Andis Wines $85 per person / $68 Andis Wine Club Members

Lodi Grape Festival

For 82 years the people in San Joaquin County have been gathering to celebrate the grape harvest at the annual Lodi Grape Festival. What started out as a small food festival in downtown Lodi has now evolved into a four day event filled with great entertainment, food, wine tasting, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival, grape displays and so much more!

Mushroom Day at Dutton-Goldfield

Mushrooms and pinot go together like peas and carrots. We love pairing DG pinot noir with mushroom recipes, especially the unique varieties cultivated by our neighbors, Mycopia Gourmet Mushroom. Join us as Mycopia, local pioneers in specialty mushrooms, returns to host an intriguing mushroom seminar at 2pm on Saturday September 28th in our cellar. Learn about foraging, different varieties of fungi, and how mushrooms promote sustainability. Delicious, savory Mycopia mushroom bread pudding will also be served as part of the experience.

38th Annual Taste of the Town

The Connoisseurs’ Circle Gala dinner and live auction kicks off the two day of events on Friday evening at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Guest dine on a 4-course gourmet meal created by Culinary Honoree Executive Chef Mossin Sugich, Hilton SB Beachfront Resort, and paired with premier wines provided by Vintner of the Year Courtney Foley, The Foley Food and Wine Society. On Sunday, guest enjoy tastes provided by some of the areas best food, wine and spirits providers. Over 70 vendors are expected to participate. Each guest receives a complimentary wine glass to take home.

Harvest Party at Alexander Valley Vineyards

We’ll be celebrating the harvest with our best party of the year! Join us for a day of fun on the historic Wetzel Family Estate in Northern Sonoma County. Activities for the day include: Grape picking & Continental breakfast, Wine Cave tour, Blessing of the grapes, Grape stomp, Bocce ball tournament, BBQ Lunch with live music & dancing, Wine-O Bingo, and of course special discounts in the tasting room! Reservations required by 9/4/19. Call for more info: 707-433-7209

Ramona Grape Stomp

To celebrate the harvest of grapes throughout the Ramona Valley, this fun-filled family event will offer attendees the opportunity to: • Stomp in a grape stomp competition, or in the free and leisurely ‘fun stomp’ • Sample award-winning local wine, craft beer, and cider • Shop at a variety of selected artisans and merchants • Enjoy face painting and other fun activities for the kids • Find treasures in the silent auction, featuring hand crafted items from local schools • Nibble on food while you have fun watching others stomp away.

2019 Landmark Lobster Feed

Join us for our 4th Annual Lobster Feed at Landmark Vineyards on Friday, September 13th! Wine tasting will begin at 6pm and once all the bibs are tied, steaming pots full of lobsters, succulent prawns, hot links, artichokes, new potatoes, onions, and corn will overflow the table. It’s all topped off with fresh sourdough baguettes, & drawn butter alongside Landmark’s Single Vineyard Chardonnays.

Barrels of Corralitos

Join the wineries of the idyllic Corralitos Wine Trail in the Santa Cruz Mountains for a day of wine tasting, food & entertainment! • Taste new & yet-to-be released wines from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel • Purchase futures at special barrel pricing • Receive a logo glass with ticket • Enjoy live music at most venues & food for purchase

Temecula Valley Crush

The ONE and ONLY event showcasing the wines of 30+ member wineries in one location!
Culinary creations from over fifteen winery and local restaurants and caterers. Mix and mingle with winery owners and winemakers at this most anticipated walk-about tasting of culinary delights and award-winning Temecula wines along with live entertainment!

Capitola Art & Wine Festival

A fun weekend for the whole family! The Capitola Art & Wine Festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village overlooking the Monterey Bay. Summer’s last hurrah, and truly a weekend in paradise!

Stroll the Festival and admire the talent of over 160 fine artists while sipping exceptional wines from 22 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries. Visit the Local Artisans Marketplace filled with locally handmade crafts and artisanal foods. The Festival Food Court offers a wide range of tantalizing options from oysters to Hawaiian Poke. The Kids Art & Music Area provides ongoing craft projects for the younger set, as well as musical play featuring MusicalMe. Enjoy fantastic entertainment all weekend, including local dance and performing arts groups, street performers, and live music. There’s something for everyone!

Calistoga Wine Experience

Join the 4th Annual wine tasting event with over 30 wineries from the Calistoga AVA. Enjoy tastings with winery owner’s and winemakers. Pair varietals with gourmet bites from local chefs. Enjoy a day of live music, great food and outstanding wine.

Winesong Weekend

Winesong is the premier annual charity auction & wine + food tasting on the Mendocino Coast & is produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation.

Wine Down Friday

Join us after work for a glass (or bottle) of wine! Live music by Ras Danny – Authentic Jamaican Reggae Music and food available to purchase from Javed Kabab Kitchen Food Truck. The event is free to attend: no tickets required!

Madera Wine Trail’s California Wine Month Celebration

In honor of the statewide celebration of California Wine Month, guests of the public, media, wine, food and travel industries are invited to visit Toca Madera Winery in Madera to enjoy wine tasting from local wineries, appetizers provided by fine local restaurants, caterers and live music. The Madera Vintners Association also honors and awards partners and associates who have influenced the local wine industry as well as recognizes recipients of the 2019 MVA Student Grants for Fresno State students.

Get Your Boots Dirty at the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

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.

Trefethen’s Harvest Bootcamp

Join us for our annual hands-on harvest experience. Start the morning with an in-depth vineyard tour and the opportunity to try your hand at picking grapes. Follow the freshly harvested grapes to the winery and learn about our winemaking practices as the grapes start the journey to becoming wine. Sample future vintages before they have even been bottled. Includes an al fresco lunch with Trefethen wines under the canopy of the ancient walnut tree in Katie’s Acre.

Annual Harvest Party at Merryvale Vineyards

We invite you to join us at Merryvale and see first hand how Napa’s 2019 harvest is progressing. Guests will enjoy live music and light bites served alongside Merryvale and Starmont wines. Merryvale and Starmont Wine Club members can also pick up their current Wine Club allocation during their visit. $65 per person; Merryvale, Starmont and Profile Wine Club Members can log in and purchase up to four tickets at the special price of $35/person.

Love Livermore Live

We invite you to join us for an incredible day in the sun centered around original live music, homegrown wine, and the community that ties us all together. Set a blanket on the lawn among the picturesque Darcie Kent Vineyards and enjoy the best of Livermore’s melodies, wines and beers, food, and most of all, the incredible people who make up the Livermore community (YOU). We will have 14 musical acts on 3 rotating stages. Relax on the the lawn of the Truck Stage, burn some calories at the Barn Stage, and get an intimate singer-songwriter experience in the Acoustic Lounge. Most importantly, Love Livermore Live is a fundraiser designed to put instruments in the hands of Livermore’s youth. We hope you will help us to continue Livermore’s unique culture of supporting original, homegrown art!

Brochelle Vineyards Annual Fall Winemaker Dinner

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.**

2019 Landmark Lobster Feed

Join Landmark Vineyards for their 4th Annual Lobster Feed! Wine tasting will begin at 6pm and once all the bibs are tied, steaming pots full of lobsters, succulent prawns, hot links, artichokes, new potatoes, onions, and corn will overflow the table. It’s all topped off with fresh sourdough baguettes, & drawn butter alongside Landmark’s Single Vineyard Chardonnays. Limit 4 tickets per member.

Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Harvest Dinner

Join the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars. The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests can sample a variety of wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains while they bid on wine lots as part of a silent auction. Following the reception, guests will be treated to local, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Brad Briske​, Chef and Owner of HOME restaurant in Soquel, where he cooks hyper-local California cuisine, butchers and cures wild game, and plates up handmade pastas and fresh catch from the Monterey Bay. Benefiting Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Live Music on the Patio at Carr

Thursdays and Fridays in September, join us for live music on the patio!

 

September 13 – Former front man for the Replacements-inspired Solid Goldsteins, Brady Harris solo career has diverged from his previous work into a sound altogether more indicative of his Texas roots.

September 20 – Tony Ybarra spices up your Thursdays with flamenco nights on the Patio. Sip wines and enjoy the ambiance of live flamenco music.

September 21 –  Teresa Russel & Tom Buenger – Described as “the most awesome Female rock guitarist…ever!” this is simply an understatement. Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. 

September 27 – David Segáll is a singer and songwriter from Santa Barbara whose eclectic mixture of rock, soul, folk and reggae is greatly influenced by all things oceanic. He is an avid sailor, surfer and lover of the sea.

September 28 – Katie Fritzke is a multi-faceted vocalist based in Santa Barbara, California. Known for her incredible four-octave range and honest, soulful phrasing, Katie has a broad repertoire ranging from Jazz standards, to R&B, pop.

Free admission, 21 & over

The Barrel Room
414 N. Salsipuedes St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

https://carrwinery.com/events/

Live Music in the Barrell Room Moneluv

SEPTEMBER 6 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

California alternative psychedelic rock music.

Lots of FUN dance songs covering the Beatles, Van Morrison, Violent Femmes, and Rolling Stones, plus terrific Moneluv original songs.
Retro 60’s vibe with cool synth-bass style undertones and hypnotic vocals.
Moneluv has a Beatle-esque song and singing style with groovy tension & instrumentation.

Mitch Karno, Ukulele, Keyboard, Vocals.
Scott Topper, Guitar, Vocals.
Michael Robinson, Bass.
Mark Delgadillo, Drums.

Free admission, 21 & over

The Barrel Room
414 N. Salsipuedes St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States

https://carrwinery.com/events/

Book Launch, Demo and Tasting at COPIA

Join us for a special afternoon at the CIA at Copia as we celebrate the release of the new cookbook, SEASON: A Year of Wine Country Food, Farming, Family, and Friends. A collaboration between Kendall Jackson chefs Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cenami, as well as sustainable culinary farmer Tucker Taylor, the book celebrates the farm-to-table lifestyle while bringing the beauty of the Jackson Family Wines vineyard to life.

Scheid Library Wines Feature

September is California Wine Month and we are opening our cellar to celebrate! During the month of September, exclusive library wines are being made available in honor of the harvest season. Visit either one of our tasting rooms (Greenfield or Carmel-by-the-Sea) to sample and purchase featured wines, or order on our website to have special library selections delivered to your door.

Grape to Glass Tours

Let us take you for an in-depth journey through the winery. Learn about our rich history and taste our lineup of award-winning wines as we tour the vineyards and farm!

See why our Grape to Glass Tour was voted #1 Best Winery Tour by USAToday!!

Tours are complimentary and space is limited. RSVP@nullHarneyLane.com 209.365.1900.

Harney Lane Winery Vineyard Walk

One of our favorite things about being an all-estate winery is our ability to show you exactly where our grapes come from! Sundays in September, guests are invited to follow our knowledgeable staff out of the tasting room and into the vineyards! Get up close and personal with the vines as you taste through your flight, exploring our 5th generation farm during one of our favorite times of year- harvest season! Limited to first 25 guests, no RSVP required.

Catalina Island Wine Festival

Classy and casual. In support of the Catalina Women’s Forum Scholarship fundraising silent auction and wine festival, come to Avalon and put your toes in the sand and some wine in your hand! Held in concert with the annual weekend-long Festival of Art; guests will enjoy wine tasting, appetizers and soothing live music where the sand meets the sea on South Beach, Avalon Bay. Creating scholarships for the Class of 2019, come prepared to shop, the silent auction features beautiful art, jewelry, hospitality items, adventure activities and more. Save 10% on online ticket purchases USE DISCOUNT CODE: email10

Iron Hub Tunes Series

Every Sunday in September, bring your friends and family for a fun, relaxing afternoon of Iron Hub Tunes on the patio. Complimentary event. Deli items available for purchase.

September 2 – James Harkins plays new county
September 9 – Jesse Hendricks and his fiery Spanish guitar
September 16 – Karl with acoustic guitar and classic oldies
September 23 – Tom Power with fun rock and roll and oldies
September 30 – Steve Lowry with live rock and roll

Harvest Happy Hour

Let’s give the winemaking team a well deserved break! We are expecting a late harvest and things will be in full swing toward the end of September. Join Annette, Shawn and the team for a toast to harvest with barrel tastes, new releases and a sneak peak at the new adjacent tasting room.

Fall Passport ~ Wineries of Santa Clara Valley

Follow the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail and wine taste at 31 wineries. You will have the opportunity to meet the talented winemakers and staff and learn how they produce some of the world’s finest award winning wines. You can expect up to three, one-ounce pours at each winery you visit during the month Participating wineries may have food and entertainment, pour special select or library wines, offer barrel samples and attractive discounts.
Passport Partners!! Visit our local restaurants, wine bars, hotels and transportation companies who have partnered with us and offering exclusive discounts to Passport holders.

Vineyard Hayride and Wine Party

Come join the fun and enjoy beautiful 360° vineyard views as we take in the sunset with wine and friends on the Doce Robles estate. Centered around the full moon, our “Rising Moon Sunset Series” parties are the perfect way to unwind and relax in the heart of Paso Robles wine country on the beautiful Route 46 West.

Picture Perfect Sunday

A Picture Perfect afternoon of live local music, delicious wines, and great food!

Sunday, September 9th, join Still Waters in welcoming The Martin Paris Band! You’ll love this local favorite and their rock/pop/country sound! Music and food from 1-4 pm. Bring low-backed lawn chairs or blankets and grab a spot on the grass! Tables available first come first serve. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a Picture Perfect Sunday with Still Waters!

Harvest Lunch and Barrel Tasting

Don’t miss our Harvest Lunch and Barrel Tasting at the winery. Enjoy the aromas of fresh fruit and fermentation underway that complement the seasonal wine making activities. Winemaker Norm Yost will provide the edutainment while guests sip on 2017 barrel samples and a few library wines. Norm, cellar master André Baltazar, winery dog Cooper and I invite you to get creative, blend your own Pinot Noir and be playful. The wines will be paired with a delicious lunch, offering vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes.

Lobster Feast

Join us at our Annual Lobster Feast! Enjoy your favorite Trentadue Wines while indulging in a family style feast of Maine lobster, prawns, Louisiana hot links, assorted vegetables and fresh baguettes.Stay after dinner for dessert and dance along to the tunes of The Poyntlyss Sistars Rockin’ Show Band! 

Tickets are $110 each for members*, $135 each for non-members. *Members receive two tickets at club price.

Reservations required. Contact us at wineclub@nulltrentadue.com or call 707-433-2768 to reserve your space today!

Taste of the Grove

This intimate cocktail evening will once-again be hosted at Morro Bay’s beautiful Packing Shed. Enjoy all-inclusive farm-to-table pairings with area growers and local chefs to present tantalizing avocado-themed dishes. At this annual event, you’ll discover food demos, educational opportunities with a fun avocado-centric component, dozens of local dishes crafted by the finest chefs in the area… as well as local mixology, wine, and brewery pairings. Combine the incredible ambiance, delicious cuisine & hand-crafted spirits with Live Music & the breathtaking Central Coast weather for the Ultimate Evening Out!

A number of the culinary delights you’ll find at this year’s Taste of the Grove are provided by incredible local experts in their field… such as: Olea Farm, Trumpet Vine Catering, Buttercup Bakery, Chaparral Gardens, Chef Charlie, Baker & Brain and Linn’s, pairing with The Inn at Morro Bay’s 60 State Park Restaurant, Yes! Cocktail, Alta Colina Wine and more!

Highway 46 West Wineries Harvest Block Party

Join the 46 West Wineries Association for the Harvest Block Party, on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 6:30-9pm at Dark Star Cellars, located just off of Highway 46 West at 2985 Anderson Road in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country.

The Harvest Block Party is a wine tasting with the member wineries of the 46 West in a casual ‘mini-wine festival’ atmosphere, along with great food and rockin’ live music. Dance the night away to The Sound Effect Band, all for $55 per person! This is one of the more popular events on the Central Coast and should not be missed. This event will sell out, so get your tickets early, you don’t want to be turned away at the door.

Tickets are available at: https://my805tix.com/events/2018-46west-wineries-harvest-block-party

Eat Drink Los Gatos

2nd Annual Eat Drink Los Gatos, a community event featuring Fine Wine, Craft Brews, Local Food, Wine Walk (1-5pm), Live Music & Great Shopping all in our Charming Downtown. The event takes place on a closed portion of N. Santa Cruz Avenue to through traffic (from Main Street to Bachman). You may sip, stroll, munch & dance your way down the Avenue!

EAT DRINK LOS GATOS is open to all.

Cave Dweller Party

As harvest approaches, we prepare for our annual Cave Dweller Party!

Please mark your calendar and help Anderson Conn Valley Vineyards celebrate the fruit that makes it all possible. While enjoying our beautiful property, we will taste new releases, feast on delicious food and relax to some great live music! Join us for a truly memorable evening among the vines!

2nd Annual Sip ‘n Saunter

Downtown SLO is pleased to present the 2nd annual Sip ‘n Saunter, which will take place at multiple Downtown venues on Friday, September 28 from 5-8 PM! Like last year, Sip ‘n Saunter is a memorable evening of beverage and food tastings from your favorite establishments while shopping Downtown’s best retail. For a full list of participating retailers and partners, visit DowntownSLO.com.

Each ticket includes a complimentary wine glass and wristband to access 30 different participating locations.

Last year’s event sold out! Early bird tickets go on sale august 15 at DowntownSLO.com.

JUSTIN Starlight Dinner

Be dazzled by stunning stars-capes with telescopes provided by Central Coast Astronomical Society. The talented culinary team from The Restaurant at JUSTIN will craft a four course, wine-paired dinner utilizing local, seasonal ingredients that pair perfectly with the iconic JUSTIN wines. This unique event will truly make for a night to remember!

Livermore Valley Wine Auction

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.

Lake County Wine Auction

The Lake County Wine Auction is a gala evening under the stars at Boatique Winery, one of the areas most impressive venues. Start the evening by tasting food from a selection of 10 juried purveyors. Sample wines from all over the county. Then as the sun sets, enjoy a gourmet meal in the farm to table spirit. After the live auction, dance the night away as you celebrate all you have done to help improve the community.

Sample the Sierra – Lake Tahoe Farm to Fork Festival

Sample the Sierra, Lake Tahoe’s largest farm-to-fork festival, celebrates the talent of the Sierra Nevada region via food, wine, beer, spirits, produce and art!

This event brings together local chefs/restaurants with neighboring growers/producers to turn out scrumptious samples craftily paired with the appropriate wine or brew/ The festival marketplace includes locally made goods such as jam, soups, honey, and olive oil along with specialty products created right here in the county, such as fine art, jewelry, and crafts. for you to taste.

Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival

Nestled in the heart of the Sierra, the 33rd annual Autumn Food & Wine Festival is sure to inspire your palate and bring you an elevated culinary experience. The annual festival brings together renowned winemakers and some of the regions finest chefs for an intimate 3 day weekend full of, wine tastings, culinary seminars, and mountaintop dining

Tickets offered for events à la carte or as festival packages for the best experience.

Finding Gold in Calaveras: A Treasure Hunt

Calaveras Wine Country is inviting you on a treasure hunt in historic gold country to celebrate California Wine Month. Pick up or download a treasure map and taste at five participating wineries (tasting fees apply) to discover their gold. Receive their gold star on the board and fill in a line for BINGO throughout the month of September to be entered to win special prizes including lodging packages, concert tickets, winemaker tours, private tastings, dinner packages, wine merch and so much more!

Flavors of Fall at Korbel!

Experience Fall at Korbel! Your ticket will admit you to sample selected Korbel California champagne paired with three delicious small bites, as well as a ride on our tram to tour our vineyards! We have two time frames to choose from, so come and relax. It’s a wine country day not to be missed!

Tickets are non-refundable.

Barbera Festival

An outdoor wine and food festival focusing on Barbera wines with more than 70 wineries from all over California. Live music by renown musicians, local artists and vendors and craft beer and white wine available for purchase.

VINO Palooza Wine & Music Festival

VINO Palooza® is a wine & music festival presented by platinum recording artist Ryan Cabrera & Tier 1 Events. Enjoy unlimited tastes from more than 20 wineries, brews, spirits & snacks PLUS acoustic performances by Ryan Cabrera, orianthi, Blake Lewis, Nash Overstreet Music, Austin Brown, Andie Case, The Ready Set & More – benefiting The T.J. Martell Foundation

For Tickets & Info: www.vino-palooza.com
EARLY BIRD (Limited Number) TICKETS – $50 SOLD OUT
ADVANCE TICKETS – $65
GENERAL ADMISSION – $80

*Must be 21+ to attend
*Line-up subject to change at any time

The Taste

This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city’s rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California’s most inspired food and drink.

Ramona Grape Stomp

Grape stomping fun with Ramona Ranch Vineyards and Winery at the Ramona Grape Stomp.

Join us this annual grape stomp and wine tasting event.
•Take part in the grape stomp competition
•Squish grapes between your toes – just for fun
•Sample award-winning local wines
•Jumpstart your holiday shopping with over 40 selected artisans and merchants
•Face-painting, and other fun activities for the kids
•Find treasures in our silent auction

Wine & Cheese Pairing Class

Wine and Cheese Lovers Unite! Join us at Sanford for our second intimate cheese pairing class in the Santa Barbara Tasting Room. The experts at Cailloux Cheese Shop will guide you through delectable cheeses that were hand picked for our delicious Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Taste cheese pairings from around the world while learning about the do’s and don’ts of pairing!

Seventh Annual “Barn Bash”

Let’s kick up our heels and toast to this year’s spectacular harvest with our 7th annual Barn Bash release party. Enjoy a special selection of Rutherford Hill and Terlato Vineyards wines paired with authentic BBQ fare. Rock out to live music in the Oak Grove while enjoying our stunning views from the Top of the Hill. Space is limited, reserve your tickets now!

Patriarche Paella Harvest Lunch

Pace yourself through our gourmet lunch featuring the 2016 Patriarche. Picnic tables and lawn seating available.

Menu:
Josh’s Paella Cooked Over Oak Barrel Staves
Tomato & Watermelon Salad
Ham & Cheese Terrine

$15 in advance, $25 at the door
call 530.344.0227 or email winery@nullhollyshill.com for more info

Harvest Ball 2018 V. Sattui Winery

Dine on a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by Italian-born chef and recipient of the coveted Michelin star, while you drink the most prestigious, award-winning wines available only at V. Sattui. Live music from the largest, most electrifying Michael Jackson tribute show in the country will have you dancing in the aisles – all the while our attentive and knowledgeable staff ensure that your glass is always filled. After dinner, you’ll be transported an R&B Dance Hall in our cellars as you boogie the night away to the funky rhythms of Big City Revue.

Peju Winery Harvest Celebration Brunch

Celebrate 35 years of winemaking and Harvest 2018 with a beautiful brunch in the vineyards! Mingle with the Peju family while delighting in a beautiful family style meal prepared by Chef Bryan. Plus, be the first to taste our newly-released reserve wines, including 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2015 Cabernet Franc Reserve and 2016 The Experiment!

Oracle Release Party

An intimate and scenic dinner overlooking stunning Oakville, to celebrate the release of 2014 The Oracle!

Menu:

Champagne reception and passed canapés

Maine lobster & mango salad with sweet chili, cilantro and avocado
Paired with 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Duck confit with chicories, smoked cranberry and summer squash
Paired with 2014 Pinot Noir, Garys’ Vineyard

Ribeye “Cap & Eye” with marble potatoes, Meadowood garden vegetables
Paired with 2014 The Oracle, Napa Valley Red Wine

Ossau-Iraty cheese with marcona almond butter and walnut toast

“Kathryn Hall” Release Party

September 8th, 2018 on the Great Lawn at HALL St. Helena, celebrate the release of the 2015 vintage of the flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. Hosted by Kathryn Hall herself, the event features delicious food, live music, dancing and of course, fantastic HALL Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vineyard Hike at AVV

Get an insider’s view exploring Alexander Valley Vineyards while tasting the wines where our grapes grow. After the hike, taste from the barrel in our cave and then relax and take in the views with a wine country boxed picnic lunch (vegan & gluten free options available). This is an easy walking tour, but there are hills and dirt trails. Reservations and 48 hour notice required. Allow 2 to 2 1/5 hours for complete tour and lunch.

Wine and Cheese Pairing at AVV

Enjoy a special seated tasting on our tasting room deck. We’ve paired local artisan cheeses with four of most limited wines for this casual, yet elegant tasting. This is the perfect way to enjoy the best of wine country. Reservations required, 48 hour notice. Time needed for tasting: 1 hour
Warning: food may contain dried fruit and nuts.

Winery and Cave Tour at AVV

Visit Alexander Valley Vineyards and learn about our barrel aging program. You’ll tour our working cave, taste young wines from the barrel and learn about valley namesake – Cyrus Alexander, the Wetzel family history, our estate vineyards and production methods – including our commitment to sustainable farming. Please note: Groups of 10 or more require reservations $15 per person. This is a 15-20 minute tour.

Harvest Party at AVV

Experience the 2018 harvest season at Alexander Valley Vineyards. Start the day picking grapes, try your hand at old fashioned grape stomping, play a little bocce ball, tour our caves and then relax with live music and dancing. Continental breakfast, multi-course lunch menu and wine is included. Enjoy wine country’s finest at the Wetzel Family Estate in Northern Sonoma County.

Dinner & Dancing Under the Stars at Charles R Vineyards

Join the Bartlett Family for a farm to table dinner and surprise wine release on September 15th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm Fresh, seasonal food and award winning Charles R wine to be served on the patio under the stars Put on your dancing shoes as Afterglow will get the party started with their rockin’ 80’s dance tunes! This is an exclusive Club member event, guests included with limited seating so buy your tickets early, and if you’re not a member, join today Our surprise wine release will be available to purchase that evening only, along with your Charles R favorites

Taste the Gold at Eberle Winery

Visit Eberle Winery and Taste the Gold! 10 of our current wines on our list are all GOLD MEDAL WINNERS. Eberle’s 2015 Cabernet is now the highest award winning Cab in California! Taste 5 complimentary for CA Wine Month. Purchase six bottles and enter a drawing for two tickets to our Harvest Festival Dinner in the Caves featuring Top Chef Dakota Weiss in October. Eberle Winery is open daily and offers complimentary wine tasting and tours of our underground caves. An expansive vineyard deck offers great views and is the perfect place to picnic, host weddings or special events.

135th Anniversary Prohibition Party

Join as we celebrate our 135th anniversary in style at this speakeasy-inspired soiree in our historic Barrel Room! Enjoy a variety of our Reserve wine selections as well as a toast with our newly-released sparkling wine. Indulge in passed hors d’ourves and delicious specialty stations with menu items such as tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese cigars, mini bacon cheeseburgers, a martini mashed potato bar and more!

Wine Tasting and The Craftbar at the Annieglass Glass Factory

Annieglass’ Watsonville glass factory and shop, open to the public daily features an onsite tasting room highlighting local and regional fine wines and craft beers. Take part in a craft workshop, cooking demo, free studio tour, or bargain hunting at the outlet store. Pouring Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards, Storrs, Silver Mountain Vineyards, and other wines.

All month, Thursdays-Saturdays!

Harvest Boot Camp

Please join us for our annual Harvest Boot Camp – Start the morning with an in-depth vineyard tour and the opportunity to try your hand at picking grapes. Follow the freshly harvested grapes to the winery and learn about our winemaking practices as the grapes start the journey to becoming wine. Sample future vintages before they have even been bottled. Includes an al fresco lunch with Trefethen wines under the canopy of the ancient walnut tree in Katie’s Acre.

The Wine Maker Charter — MJA Vineyards

The 70-foot luxury yacht Chardonnay II features a different local winery every Friday evening, April through September. Drink in stunning views of the California coastline, meet the wine makers and entice your palate with delicious appetizers. Guests can learn about local wines and the art of wine making. Watch the sunset, raise your glasses and give a toast to wine tasting at its finest! September winemaker sails take place September 28th with MJA.

FOXEN Library Wine Weekend

Celebrate California Wine Month at FOXEN!
September 22 and 23, join us at FOXEN’s tasting room for rare library wine flights of our Burgundy and Rhône-style wines before heading to our historic tasting shack (aka foxen 7200) for equally rare library wine flights of our limited-production Bordeaux and Italian-style wines. As an added treat, we will feature live music and a food truck at the FOXEN’s tasting room on Saturday afternoon, September 22.

Kendall Jackson Harvest Celebration

Experience the abundance of harvest season, showcasing the best of Sonoma County, at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens’ second annual Harvest Celebration. Enjoy farm fresh produce straight from the garden, live cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, unique plates from select local purveyors, dynamic educational seminars and demonstrations – featuring everything from wine blending to truffle hunting; barrel making to mozzarella stretching – outdoor painting sessions, live music, and of course, exceptional Kendall-Jackson wines!

WINEderlust River Wine Festival

Not all who “WINEder” are lost… Find us, El Dorado Winery Association, Saturday, September 8th on the American River in Coloma for WINEderlust River Wine Festival! The region’s most innovative winemakers will showcase new wines, creative blends, and serve up wine mock-tails as one-of-a-kind as the winemaker’s themselves. This year’s rendezvous includes a tented market-place and wine pavilion. Live bands, Cherry Bomb and MerryGold jam along-side food trucks, brewers and of course the rejuvenating and scenic American River! Slip on your fancy flip-flops, slather the sun-screen, and enliven your senses with us for a day on the river!

Harvest Party and Grape Stomp at Benessere Vineyards

Join us for an afternoon filled with good company, great food, fine wine, and competitive GRAPE STOMPING! To warm you up, local favorite, Mark’s The Spot, will fire up their brand new Wood Fired Oven to serve appetizers and lunch that will include Italian-inspired pizzas to pair with our Benessere Vineyard wines. Be the first to try our newly released wines, catch up with old friends and work on your best “I Love Lucy” impression. We look forward to having you join us!

Library Wine Weekend at Dutton Goldfield

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary Harvest, we have pulled out some truly amazing gems from our limited library. Dan Goldfield crafts wines that are great upon release, then age gracefully, opening up and adding complexity and elegance with time in cellar. With your Dutton-Goldfield ‘library card’ in hand, enjoy a splash of six wines: one old, one new from three single vineyard sites. How far will we go back? Come by and find out!

Zinfandel: Stories from Napa Valley

An exquisite afternoon presented in two parts takes place at the ultimate Napa Valley destination for experiencing the world of food, wine, art, and community, the CIA at Copia on Napa’s revitalized First Street. Your exploration begins with a seated panel presentation, discussion, and tasting featuring four leaders in Napa Valley Zinfandel. Then, you’ll adjourn to a walkabout tasting of up to 30 Napa Valley wineries pouring with paired bites from the talented CIA chefs.

Calistoga Wine Experience

Join us for our 3rd annual wine tasting eent with 40+ wineries from the Calistoga AVA. Enjoy tastings with winery owner’s and winemakers, Pair varietals with gourmet bites from local chefs and enjoy the music of local favorites. Last year’s event was an “over the top success” and Calistoga was voted, “One of the top 10 wine destinations in the world!” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, so book early and come enjoy an afternoon in an idyllic park setting! Come a day early (Friday, September 7th) and attend our Winemaker Roundtable with host Leslie Sbrocco of “Check Please Bay Area” as she leads a round table of outstanding Calistoga winemakers.

Winesong Weekend

Winesong is the premiere annual charity auction & wine + food tasting on the Mendocino Coast, featuring tastings, auctions, music, art and more.
Proceeds are used to enhance equipment, facilities and services at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Celebrate Pinot Noirs in Little River, stroll through the lush Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens while enjoying vintages poured by world-class wineries from Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, and beyond, and food from nearly 50 of the finest regional finest food purveyors, bid for spectacular wines at the silent and live auctions or do all three.

Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, Livermore Valley wineries celebrate the exciting crush season and 37 years of the Harvest Wine Celebration. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Don’t forget to come back on Monday for additional tastings at participating wineries. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 35+ years to enjoy this unique event. Don’t miss out on this wine country celebration!

2018 Taste of Sonoma

Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018. Visa Signature and Visa Infinite® cardholders receive preferred pricing and access to exclusive perks at the event, including early entry at 11:00 a.m. Showcasing Sonoma County’s most renowned vintners, growers and chefs, this event offers wine and culinary enthusiasts access to taste and experience the bounty Sonoma County. The one-day immersive lineup will include a walk-around wine tasting, guided wine seminars, a marketplace and themed lounges.

Temecula Valley Crush

The ONE and ONLY event showcasing the wines of 30+ member wineries in one location! Culinary creations from over fifteen winery and local restaurants and caterers. Mix and mingle with winery owners and winemakers at this most anticipated walk-about tasting of culinary delights and award-winning Temecula wines! Featuring Kai Kalama for live entertainment. This event sells out quickly, so get your tickets early! Cheers to 50 Years!