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Winesong features wine tasting while strolling the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Winesong features wine tasting while strolling the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Photo: John Birchard.

TASTE News Service, August 26, 2019 -- The 15th annual California Wine Month highlights the state's storied winemaking history, dating back more than 250 years, and recognizes the innovative spirit of California vintners and growers.

As the world's fourth-largest wine producer and the source of 81 percent of wine made in the U.S., California is home to 3,900 wineries and 5,900 grapegrowers. It is also the nation's most-visited state for wine and food experiences, attracting 24 million visits annually to its wine regions.

Some highlights of regional events with multiple wineries include:

 

NORTH COAST

Aug. 31: Taste of Sonoma, 100 wineries. Green Music Center, Sonoma State University

Sept. 6-7: Winesong, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Fort Bragg

Sept. 7: Calistoga Wine Experience, wine and food tasting, Pioneer Park, Calistoga

Sept: 19-21: Sonoma County Wine Auction, La Crema Estate, Windsor

Sept. 21: Lake County Wine Auction, Chacewater Winery, Kelseyville

 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY & SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

Sept. 1: Barrels of Corralitos, tastings at wineries in Corralitos and Aptos

Sept. 1: Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration, wineries throughout the region

Sept. 1-30: California Wine Month Educational Experiences, San Francisco Wine School, South San Francisco

Sept. 6-30: Santa Clara Valley Fall Passport Month, special tastings at wineries throughout the region

Sept. 7-29: Organic Wine Trail of Santa Cruz Mountains, eight wineries on Saturdays and Sundays in September.

Sept. 8: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Harvest Dinner, Aptos, SCMWA

Sept: 14-15: Capitola Art & Wine Festival, Capitola Village

Sept. 21: Livermore Valley Wine Auction, Wente Vineyards, Livermore

 

MONTEREY TO SANTA BARBARA

Sept. 7: Magical Mystery Monterey Wine Tours, visit surprise winery locations in Carmel Valley

Sept. 8: 38th Annual Taste of the Town, local wines and food at Riviera Park, Santa Barbara

Sept. 14: Second Saturdays in Haley Corridor, multiple Santa Barbara wineries

Sept. 27: Downtown SLO Sip 'n Saunter, food and wine tasting, San Luis Obispo

 

INLAND VALLEYS

Sept: 12-15: Lodi Grape Festival, Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, Lodi

Sept. 20: Madera Wine Trail's California Wine Month Celebration, local wines and food, Toca Madera Winery, Madera

 

SIERRA FOOTHILLS

Sept. 7: WINEderlust Renegade Wine, Art & Music Festival, Placerville, El Dorado County

Sept. 14: Barbera Festival in Amador County, Terra D'Oro Winery, Plymouth

Sept. 14: Sample the Sierra, local wines and food, South Lake Tahoe

Sept. 20-22: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival, Northstar Resort, Truckee

 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Aug. 31-Sept. 1: The Taste, wine, food and seminars, Paramount Pictures Studio, Hollywood

Sept. 28: Temecula Valley CRUSH, taste with multiple winemakers at Monte De Oro Winery, Temecula

 

Editor’s Note:  At https://discovercaliforniawines.com/california-wine-month you can view maps and descriptions of nearly 100 California Wine Month events, searchable by wine region.

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