Mark your calendar for California Wine Events February 2017. February is going to be a busy month in the Wine Country. Many fun events are being planned throughout the state. Check out this list of fun things planned for February. Some of these events will sell out in advance, so make your reservations now!
Make Valentine’s Day special this year. Prepare an unforgettable celebration with these amazing Valentine Dinner Recipes Avoid the crowds and enjoy a romantic evening at home!
California Wine Events February 2017
Hannah Nicole Vineyards is hosting a Crab Feed in the Vineyards on February 4. Enjoy fabulous wines, music and crab at this beautiful winery. Dinner includes a salad, pasta, bread and crab. Wine, beer, and other beverages will be available for purchase.
Hannah Nicole is located in Brentwood. This is in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. They regularly hold a variety of fun events at their lovely venue.
If you enjoy beer, you don’t want to miss San Francisco Beer Week. Beer Week runs from February 10th through the 19th. This week-long celebration is packed full of events. Taste beer with many different breweries.
Participate in the Bridge to Bridge Run. Attend workshops, cooking classes, and food and beer pairings. Enjoy special dinners, lunches, breakfasts, and brunches. Many breweries will be having bottle release parties. You can even learn how to brew your own beer at home.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early at Lodi’s 20th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend on February 11-12. Lodi wineries will be opening their doors with special tastings, chocolate treats, and entertainment.
The theme this year is “The Roaring 20s”. Enter the costume contest via Instagram for a chance to win the Grand Prize. If you have not yet visited the Lodi Wine Country, this is a great time to do so. Find out why Wine Enthusiast Magazine named this area as the “Wine Region of the Year”.
The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail celebrates Valentine’s Day with a weekend of fun on February 11-12. Vino Valentine is a two day celebration of wines and sweets. Participating wineries will be serving complimentary treats. Treats will be paired with their wines. Regular wine tasting fees will apply.
Special treats include heart-shaped pizzas, salted caramel chocolate tarts, layered chocolate and red raspberry mousse, and many more irresistible choices. Head to the Pleasant Valley for a delicious weekend. This wine region is located in the scenic San Miguel Hills just east of Paso Robles.
Looking for something unique to do? Consider the Couples Valentine Paint & Sip event. It’s happening on February 12 at Four Brix Winery in Ventura. You and your partner each create a painting under the direction of an artist. When finished, your two paintings become one. Sounds like fun!
Food and wine will be available. Art supplies and one glass of wine is included with the fee.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting Competition is one of the most closely watched wine competitions. It’s also the largest competition of American wines. The The San Francisco Competition’s Public Tasting of the winning wines will be held in San Francisco on February 18th.
This is your chance to taste outstanding wines and to congratulate the winemakers in person. The wine tasting will take place at Fort Mason. Enjoy award winning wines overlooking the beautiful San Francisco Bay. This is always a fun event that sells out.
Improve your wine tasting skills with this Wine 101 Sensory Analysis Workshop. This fascinating class is being held on February 19. The class is being conducted by The Three Wine Company in Clarksburg. Learn how to identify different aromas using the Wine Aroma Wheel and other tools. Discover how your sense of smell affects your wine tasting experiences.
This winery is located in the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. It’s not far off of Interstate 5 about 15 miles south of Sacramento. If you haven’t been to the Old Sugar Mill, it’s time for a visit. Enjoy wine tasting at eight wine tasting rooms all in one location.
Zinfandel lovers should plan to attend the Zinfandel Experience This annual event takes places in San Francisco on February 23-25. All three days are devoted to Zinfandel. There are a variety of experiences available.
The most popular event is the Grand Tasting, which happens on Saturday at Pier 27. Sign up for the all day session or just the afternoon session. Whichever you select, you will be tasting a lot of fabulous Zinfandel. A variety of culinary creations is included with the Grand Tasting.
It’s always fun to visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Visit on February 25-26 to attend the 36th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off Register your team to participate in the contest. Or, purchase a tasting kit and sample the entries. This entitles you to vote for the Best Clam Chowder. Amateur chefs compete on Saturday and professional chefs on Sunday.
There’s lots to see and do on the boardwalk. Ride the Big Dipper. Try your luck on the midway games. Play a round of miniature golf. Visit some of the many amazing wineries located in and around Santa Cruz.