January 2019 – Celebrate the New Year All Month

January 2019
January 2019 has started out with a bang. The fun continues throughout the month. There are many fun things happening throughout California that are sure to be loads of fun.

Attend special wine tastings and dinners, discover unique artwork, participate in a Champagne seminar, enjoy live music, go crab fishing, and more!

Make reservations soon as many of these events do sell out.

Top Ten Wine Events for January 2019

January 16: Bubbles for Every Occasion – Napa
Champagne Sparkling WineAttend a wine tasting class at the CIA at Copia where you explore sparkling wines from around the world. Taste the differences between Champagne and other wines made in the same style. Discover your favorites as you explore sparkling wines in a variety of price ranges.

The CIA at Copia is a branch campus of the Culinary Institute of America. Located in the Napa Valley, it’s the place to go for cooking classes, wine and beverage explorations, chef demonstrations, and wine tasting classes. Check out their schedule for a full list of upcoming events!

ZinfandelJanuary 17-19: Zinfandel Experience – San Francisco
If you love Zinfandel, you won’t want to miss this annual event. Imagine three days devoted entirely to Zinfandel. A variety of options are available including seminars, special dinners, auctions, and wine tastings. This is your chance to taste a wide variety of Zinfandel and experience delicious food in beautiful San Francisco.

January 17-20 Big Sur Foragers Festival – Carmel


Attention all mushroom lovers! If you love mushrooms (or want to know more about them), this is the event you don’t want to miss.

This annual event benefits local healthcare services in the Big Sur area and focus on mushrooms. Plans for this January 2019 event include fund-raising dinners, a special raffle, a Fungus Face Off, Mushroom Walks, and seminars.

crab, beer & wine days
January 18-27: Crab Feast – Mendocino County
Head to beautiful Mendocino County for a ten day celebration of crab. Enjoy crab-themed dinners, crab and wine pairings, whale watching, and crab fishing. Participate in the Crab Cake Cook Off.

Mendocino offers spectacular scenery, world class wineries, uncrowded beaches, and charming towns to explore.

January 19-20: Winter Wineland – Healdsburg
January 2019 Wine EventsTravel from winery to winery tasting wine on Northern Sonoma County’s “WineRoad”. This popular event is in its 27th year. Wineries are in the Healdsburg/Geyserville area.

This is your chance to meet the winemakers, taste limited production wines, new releases or library wines. All participating wineries will highlight a Vintage, Varietal or Vertical tasting for the weekend.

Santa Cruz Mountains
January 19: Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Passport
Passport Days are held quarterly throughout the year at Santa Cruz wineries. January 2019 is a great time to go wine tasting in this beautiful region. Some wineries that are not normally open to the public will open their doors to visitors for passport days.

Special events are planned at participating wineries . Discover the great wine being produced here on the Central Coast! Click here to learn about Santa Cruz wineries.

January 19: Art & Wine With Something More – Placerville
Placerville, CaliforniaEnjoy tastes from 20 local wineries, breweries & distilleries with food from 20 of El Dorado Counties best restaurants & caterers. There’s also a raffle, live and silent auctions, music and the best part …. unique, original art pieces created by our talented artists. The artists are developmentally disabled adults and the proceeds go directly to the artists.

This event takes place in historic Placerville. A fun town to explore! There are many great wineries scattered in and around Placerville.

January 25: Cambria Art and Wine Festival
Enjoy three full days of fun in the charming coastal village of Cambria. The activities are all about art and wine. There’s an art show, silent auction, and demonstrating artists spread throughout the village. Taste delicious wines while enjoying fabulous ocean views. Take a walk along the beach and visit the unique shops.

I always enjoy staying at the Blue Whale Inn when visiting Cambria. It’s right across from Moonstone Beach!

January 26: Uncorked: LA Wine Festival
This is your opportunity to sample over 200 wines in one location. Dance to the music of a live band and a D.J. Gourmet food trucks will be on hand for an evening of fun.

Funds raised will benefit the Rose City Crystals Figure Skating Team of Pasadena. Tip: Use code WINE for $10 off the price of tickets.

January 28-29: Annual Barrel Tasting – Temecula ValleyTour and taste wine at Temecula wineries at this once a year event. Each winery will provide food paired to go with their wines. You can purchase a single day or a two-day ticket. Visit participating wineries that you select and go at your own pace. A great way to explore the Temecula Valley!

Learn more about Temecula wineries!

If you attend any of these January 2019 events, please scroll down and leave a comment. Our visitors really would like to hear about your experiences!

Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Why We Love It!

Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the oldest and largest professional non-profit theaters in the United States. It’s located in the heart of southern Oregon’s wine country making it so easy to plan a tour of Oregon wineries in addition to taking in a play or two at this renowned theater.

We love this annual festival for many reasons. It really is one of the top theatrical venues in the country. The actors are highly talented. The theaters are beautiful. There’s really not a bad seat in the house. The consistently high quality performances and gorgeous settings combine to create a totally awesome experience.

2019 Schedule – Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Season, which opens in March. Make your reservations soon.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Broadway Musical – Hairspray

Mother Road by Octavio Solis

Indecent by Paula Vogel

Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee

Between Two Knee by the 1421s

How to Catch Creation by Christina Anderson

MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Alice in Wonderland byEva Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus

Alls Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare

La Comedia of Errors Bilingual Play on! translation by Luis Alfaro


About This Venue

Shakespeare Festival Ashland Oregon The Shakespeare Festival Ashland Oregon produces eleven plays each year on three different stages. The performances begin in February and continue though October. Usually three to five of the plays are by William Shakespeare.

The three stages at this venue include an outdoor Elizabethan Stage also called Allen Pavilion, the New Theatre, as well as Angus Bowmer Theatre. 325 full-time personnel are in the theatre company, which includes more than 100 actors.

Ashland Festival
During the summer months visitors can enjoy a free outdoor “Green Show”. These performances take place in the Festival courtyard before the evening play begins on every day of the week except Mondays. The Green Show features a variety of performing abilities including music, dance, improv, and poetry.

Learn more about upcoming plays and purchase your tickets for this exciting Shakespeare Festival by scrolling down below.

Oregon Wine Country

Rogue River WineriesWhile visiting the Ashland Oregon Shakespare Festival, make the time to go wine tasting at the nearby Rogue Valley Wineries There are many great wineries located in and around Ashland that are worth a visit.

Oregon Wineries
Oregon is the third largest producer of wines in the Unitied States. There are many wineries producing world class wines throughout the state of Oregon. Oregon is main known for its fabulous Pinot Noir. However, they produce a number of other incredible wines. If you have the opportunity to travel to Oregon, be sure to check out the many Oregon Wineries You will be glad you did!

Make Reservations

Shakespeare Festival
Address: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland, OR 97520
Telephone: (541) 482-4331

Directions from I-5:
Take the OR-66 exit toward Ashland/Klamath Falls. Turn left onto OR-66W/Ashland St./Green Springs Hwy. Turn slightly right onto Siskiyou Blvd.OR-99/Rogue Valley Hwy. Continue to follow OR-99 N/Rogue Valley Hwy. Turn left onto N. Pioneer St. The Shakespeare Festival is on the right.

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If you have visited the Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival, please scroll down and leave and comment about your experiences. Our visitors would love to hear from you about the Shakespeare festival, wine tasting, and other things to do in the area.

Oregon  Vineyards

April 2018 – Have Fun in the California Wine Country

Pouring WineThere are so many fun things happening in April 2018. Special wine tastings, wine seminars, wine and food pairings, dinners, passport weekends, auctions, and live music.

Wine Events are happening throughout the state: from San Diego to the Sierra Foothills. Spend time along California’s scenic coast, the Central Valley, or the renowned wine regions of the Napa Valley and the Sonoma County. Make plans to attend soon.

What’s Happening April 2018

Pebble Beach California April 5-8: Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Join 100 celebrity chefs for a four-day wine and food event. Enjoy great wine and food along with stunning ocean scenery. Experience wine tasting, cooking demos, golf, and gourmet dining opportunities at this annual event in picturesque Monterey County.

Learn about Monterey County Wineries
by clicking here.

Chateau St. Jean Winery

Chateau St. Jean Winery

April 6-8: Signature Sonoma Valley

Discover the Sonoma Valley wine region at the weekend event. Attend wine seminars. Enjoy special wine tastings, live music, and gourmet food prepared by chefs in the area. Tour vineyards. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the wines, terroir, and people of the Sonoma Valley.

San Francisco Golden Gate BridgeApril 7: Taste of Mendocino
This event showcases the wine and food of Mendocino County, but takes place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Over 30 Mendocino wineries will be pouring their world class wines while Mendocino County artisanal food producers will be serving up delicious bites to complement the wines. You will be able to purchase wine and artisanal foods at the event. Come savor the flavors of Mendocino!

Lodi Sign April 7: Lodi Wine & Food Festival
This is your chance to enjoy wine tasting from more than 40 Lodi wineries all in one location. Entrance includes great food, music, and a commemorative wine glass.

Discover why Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Lodi the Wine Region of the Year!

Point Loma San Diego April 14: VinDiego Wine & Food Festival – San Diego
More than 300 wines will be available to taste at this annual event. Award winning wineries from Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Lodi, Oregon, Santa Lucia Highlands, Temecula and San Diego will be pouring their wines. Top chefs will be serving food samples for you to enjoy. The ever-popular VinDiego Silent Auction takes place during the event. Jimmy & Enique will be the musical headliners this year.

Columbia State Historic ParkApril 15: 42nd Annual Columbia Wine Tasting
Calling all history buffs! 80 wineries will be pouring their wines at a number of historic sites within the Columbia State Park near Sonora. Enjoy flavorful treats prepared by students from Columbia College. Profits from this annual event will support student scholarships as well as the highly regarded Hospitality Management program. Taste wine and gourmet food in the Sierra foothills as you explore this Gold Rush Era park.

April 2018April 15: Arts in the Streets St. Helena
Lyons Park will come alive with community interactive art with Nimbus Arts, poetry from the Napa Valley Writer’s Conference, local student artwork displayed in part by the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum student showcase exhibition, culinary delights from the Napa Valley Cooking School and music from local bands across the Napa Valley. This is a fun and free event for the entire family!

Santa Cruz Mountains
April 21: Passport Day – Santa Cruz
Passport Days are held quarterly throughout the year at Santa Cruz wineries. April 2018 is a great time to go wine tasting in this scenic region. Some wineries that are not normally open to the public will open their doors to visitors for passport days.

Special events are planned at participating wineries. April 2018 is the time to discover the great wine being produced here on the Central Coast!

Santa Barbara Vineyards
April 21: Spring Weekend – Santa Barbara

Taste wines from over 100 Santa Barbara wineries. Drop by the Bubble Lounge to relax and sample sparkling wines from the area. Watch live cooking demonstrations and sample organic foods. Note: Discounted tickets are available to residents of Santa Barbara County.

Dana Point California SunsetApril 20-21: California Wine Festival – Orange County
This popular wine festival takes place on two different weekends this year. This seaside location in Dana Point is the ideal place to enjoy wine, food, music, sea and sun. Wineries will be pouring hundreds of red and white wines while top chefs will be serving gourmet appetizers. A variety of live entertainers will be performing. This is sure to be a fun day at the beach!

El Dorado County April 21-22 & 28-29: Wine Adventures Passport Weekends 2018 – El Dorado County
Explore the wineries of El Dorado County during two passport weekends during April 2018. Sample wine paired wth delicious appetizers at more than 20 mountain wineries. Before you go,
Click here to learn about El Dorado County wineries.

McGrail Vineyards LivermoreApril 26: Sip, Sip, Sip. Hooray Aboard the Livermore Valley Wine Trolley
Begin at McGrail Vineyards, where you will pair their fantastic wines with a selection of incredible cheese. Next, you will hop on the Livermore Valley Wine Trolley where you will ride to 3 Steves, Steven Kent, and Wood Family Wineries. Two wineries will have cheese and wine pairings, while the other two wineries will have dessert and wine pairings.

free wine tasting couponsApril 26-28: Hospice du Rhone – Paso Robles
This event claims to be “the largest international Rhône wine gathering on the planet!”. Experience wine tastings, seminars, a variety of special meals, and a live auction. Purchase tickets to each event individually or buy a weekend pass!

Fresno County Wineries
April 28-29: North Sierra Wine Trail Bring Out the Barrels – Oroville
Enjoy wine tasting at the 16 wineries of the North Sierra Wine Trail. These wineries are located near the cities of Oroville and Dobbins. This is the perfect time to explore this undiscovered wine region.

Dry Creek Valley April 27-29: Passport to Dry Creek Valley
Purchase a one or two-day passport that allows you to taste wine at more than 40 wineries in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley. Experience special food and wine pairings. Options are available for special dinners, vineyard lunches, live music, and vineyard and wine tours.

Click here to learn about
fun things to do in the Dry Creek Valley!

Chimney RockApril 27-29: Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner
Visit winery open houses to mingle with owners and winemakers. Tour the vineyards. Discover winery caves, enjoy special barrel tastings, explore the cellars and enjoy food and wine pairings not available to the public. Enjoy special lunch and dinners . Drive from winery to winery along the Silverado Trail at your own pace. Great wine and food!

Sea Gull - Huntington Beach, CAApril 29: Taste of Huntington Beach
This event features delicious food from 50 local restaurants and catering companies as well as wine and beer. Sit back and relax as you listen to live entertainment by The Ramsey Brothers Band and get up and enjoy dancing to the music. There’s also a silent auction with proceeds benefiting Friends of the Children’s Library. Featuring social guest, Celebrity Chef and CNN Hero, Bruno Serato.

If you have attended any of these April 2018 events, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear about your experience!