Make plans now with this January 2017 Calendar of Events. Begin the new year by experiencing the best of the Wine Country.
There are many exciting things happening in January from special wine tastings, unique festivals, and even a cowboy vaudeville show. Learn more about each event by clicking on the links below.
January Events in the Wine Country
Head to the Calaveras County Gold Country for the Third Annual ‘Sourdough Slim’s Wild & Wooly Revue’ Concert” held in the historic mining town of Murphys on January 7th. Step back in time and revel in the fun of this vaudeville style cowboy show. Be prepared for a rollicking evening of outragous humor and song. Come earlier in the day to enjoy wine tasting at the more than 10 wine tasting rooms scattered around this small town; all within walking distance!
3rd Annual Blendfest on the Coast – Paso Robles: January 13-15 pairs the spectacular beauty of the Central Coast with the world class wines of Paso Robles. This unique festival showcases blended wines produced in the Paso Robles Wine Country. Attend the grand tasting, blending seminars, brunch, lunch, and a spectacular wine makers’ dinner. You’ll have the chance to sample wines from 32 Paso Robles wineries all in one location.
The Big Sur Forager Festival takes place in scenic Carmel on January 13-15. Events include a “Fungus Face-Off”, winemaker dinners, hikes, lavendar and beekeeping workshops, and vendor market. A unique event for you January 2017 calendar!
Celebrate the 25th Annual Winter Wineland on January 13-15 in northern Sonoma County. Meet the winemakers and taste limited production wines. Travel from winery to winery sampling delightful wines at each stop. It’s sure to be a fun-filled weekend surrounded by gorgeous Wine Country scenery.
Visit Santa Barbara on January 21 to attend the 6th Annual Winter Wine Classic
Experience California wine tasting along with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Taste hundreds of delicious wines and food along with lively music. It’s hard to beat the combination of wine, food, music, and sun that this festival has to offer.
January 21 is a Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains There are four passport days each year. The big draw? Wineries that are not generally open to the public are open on Passport Days. As you visit each winery, a page of your Passport will be given a unique commemorative stamp. Passports are good for two years and allow you taste wine at each winery one time. Those wineries open throughout the year will allow you to use your passport any day they are open. This is a great way to explore Santa Cruz wineries.
Head to the hills on January 21 for the Art & Wine With Something More event held annually in Placerville. Taste wine from local wineries and food from area restaurants and caterers. Raffle, live and silent auctions, music and unique, original pieces of art created by talented artists.
Indulge yourself at the 18th Annual Crab, Wine, and Beer Festival held in Mendocino County. This 10 day festival is packed with one fun event after another. Enjoy family-style cioppino and crab feeds, gourmet crab dinners, food and wine pairings, crabbing adventures, a Wine Competition of local wines, and the Crab Cake Cook-off on January 28 that showcases the talents of local chefs. If you love crab, be sure to put this event on your January 2017 calendar!
Tour the Temecula Wine Country on January 28-29 for their annualTemecula Valley Barrel Tasting. Once each year these Southern California wineries open their doors for special barrel tastings paired with delicious food. Bottled wines will also be available for tasting at each winery. Travel at your own pace from winery to winery or sign up to ride the shuttle. This is the perfect day to explore the region!