This is the month for crab feeds, wine and chocolate festivals, and a variety of special wine tasting opportunities. The top events this month are scattered across the state from Mendocino in the north to Santa Barbara in the south. Don’t miss the fun!
California Wine Country Events
Enjoy award winning wines paired with gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs. Dine on fresh Sonoma Coast crab and accompaniments. Participate in both live and silent auctions benefiting local agriculture educational programs.
If you love crab and wine, this is one of the events in the wine country that you do NOT want to miss!
Taste delicious wines, ports, dessert wines, and chocolates from fourteen wineries at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. Admission includes wine tastings at all fourteen wineries, barrel tasting, chocolate tastings, live demonstrations, sweet & savory pairings, and live music & entertainment.
The Old Sugar Mill is an historic building (circa 1934) located in the scenic Sacramento Delta just 20 minutes south of Sacramento. Today the building houses a unique community of fourteen wineries.
February 1-10: San Francisco Beer Week – SF Bay Area
Attention all beer lovers! This is an event that you do not want to miss. 10 days packed full of beer events in beautiful San Francisco.
Join the fun run along the San Francisco marina. Participate in multiple beer tastings, seminars, and release parties. Take a guided walking beer tour.
Enjoy live music, horror moves, and art. Learn how to make chocolate and pair it with beer.
Attend a Super Bowl Watch Party. Drink lots of beer and dine on a variety of food, including a roasted pig and beer flavored popsicles.
Treat yourself to a weekend of Lodi wines and delicious chocolate treats. Visit more than 50 participating wineries at your own pace. Win big by discovering the “Golden Ticket” in your complimentary chocolate treat!
Each of the wineries will celebrating this weekend. As you travel from winery to winery you’ll enjoy live music, food, a photo booth, art show, special tastings, and a variety of wine discounts. This is one of the most popular events in the wine country this month.
The Madera Wine Trail’s family wineries will host the 17th annual “Wine & Chocolate Weekend” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Enjoy wine tasting at participating wineries, chocolate sampling, live music, and delicious food.
Tickets are available online or at participating wineries.
February 9-10 and February 16-17: Valentine Day Weekends – Placer County
Placer County wineries invite you to come fall in love with the Placer County Wine Trail. They’re celebrating Valentine’s Day for two full weekends in a row. Enjoy special treats, sweets, special tastings, and live music. This is not a ticketed event. Individual wineries are each planning their own celebration.
It’s the perfect time to explore the wineries in Placer County! These wineries are located in the Sierra Foothills American Viticultural Area (AVA). Most are small, family owned wineries with their own vineyards. A unique experience!
February 15-18: Wine Country Weekend – Santa Ynez Valley
Visit participating wineries to meet the winemakers, taste reserve and estate wines, and enjoy delicious appetizers. Each passport holder will receive a souvenir wine glass and a wine tote bag.
Explore the scenic villages of Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. This area produces world class wines that you are sure to enjoy!
February 16: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting – San Francisco
Get your tickets now to attend the largest competition of North American wines. The winners have been chosen from more than 6,800 entries and this public tasting is your chance to sample the wines.
Experience award-winning wines paired with delicious food. Learn more about wine and fine food, in a scenic location overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Meet the wine makers and congratulate the winners in person! This is one of the events in the wine country eagerly anticipated by both winemakers and wine drinkers as well.
February 23-24: Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Weekend – Mendocino County
Celebrate the fabulous white wines being produced in California’s Anderson Valley. Visit wine tasting rooms all weekend to sample varietals such as Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sparkling Wines, and Riesling.
Enjoy food paired with wines and live music at the various tasting rooms. Make reservations to attend a multi-course Winemaker Dinner. This is the perfect weekend to explore Mendocino County!
February 23: How to Taste Wine in 90 Seconds – Napa
This wine tasting class is held at the CIA at Copia (Culinary Institute of America). In this class, you’ll taste five wines and learn the lingo that goes with wine tasting. Get an understanding of what you wines you prefer, and how to enjoy it with food.
You’ll leave this class with a practical, fun, and common sense way to appreciate, record, and remember the wines you’ve tasted. This will help you to find the wines you really do like and avoid the ones you don’t.
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