Events in the Wine Country – February 2019

events in the wine countryMake plans to attend these “Don’t Miss” events in the wine country. There’s lots of fun happening throughout California in February. Make plans to attend soon as many of these events will sell out.

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


February 2: Great Sonoma Crab Feed – Santa Rosa
Crab Fest

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!


February 9-10: February 9-10: Port, Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend – Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg

chocolate curlsTaste 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
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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.


February 9-10: Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Wine and Chocolate FestivalTreat 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.


February 9-10: Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Madera

Wine and ChocolateThe 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
Happy Valentines Day
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
Toasting with White Wine
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
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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
White Wine Festival
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!

Learn About Mendocino County Wineries


February 23: How to Taste Wine in 90 Seconds – Napa
February 2019 Wine Events
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.


Have you attended any of these events in the wine country ?

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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

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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.


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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!


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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.


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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!