June 2019 – Are you looking for something fun to do? You will find lots of great ideas right here. Find exciting wine events throughout California: Lake Tahoe, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Los Angeles, Sonoma County, and Carmel.
Experience fun wine tastings, enjoy live musical performances, and browse fine art and crafts. Treat yourself to gourmet treats. It’s all happening this month!
Wine Events – June 2019
May 31-June 9: Healdsburg Jazz Festival
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is celebrating its 21st year with a fabulous variety of live jazz events. Experience indoor and outdoor concerts at this 10 day event. Some venues are quite large and others are small and intimate. All offer unique fun for music lovers.
Healdsburg is located in northern Sonoma County, right in the heart of the Wine Country. It’s the perfect destination for exploring the wineries of Dry Creek Valley, the Russian River, and the Alexander Valley.
Learn more about Healdsburg
Telephone: (707) 620-4412
June 8: Toast of the Coast Wine Festival – San Diego
Taste more than 130 wines from around the world. Enjoy cheese stations, wine and food pairings., special wine maker tastings. Browse goods from a variety of unique vendors. Admission into the San Diego County Fair is included. Experience exhibits, rides, and all the fun at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
A souvenir glass is included and unlimited tastes are as well!
While in the area, check out the Top 25 Things to Do in San Diego.
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California 92014
June 9: Ojai Wine Festival
Spread along the shoreline Lake Casitas, the Ojai Wine Festival is a wine tasting event not to be missed. Enjoy wine and beer tasting, a silent auction, a boat ride on the lake, as well as fine art and craft vendors. Live music will be provided by the popular band, Area 51.
Lake Casitas 12-4 PM
11093 Santa Ana Road Ventura, CA 93001
June 15: Tahoe City Food and Wine Classic
Taste wine and beer from local producers and gourmet bites from North Lake Tahoe’s top restaurants and catering companies. Browse the local boutiques for unique items. Explore beautiful Lake Tahoe. This truly is wine tasting with a view!
North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
June 20-22: Roll Our the Barrels – San Luis Obispo
Explore the San Luis Obipo Wine Country during their annual Roll Out the Barrels Weekend. On Thursday, June 20th at Barrels in the Plaza in downtown SLO, more than 30 wineries and local chefs will be serving wine and food. On Friday and Saturday, visit the wineries of your choice. Walk the vineyards, barrel sample the new vintage, and enjoy open houses, wine tastings and festivities.
While in the area, check out Top 15 Things to Do in San Luis Obipo. This guide includes links to information on all of the local wineries.
June 21: Wine Tasting at Pixie Woods – Stockton
Find out why this annual wine and beer tasting is such a popular event. Enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and silent auctions. This is the 33rd year for this wine tasting with proceeds going toward improvements to the children’s amusement park.
This event is for adults only. However, if you have young children you will want to plan a visit for them to enjoy the charming park. Run by the City of Stockton, Pixie Woods is a fabulous park that is very reasonably priced. They offer different kid-themed play areas, a water play area, a train ride, boat ride, and a carousel.
More information on Pixie Woods
3121 Monte Diablo Avenue, Stockton, CA 95203
June 21-22: Garagiste Wine Festival “Urban Exposure” – Glendale
The focus at this festival is on small production wines. This is the place to taste some of the best handcrafted wines you can find. Sample wine from more than sixty winemakers who produce 1500 cases or less each year. Winemakers and owners will be pouring the wine themselves. Over 20 different varieties will be poured. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that benefits the Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program.
Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208
June 22: 15th Annual Carmel Valley Art & Wine Celebration
Taste wine from local wineries, listen to live music, and enjoy delicious food. Local artists will showcase their original works to include glass blowing, wood sculptures, jewelry, clothing, painting, photography and more. Carmel Valley Village is located 12 miles east of Highway One on Carmel Valley Road. A picturesque area known for its outstanding wineries.
Carmel Valley Village, Carmel Valley, California
Have you attended any of these June 2019 wine events? If you have, please scroll down and tell us about your experience.
May 2019 is here and there are lots of fun things happening throughout California. Make plans now to attend these events as many of them will sell out.
Go wine tasting along the beautiful California Coast or in the rugged foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Learn about fun things happening throughout the state from San Diego to Mendocino County.
Participate in an adult wine camp, wine seminars and cooking demonstrations. Attend a barbecue and dance. Experience both wine and art. Listen to live musical performance. Interact with winemakers and others who love to drink wine.
If you know of an event happening this May that we don’t have on this list, please scroll down and leave a comment. We’d love to add to our list to make it complete.
Don’t Miss the Fun – Upcoming Events
May 4: 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.
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May 4-5: Hopland Passport Weekend – Mendocino County
Ten wine tasting venues will offer wine tasting paired with small bites, plus special bargains on wine purchases. This two day May 2019 event is the ideal time to explore the Hopland area of Mendocino County. Plan to also attend the the Hopland Firefighter’s Annual BBQ & Dance featuring retro-rockabilly sensation Derek Irving & His Combo. Sure to be a fun way to spend a Saturday evening!
May 5: Valley Public Radio’s Annual Wine Tasting – Fresno
Sample wine from over 40 vintners at the gorgeous Lester Estate overlooking the scenic San Joaquin River. Enjoy food, a silent auction, and a raffle. The proceeds from this charity event will benefit Valley Public Radio. Fresno is located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley, a rich agricultural area.
May 7-9: Adult Wine Camp – Murphys
It’s a camp just for adults! Wine Campers participate in hands-on learning experiences working with winery owners and winemakers. Taste fabulous wines from Calaveras County and delicious food as well. Enjoy two days and two nights of fun that is also educational.
The historic mining town of Murphys is worth exploring. More than a dozen wineries have wine tasting rooms in this Sierra foothills town with many more wineries in the area. Learn about Wineries in Calaveras County
May 11: Junior League of San Diego’s Food & Wine Festival – La Jolla
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the La Jolla Cove while sipping wine and beer and munching on gourmet bites. There will be live music and a silent auction with exciting items on which to bid at this May 2019 event.
La Jolla is a charming seaside community located in San Diego. Well known for its sandy beaches and rocky coastline, it’s hard to beat the ocean views. Enjoy great restaurants and upscale shopping as well. Click Here to check out the other things you don’t want to miss in and around San Diego.
May 11-12: El Dorado Hills Art, Beer, and Wine Festival
This annual festival is a two day event that features more than 80 artists from both near and far, displaying their fine art. There will be plenty of delicious food and live music. The event is free, but you will need to purchase tickets to sample the award-winning wine and beer.
May 16-19 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.
The Sonoma Valley is located in the southeastern corner of Sonoma County adjacent to the Napa Valley. Many world class wineries are located in this region. Experience Sonoma Valley wineries.
May 16-19: Paso Robles Wine Festival
There are a wide range of wine tasting events packed into 4 days of fun. More than 70 wineries will be pouring their wines at the Grand Tasting at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by regions: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure.
Special dinners are being planned at local restaurants. Individual wineries are planning their own fun. You’re sure to enjoy live music, wine tasting, and gorgeous scenery. Click Here to learn more about Paso Robles Wineries.
May 17-19: Zinfest – Lodi
Taste more than 200 Lodi wines at The ZinFest Grand Tasting at Lodi Lake on Saturday, May 18. Take in a fun and educational session at the wine or BBQ schools, play lawn games, hang out in the ZinFest Music Lounge or at the Main Stage, and meet the local winemakers.
Special dinners and wine tastings are available by reservation only for Friday evening. The weekend concludes on Sunday with special events at local wineries. Find out why we love Lodi Wineries.
May 17-19: Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Sample Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (plus rosé and sparkling wines) from more than 40 producers, enjoy food pairings by local chefs, and listen to live music. Enjoy educational seminars, winemaker dinners, a BBQ, grand tasting, a silent auction, and free winery open houses.
Anderson Valley is worth exploring and this is the weekend to do it!
May 18: Downtown Livermore Street Fest
This is your opportunity to explore the boutiques and restaurants of downtown Livermore while tasting both wine and craft beers from the local area. Interact with Livermore wine and beer experts. Enjoy live entertainment. Bring the kids to enjoy the fun and games being planned for them.
May 24-26: BottleRock Music & Food Festival – Napa Valley
This popular Napa Valley event usually sells out. So, get your tickets early! More than 80 bands will perform during the 3 day event on five different stages. Chefs will perform on the Culinary Stage. Enjoy wine, craft beer, and specialty cocktails. Check the website for the various ticket options and to learn more about the performers.
May 25: Rotary’s Art & Wine Festival – Mariposa
Enjoy art and wine on the courthouse lawn. This historic courthouse was built in 1854. Proceeds from this annual event go to support local non-profit causes in Mariposa. Mariposa is a small town located in the rugged Sierra Nevada foothills not far from Yosemite National Park.
If you attend any of these May 2019 events, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear about your experience!
There are so many fun things happening in April 2019. 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.
Wine Events You Don’t Want to Miss
April 6-7 & April 13-14: Wine Adventures Passport Weekends 2019 – El Dorado County
Explore the wineries of El Dorado County during two passport weekends during April 2019. Sample wine paired wth delicious appetizers at more than 20 mountain wineries.
The wineries are scattered around the county but you will find that most of the El Dorado County Wineries are located near the historic towns of Placerville and Fairplay. It’s a rural area with uncrowded scenic roads.
Learn about El Dorado County Wineries.
April 11-14: 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.
This is your chance to experience some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world and sample wine from 250 top wineries.
April 13: 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.
While in San Diego, make time to explore this growing wine region. The historic mining town of Julian in the foothills east of San Diego is worth a visit. There are a number of wine tasting rooms located in this charming town with others located nearby. Find additional wineries in San Diego’s North County in and around the towns of Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook, and Escondido. All worth exploring!
April 20: Passport Day – Santa Cruz
Passport Days are held quarterly throughout the year at Santa Cruz wineries. April 2019 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.
Santa Cruz is increasingly being recognized for producing award-winning wine. Most wineries are small, family owned businesses. Some tasting rooms are looking in the city of Santa Cruz while others are spread out in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Enjoy the California Redwoods, the Pacific Ocean, delicious wine, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk all in one day!
April 23-25: 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!
Paso Robles is especially known for the great Zinfandel that is produced in the area. However, many you find many other varieties of wine that you are sure to enjoy. Theres are hundreds of wineries just waiting to be explored.
Learn about Paso Robles Wineries
April 26-27: California Wine Festival – Orange County
This popular wine festival lets you enjoy both wine and the California Coast. 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!
When Orange County is mentioned, most people think immediate of Disneyland. However, there are a number of wineries with tasting rooms located in the area.
April 27: Taste of Mendocino – San Francisco
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!
April 27-28: 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. April 2019 is the perfect time to explore this undiscovered wine region.
April 27-28: 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.
This is a gorgeous region known for its outstanding wines. It’s also becoming a mecca for foodies with an amazing number of gourmet restaurants located in the town of Healdsburg.
Fun Things to Do in the Dry Creek Valley!
April 27-28: 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!
April 28: Taste of Huntington Beach
This April 2019 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. This is sure to be a day of fun all for a great cause!
If you have attended any of these April 2019 events, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear about your experience!
March 2019 is sure to be a fun-filled month in the California Wine Country. There are many exciting events being planned for March. Make plans to attend.
While exploring the wine regions of California, stop and visit our Favorite California Wineries. Different wineries are favored for different reasons. Check out wineries with the best views, favorite wineries for picnics, and top winery restaurants.
Discover wineries that offer overnight lodging, have unique wine caves, and those that are kid friendly. Some wineries host exciting concerts. Others have annual grape stomps where you can actually stomp the grapes yourself.
What’s Happening – March 2019
March 1-2: World of Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara
More than 250 producers of Pinot Noir will gather in Santa Barbara to share and discuss their wines. World class chefs will pair these wines with locally prepared dishes. Enjoy two days of two days of in-depth Tasting seminars and excursions, grand gastings, and gourmet lunches and dinners.
March 1-31: Spring Passport 2019 – Morgan Hill
Meet the talented winemakers of the Santa Clara Valley. More than 30 wineries will be pouring their wines throughout the month of March. Enjoy food and entertainment, special wine tastings, barrel samples and passport discounts.
March 1-3 and 8-10: Barrel Tasting – Sonoma County
Two exciting weekends of wine tasting will be happening this year. Sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Many wineries will offer “futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
March 1- April 23: Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
A variety of free seminars, demonstrations and presentations are being planned.
The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival will also feature ticketed events, such as premium dining events, wine tastings, and demonstrations by celebrity chefs.
March 1-2: Pechanga Chocolate Decadence & Wine Festival – Temecula
Sample a variety of chocolates. Experience wine from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Temecula, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. Enjoy live music. Sip and savor as you sample a variety of distinguished dishes from the award-winning chefs of Pechanga Resort & Casino.
March 9: Hop ‘N Vine Festival – Santa Clara
The Hop ‘N Vine Festival features tastes from Santa Clara wineries and craft breweries. It will also include lite bites and live entertainment. This year’s Hop ‘N Vine will also have a “Hop ‘N Vine University” area with great speakers, a wonderful exhibit of historical photos of wine and beer production in Santa Clara County, plus several fun artisan vendors.
March 15-17: Taste of Solvang
Experience a culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country set amidst the quaint Danish town of Solvang. Taste your way through dozens of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and wine and beer tasting rooms. Events include a special dinner or brunch, wine and beer tasting, food sampling, and live music. It’s sure to be a weekend full of fun!
March 15-17: Vintage Paso Zinfandel Weekend – Paso Robles
Discover why Paso Robles is known for its world class Zinfandel. More than 140 wineries have special events planned. Visit wineries to sample their wine. Join in the fun at winemaker dinners, special tastings and seminars.
March 16: Humboldt Wine Festival – Arcata, California
This annual event takes place at Humboldt State University in the Kate Buchanan Room. This is your chance to meet local wine and cider makers. Taste the wines and ciders of Humboldt and Trinity Counties while dining on a wide selection of locally sourced gourmet treats.
March 17: Family Winemakers Pasadena Tasting
This one day event features award-winning small, family-owned wineries from throughout California. This is your chance to taste over 500 wines offered by over 125 wineries. 40 different varietals or blends will be available for tasting all in one location.
March 22-24: Palm Desert Food & Wine
Enjoy three days of culinary, wine, and beer tastings. A four-course luncheon prepared by celebrity chefs kicks off the weekend. This is followed by two days of grand tastings. Sample gourmet bites from local and regional restaurants, sip more than 60 premium wines, and savor some of the country’s most unique beers and ciders. Vintners and chefs will be available to discuss their culinary offerings.
March 23-24: Barrels, Tasting Weekend – Livermore
Join more than 30 Livermore Valley wineries, meet winemakers and sample wines still in development–right out of the barrel. A number of the wineries will be holding special brunches to help get you off on a good start each morning. As you visit the wineries throughout the valley, keep your eyes open for the hand painted one-of-a-kind barrels. If you find a unique barrel you like, purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win that barrel!
Have you attended one of these March 2019 events? If so, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear about your experience!
November 2017 is going to be a busy month. There are many California Wine Country events that you do not want to miss. Exciting things are happening throughout the state; from San Diego to Mendocino.
Run through the wine county. Attend special wine and beer tastings. Eat mushroom ice cream and learn more about mushrooms at a Mushroom Festival. Mingle with celebrity chefs and winemakers. Visit the beautiful Yosemite National Park.
November 2017 – Upcoming Events
November 3-12: Mushroom, Wine, & Beer Festival – Mendocino County
Once the rains begin, more than 3,000 different varieties of mushrooms grow abundantly in Mendocino County. It’s a time of celebration. Enjoy special meals that include mushrooms. Treat yourself to mushroom ice cream made with fresh local ice cream. Taste wine and beer, attend workshops, cooking classes, and winemaker dinners.
Participate in guided mushroom foraging. Other activities include riding the Skunk Train, horseback riding, live music, and canoeing. Check out Mendocino Wineries before you go.
November 3-5: Passport Weekend in Downtown Paso Robles Go wine tasting in downtown Paso Robles. Enjoy incredible wines, snacks, and live entertainment. Explore the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of this historic downtown. More than 10 wineries now have tasting rooms downtown; so there will be plenty of wine to taste.
November 4: Howell Mountain Harvest Celebration – Napa Valley
34 Howell Mountain wineries will be pouring their wines at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater. Enjoy world-class wines, gourmet food, and a live auction at this annual event in Yountville. Most of these wineries are not generally open to the public. This is an opportunity to taste wines that you may not have tasted anywhere else.
November 5: Vine to Wine Run – Lake County
Enter to run in the 5K or 10K runs. Entry fee includes a long sleeve tech shirt, a logo wine glass with a 5 ounce wine pour, and a boxed California wine country lunch. Spots are limited; so register early. This event will take place at Cache Creek Winery in Clearlake Oaks. While in the area, take time to visit some of the other Lake County Wineries
Nov.5-Dec.1: The Grand Grape Celebration – Yosemite National Park The Grand Grape Celebration is an annual event that takes place in Yosemite National Park. It’s an elegant event in a truly breathtaking location. Participants attend a vintners reception, four wine tasting session, and a 5-course winemaker dinner prepared by The Majestic Yosemite Hotel’s culinary team.
This weekend-long event is happening all five weekends in November. A variety of packages are available that include lodging. A great opportunity to combine a Yosemite getaway from unforgettable wine experiences!
November 12: People’s Choice Blind Tasting & Awards – Temecula
Sample some of Temecula’s best wines. You won’t know the identity of the wines you are tasting until they are revealed later. Rates each wine as you taste. Votes will be tabulated and awards will be given to those wines receiving the most votes. An evening of fun at Leoness Cellars.
November 12-19: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
This is one of the largest food and wine festivals in the United States. Taste world-class wines. Enjoy a variety of culinary experiences with celebrity chefs. Explore the beautiful city of San Diego. Play a round of golf. Enjoy gourmet food. Attend food and wine seminars and participate in special wine tastings.
November 18: Passport Day – Santa Cruz
More than 50 wineries open their tasting rooms for this quarterly event. Most wineries that are generally closed to the public will be open on Passport Day. This is a great day to head to the participating Santa Cruz Wineries for a fun day of wine tasting.
Bring your camera; this is a beautiful area. On a clear day you will even be able to the Pacific Ocean off in the distance. While in the area, think about checking out Big Basin Redwoods State Park This state park is the place to go for hiking or camping in this area. Visit here in November 2017 or any time of the year!
November 24: Alexander Valley Holiday Open House – Hwy. 128 near Healdsburg Six wineries in the Alexander Valley will be hosting special wine tastings, food and wine pairings, festive fare, and shopping for unique wine country gifts. Participating wineries are Alexander Valley Vineyards, deLormier, HANNA Winery, Medlock Ames, Soda Rock Winery, and White Oak Vineyards. It’s a Black Friday event to start the holiday season!