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Livermore Wineries That You Really Must Visit

Plan a Wine Tasting Trip to the Livermore Wine Country

Livermore Wineries It’s time to plan your own wine tasting tour to Livermore Wineries. The Livermore Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in California. The first commercial grapes were planted in the 1840s by Robert Livermore. The Livermore Valley Wine Country is located in San Francisco’s East Bay Area. It’s approximately 30 miles east of San Francisco. It includes wineries in Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, and Castro Valley. This is a wonderful area for a California Wine Tour.
Rows of Vineyards Livermore If you have not experienced wine tasting in Livermore Valley, it’s time. This area has a delightful mixture of large and small wineries. Treat yourself to world class, top quality wines combined with beautiful scenery, a charming downtown area, and friendly people. In addition to wine tasting, the area also offers great restaurants, challenging golf courses, unique accommodations, hiking, and shopping.

 
 

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List of Livermore Wineries

 
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Bent Creek Winery - Livermore WineryBent Creek Winery Address: 5455 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 455-6320 Open Fri.-Sun 12–4:30 PM This Livermore winery produces Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Port. Our favorites are Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.  
Big White House Winery Livermore Big White House Address: 6800 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: 925)449-1976 Open Weekends Noon – 4:30 PM Big White House was established by a group of friends. They produce a variety of wines including reds, whites, and Port.
   

Boa Ventura WineryBoaVentura de Caires Winery Address: 9309 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925)606-9672 Open the first weekend of each month from Noon – 4 PM. Call to see if hours have been expanded. *Weddings Boa Ventura specializes in producing handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon. While wine tasting at Livermore wineries, it’s worth it to stop at Boa Ventura.


Bodegas Aguirre WineryBodegas Aguirre Winery Address: 8580 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 251-9419 Open weekends Noon – 4 PM Bodegas Aguirre Winery is a family owned Livermore winery that was established in 1995. The family produce estate grown premium red wines. As you go sample wine at Livermore wineries, this is a winery you really should visit.  
Cedar Mountain Winery LivermoreCedar Mountain Winery Address: 10843 Reuss Rd. Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 373-6636 Open Weekends Noon – 4 PM Cedar Mountain Winery produces some wonderful wines. Our favorites are the Cabernet Sauvignon and Ports.
   

Charles R VineyardsCharles R Vineyard Address: 8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore, California 94550 Telephone: (925) 454-3040 Open Fri.-Sun. noon-4:30 PM Charles R Vineyards is a small boutique winery offering fine wine. They also sell unique items and pieces from local artists. Enjoy a glass of wine at the tasting room. Enjoy viewing the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. The tasting room is located on an old mining trail.

ChouinardChouinard Vineyards Address: 33853 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley, CA Telephone: (510) 582-9000 Open Weekends Noon – 5 PM *Weddings *Summer Music Chouinard Vineyards has a wide variety of wines to sample in a beautiful wooded setting. Throughout the summer Chouinard conducts a series of live concerts. It’s lots of fun and you pay by the car load. A fun stop on a California Wine Tour visiting Livermore wineries.

ConcannonConcannon Vineyard Address: 4590 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2505 Open daily 11 AM – 4:30 PM *Picnics *Restaurant Concannon Vineyard was established in 1883. There are picnic facilities outside the wine tasting room. Our favorite wine here is their acclaimed, Petite Sirah. Concannon has opened a wine bar/restaurant, The Underdog Wine Bar, where you can enjoy dining and wine.
Crooked Vine, Livermore WineryCrooked Vine & Stony Ridge Winery Address: 4948 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 371-8156 Open Thurs.-Sun. 11 AM – 4:30 PM *Weddings *Picnics Taste both Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge wines at one location. There are a variety of wines to sample. Bring food and enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Live music on weekends.
Cuda Ridge Winery Cuda Ridge Wines Address: 5385 East Ave., Livermore Telephone: (510) 304-0914 Open Fri.-Sun. noon-4:30 PM Cuda Ridge Wines focuses on producing handcrafted bordeaux style wines.
   

Dante Robere Vineyards Address: 1200 Wetmore Rd., Livermore Telephone: (408) 806-0613 Open Fridays 1-5; Weekends Noon-5. Dante Robere produces a small lot of handcrafted wines. White wines include Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Red wines include Syrah, Zinfandel, and Barbera. They also produce Rhone Blends.
Darcie Kent Winery Darcie Kent Vineyards Address: 7000 Tesla Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925)583-1581 Open daily noon-4:30 PM Darcie Kent’s wines are featured at the Underdog Wine Bar located at Concannon Vineyards. Wines are produced in extremely small lots.  
Eagle Ridge VineyardEagle Ridge Vineyard Address: 10017 Tesla Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 447-4328 Open weekends noon-4:30 PM This Livermore winery has a spectacular view of the Livermore Valley. Enjoy fine wine produced in small lots. Don’t miss the fabulous Petite Sirah.
       

Eckert WineryEckert Estate Winery Address: 5963 Graham Ct, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 371-8606 Open weekends Noon – 5 PM
   

El Sol VineyardEl Sol Vineyard Address: 8626 Lupin Way, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 606-1827 Open Friday-Sundays noon – 5:00 and available for tastings on other days as well. El Sol Vineyards produces small lots of a variety of different wines. This Livermore winery was established in 2002.
     

Elliston WineryElliston Vineyards Address: 463 Kilkare Rd., Sunol, CA Telephone: (925) 862-2377 Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM *Restaurant *Weddings Elliston Vineyards has a picturesque atmosphere. The Livermore winery is set among oak trees, lush grounds, and Chardonnay vineyards. The wine tasting room and banquet facilities are located in an historic stone mansion. A lovely stop on a California Wine Tour.
Fenestra WineryFenestra Winery Address: 83 Vallecitos Rd.,Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) Open weekends Noon – 5 PM Fenestra Winery is a family owned Livermore winery. It was founded in 1976. They produce many award winning wines including both red and white.

GarreGarre Vineyard and Winery Address: 7986 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925)371-9006 Open for wine tasting weekends 11 AM – 5 PM Café open Mon-Fri. 11 AM – 2:30 PM and weekends 11:30 – 3:30 PM. *Restaurant *Bocce *Weddings The Cafe at Garre Vineyard and Winery has fabulous food. We recommend this charming winery restaurant. It’sa great place to enjoy a meal while wine tasting in the area. Wines are produced almost exclusively from grapes grown on their own 20 acres of vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Petite Verdot are all grown. Grapes are blended to produce the various wines at this Livermore winery. 

John Evan Winery John Evan Cellars Address: 6800 Greenville Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 449-1976 Open weekends noon-4:30 PM
     

Longevity Wine Livermore Longevity Wines Address: 35 Rickenbacker Cir., Livermore Telephone: (888) 325-9463 Longevity Wines is an urban-style winery. Wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, a Bordeaux blend, and a Rhone blend.
       

McGrail Vineyards & WineryMcGrail Vineyards & Winery Address: 5600 Greenville Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 215-0717 *Picnics *Weddings This Livermore winery specializes in premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy the views, the wine, and take time for a picnic on the grounds.
   

Mitchell Katz Winery at Ruby Hill Address:2481 Buena Vista Ave Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 931-0744 Open Weekends Noon – 5 PM Mitchell Katz is a Livermore winery that produces a wide range of varietals. Wines include Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Port, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Muriettas WellMurrieta’s Well Address: 3005 Mines Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2390 Open Wed.-Sun. 11 AM – 4:30 PM *Weddings Murieta’s Well produces award winning wines. Some of the wines are only available at the winery or through their wine club. Wines include a variety of both red and white wines.
Nottingham Winery Livermore Nottingham Cellars Address: 2245 S. Vasco Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 294-8647 Open Fri.-Sun.. noon-4:30 PM This boutique winery specializes in producing small lots of quality wines.

Occassio Winery Livermore Occasio Winery Address: 2245 S. Vasco Rd., Livermore Telephone: (925) 371-1987 Open Fri.-Sun. noon-5 PM Come taste the award winning wines at Occasio Winery.

 
Page Mill Winery - LivermorePage Mill Winery Address: 1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore Telephone: (925) 456-7676 Open Thurs.-Sun. noon-4:30 PM Page Mill Winery was founded in 1976 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They moved to Livermore in 2004. They produce quality wines. Our favorite is the Petite Sirah.

Retzlaff VineyardsRetzlaff Vineyards Address: 1356 S. Livermore Ave.,Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 447-8941 Open Weekends Noon – 4:30/Tues.-Fri. Noon – 2 PM *Weddings *Picnics Retzlaff Winery produces wine using only organically grown grapes. They grown their own grapes. Enjoy a picnic on their grounds.
Rios-Lovell Estate WineryRios-Lovell Estate Winery Address: 6500 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 443-0434 Open Weekends 11 AM – 5 PM/Wed.-Fri. 11 AM – 3 PM *Weddings Rios-Lovell Estate Winery has a variety of wines to sample. They also have lovely grounds and a gift shop. This Livermore winery is a popular place for wine country weddings.
Rodrigue-Molyneaux Winery Address: 3053 Marina Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925)447-4280 Wine tasting by appointment only at this Livermore winery. Website is coming soon.
Ruby Hill WineryRuby Hill Winery Address: 400 Vineyard Ave., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 931-9463 Open daily 11-5:30 *Tours by Appointment Ruby Hill produces hand crafted wines in small lots. They produce a variety of wines. Experience Ruby Hill’s unique Vineyard Tour. This tour takes you around the vineyards, through the winery, and includes wine tasting. Reservations are required.
RubinoWinery Rubino Estates Winery Address: 1188 Vineyard, Pleasanton, CA Telephone: (925) 484-1699 Open daily 11-5:30 *Picnic Area *Picnic Supplies *Gift Shop *Tours Rubino Estates specializes in Italian wines. This includes Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Trebbiano. They have a lovely gift shop. Picnic facilities are available.
Steven Kent Winery, wine tourSteven Kent Winery Address: 5443 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2357 Open daily Noon – 4:30 PM Steven Kent produces quality wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Cabernet Port. While visiting Livermore wineries, plan to stop at Steven Kent.
Tamas Estates Address: 5443 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 456-2380 Open daily Noon – 4:30 PM Tamas Estates is part of the Wente Family Estates. This Livermore winery specializes in Italian varietals.
Tenuta VineyardsTenuta Vineyards Address: 633 Kalthoff Commons, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 960-1006 Open weekends Noon – 5 PM Website coming soon.

Wente Vineyards Estate WineryWente Vineyards Estate Winery Two tasting rooms: Address: 5565 Tesla Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Address: 5050 Arroyo Rd., Livermore, CA 94550Telephone: (925) 456-2305 or (925) 456-2405 Both tasting rooms are open daily. The Tesla address is open 11 AM – 4:30 PM. The Arroyo Rd. address is next to their restaurant and is open 11 AM – 6 PM. *Restaurant *Weddings *Summer Concerts *Golf The Restaurant at Wente has world class dining facilities. They are open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. While visiting Livermore wineries, this restaurant is highly recommended. Enjoy friendly tasting room and a challenging golf course as well.
Westover Winery Address: 34329 Palomares Rd., Castro Valley, CA 94550 Telephone: (510) 537-3932 Open weekends Noon – 5 PM/Tues-Fri. 1 PM – 4 PM Westover Vineyards, Winery and Event Center is located in the historic Palomares Canyon. It is nestled in the breathtaking hills between Castro Valley and Fremont. This Castro Valley winery has a large selection of Ports and other wines.
White Crane WineryWhite Crane Address: 4505 Greenville Rd., Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 455-8085 Open Fri.-Sun. Noon – 4:30 PM White Crane also has a wine tasting room located in downtown Capitola at 110 Capitola Avenue. This was chosen by Barry Manilow to produce winesnunder the Manilow label. These wines will be available at the Las Vegas Hilton Barry Manilow gift shop.
new livermore tasting room Wood Family Vineyards Address: 2408 Research Dr., Livermore, Livermore, CA 94550 Telephone: (925) 606-7411 Open weekends. This is a small family owned Livermore winery. Woods Family produces high quality wines. Stop by their newly opened tasting room to enjoy a taste soon.

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Alameda County Wineries – Go Urban Wine Tasting Now!

Alameda County WineriesAlameda County wineries are producing some fabulous wines in what is called the East Bay region near San Francisco. These urban wineries have made a name for themselves with their award winning vinos. Some of these wineries have tasting rooms that are regularly open for tasting. Others are only open by appointment and special events. Now is the time to discover these very special urban wineries!
Tip: Call in advance to verify their hours and make an appointment if necessary.
 
 
 

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List of Alameda County Wineries

Adams Point Winery Address: 210 Perkins St., Oakland, CA 94610 Telephone: (510) 384-0384 Adams Point specializes in tropical fruit and dessert wines made from all fruit. Wines include Mango, Papaya and Persimmon wines. A Donkey and a Goat Address: 2323B 4th St Berkeley CA 94710 Telephone: (510) 868-9174 Open for special events and by appointment. This Berkeley winery was established in 2002 when husband and wife team, Jarey and Tracey left their day jobs and decided to create their own winery. Aubin Cellars Address: 6050 Colton Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611 Telephone: (510) 339-0170 Aubin Cellars specializes in Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, French Colombard, and Gewurtraminer. Dashe Cellars Address: 55 4th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 Telephone: (510) 452-1800 Open Thursday – Sunday noon – 5 PM. In addition to the winery and tasting room in Oakland, Dashe Cellars shares a tasting room in the heart of Zinfandel country, at the Family Wineries Tasting Room outside of Healdsburg. Dashe Cellars is known for their single vineyard Zinfandel and also produce Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Eno Wines Address: 446 60th, Oakland, CA Telephone: (415) 515-7227 Open by appointment only. Eno Wines is a small boutique winery that specializes in limited productions of Pinot Noir, Old Vine Zinfandel, Grenach, and Syrah. Harrington Wine Address: 805 Camelia, Berkeley, CA (br)Telephone: (510) 527-1305 Open by appointment only. Harrington Wines produces great Pinot Noir from five different California appellations including Monterey, Carneros, and Sonoma. Irish Monkey Address: 1017 22nd Ave., Su. 300, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 915-5463 JC Cellars Address: 55 4th St., Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 465-5900 Open by appointment only. This Oakland winery specializes in Syrah, Petite Syrah, Viognier, and Zinfandel. Lost Canyon Address: 2107 Dennison St. Ste. A, Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 534-9314 Open Fri. – Sun. Noon – 6 PM. Lost Canyon Winery produces Pinot Noir and Syrah from vineyards located in the Russian River, Los Carneros, and Sonoma Coast wine appellations. Periscope Cellars Address: 1410 62nd St., Emeryville, CA 94608 Telephone: (510) 655-7827 Periscope Cellars operates out of a WWII submarine repair facility. Their focus is on unique blends, which you can sample in their tasting room, wine lounge, and art gallery. R&B Cellars Address: 1325 Canval Blvd. Point Richmond, CA Telephone: (510) 749-8477 Kevin and Barbara Brown have combined their love for wine and music to create a winery with outstanding wine and people feel welcomed. They have a variety of award-winning wines for you to taste. Call for their hours as they have been in transition from one location to another. Rock Wall Wine Company Address: 2301 Monarch St., Su. 300, Alameda, CA Telephone: (510) 522-5700 Open daily 11:30AM – 6PM/Open until 8 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy Hour: Weekdays 4-6PM. Opened in 2008 by the father/daughter team of Kent & Shauna Rosenblum. They are producing great wines that include Viognier, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenach, a Late Harvest Semillion, a variety of red blends, and a Sparkling Zinfandel. While wine tasting at Alameda County wineries, plan to stop at Rock Wall Wine Company! Rosenblum Cellars Address: 2900 Main St., Alameda, CA Telephone: (510) 865-7007 Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM. Rosenblum is known for their single vineyard Zinfandel, but produce many other award winning and fabulous tasting wines. This is a must stop when touring Alameda County wineries. Urban Legend Address: 621 4th St., Oakland, CA Telephone: (510) 545-4356 Urban Legend is located at Jack London Square. Urbano Cellars Address: 1410 62nd St., Su. B, Emeryville, CA Telephone: (510) 806-7155 Handcrafted wines produced in small lots including Grenache, Tempranillo, and Barbera. Vineyard rows of grapesIf you travel further east on Hwy. 580, it’s a short drive from Alameda County to the Livermore Wine Country where you will find over 70 wineries in a scenic rural area around Livermore. It’s worth a drive to check it out!

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Your Guide to Monterey Wineries

Great Wine and Spectacular Ocean Scenery

seagull Experience wine tasting at Monterey wineries. The California central coast wineries of this area offer fantastic wines for you to taste while enjoying the scenic coastal beauty that Monterey is famous for. Indulge yourself with fine wines and ocean breezes. More than 40 different grape varieties are grown in this wine region. Plan a California wine tour to Monterey where you can taste the wide variety of fine wines produced.
Monterey Wineries - Monterey County Wineries There’s so much to do in Monterey. When you aren’t exploring the exciting Monterey wineries, you can indulge in romantic dining, world renowned golf courses, relax surrounded by spectacular ocean views,or investigate marine life at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Enjoy hiking at Point Lobos State Reserve, where you will find dramatic ocean views and you might even spot a whale or two. This is also a popular diving spot.
Another great choice for hiking is Garland Ranch Regional Park in the scenic Carmel Valley. This is a dog friendly park with areas that allow dogs to roam off-leash. There are lots of trails to choose from for beginners to experienced hikers. Breathtaking scenery!

 

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Monterey Wineries

A Taste of Monterey Wine Visitors Center Two locations:Address: 700 Cannery Row, Suite KK, Monterey, CA 93940 Telephone: (831) 646-5446 or (888) 646-5446 Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM Address: 127 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901 Telephone: (831)751-1980 Open Mon.-Sat. 11 AM – 5 PM A Taste of Wine features the wines of more than 65 Central Coast wineries. Some Monterey wineries have no tasting room of their own, but their wines are available to taste here. For your convenience, A Taste of Wine also offers wines from wineries that do have tasting rooms. Wine consultants serve the wine and are available to answer your questions. The Salinas location is located in an historic 110 year old building in Old town Salinas across from the National Steinbeck Center. The Monterey location is a block from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This might be the perfect place to start your central coast wine tasting.
Baywood Cellars Address: 381 Cannery Row, Su. C, Monterey, CA 93940 Telephone: (831) 645-9035 Open daily 11 AM – 8 PM John and James Cotta have been producing award-winning wines since 1986. The tasting room is located at Cannery Row in downtown Monterey. Baywood is known for its great Cabernet Sauvignon. When you taste their port, you realize quickly that it deserves all the awards it has won. They produce a large variety of types of wines. If you like dessert wines, you must try Baywood’s Late Harvest Symphony. It’s made from 100% Botrytis, full of fruit with a nice smooth finish.
Bernardus Winery Address: 5 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Telephone: (831) 659-1900 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM *Restaurant *Accommodations 50% of their production is Chardonnay. Their flagship wine is Marinus, which is a Bordeaux style blend made of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.5 % Merlot, .25 % Cabernet Franc, and .25% Petit Verdot. This is a complex wine with a smooth finish. This award winning Monterey winery also has lovely accommodations and restaurants.
Boete Winery Address: 7156 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, CA Telephone: (831) 625-5040 This family owned winery specializes in a blend called Cheval Rouge, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their new tasting room is located in the Valley Hills Center in the beautiful Carmel Valley.
Hahn EstatesHahn Estates/Smith & Hook Winery Address: 37700 Foothill Rd., Soledad, CA 93960 Telephone: (831) 678-2132 Open daily 11 AM – 4 PM This Monterey winery enjoys panoramic views of the Salinas Valley from its 1000 foot elevation. This winery has won too many awards for us to mention them all. At the 2005 Orange County Fair Hahn won 3 gold medals for the 2003 Syrah, 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2003 Meritage.
Heller Estate Address: 69 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Telephone: (831) 659-6220 Open daily 11 AM – 5:30 PM Heller Estate uses no pesticides or herbicides in the production of their grapes. They are one of the few California Central Coast wineries producing organically grown wines. Every wine we tasted was great. We especially loved the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and the Estate Merlot. The owner, Toby Heller, is a sculptor whose works are displayed throughout the United States and around the world. Pictures of her sculptures adorn the wine labels and you can view Toby Heller sculptures while picnicking in the beautiful sculpture garden outside the wine tasting room. The tasting room manager is friendly, making you feel welcome and relaxed. While visiting Monterey wineries, be sure to make at stop at Heller Estate.
Joullian Vineyards Address: 2 Village Drive, Su. A, Carmel Valley, CA Telephone: (831) 659-8100 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM Joullian Vineyards has a charming tasting room made of stone in Carmel Valley. It is beautifully landscaped with splashes of color. You can picnic on their outdoor patio and enjoy their relaxing surroundings.The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the wines were all great. We loved the aroma on the Pinot Grigio and the taste was well balanced. We also recommend the Chardonnay, Reserve Cabernet,and the Julien Port. Jollian Vineyards is a recommended stop while wine tasting at Monterey wineries.
Marilyn Remark Wines Address: 645 River Rd., Salinas, CA 93908 Telephone: (831) 455-9310 Open Weekends 11 AM – 5 PM Their tasting room is newly opened and is usually staffed by one of the owners, a husband and wife team of Marilyn and Joel who are assisted by their two golden retrievers, Hogan and Snead. Their wines include Marsanne, Rousanne, Rose de Saignee, Grenache, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. The Petite Sirah earned 90 points from Wine Enthusiast.
Paraiso Vineyards Address: 38060 Paraiso Springs Rd., Soledad, CA 93960 Open Weekdays Noon – 4; Weekends 11 AM – 5 PM Paraiso has 2 wines that are only available at the tasting room. It’s worth the trip to taste their Late Harvest Pinot Noir and Souzao Port. This family run Monterey winery specializes in premium quality wines including Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.
Pessagno Winery Address: 1645 River Rd., Salinas, CA 93908 Telephone: (831) 675-9463 Open Fri.-Sun. 11 AM – 5 PM This Monterey winery specializes in limited quantities of Estate grown premium wine. Varietals include: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Port.Their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have captured many awards.
Robert Talbott Vineyards Address: 53 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Telephone: (831) 659-3500 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM This small wine tasting room is located within close walking distance to the California Central Coast wineries of Heller Winery and Georis Winery. Stop at one and visit all 3. Robert Talbott is well known for its premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. One of our personal favorites and a “must stop” as you tour Monterey wineries.
San Saba Vineyard Address: 35801 Foothill Rd., Soledad, CA 93960 Telephone: (800) 998-7222 Open Tues.-Sun. 11 AM – 5 PM This Monterey winery produces 2 labels, San Saba and Bocage. They do have wines that are available only at the tasting rooms. San Saba is their premium label. San Saba has been producing fine wines since 1981.
Scheid VineyardsScheid Vineyards Address: 1972 Hobson Ave., Greenfield, CA 93927 Telephone: (888) 478-4946 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM *Bocce Scheid is one of the largest independent growers of premium wine grapes in California. Their primary business is growing and selling wine grapes to wineries that then produce wine from them. Scheid also produces limited quantities of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and White Riesling.
Silver Mountain Vineyards Address: 381 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 Telephone: (831) 644-9609 Open daily 11 AM – 6 PM This tasting room is located inside the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Here you can taste wine produced by California Central Coast wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains from Monterey County grapes. Besides tasting wines from Silver Mountain Vineyards, you can also taste Sonnet Wines and Loma Prieta Wines.
Ventana/Meador Estate Address: 2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy. #10, Monterey, CA 93940 Telephone: (831) 372-7415 Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM This Monterey winery was established in 1972 and is recognized for its many award-winning wines. Wines unique to Ventana include Magnus, a Bordeaux blend; Due Amici, a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Sangiovese; a Rhone blend called Beaugravier; and Dry Rosado.This winery shares a parking lot with a great restaurant called Tarpy’s Roadhouse, which is right next door.
Learn about other wine regions along the Central Coast by clicking on these links:
Salinas Valley|San Luis Obispo | Paso Robles |Alameda Santa Barbara | Santa Cruz | San Benito |Livermore Wineries

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Celebrity Wine – Celebrities Who Own Wineries

Mario Andretti

Andretti Winery - Napa ValleyRace car driver, Mario Andretti established his Napa Valley winery in 1996. The Italian style winery is a fun stop on a Napa wine tour even for people who aren’t celebrity watchers. Don’t miss out on the 2018 Tuscan House Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon by Andretti!. Less than 50 cases of this wine was produced so supplies are limited. Andetti Winery Address: 4192 Big Ranch Rd., Napa, CA Telephone: (707) 259-6777

Helmet: New England Patriots

Drew Bledsoe

Drew Bledsoe is a former NFL quarterback. He played for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001. After retiring from the NFL, Drew founded Doubleback Winery is his home state of Washington. This winery specializes in producing world class Cabernet Sauvignon. Doubleback Winery Address: 3853 Powerline Rd., Walla Walla, WA Telephone: (509) 525-3334

Mary J. Bilge

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She produces Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc in collaboration with Mario Fantanel with Fantinel Winery in Italy. Sun Goddess Wines

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Boccelli is a renowned Italian opera tenor who also plays the piano, flute, and fiddle. The Boccelli family has been making wine on their small Tuscan estate for more than 130 years. After the death of his father in 200, Andrea and his brother Alberto began to renovate the vineyards and expand the winery. The winery specializes in handcrafted high quality Italian wine. Bocelli Family Wines

Jon Von Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi is a singer, songwriter, and record producer. He founded the Grammy Awarding winning band, Bon Jovi, in 1983. Bon Jovi founded a winery in 2017 that is a collaboration with his son, Jesse, and French winemaker Gérard Bertrand. The wine produced in France. is a delicious lend of Grenache, Cinsault, and Mourvédre. Hampton Water Wine

Francis Coppola Winery - Sonoma County Winery

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola is a film director, producer, and screenwriter. He comes from a family with a history of wine making. His grandfather would make wine in the basement of his New York City apartment building. Francis Coppola produces a diverse variety of quality wines. Be sure to try his Black Label Claret Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon! This winery is a destination by itself. In addition to wine tasting visitors can dine at the winery either at the pool-side cafe or the restaurant, Rustic. There are swimming pools, cabana rentals for privacy, a movie gallery, gift shop, bocce ball, board games, and a variety special events. It’s worth visiting! Francis Ford Coppola Winery Address: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA Telephone: (707) 857-1400

Snoop Dog

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dog is a rapper, singer, and actor. Snoop Dogg is partnering with 19Crimes of Napa to produce a unique red blend of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel called Snoop Cali Red. 19 Crimes Snoop Cali Red

Casa Dumetz Winery - Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez

Emilio is an American actor, director, and writer. He’s well-known for being a member of the Brat Pack of the 1980s. He is the son of Martin Sheen. Emilio and his fiancé, Sonja Magdevski, began their winery in 2004 with Pinot Noir grapes planted in the backyard of their Malibu home. Sonja became the wine maker. Their passion for producing quality wine. Is evident in their wines. The wine tasting room, Casa Dumetz Wines is located in the charming town of Los Alamos near Santa Barbara. Casa Dumetz Wines Address: 388 Bell St., Los Alamos, CA Telephone: (310) 735-7397

John Elway

John Elway

John Elway is a former quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He is currently the General Manager of the Broncos. He partnered with winemaker, Rob Mondavi to establish a Napa Valley winery. Their first wine release was a Cabernet Sauvignon in 2013 followed by a Chardonnay in 2014. They have since added Pinot Noir to their selections of wine. 7Cellars Address: 8305 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, CA Telephone: (949) 329-5576

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordan

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon, collaborates with August Briggs, owner of Briggs & Sons Winemaking Co. of Calistoga to produce his collection of wines. Wines include Pinot Noir, Rose of Syrah, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Grapes are sources from vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties. Jeff Gordon Cellars

John Legend

John Legend

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and film producer. He has won 11 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Legend Vineyard Exclusive is a collaboration between John Legend and Raymond Vineyards in California’s Napa Valley. Wines produced by LVE include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé, Sparkling Rosé, and a Sparkling Brut Blanc de Blancs. LVE Wines

Kyle MacLachian

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan, actor is known for his role as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper on the television show Twin Peaks. He has performed in numerous films and other television shows including Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City. Since 2005 he has been the owner of Pursued by Bear Winery in Walla Walla, Washington. His limited edition wines that you don’t want to miss include two Cabernet Sauvignons, a red blend, a Syrah, and a Rosé . Pursued by Bear Address: 173 Middle Waitsburg Rd., Walla Walla, WA Telephone: (509) 524-8175

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record label owner. He is the lead guitarist and singer for the Dave Mathews Band. Dave formed Dreaming Tree Wines In collaboration with winemaker Sean McKenzie. This Sonoma County winery produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and a red blend which recently won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. All wines are affordably priced at only $15 a bottle. Dreaming Tree Wines

Nicki Minaj

Nickie Minaj

Nickie Minaj is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. She served as a judge on American Idol during the 2012-2013 season. In 2013 she became an owner of MYX Fusions, specializing in producing unique Moscatos and Sangrias. MYX Fusions

Sam Neill

Sam Neill

Sam Neill is an actor who has appeared in many films over the years. He became well known in 1993 for his role as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park. Actor Sam Neill began producing wine in 1997 at his winery in New Zealand. The winery, Two Paddocks, specializes in handcrafted Pinot Noir and Riesling. Their grapes are grown on four organic vineyards located in Central Otago, the most southern wine region of New Zealand. Two Paddocks Address: P. O. Box 506, Alexandra 9340, Central Otqago, New Zealand.

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick is a retired professional racing driver. She became the only woman to have won an Indy Car Series race when she won the Indy Japan 300 in 2008. She opened her Napa Valley winery in 2011, naming it Somnium which means “dream” in Latin. Back then production was limited to Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to the Cab, the winery now also produces a red blend, Sauvignon Blanc, and a Rosé. Somnium

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad and Angelina have co-owned Miraval Winery in Provence, France since 2012 with the Perrin Family. Miraval produces a popular rosé. In October, 2020 they released a rosé Champagne called Fleur de Miraval. This is a blend of 75% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Noir.

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell is an American actor who has starred in numerous movies. The majority of his films were for Disney including the movies The Computer Who Wore Tennish Shoes , The Barefoot Executive., and Superdad. Go Gi Wines is a result of a collaboration with Kurt and Peter and Rebecca Work of Ampelos Cellars. The winery specializes in high quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Go Gi Wines

Sting

Sting

Sting is a musician, singer, and songwriter. He was a member of the rock band, Police, from 1977 until 1984. Since then, he has performed as a solo artist. He has won numerous awards for his talents. Sting and his wife, Trudie, purchased a run-down Italian estate in 1999. After renovations, wine, olive oil, and honey are being produced at their estate, Palagio. Two of the wines are named after Sting song: Sister Moon, When We Dance, Casino Delle Vie.
Train

Train

Train in a rock band formed in San Francisco in 1993. They partnered with Acme Wine Movers in 2011 to establish a winery producing wine in Livermore, California. Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. produces seven different varietals of wine, each named after Train songs: Calling All Angels Chardonnay, California 37 Cabernet, Hella Fine Merlot, Soul Sister Pinot Noir, and Drops of Jupiter California Red. Marry Me California Rose, and Bulletproof Picasso Sauvignon Blanc. Proceeds from their wine sales go to Family House, a non-profit organization housing families of children being treated at the University of Calfornia San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital. Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co.

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade is a former professional basketball player. Most of his 16 year careet in the NBA was spent playing for the Miami Heat. Wade Cellars is the result of a collaboration between Dwayne Wade and Napa Valley winemaker Jayson Pahlmeyer that began in 2014. Wines include Chenin Blanc, Rosé, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wade Cellars

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson

Charles Woodson is a former NFL football player who played for both the Oakland Raiders and the Green Bay Packers. While practicing in Napa with the Raiders, he developed an interest in wine. His winery, Twentyfour by Charles Woodson” is a small boutique winery specializing in producing small lots of handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Charles Woodson Wines Address: 902 Enterprise Way, Napa, CA Telephone: (707) 252-3112
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How to Plan Sierra Foothill Weddings

Sierra Foothill WeddingsFind the ideal location for Sierra Foothill weddings. The natural beauty of the foothills will create that memorable atmosphere you want for your dream day wedding. There are so many fabulous wedding venues to choose from in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. We want to help you explore the top wine country wedding locations in this scenic area so you can move on to planning all of the other important details of your wedding. Wineries can be ideal venues for romantic weddings. Not all wineries offer weddings, but many do. Take a look at the possibilities as you search for the perfect spot for your wedding.  
 

Top Wedding Venues in the Sierra Foothills

 
 
Click on the name of each winery in red. These links will take you to the winery’s website where you can view photos of actual weddings at the winery.
  Sierra Foothill WeddingsAvio Vineyards and Winery Address: 14520 Ridge Rd., Sutter Creek, CA Telephone: (209) 267-1515 Capacity: 200 Avio Vineyards has a lovely setting for a wedding. The grounds are lushly landscaped and there’s a panoramic view of the hills and vineyards. The natural beauty of this estate creates an ambiance of romance. Owners Stefano and Lisa will help create the Sierra Foothill wedding of your dreams.

Bella Piazza Winery Bella Piazza Winery Address: 19900 Shenandoah School Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669 Telephone: 209 245 4600 Capacity: 300 Bella Piazza Winery lovely venue for a Wine Country Wedding. The Mediterranean ambiance and beautiful landscaped grounds provide a romantic ambiance. Gorgeous views of the surrounding hills and vineyard welcome guests to the majestic and elegant Wine Tasting Room and Event Center. Choose from four possible ceremony sites. The bridal dressing room with spectacular views over the vineyard is waiting for you to step outside through the french doors on the beautiful patio.

Calaveras WeddingIronstone Winery Address: 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA 95247 Telephone: (209) 728-1251 Let Ironstone Vineyards help you create your storybook wedding. The wedding ceremony takes place in a picturesque setting among lovely landscaping, a large pond, and the natural beauty of the Sierra Foothills. There’s even a horse-drawn landau carriage available to whisk you off into the sunset!

Villa Toscano Winery Villa Toscano Winery Address: 10600 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth, CA 95669 Telephone (209) 245-3800 ext. #1010 Capacity: 120 Villa Toscano Winery is a lovely Tuscan style estate that is richly landscaped to create an elegant and beautiful atmosphere for your wine country wedding.  

El Dorado County WeddingWinery By the Creek Address: 8085 Perry Creek Rd., Fair Play, CA 95684 Telephone: (530) 620-2402 Capacity: Winery by the Creek has a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by ferns, trees, and old Indian grinding rocks. After the ceremony, cross the wooden bridge and the Bistro patio is ready for your elegant outside reception. You could also select the Fair Play Wine Cave for a romantic and unique reception venue.
Young Winery PlymouthYoung’s Vineyard Address: 10120 Shenandoah Rd., Plymouth, CA 95669 Telephone: (209) 245-3005 Young’s Vineyard has a tranquil setting next to a pond. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with lots of color, a large open lawn area, and tall towering trees.

After exploring Sierra Foothill weddings, take a look at romantic wedding sites in other regions of the California Wine Country:

Napa | Livermore |Lodi |Temecula |Sonoma Central Coast|San Diego


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Sonoma Weddings

Bride and Groom by a RiverSonoma weddings will be able to take advantage of the gorgeous natural beauty of Sonoma County. This is a beautiful area. There are many romantic settings for a wine country wedding. Choose from romantic vineyard settings, majestic hilltops overlooking the valley, and gorgeous coastal beauty. Sonoma County has a wide variety of wedding venues to choose from.

Wedding Venues in Sonoma County


Chateau St. Jean Winery Chateau St. JeanAddress: 8555 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA Telephone: (707) 833-4134 Capacity: 200 Chateau St. Jean Winery is nestled at the foot of Sugarloaf Ridge. It is in the heart of Valley of the Moon. This winery offers a lovely setting for your dream day wedding. Enjoy the beautiful Chateau gardens surrounded by vineyards.

Sonoma WeddingsKunde Family Estate Address: 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, CA 95452 Telephone: (707) 833-5501 Capacity: 250 Kunde has four unique settings to choose from for your Sonoma wedding. Aging Wine Caves, Boot Hill, Dunfillan Ruins, and the Vineyard Terrace. All are spectacular choices! Kunde offers worry-free wedding planning. They have the experience to make sure that your wedding runs smoothly. I’ve attended a wedding at Kunde Family Estate. It was beautiful and flowed smoothly from beginning to end.

Sonoma WineryLandmark Vineyards Address: 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452 Telephone: (707) 833-0218 The 20-acre estate blends California mission-style architecture with natural beauty. Enjoy panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and delightfully landscaped gardens. Gorgeous setting!
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Simi Winery Address: Address: 18275 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA Telephone: (707) 433-6981 Capacity: 130 This is an historic winery nestled among redwoods. The flowing fountain and creek side setting provides a romantic location for a “dream day” wedding. It’s so beautiful at Simi Winery. A wedding here is sure to be full of special memories. Simi is one of the wineries for Sonoma weddings.

Trentadue Winery Address: 19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville, CA Telephone: (707) 433-3104 Capacity: 500 Outdoors/250 Indoors This is a delightful setting for a wine country wedding. The vine-covered arbors, splashing fountains, shaded gardens, redwoods, and expansive lawns all create a gorgeous atmosphere. There is a lovely room available for an indoor reception.

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Learn About Wedding Venues in Other Wine Regions of California
California is a beautiful state with such a unique variety of landscapes. Click on the link above to learn about top wedding venues throughout California. You will find romantic venues in Napa, Temecula Valley, the Sierra Foothills, Lodi, Livermore, the Central Valley, San Diego, and along the Central Coast.  

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California Wine Country Wedding Venues – Search By Region

 

California Wine Country Wedding Venues – Search By Region


Start your search for the perfect wedding venue with Cheers-2-Wine. Learn about the best placing to get married at in whatever area of California that interests you. Find California Wine Country Wedding venues throughout California. We’ve got information on wedding sites in the Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Sierra Foothills, Livermore, Lodi, the Central Coast, San Diego, and Temecula. Just click on the wine region that interests you and begin your search today.   Napa Wedding Napa Valley Napa is known for its elegant estates. Find both small and large venues in this beautiful valley. Many of the wedding and reception venues are outdoors. Outdoor wedding sites include some with panoramic views of the Napa Valley, a venue in the woods or along a creek. Get married in a vineyard or overlooking scenic vineyards or gardens. Indoor sites in the Napa Valley include elegant ballrooms or intimate wine caves. It really depends on what your preferences are. Napa prices tend to be higher than some of the other wine regions of California. It’s probably wise to create a budget before selecting a wedding venue.

Young Winery Plymouth Sierra Foothills Discover fabulous mountain locations in the Sierras. Most wedding venues in this region have panoramic views of surrounding hills and vineyards. Some have lushly landscaped ponds. There’s an elegant Tuscan styled outdoor setting or an intimate wine cave to choose from.  

Livermore Weddings Livermore Wine Country The rolling hills of the Livermore Valley offers a beautiful setting for a wedding. Many wineries offer wedding sites with views of the rolling hills and acres of vineyards. There’s even a rustic barn with lawn and garden area. One winery has a scenic wooded and vineyard area. Another winery venue offers a landscaped garden complete with white gazebo, babbling brook, and waterfall. There are many promising wedding sites to consider in Livermore!

Wedding flowers Lodi Wine Country Explore the incredible winery and other amazing venues of Lodi. Choose from lush outdoor gardens, an elegant ballroom, or an expansive lawn area overlooking a river. There’s a place that is sure to work for you.  

BrideGroomHeart Temecula Valley Temecula has fabulous sites surrounded by scenic vineyards. Get married on a hilltop with gorgeous mountain views or in a colorful garden setting. Some venues have views of Mount Palomar in the distance.  

Kunde Winery WeddingSonoma County Sonoma County has wedding locations both small and large; elegant and casual. Get married in beautifully landscaped gardens, in a wine cave, or on a hilltop with panoramic views of the nearby mountains and vineyards, or among Redwood trees along a creek. There are many fabulous choices.  

Central Coast It’s hard to find a more beautiful place than California’s Central Coast. Ideal for those who want an ocean-view wedding. Get married on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean or up on a hill with a panoramic view of the mountains. Two venues offer creekside weddings and beautifully landscaped grounds. It all depends on what you want!  

beach wedding San Diego San Diego is known for its spectacular sunsets and stunning beaches. There are many amazing places to get married throughout San Diego. Get married on the beach or overlooking the ocean. Get married on a boat, in a lavishly landscaped garden, a lush park, or elegant resort.  

If you know of a fabulous wedding site that we don’t have on our list, let us know and we’ll check it out. We are eager to learn about new and exciting wedding venues.

Have you attended a California Wine Country Wedding at any of these venues? If you have, we would love to hear about it!

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California Current Events Wine Happenings

California Current Events - Current Events in CaliforniaThis is your source for the latest California Current Events related to wine. Don’t miss these fabulous activities happening soon. If you love wine, you will have a great time at these activities. Learn about upcoming happenings in the Wine Country including:
  • tastings/wine and food pairings
  • wine festivals/auctions
  • grape stomps/special blending sessions
  • live entertainment
  • fascinating seminars/wine dinners
  • bicycling/running events
 
Plan to attend these exciting events! Click on the link for more information.

California Current Events – January

Red and White Wine Toast January 16: Bubbles for Every Occasion – CIA at Copia in Napa January 17-19: Zinfandel Experience – San Francisco January 17-20 Big Sur Foragers Festival – Carmel January 18-21: Napa Truffle Festival January 18-27: Crab Feast – Mendocino January 19-20: Winter Wineland – Healdsburg January 19: Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Passport January 19: Art & Wine With Something More – Placerville January 25: Cambria Art and Wine Festival January 26: Uncorked: LA Wine Festival January 28-29: Annual Barrel Tasting – Temecula Valley

California Current Events – February Wine Events

Artistic Heart February 2: Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest – Santa Rosa February 3: Crab Feed in the Vineyards – Hannah Nicole Vineyards, Brentwood February 9: Valentine Wine Walk – San Francisco February 9-10: Port, Wine & Chocolate Lovers Weekend – Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg February 10-19: San Francisco Beer Week – SF Bay Area February 11-12: Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend February 11-12: Wine & Chocolate Weekend – Madera February 16: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting – San Francisco February 18: Winter Brew Fest – San Diego February 19: Wine 101: Sensory Analysis – Clarksburg February 23-25: Zinfandel Experience – San Francisco February 25: Alsace Festival – Anderson Valley

California Current Events – March

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March 2-3: World of Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara March 1-3 and 8-10: Barrel Tasting – Sonoma County March 2-31: Spring Passport 2018 – Morgan Hill March 9-10: Pechanga Chocolate Decadence & Wine Festival – Temecula Mar. 10- Apr. 16 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 10: Riedel Education in the Vineyards – Hannah Nicole Winery Brentwood March 10: Hop ‘N Vine Festival – Santa Clara March 23-24: Barrels, Tasting Weekend – Livermore March 14-18: Taste of Solvang March 16-18: Vintage Paso Zinfandel Weekend – Paso Robles March 8: Palm Desert Food & Wine March 31: Champagne on Main Street – Ventura

California Current Events – April Wine Events

Couple exploring a vineyard - Winery Pass April 1: Lodi Wine & Food Festival April 8: VinDiego Wine & Food Festival – San Diego April 9: California Jazz & Wine Fest – Westlake Village April 9: Columbia Wine Tasting April 15: Passport Day – Santa Cruz April 20-23: Pebble Beach Food & Wine April 20-23: Spring Weekend – Santa Barbara April 21-22: California Wine Festival – Orange County April 22-23: Passport 2017 Wine Adventures – El Dorado County April 22-23: North Sierra Wine Trail Bring Out the Barrels – Oroville April 26: Stars of California 2017 – Beverly Hills April 27-29: Passport to Dry Creek April 29-30: Passport 2017 Wine Adventures – El Dorado County April 29-30:: Clayton Art & Wine Festival April 30: Taste of Huntington Beach

California Current Events – May

Truett Hurst Winery

Truett Hurst Winery – near Healdsburg

May 2-4: Adult Wine Camp – Murphys May 6: Junior League of San Diego’s Food & Wine Festival – La Jolla May 6-7: Hopland Passport Weekend May 6-7: Downtown Livermore Street Fest May 7: Valley Public Radio’s Annual Wine Tasting – Fresno May 13: Uncorked! Wine Festival – San Francisco May 13-14: Spring Wine Trail Adventure – Madera May 13-14: El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire May 18-21: Paso Robles Wine Festival May 19-21: Zinfest – Lodi May 19-21: Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 26-28: BottleRock Music & Food Festival – Napa Valley May 27: Art & Wine Festival – Mariposa

California Current Events – June Wine Events

Women Wine Tasting in Vineyard June 2-4: Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival June 3-12: Healdsburg Jazz Festival June 3-4: Artichoke Festival – Castroville June 3-5: Monterey Wine Festival – Monterey June 4: 13th Annual Olive Festival – Paso Robles June 4-5: Sunnyvale Art and Wine Festival June 5: Paso Pinot & Paella Festival – Templeton June 9-10: Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival June 10-11: San Francisco Weekend Celebration of American Rhone Wines 2016 June 11: Barbera Festival – Plymouth, California June 11: Toast of the Coast Wine Festival – San Diego June 11: Ojai Wine Festival June 11: Wine in the Pines – Pine Mountain Club June 11-12: Creston Wine Trail Passport Weekend – Paso Robles June 18: Art and Wine Celebration – Carmel Valley June 22-24: San Luis Obispo Roll Out the Barrels June 24: Santa Barbara Food & Wine Festival June 25: The Blind Barrel – Placerville June 25-26: LA Wine Fest – Los Angeles

California Current Events – July Wine Events

Uncle Sam Hat July1: Red, White, & Blues Extravaganza – Clear Lake July 4: Independence Day on the Napa Wine Train July 8: 6th Annual Oyster Festival – Avila Beach July 14-15: Mammoth Food & Wine Experience – Mammoth Lakes July 15: Niles Canyon Railway Wine Tasting Special – Livermore Valley July 20-23: Taste Our Terroir – Livermore July 22-23: Barrel Tasting Weekend – Anderson Valley July 30: Taste of Camarillo Wine, Brew & Food Festival

California Current Events – August

summer sun August 4-5: Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition August 4-7: 18th Annual V Wine Celebration – Napa Valley August 5: Preston Castle Wine Tasting & Tour – Ione August 5: Sip of Julian – San Diego August 12: Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival August 12: Gala Wine Festival – Ukiah August 12-13: Gravenstein Apple Fair – Sebastapol August 18-19: Main Street Reunion – Downtown Napa August 18-20: Sta. Rita Hills Wine & Fire – Lompoc August 19: 11th Annual Taste of Petaluma August 19-20: Pacific Wine And Food Festival – Newport Beach August 20: Family Winemakers Tasting – San Francisco August 24-27 Eat Drink SF – San Francisco August 26-27: Bodega Bay Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival August 25-27: Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival August 25-27: Central Coast Wine Classic – San Luis Obispo August 27-30: Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Wine Happenings – September

grapesautumn September 2-5: US Sand Sculpting Challenge – San Diego September 3-4: The Last Blast of Summer – Millbrae September 4-6: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend – Sonoma County September 8-9: Winesong Weekend – Mendocino September 9: Calistoga Wine Experience September 10: Taste of Downtown Livermore September 10-11: Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 10-11: Russian River Jazz Festival September 10-11: Mountain View Art & Wine Festival September 11: Taste of the Town – Santa Barbara September 14-17: Lodi Grape Festival September 16-18: Sonoma Valley Crush – Sonoma September 16-18: Monterey Jazz Festival September 17-18: Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival September 17-18: Lafayette Art & Wine Festival September 23-25: Los Alamos Old Days – North of Santa Barbara September 24-27: Savor the Central Coast September 29-October 2: Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

California Current Events – October Wine Events

Halloween Jack o'lantern October 1-2: Big Crush Harvest Festival – Amador County October 7-9: Los Angeles Greek Fest October 7-10: Celebration of Harvest – Santa Barbara October 8-9: La Jolla Art and Wine Festival – San Diego Area October 8-9: West Covina Food and Wine Festival October 14-17: Calabasas Malibu Food & Wine Festival – Woodland Hills October 15: Art & Wine Festival – Placerville October 20: Harvest Wine Weekend – Paso Robles

California Current Events – November

turkey-23435__340 November 2-4: Big Sur Food& Wine Festival November 3: Russiam River Valley Single Vineyard Night at Fort Mason – San Francisco November 3-5: Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Nov.5-Dec.1: The Grand Grape Celebration – Yosemite National Park November 14-20: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival November 18: Trade Tasting at Somm Con – San Diego November 25: Alexander Valley Holiday Open House – Hwy. 128 near Healdsburg

California Current Events – December

Christmas wine December 1-2: Balboa Park December Nights – San Diego December 1-3: Holiday Festival of Wines – Murphys Fridays in December: Cornish Christmas – downtown Grass Valley December 2: 22nd Annual Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade December 2: Taste of the Santa Cruz Mountains – Menlo Park December 2: Breakfast With Santa – Ironstone Vineyards Calaveras County December 2-5: Holidays in the Vineyards – Livermore December 3-4: Wine Country Winter Festival – Santa Rosa December 9: Lighted Boat Parade – Petaluma (Sonoma County) December 9-10: Solvang Julefest Holiday Wine & Beer Walk December 12-25: The Bracebridge Dinner at Yosemite National Park Throughout December: Santa Trains – Napa Wine Train Throughout December: Julian Country Christmas (San Diego County)
 

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Lodging

Best Lodging in the Wine Country

Best Hotels in the California Wine CountryLearn about the best accommodations for your next Wine Country Vacation.   If you are looking to pamper yourself at a luxury resort or if you are searching for something that is easy on your budget, we have recommendations for both.

It’s easy to book lodging at the typical hotel chains you find in every city in California. There are many great hotels with good facilities. Sometimes, though, it’s more fun to stay in unique places that make the trip more special.  We have discovered many unique places to stay in the California Wine Country.

 

Napa Valley

LUXURY

Auberge du Soleil - luxury hotel Napa ValleyAuberge Du Soleil was inspired by the south of France.  Nestled on the hillside with 33 acres of olive trees, oak trees, and an orange grove, this is the ultimate place to be pampered in the Napa Valley.  Best view of the valley, tennis courts, spa, and a world class restaurant and just a few of the wonderful amenities to enjoy.

BUDGET

The Inn on Pine is located in the charming town of Calistoga.  This boutique hotel offers 13 rooms to choose from.  Also enjoy complimentary breakfast, a whirlpool tub, fireplace, and a friendly staff eager to help.

UNIQUE

Massage - Napa ValleyCalistoga is famous for its hot mineral waters and mud baths.  Roman Spa Hot Spring Resort is our favorite choice.  They have a couples experience.  After enjoying an invigorating soak in the mud tubs, couple can enjoy massages or lounge around the pool and rela

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Sonoma County

LUXURY

Honor Mansion HealdsburgHonor Mansion is a fabulous bed and breakfast located in Healdsburg.  Enjoy the beautiful grounds with koi pond.  There's tennis, bocce, croquet, putting, and a lap pool.  Indulge in a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning as well as wine and appetizers each evening.  You have access to snacks and beverages throughout the day.  They offer every amenity you can think of!

 

BUDGET
Dry Creek Inn HealdsburgBest Western Dry Creek
is a great choice if you want a great place to sleep and still have money left to buy wine.  Located in Healdsburg and surrounded by wineries in every direction, this hotel is centrally located to go wine tasting in Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and the Russian River.  Beds are very comfortable and there is a free breakfast each morning.

UNIQUE

AutoCamp Russian River is a unique experience located near the charming town of Guerneville - in the heart of the Wine Country.  Sleep in an Airstream trailer or a luxurious tent cabin.  Activities nearby:  wine tasting, kayaking down the Russian River, hike through the redwoods.

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Southern California

LUXURY
South Coast Winery Resort & SpaPamper yourself at an elegant  villa in the heart of the Temecula Valley.  South Coast Winery, Resort & Spa is an amazing place to stay.  Enjoy world class wines, luxurious accommodation and extensive spa services.  Beautiful grounds and gourmet restaurant as well!

BUDGET

Laguna Hills Lodge is located in Orange County.  Enjoy the gorgeous grounds, comfortable rooms, and reasonable prices.  Complimentary breakfast, swimming pool, whirlpool, Finnish saunas, and free parking.  Great location with many restaurants nearby.

UNIQUE

Pacific Terrace Hotel San DiegoPacific Terrace is a unique beachfront hotel in San Diego.  Many rooms have ocean views.  It's just a short walk from the pool to the beach.  Enjoy a bike ride down the boardwalk, relax on the sandy beach, or lounge around the pool overlooking the ocean.  We've stayed here a number of times and have never been disappointed.

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Central Coast

LUXURY

Simpson House Santa Barbara

Simpson House Inn is a luxurious bed and breakfast inn located in Santa Barbara.  Enjoy the beautiful gardens, afternoon snacks, event appetizers and wine as well as a gourmet breakfast each morning.   Housed in a Victorian estate built in 1875, this inn offers a peaceful setting in which to relax and unwind.

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Andril Fireplace Cottages is highly rated and conveniently located to visit restaurants and attractions in Monterey County.  Guests enjoy the hot tub, snack bar, kitchenette, free wi-fi, and free parking.  Family friendly, books, DVDs, and music for children is provided.

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Victorian Mansion of Los AlamosThe Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos appears to be a 1n 1864 beautifully restored Victorian home.  Inside you will find 6 fabulously theme rooms .  The 50s suite features a 1956 Calillac convertible parked at a drive-in theater.  Sleep in a gypsy caravan in the Gypsy suite or in your own chariot in the Roman suite.  Other rooms include Egyptian, French, and Pirate themes.  Each room is immaculately done.  Breakfast is complimentary.  Located in the heart of the Santa Barbara Wine Count

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San Francisco Bay Area

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Palace Hotel San FranciscoPalace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco was established in 1875 as San Francisco's first premier luxury hotel.  Experience the luxury of the Gilded Age and its historic architecture.  Dine at two famous restaurants.  Take a dip in the indoor heated pool with a sky-lit ceiling.  Step outside to explore downtown San Francisco including cable cars, Union Square, and Chinatown.

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Point Reyes Vineyard Inn offers a peaceful quiet getaway near the town of Point Reyes.  Enjoy beautiful views of the trees, vineyards, and birds.  Stroll up the hill for dramatic view of Tomales Bay.  There's a winery on site with wine tasting available.  Complimentary breakfast.

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The Purple Orchid Wine County and Spa is a wonderful bed and breakfast inn located in the Livermore Wine Country.  Enjoy the vineyard scenery, stroll through the rose gardens.  Pamper yourself at the Spa.  Take a refreshing dip in the pool and relax in a hot tub.

 

 

 

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Sierra Foothills
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Ahwahnee Hotel - YosemiteThe Ahwahnee at Yosemite National Park is considered the crown jewel of the national park lodges.  This highly acclaimed lodge was built in the 1920s.  It's been visited by numerous world leaders and royalty.  The lodge is surrounded by iconic views.  You can see Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Glacier Point as you stroll the grounds.

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Central Valley

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Wine and Roses - Lodi, CaliforniaWine & Roses Hotel is a luxurious hotel centrally located in the Lodi Wine County.    Enjoy the gourmet restaurant, fitness center, jacuzzi,  and world class spa.  There's also a lounge where you can enjoy live music. The grounds are lushly landscaped.  This is a popular wedding venue; the perfect site for a romantic wedding.

 

 

 

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Hampton Inn & Suites Lodi is located in the heart of the Lodi Wine Country, the largest wine region in the Central Valley.  Enjoy free parking and wifi, a complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, and fitness center.

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Delta King Hotel SacramentoThe Delta King Hotel is an historic riverboat permanently moored on the Sacramento River in downtown Old Town Sacramento.  Originally built in 1927 it has been restored and redesigned to be a unique boutique hotel.  It has 44 statements available by the night and two restaurants.  Some rooms have river views while other look out over historic region of Sacramento.

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