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Still Two Weeks Left to Celebrate California Wine Month ~ Thoroughly Researched

This has been written by Jeanne Sullivan. It’s been years since I’ve had anyone write on my wine blog. It’s my wine journal, which is why someone else really can’t represent what’s inside my mind. This morning, though, I decided to make an exception. This is so thoroughly research, formatted, and presented, it’s a benefit to everyone to have this information public. Thanks, Jeanne, on behalf of us all.

[PHOTO: Sanford Winery]

Still Two Weeks Left to Celebrate California Wine Month 

Wine Lovers Can Still Choose Among 45 Harvest Season Events Planned Around the State,  from Gourmet Weekends and Festivals to Grape Stomps and Concerts

If you love wine and haven’t had a chance to take part in California Wine Month, don’t worry–there are still just over two weeks left! Forty-five events and activities remain throughout the state, from exclusive tastings, festivals, and grape stomps, to vineyard hikes, special pairing programs and more.

Now in its 14th year, California Wine Month celebrates the Golden State’s 250-year winegrowing history and recognizes the achievements of California vintners and growers in preserving tradition and driving innovation.
With 4,800 vintners and 5,900 growers within its borders, California is the world’s fourth-largest wine producer and the source of 81 percent of the wine made in the United States. It is also the most visited state in the U.S. for food- and wine-related activities, attracting 24 million people each year, and the producer of more than 400 specialty crops. Wine lovers can also celebrate with activities and special offers from California Wine Month partner retailers and restaurants during the month of September.

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz, Fetzer Vineyards landscape]

 

With 4,800 vintners and 5,900 growers within its borders, California is the world’s fourth-largest wine producer and the source of 81 percent of the wine made in the United States. It is also the most visited state in the U.S. for food- and wine-related activities, attracting 24 million people each year, and the producer of more than 400 specialty crops. Wine lovers can also celebrate with activities and special offers from California Wine Month partner retailers and restaurants during the month of September.Visit discovercaliforniawines.com/californiawinemonthto view the full list of regularly updated events and partners and to order a copy of the 2018 California Wine Monthposter. Just a few of the remaining events include:

[PHOTO: Jo Diaz purchased]

NORTH COAST

Sept. 15: Alexander Valley VineyardsSonoma County.
Sept. 15: Lake County Wine Auction, Boatique Winery, Kelseyville.
Sept. 22: Zinfandel: Stories from Napa ValleyCulinary Institute of America at Copia, Napa
Sept. 22: Harvest Party and Grape Stomp, Benessere Vineyards, Napa Valley.
Sept. 29: Harvest Boot Camp, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Napa Valley

SAN FRANCISCO BAY & SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

Sept. 8-30: Fall Passport Month, Wineries of Santa Clara Valley.
Sept. 22: Eat Drink Los Gatos, Downtown district, North Santa Cruz Ave.
Sept. 29: Livermore Valley Wine Auction, Wente Vineyards.

CENTRAL COAST: MONTEREY TO SANTA BARBARA

Sept. 22: Vineyard Hayride and Wine Party, Doce Robles Winery and Vineyard, Paso Robles.
Sept. 28: Sip & Saunter, San Luis Obispo.

INLAND VALLEYS

Sept. 13-16: Lodi Grape Festival, Lodi Event Center.
Sept. 21: Madera Wine Trail’s California Wine Month Celebration. Papagni Winery, Madera.

SIERRA FOOTHILLS

Sept. 1-30: Find the Gold in Calaveras Wine Country: A Treasure Hunt, Participating wineries.
Sept. 15: Sample the Sierra Farm-to-Fork Festival, Bijou Community Park, So. Lake Tahoe.
Sept. 15: Barbera Festival, Terra d’Oro Wines, Amador County.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Sept. 15: Catalina Island Wine Festival, Avalon Bay
Sept. 29: Temecula Valley CRUSH, Monte De Oro Winery, Temecula.

For more information about exploring California’s diverse wine regions, see the Navigate the State map and directory. Wine lovers can also celebrate California Wine Month at home using the delicious recipes and wine-pairing tips here.

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