Wine regions from north to south are inviting wine lovers to visit this weekend for many special events. One of these events should be close to you and provide you the opportunity to visit with winemakers, try some barrel samples, pair local foods with local wines and generally have a great time learning more about California wine.
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival - The Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival brings together some of the best Pinot Noirs from one of the best Pinot Noir regions. This festival has something for everyone ranging from technical sessions to winemaker dinners to winery open houses to a Grand Tasting with wines from 40 producers from around California. This is a festival not to be missed by Pinot Noir lovers.
Taste of Alexander Valley – Perhaps you are a Cabernet or Chardonnay or Rhone lover more than Pinot, then drop in at Taste of Alexander Valley in northern Sonoma County. Over 30 wineries will host their own special wine and food parties featuring live entertainment, food and wine pairing and special discounts. Alexander Valley is a unique wine region in the northern end of Sonoma County, an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is 22 miles long and 2-7 miles wide. It is best known for great Cabernet Sauvignon but the gravelly loam soils also product some fine Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot plus Zinfandel and Rhone varietals.
Lodi Zinfest – How about a day celebrating the California grape, Zinfandel? Lodi’s winemakers will come together for Lodi’s premier wine tasting event, ZinFest, to celebrate California’s heritage grape with Zinfandel lovers from around the world. Visitors can savor the bounty of this California appellation with its wide array of varietals from Albarino to Zinfandel.
Santa Lucia Highlands Gala - the Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans invite you to their SLH Gala VII at the Mer Soleil Winery. This is a once a year event where the great winemakers of Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County pour their best wines for the public to enjoy.
Paso Robles Wine Festival - Come to the Paso Robles Wine Country this weekend to learn more about this wonderful wine region. This is a celebration of taste, tradition and the triumphs of wine ambition. The winemakers of Paso Robles invite you to celebrate the wines of Paso.
So celebrate California wine this weekend and select the event in your area.
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