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Southern California

Picture Malibu, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, and this is exactly what you see: blue skies, surf, sunshine—maybe even a movie star or two. The stars of southern California wine share the blue skies and sunshine of our famous beaches, but the lifestyle is more serene, with quiet vineyards tucked into rolling valleys and foothills. Picture this: one San Diego vineyard grows their Cabernet Sauvignon at 1,300 meters (4,400 feet) above sea level, the highest vineyard elevation in California.
Southern California wineries

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Events in Southern California

Wine Taste on the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

March 1—31, 2019

San Martin

Kick Off Party + Wine Tasting in 32 tasting rooms the entire month of March

Cost: $50 / $75 / $100

Address & Location:
Wineries of Santa Clara Valley, San Martin, CA

Phone: (408) 221-6578

Email: santaclarawines@gmail.com

Website: springpassport2019.eventbrite.com

Details: Come celebrate Spring Passport in Santa Clara Valley - just 20 min from Silicon Valley and home to award winning wineries. We kick off the month at Coyote Creek Golf Club with a night of wine flowing, live music playing and small bites from 12 local restaurants. The next day thru the end of the month, use your Passport in the 32 tasting rooms along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail. And the perks don't stop there. Included in your Passport book is $350 worth of discounts/offers from our 29 Passport Partners that include hotels, restaurants, bakeries and spas so you can soak in all there is to offer in the valley. Come join us and take in the views while sipping on our wines.

Women Winemakers Dinner

Friday, March 8

K'Syrah Event Center, Solvang

Santa Barbara County's women winemakers, chefs, food purveyors and Somms feast in celebration of International Women's Day.

Cost: $50 - $125

Address & Location:
K'Syrah Event Center, 478 4th Place, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 350-0257

Email: karen@buttonwoodwinery.com

Website: womenwinemakersdinner2019.eventbrite.com

Details: Expect 20+ women winemakers pouring their wines in a pre-dinner tent reception, and at the wine-paired dinner: a 4-course feast prepared by some of the area's best female chefs, restaurateurs and food crafters. In addition to the seated dinner portion of the evening, this year’s event will once again feature a tent on a closed-to-traffic street in front of K’Syrah’s downtown Solvang venue. Housed inside the tent, nearly two dozen women winemakers who will be on-hand to pour tastes of their wines and talk with event guests during the pre-dinner tasting reception (5:30 PM to 7:30 PM), to include passed appetizers and live music.

AVV Spring Bash & Blending Party

Saturday, May 18

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

Be a Winemaker for a day! Join AVV in a spirited competition where winners get bragging rights for a year!

Cost: $75 - $90

Address & Location:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 433-7209

Email: kristy@avvwine.com

Website: avvspringbash19.eventbrite.com

Details: Be a Winemaker for a day! This is a spirited competition and winners get bragging rights for a year! Have you ever dreamed about making your own wine? AVV's Annual Spring Bash is your chance to join a team, sample components and then create a blend. Winemaker Kevin Hall will lead you through the process, then select the top blend. The winning team’s name will be featured on the next vintage of our Wine Club Reserve and each member of the team will receive a magnum of Sin Zin. The blending competition is followed by a gourmet luncheon on the Wetzel Family garden patio. This is a fun, yet educational wine event.

AVV Harvest Party

Saturday, September 14

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

Experience the 2019 harvest season at AVV first-hand!

Cost: $95 - $110

Address & Location:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 433-7209

Email: kristy@avvwine.com

Website: avvharvestparty2019.eventbrite.com

Details: Experience the 2019 harvest season at AVV first-hand! We’ll be celebrating the harvest with our biggest all-day party of the year! Join us for some grape picking & stomping, bocce ball and all around fun on the historic Wetzel Family Estate.

California Wine Festival Huntington Beach-Beachside Wine Festival

Sunday, October 27

Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach

The quintessential California wine tasting experience – sun, sea, food, wine and mu-sic – all come together at this sun-splashed wine festival.

Cost: $75.00-$115.00

Address & Location:
Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA

Website: www.californiawinefestival.com

Details: The quintessential California wine tasting experience – sun, sea, food, wine and mu-sic – all come together at this sun-splashed wine festival overlooking the award-winning beaches of Huntington Beach. This event gets under way at noon for VIP holders – and 1:00pm for regular ticket holders. Thousands of wine lovers will hit the sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, wine, food and music. Hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, as well as shellfish, salads, chocolates, cakes, and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.