California Festivals


California Wine Festivals in April

DANA POINT: California Wine Festival, April 14-15, 2023, 1-4 p.m. with 12 p.m. VIP Early Entry at Sea Terrace Community Park. Location: Pacific Coast Highway & Niguel Road, Dana Point, CA. $75-200,

COSTA MESA: OC Wine Fest April 22-23, 2023 at The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA. $60-100,

LA VERNE: A Sip of La Verne Wine Walk, April 29, 2023 5-8:30 p.m. Wander the Old Town, listed to bands performing live music and visit merchants offering sips of wine and food samples in this annual, sell-out event. Location: D and 3rd Streets just south of Bonita Ave., La Verne, CA $25-60,

LODI: Lodi Wine & Food Festival April 1, 2023 features wine tasting from up to 50 wineries, great food, entertainment, vendors, and much more all under one roof.

WILLOW GLEN: Downtown Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk April 15, 2023
Downtown Willow Glen
1390 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95125

FOLSOM: Folsom Historic District Sip AND Stroll April 15, 2023 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Annual Sutter Street Sip & Stroll ticket includes tastings from local wineries and restaurants, set up inside the wonderful shops of Historic Folsom. Enjoy live music, shopping, and the incredible ambiance of town. Location: Folsom Historic District 915 Sutter St, Suite 110, Folsom, CA 95630

LINCOLN: Lincoln Wine Fest April 29, 2023, 1-5 p.m. at Beermann Plaza
640 Fifth Street
Lincoln, CA
20+ wineries, breweries, food and more.

TEMECULA: Food & Wine Pairing Festival and Blessing of the Vines April 23, 2023, 5-8 p.m. at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Enjoy an assortment of food, wine & dessert pairings   $110,

HEALDSBURG: Passport to Dry Creek Valley April 29 & 30, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
40+ wineries are participating
2-Day Passport or a Sunday Only ticket

CAMPBELL: Downtown Campbell Spring Wine Walk April 19, 2023
Stroll the streets of Downtown Campbell and discover boutique shops, art studios, and fabuloso restaurants while sipping on great wines.

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Spring Wine Walk April 22, 2023, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Ticket: $50-55
Downtown Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA

 CLAYTON: Art Wine Street Sat April 29-30, 2023
Main Street in Downtown
Clayton, CA
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free admission,
Non-stop bands performing for your entertainment, while you enjoy a wide selection of tempting dishes from our Food Court. Premium Wine Tent features a high quality local winery for your tasting pleasure.

SONOMA: Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley April 29-30, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Designated driver $50/day
40+ participating wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, guests will enjoy elaborate themed parties with remarkable and memorable food and wine pairings. Guests can meet Sonoma County's most renowned chefs, savoring inspired culinary creations alongside newly released and limited-edition wines. Grape to glass experiences will be offered in the vineyards, in addition to a series of intimate winemaker and vineyard lunches. The event will be held at the new Ranch at Lake Sonoma with sweeping views of the lake and breathtaking sunset views.

EL DORADO: El Dorado Wine Passport Adventures to the Great Out There April 22-23, 2023. Annual touring and tasting event showcases the award winning wines and unique and charming tasting rooms at foothill vineyards with their stunning views. Your Passport includes commemorative wine glass and access to over 20 participating wineries. $46-96 approx.

SONOMA: The Garagiste Wine Festival April 29, 2023
Grand Tasting
Sonoma Veterans' Memorial Hall
126 1st Street W.,
Sonoma CA 95476
Saturday 2-5 p.m. $75,
GARAGISTES - (gar-uh-zhē-stuh) n, Fr. - A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the  rules. Join over 40 garagiste winemakers pouring over 200 handcrafted, micro-production wines.

PASO ROBLES: Hospice du Rhone April 25-27, 2024
Paso Robles Event Center
Rhone winemakers and winegrowers alike to take the stage to discuss all things Rhone wine.

TEMECULA: Sip Temecula (ongoing 2023)
$50 for 5 flights,

ST. HELENA: Hall Cabernet Cookoff April 22, 2023, 12-2:30 p.m.
401 St. Helena Hwy. S.
St. Helena CA
(707) 967-2626
$150 approx.,
Bay Area chef teams compete by creating small bites that pair with Hall's Napa Valley Cabernet. With an all-star line-up of celebrity judges.


Past events 

SUSANVILLE: Jail & Bail Wine Walk April 7, 2018, 2-5 p.m.
Historic Uptown Susanville Association hosts this event

PASO ROBLES: Wine 4 Paws April 7-8, 2018 |
Wine for a cause -- dogs (and more) at the Woods Humane Society. Over 70 participating wineries, and some olive oil companies as well, will be donating either their tasting fees or a percentage of their weekend's sales.

TEMECULA: Food & Wine Pairing Festival and Blessing of the Vines April 8, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA
Sip, savor and dance the night away at this fun-filled wine country gathering.

SAN DIEGO: Vindiego April 14, 2018, 3-7 p.m.
NTC Liberty Station
2640 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA, 92106
Sample over 70 Top Tier Wineries and 25 of San Diego's best Chefs

FAIR PLAY: Pirate Passport Weekends April 21 & 22 and April 28 & 29, 2018, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards, 8221 Stoney Creek Road, Fair Play, California 95684. Charles is 'Doing his own thing' Passport events such as Fair Play's free wine and barrel tasting (and Endless Wood-fired Artisan Pizza) are held in virtually every wine region. You don't need no stinkin' passport to enjoy this event -- and other passports are honored. Look for the Jolly Roger flag at Fair Play road and follow Stoney Creek Road to the winery where Charles B. Mitchell is offering great prices on wine for sale to buccaneers!Info, call (530) 620-3467.

MONROVIA: Wine Walk April 21, 2018, 6-9 p.m.

DANA POINT: California Wine Festival, Orange County April 20-21, 2018
Laguna Cliffs Resort Marriott Resort & Spa
Lantern Bay Park, Dana Point, CA
25135 Park Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
at Laguna Cliffs Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting April 21, 6:30-9 p.m. Beachside Wine Festival April 22, 1-4 p.m.
California's best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines.

SOQUEL: Soquel Village Sip & Stroll April 21, 2018, 12-5:30 p.m.
Soquel Village
4740 Soquel Dr.
Soquel, CA
$30-45, - includes Commemorative glass, wristband, and map
Past Wineries: Bargetto Winery | Burrell School Vineyards | Chaucer Cellars | Jelly Roll | MJA Winery | Pelican Ranch | Poetic Cellars | Silver Mountain Winery | Sones Cellars | Tanuki Cider and Wargin Winery.
Served at: Center Street Antiques | Cowbelles For Heart & Home | Cafe Ugly Mug | Loot Vintage | Musa Salon | Redz Hair Design | Strictly Mission | Traders Emporium | TULA Bodyworks | Shane Glass | Wargin Wines Tasing Room.

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Passport Celebration Days April 21, 2018
SCMWA Passports are a great way to experience the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region. Passport holders are welcomed into 50+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

AGUA DULCE: Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival April 21, 2018, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Reyes Winery
10262 Sierra Highway
Agua Dulce, CA 91390
VIP entry at 11 a.m.
Fourth Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival attendees receive: Specialty event glass, event plate, swag gift bag, wine and food sampling and free parking. Sample wine and food from more than 80 vendors.

SANTA BARBARA: Vintners Festival At Vega Vineyard & Farm October 14, 2023
Wines from over 100 wineries, gourmet food from 30 regional restaurants and chefs, live music, Sparkling Wine in the Bubble Lounge, organic foods from local farmers and foragers, and live Cooking Demonstrations.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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