March 2-3, 2012 worldofpinotnoir.com Annual World of Pinot Noir
Shell Beach, California
The first full weekend in March. Two days of in-depth Tasting Seminars, Grand Tastings, a Featured Tasting with a guest Burgundian producer and two Gala Pinot Noir Dinners featuring prominent guest chefs. Hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.
March 2 - 3, 2012 wine.ha.com Inaugural Signature Wine Auction
Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions presents its inaugural Signature Wine auction featuring fine and rare wine for sale at public auction.
March 4, 2012 4th Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event
Los Angeles, California $75 general admission
Peterson Auto Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
The Wine House and LA Weekly are proud to present "LA Weekly Annual Gold Standard Food & Wine Event features a selection of 40 restaurants with Pulitzer Prize winning food critic, Jonathan Gold.
March 6-7, 2012 nextlevelsummits.com NLS Food Marketing Summit
Palm Desert, California
The ideal peer-to-peer networking environment for Top Level Executives in Marketing, Communications, Social Media and many other related fields within the food industry. Featuring thought leaders from the world's leading food manufacturers, discussing the key issues affecting the current and future growth of your business.
March 9-11, 2012 expowest.com Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace
Co-located with Natural Products Expo West. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers' market with the business-building power of an industry trade show.
Natural Products Expo West
The premier trade show for the healthy products industry. Co-located with SupplyExpo, the Nutracon conference, the Healthy Baking Seminar and the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace. Natural Products Expo West is ranked as one of the top 100 shows in the US and one of the fastest 50 growing tradeshows in the US and Canada.
March 10, 2012 Annual Taste of Success
Golden Gate Club, Presidio - San Francisco, California
(925) 465- 1081 for more information
Junior Achievement's annual Taste of Success! Sip on a selection of fine wines and sample delicious foods from local restaurants & artisans.
March 15, 2012 Chula Vista's Taste of Third Avenue & Art
Take in the sights of original art works, listening to live acoustic music and examining the third annual chalk art exhibit. You'll even have a chance to participate by voting for your favorite art display. A ticket to the taste acts like a passport, allowing you to hop from restaurant to restaurant tasting samples of worldly cuisine. Visit your tried and true Third Avenue eatery or discover a new favorite. Tickets are $15 and can be pre-ordered at the TAVA office (located at 353 Third Avenue) now.
For more information call the TAVA office, 619.422.1982
March 16-18, 2012 pasowine.com/events Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival
Paso Robles, California
aso Robles Zinfandel Festival, always held the third weekend in March, producers and enthusiasts come together in celebration of everything that Zinfandel adds to your palate and your experience. Enjoy a zin-filled weekend with activities including winemaker dinners, exclusive Zinfandel tastings, winery and vineyard tours and so much more! Attend the Zin Tasting and experience Zinfandel and Zinfandel blends from over 50 wineries paired with zin-friendly foods and the opportunity to bid on truly unique items through the Wine Country Auction. Enjoy a zin-filled weekend with activities including winemaker dinners, exclusive Zinfandel tastings, Wine Country Auction, winery and vineyard tours and so much more.
March 17, 2012 , 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. A Taste of Yountville
An all-Yountville showcase, will feature traditional samplings of gourmet restaurant fare, olive oils, vinegars, mustards, fine wines, and micro-brews. Tasting tickets will be sold on-site. Live entertainment will filter throughout Yountville's downtown area. For more information call 707-944-0904 or visit the Yountville Chamber of Commerce. yountville.com
March 23-25, 2012 artisancheesefestival.com
6th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
A weekend-long celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond.
March 3o-31, 2012 grapefestival.com
Annual Lodi Spring Wine Show
Features wine tasting from more than 45 wineries, hors d'oeuvres and wine related vendors.
6:00 to 9:00 each night d in the Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds, $25 in advance, $30 at the door. More than 2,700 people attend this event with music, wine related vendors and a chance to win bottles of wine.
March 31- April 1, 2012 lvwine.org Barrel Tasting Weekend
Approx. cost: $30 pre; $35 day of
Livermore Valley's Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend! Over 35 wineries share wines right out of the barrel. Meet winemakers, purchase futures, enjoy special activities and discounts, and more. Get maps and drive around to locations. Noon - 4:30 daily.
2011 Past events:
March 18-20, 2011 oaklandartofhome.com Oakland Art of Home
The show about where you live brings you 100's of exhibitors specializing in Home Remodeling, Art, Wine and Food. Visit our Wine Garden Theatre with over 25 wineries hosted by Anthony Gilardi fresh from HGTV.