California is the Wine Capital of the U.S.! And June's the perfect month to celebrate wine in California. Days are nearly assured to be rain-free, sunny and practically perfect for wine tasting outdoors. That's why you'll find the majority of wine events held in June in California are held outside. You'll find them at the beach, near the ocean, in the park, at hotel and events outdoor spaces or in the mountains. Some wine festivals even include street fairs, art & beer elements, kids zones, and they're free admission.
LONG BEACH: LAWineFest June 3-4, 2023
Harry Bridges Memorial Park
Long Beach, CA
$100-140 alcoholic beverage tastings included, lawinefest.com $20 no alcohol tasting. Age 21+ only
$ Parking in the Queen Mary lot.
Saturday 2-6 p.m. | Sunday 1-5 p.m.
LAWineFest 18th annual event. Over 500 wines, brews and spirits from around the world Main Stage Chef Demos, Mixologists, Programs & Seminars for two days of sipping exquisite wines, craft brews and other fun beverages along the bayfront beside the historic Queen Mary.
The Unofficial Slam Band
Wine accessories, chocolates, olive oils, jewelry, clothing and other items for sale
BENICIA: Wine Walk June 17, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Wine Walk in Downtown Benicia
Benicia Main Street, 90 First Street. Wine glass, map of tasting locations, and wristband will be provided per ticket holder at check-in. Limited ticket availability
MONTEREY: Monterey Wine Festival June 3-4, 2023
Monterey Wine Festival Food & Drink
Monterey Conference Center
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA, 93940
Now in its 44th year, Monterey Wine Festival invites guests to sample bites that pair well with great wines, beer and spirits, attend cocktail camp, and enjoy craft spirits, beers and live music. Saturday includes Chowdah Challenge from local chefs, and Sunday offers Sunday includes Kings of Calamari and Masters of Mussels.
Encinitas Wine, Spirits & Food Festival June 3, 2023, 5 to 8 p.m.
Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
1275 Quail Gardens Drive
Ticket $156-260, encinitaswinefestival.com
TEMPLETON: Paso Pinot & Paella Festival June 4, 2023, 2-5
p.m. in Templeton Community Park.
Join the Pinot Noir producers of Paso Robles and 20 great chefs with live Latin guitar world fusion beats. Location: Crocker & 6th St., Templeton, CA. $100, pinotandpaella.com
MURPHYS: Taste of Calaveras at Ironstone
Vineyards June 3, 2023, 12-4 p.m.
1894 Six Mile Road
Murphys CA 95247
Featuring latest wine releases from Calaveras vintners and delicious bites from local restauranteurs, 10-12 vintners and 8-10 restaurants / food truck participating.
WALNUT CREEK: Art and Wine Festival June 3-4, 2023
Heather Farm Park
Walnut Creek, CA
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday
Sponsored by Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce the event takes place in the park.
SUNNYVALE: Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival, June 3-4, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Washington and Sunnyvale Avenues
Presented by the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, over 400 Artists and 100,000 Attendees. Spectacular street event includes free concerts. Community. Culture. Entertainment For All Ages. Local Performances. Business & Nonprofit Exhibits. Food Trucks. Downtown Dining. Libations. Art Exhibits. Artisan Vendors. Located downtown at Sunnyvale Town Center on Washington Avenue & Murphy Avenue and surrounding streets.
CAMARILLO: Casa Pacifica Wine, Food & Brew Fest June 4, 2023, 11 a.m.
- 5 p.m.
California State University Channel Islands
SAN DIEGO: Mighty Cool Pinot June 7, 2023, 6-8 p.m.
Location: Tower 23 Hotel
723 Felspar Street
Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
Santa Lucia Highlands Wine Artisans gathered 50 of the best coastal-cooled, Californian-grown Pinot Noirs for this beach-side festival featuring curated wines paired with bites. Meet the winemakers as you taste your way through these multifaceted wines from Bernardus, Morgan, McIntyre Vineyards, ROAR, Pisoni, Wrath, and more.
TAHOE CITY: Tahoe City Food and Wine Classic June 10, 2023, 1-4 p.m.
$65-71.21, facebook.com/ TahoeWineAndFoodFestival | tix on eventbrite
425 N Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA
Taste wines and sample morsels from acclaimed Tahoe restaurants and caterers.
LOS OLIVOS: Jazz & Olive Festival June
10, 2023, 1-4 p.m.
Outstanding jazz artists In addition, there will be food and wine tastings, vendor booths, cooking demonstrations, and an amateur chef cook-off. Location: Downtown Los Olivos, Lavinia Campbell Park. Ticket: $100 approx. losolivosrotary.org | jazzandolivefestival.org
FORTUNA: Art & Wine in the Park June 11, 2023, 12-4 p.m.
5 Park St.
Produced by Fortuna Rotary.
$ tasting, & free admission to public, fortunarotary.org | facebook.com/
Art by local crafters and artisans, live music, sample over 20 wines and food for sale such as local oysters, strawberries, pulled pork sandwiches and hamburgers.
Artichoke Food & Wine Festival
June 10-11, 2023
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
2004 Fairground Rd.
Sat. 10am - 7pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm
Food, field tours, Farmer's Market and wine tasting are among the many attractions that include bands performing, contests and chef demos, all celebrating artichokes.
NOVATO: Novato Art & Wine Festival Free Concerts June 10-11,
Between Redwood Boulevard and Seventh Street
Admission is free, novatochamber.com
The Ojai Wine Festival June
17, 2023, 12-4 p.m.
Lake Casitas Recreation Area
11311 Santa Ana Road
Ventura , CA 93001
Cost: $85-105, OjaiWineFestival.com
Sure there's wine but there are also 20+ breweries serving up great tastes.
GLENDALE: Garagiste Wine Festival June 17, 2023, 2-5 p.m.
Over 200 wines from 50 winemakers.
Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208. Onsite parking and easy access from the 134 and 210 freeways.
The Grand Tasting showcases over 50 winemakers pouring 200+ wines and 20+ varieties.
SANTA ROSA: North Coast Wine and Food Festival June 17, 2023, 12 p.m. at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. LOCAL wine and food festival features ONLY Gold Medal winning local wines from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Lake and Mendocino Counties in California. $95-160, northcoastwineandfood.com
ATASCADERO: Atascadero WineFest June 24, 2023, 4-8 p.m. at Atascadero Lakeside Park. wines from the Central Coast and beyond. Unlimited tastings from over 100 premier wines from more than 50 wineries, breweries, food purveyors, and art exhibitors. Bring a blanket, and a low-back chair to enjoy the lakeside setting. Live music at this roar-and-pour event puts you close and personal with Charles Paddock Zoo animals. Location: 9305 Pismo Avenue, Atascadero, California 93422. $100-175, atascaderolakesidewinefestival.com
SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Wine Festival June 24, 2023
Santa Barbara, California
THOUSAND OAKS: Conejo Food & Wine Fest June 25, 2023,
155 E. Janss Rd
Corner of Janns & Moorpark Roads
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
The Conejo Food & Wine Fest is hosted on the grounds of St. Paschal Baylon School and is open to everyone 21 years and older
LOS ANGELES: Cheers! Wine Spirits & Beer Cheers at the Farm Festival June
24, 2023, 7-10 p.m.
Wine, spirits, beer and olive oil selections from the Los Angeles international competitions, along with food trucks and music. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.
1101 McKinley Ave.
Pomona (parking at Gate 1)
STOCKTON: Lincoln Center Wine Stroll June 23, 2023, 6-9 p.m.
374 Lincoln Center
Live music, wine tasting and small bites
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.