California Festivals


March Wine Festivals and Events

LIVERMORE: Barrel Tasting Weekend March 19-20, 2022. Livermore Valley Wine Country | Livermore | Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers and more.  $,

SANTA BARBARA: Annual World of Pinot Noir March 3-5, 2022
Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort
Santa Barbara, California
Grand Tasting March 5, 2022, 2-6 p.m.
Our mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California's beautiful Central Coast. Includes two days of in-depth Tasting seminars and excursions, Grand Tastings by the Sea (each with a unique roster of wineries), a featured Burgundy tasting and gourmet, locally-influenced lunches and dinners. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.

ANAHEIM: Disneyland California Adventure Food & Wine Festival March 4-April 26, 2022
Must also purchase Disneyland admission
Winemaker Dinners
 $175-300, reservations required, for park admission plus:
Mondays through Thursdays during the event, join Disneyland Resort Sommeliers on the Sonoma Terrace at Golden Vine Winery as you learn about different wine varieties, get tasting notes and ask questions about the wine being served. with each seminar focused on a varietal, region or style. Each Sommelier will hand-curate their selection based on their own experience, knowledge base and personal favorites.

SANTA CLARA VALLEY: Wineries of Santa Clara Valley   (Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister, Saratoga and San Martin) Spring Passport March 1-31, 2019
Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Spring Passport Over 30 wineries along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail during Spring Passport. Participating wineries may have food and entertainment, pour special select or library wines, offer barrel samples and many will offer discounts during Passport month.

MENDOCINO:  Fort Bragg Whale Festival Wine Tasting March 2, 2019
Ford House Museum
45035 Main St.
Mendocino, CA 95460
Tickets will be available at the Ford House where you will also be able to pick up your Mendo Whale wine glasses.

SONOMA / RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY: Barrel Tasting March 1-3, 2019 and March 8-10, 2019, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$60-105 approx.
42nd Annual Barrel Tasting wine event is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. Barrel Tasting is all about the WINE...many wineries offer "futures" on their barrel samples to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.

TUSTIN: March 3, 2019, 1-5 p.m. Orange County Food & Wine Festival Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr.

SAN JOSE: Hop N Vine Festival March 9, 2019, 2-7 p.m.
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
$60 approx. limited tickets
Tastes from local wineries and craft breweries, lite bites, and entertainment.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: OC Wine Fest March 9-10, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
A Stones Throw Winery
29943 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Wine tasting and seminars round out this annual event.

LOS ANGELES: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate March 9-10, 2019 | chocolate

PALO CEDRO: The Celebration of North State Wines March 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Annual Palo Cedro Community Park Association  Celebration of North State Wines: Wine Tasting, Light Hors D'oeuvres, Live Music, Wine Store Options, Power Hour Prizes, Dessert, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Raffle Tickets, Dancing. Location: Holiday Inn Events Center | Palo Cedro, CA | $60,

DEL MAR: Family Winemakers Tasting March 17, 2019, 2-5 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Award-winning 60 small, family-owned wineries. You'll find upwards of 40 different varietals or blends from 60 of California's famed appellations.

LIVERMORE: Barrels Tasting Weekend March 23-24, 2019. Livermore Valley Wine Country | Livermore | Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers and more. Barrel Tasting Weekend | Time: 12-4:30pm | Cost: $,

PASO ROBLES: Cab Camp March 31-April 3, 2019, Learn about and taste the best wines from this rising-star region.

SOLVANG: Taste of Solvang Food & Wine Festival March 15-17, 2019
California's Little Denmark and the surrounding Santa Ynez Valley 5-day festival for the palate!
Cost: Various ala carte and package tickets
1639 Copenhagen Drive (Ticket HQ)
Solvang, CA
 Regional, local and Danish foods, wines and live entertainment celebrate the cultural and agricultural heritage of the area. 

PASO ROBLES:  Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend March 15-17, 2019
During Vintage Paso, producers and enthusiasts come together in celebration of everything that Zinfandel and the Other Wild Wines of Paso Robles add 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! Discover what makes Paso Robles Wine Country--create your own zinful itinerary at more than 120 wineries for a selection of wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, vineyard tours, barbecues, barrel tastings, live music, etc.

HEALDSBURG: Charlie Palmer's Pigs & Pinot March 15-16, 2019
Hotel Healdsburg
Healdsburg, California
Sells out really fast!
This celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer and features a cast of Master Sommeliers and international celebrity chefs who will showcase some of the world's greatest Pinots Noirs with perfect pork pairings. 

YOUNTVILLE: Taste of Yountville March 14-17, 2019
Downtown Yountville
Yountville, CA 94599
100 of the best chefs, restaurants and wineries are paired with performances from Grammy nominated musicians and emerging artists throughout the day.

ARCATA: Humboldt Wine Festival  March 16, 2019, 5:30-8 p.m.
Humboldt State University, Kate Buchanan Room
University Center (UC) 225 Club
Co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Arcata and North Bay Rotary Humboldt and Trinity County wines and ciders.

FORT BRAGG:  Fort Bragg Whale Festival March 16-17, 2019 Beer & Wine Tasting - Chowder Tasting

SAN DIEGO: Sabor Latino Food Beer and Wine Festival March 16, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
AMC Fashion Valley Mall
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, 92108
Unlimited  wine and beer tastings. Held in conjunction with the San Diego Latino Film Festival, funds benefit Media Arts Center San Diego's youth education and outreach programs. 

STOCKTON: Taste of San Joaquin County Wine Tasting March 21, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Robert J. Cabral Ag Center
2101 E. Earhart Ave.
Stockton, CA
Many wineries and food companies pouring and sampling offered.

PALM DESERT: Art of Food & Wine Palm Desert March 22-24, 2019
Agua Caliente Casino at The Gardens on El Paseo
$100, Grand Tasting Mar.23, 2019, 12-3 p.m.
Four-day celebration showcasing the best in art, food and wine hospitality.

NAPA: Napa Chocolate and Wine Festival March 24, 2019
The Meritage Resort & Spa
$60-70, | chocolate

SANTA ROSA: Artisan Cheese Festival March 23-24, 2019
Tasting & Marketplace March 24, 2019, 12-4 p.m.
Hall of Flowers - Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, CA
Artisan Marketplace brings together more than 100 artisan cheese and food producers, winemakers, brewers and chefs offering samples of hand-crafted cheeses and delectable products that complement cheese, boutique wines, artisan-brewed beers and handcrafted ciders.

BUENA PARK: Knott's Boysenberry Festival March 29-April 28, 2019 Buy tickets
Celebrate Knott's historic berry each spring during Knott's Boysenberry Festival, in the heart of the theme park, features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes along with the Wine and Craft Brew Garden, located inside of Ghost Town Wilderness Dance Hall. It features dozen of hand-selected gourmet wines from all over the world and over a dozen local craft brews.

ELK GROVE: Taste of Elk Grove March 30, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
 Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation
9040 High Tech Court Elk Grove, CA 95758

San Francisco, California
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

March 29-30, 2019 - ¡Latin Food Fest! - Los Angeles, California
Celebrate America's largest annual Latin culinary celebration at Latin Food Fest!'s action-packed line-up, adjacent the Santa Monica Pier (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401), featuring tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops. The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival. Guests pay one price to enter and indulge in a variety of local and international Latin food, wine and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs who will conduct demos, and you won't want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the fest's showcase of culinary excellence.

March 30, 2019 Lodi Wine & Food Festival - Lodi, California
The Lodi Spring Wine Show features wine tasting from up to 50 wineries, great food, entertainment, vendors, and much more all under one roof. The Show evolves and changes from year to year, but it is always a great place to learn, explore, and discover more about wine and the wine industry. If you love wine, food and fun the Lodi Spring Wine Show is the place for you.

March 30, 2019 Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco, California
The premier chocolate show on the West Coast. Experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's greatest culinary metropolitan areas.

March 30-31, 2019 8th Annual Winners' Circle BBQ - Arcadia, California
With the stunning San Gabriel Mountain range set as the backdrop and the thrill of thoroughbred horse races all afternoon, this is a BBQ contest like no other. Hearing the crowd of more than 14,000 cheering race (& BBQ) fans, as well as the sounds of the human and equine athletes, make this the most exciting BBQ contest ever. This contest is not JUST a BBQ festival, it's a Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned four meat Championship Series event, a Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw) an American Royal Invitational Qualifier, as well as a Team of the Year (ToY) event for KCBS. Attendance: 14,000.

Past Events

KENWOOD: Savor Sonoma Valley March 17-18, 2018
20 Wineries in Glen Ellen and Kenwood
 20 Sonoma Valley Wineries, Local Chefs & Barrel Tasting Savor Sonoma Valley
 Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days
 20 Wineries in Glen Ellen and Kenwood
 60 Shaw Ave, Kenwood, 95452
 $40-65, - website expired on 2/13/19
 Twenty wineries throughout the Heart of Sonoma Valley, including Benziger Family Winery, Kenwood Vineyards, La Rochelle Winery and more, will be serving from the barrels, offering new release samples, and g award-winning wines paired with food creations prepared by local chefs and restaurants. Meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrel wines, mingle with wine lovers in caves and on crush pads, enjoy live music, tour wineries and vineyards, and savor a wonderful wine country weekend.

ATASCADERO: Art and Wine Tour March 23, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Downtown Atascadero $20 includes wine glass, downtown merchant tastings and tours of Historic City Hall. Presented by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce,

NAPA: James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour March 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Del Dotto Vineyards
7466 St. Helena Highway
Napa, CA 94558
$250, public invited

COTTONWOOD: Annual Cottonwood Art Wine and Music Show 
Cottonwood Community Center
20595 Gas Point Rd,
Cottonwood, CA
$15 wine tasting | free to see art
Local musicians will entertain at the 5th Annual Cottonwood Art Wine and Music Show at 4 PM on March 11th at the Cottonwood Community Center.

TEMECULA: Annual Pechanga Chocolate Decadence Wine Festival March 1-2, 2019
 Pechanga Resort & Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
Temecula, CA
Cost: $60-140,
Hundreds of wine varieties, sweet and savory chocolate confections, food samples from acclaimed Pechanga Resort & Casino restaurants, live music, silent auction and helping out a good cause are all on the agenda for the inside the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom in Temecula, Calif.


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

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