California Festivals


May Wine Festivals

TEMECULA: Balloon & Wine Festival May 19-21, 2023
Enjoy country music and Temecula Valley wines, hot air balloons and country music concerts in this outdoor festival celebrating the icons of the this Southern California premier wine region.

YOUNTVILLE: Art, Sip & Stroll May 20, 2023, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
V Marketplace and Downtown
6525 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
Stroll through the beautiful town of Yountville and the eclectic galleries of V Marketplace tasting at participating stops!

FALLBROOK: Wine, Brews & Blues May 6, 2023, 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Pala Mesa Resort
2001 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Produced by the Rotary Club of Bonsall, Bill Magee Blues Band performs at this event which includes Wine & Beer Tastings, Tasty Bites, Silent Auction, Dancing.

GREENVILLE: Wine in the Woods May 21, 2023, 2-5 p.m.
Wild Plumas
1323 Greenville Wolf Creek Road
Greenville, CA 95947
Plumas Arts (530) 283-3402 
$50, |
Includes appetizers and wine tasting, plus music from Allison Scull & Victor Martin.

EL DORADO HILLS: May Art, Beer & Wine Festival 13-14, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wine & Beer Tasting 12-4:30 p.m.
El Dorado Hills Town Center
El Dorado Hills, CA
Free admission,
Over 80 artists displaying their fine art along the thoroughfare of Town Center Boulevard. 25+ of the regions, wineries & craft breweries will be pouring for paid tastings on both days. 
Pouring: Crystal Basin Cellars, Miraflores, Nello Olivo Winery, Drink EEZY, Bookshelf Wines, William Gunn, Medeiros Family Wines, Cielo Estate, Adkins Family Vineyards, Valensin Vineyard, Golden Leaves Wines, Element 79 Vineyards, Haylo Wines, Sierra Vista Winery, Bonifacia Wines, Gekkeikan Sake, Mellowood Vineyard

GILROY: Art & Wine Stroll May 20, 2023,  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free admission, $55-60 wine tasting, downtowngilroy
Family-friendly event, with local and regional artists, live music, and sip wine from 25 local wineries at the Wine Walk 1-5 p.m. (21 & over, tickets required) The inaugural art poster created by Ruben Dario Villa can be seen throughout Downtown Gilroy and adds pops of color inspired by wine varietals. Visit Ruben at his new downtown art studio, Fuchilandia, located at 6th Street Studios & Art Center.

DANVILLE: Spring Sip & Stroll May 11, 2023, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Historic Downtown Danville
Hartz & Prospect Avenues
Danville, CA 94526
Stroll downtown, enjoy art and sample wine. Event may sell out - buy your tickets early.

PASO ROBLES: Vina Robles Wine Concert Series
Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery
Vina Robles Amphitheatre
3800 Mill Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
$25-150 approx. varies,

  • May 14, 2023 M83
  • June 16, 2023 Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band
  • June 25, 2023 Stephen Marley
    June 30, 2023 Randy Houser
    July 05, 2023 The Beach Boys
  • July 15, 2023 Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • July 19, 2023 Train
  • July 22, 2023 Tori Amos
  • July 27, 2023 Motionless In White & In This Moment
  • August 2, 2023 Joe Bonamassa
  • August 11, 2023 Los Lonely Boys
  • August 18, 2023 Michael Franti & Spearhead
    7 p.m.
    Special guest SOJA
  • August 22, 2023, 8 p.m. Fleet Foxes / Special guest UWADE
  • August 25, 2023 Chicago

LAKE COUNTY: Lake County Wine Adventure May 20-21, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Single or two-day passport tickets include a commemorative wine glass, wrist band, and entrance to all participating wineries.  $60-90,
Participating wineries: Olof Cellars Mt. Konocti Winery, The Mercantile with Shannon Family of Wines Fore Family Vineyards, Laujor Estate Winery, Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill, Thorn Hill Vineyards, Fults Family Vineyards, Six Sigma Ranch, Langtry Farms, Beaver Creek Vineyards, Brassfield Estate Winery, Stonehouse Cellars, Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery, R Vineyards at Blue Wing Saloon

PASO ROBLES:  Wine Festival May 18-21, 2023 Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival includes 70+ wineries, Winemaker Dinners, Reserve Events and Winemaker Seminars. Grand Tasting Downtown May 20, 2023 ($179-225), 1-4:30 p.m. Other events $120-up,

NAPA: Bottle Rock Napa Valley May 26-28, 2023
Location: Napa Valley Expo, Napa, CA.

PLACERVILLE: Wine Competition  May 19, 2023
100 Placerville Dr. on
El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition

LODI: ZinFest Wine Festival May 19 & 20, 2023
Lodi Lake Park
1101-1301 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242
Friday Dinner $150, $275 VIP
Saturday $90, $275 VIP Wine tasting, food trucks, live music
Over 150 handcrafted wines from more than 40 Lodi wineries, food from local restaurants,  all new ZinFest BBQ Experience, and live music. Tour of the Lodi Appellation as participating wineries host special activities and tastings in the intimacy of their own cellars. 

HEALDSBURG: Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience May 19-21, 2023 Celebrate the Makers to support the rich local agricultural culture of Sonoma County, including farmers and farmworkers, as well as Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation. Friday & Saturday: Horn Barbecue Lunch & Private Vineyard Tour, 12-4:30 p.m. |A Timeless Pairing: Champagne & Caviar Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m. |Craft Cocktails at Lo & Behold, 4-7 p.m. Sunday: Community Brunch at Chalkboard, Benefiting Healdsburg FFA, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Zinfandel Live Wine Experience, 12-3 p.m. $200-4,000,

Past Events

TWAIN HARTE: Twain Harte a la Carte May 18, 2019, 5-7 p.m. at Meadow Plaza
Event includes  silent auction baskets, trips, gift certificates, opportunity raffles for wagons of wine and the Best of Twain Harte Market, as well as a lively live auction provided by Soroptimist International of Twain Harte.

ANDERSON VALLEY: AVWA Pinot Noir Festival May 18-20, 2018 at Camp Navarro
Wineries pouring at the Grand Tasting include: Artevino/Maple Creek Winery | Balo Vineyards | Baxter Winery | Black Kite Cellars | Bravium | Brutocao Cellars | Cakebread Cellars | Champ de Reves | Copain Wines | Domaine Anderson | Drew | Expression | Fathers + Daughters Cellars | FEL Wines | Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery | Foursight Wines | Goldeneye Winery | Greenwood Ridge Vineyards | Handley Cellars | Harmonique | Husch Vineyards | Kendall-Jackson | Kosta Browne Winery | Lazy Creek Vineyards | Lichen Estate | Littorai Wines | Long Meadow Ranch | Lula Cellars | MacPhail Wines | Maggy Hawk | Maryetta Wines | Navarro Vineyards | Nelson Hill | Pangloss Cellars | Pennyroyal Farm | Phillips Hill Winery | Philo Ridge Vineyards | Roederer Estate | Scharffenberger Cellars | Stella Cadente Olive Oil | The Withers Winery | Toulouse Vineyards | Waits-Mast Family Cellars | WALT Wines | Williams Selyem | Witching Stick | with more to come.

VACAVILLE: Solano Wine & Food Jubilee May 19, 2018, 6:30-11:30 p.m.
Harbison Event Center
Nut Tree in Vacaville
Northbay Healthcare Foundation's
Annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee benefiting the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement. Ticket holders sample  foods, wines and brews offered by a number of Solano County restaurateurs, breweries and wineries.

BURBANK: California Winemasters May 19, 2018, 6 p.m.
Warner Bros. Studio
Gate 7 - Forest Lawn
Drive Burbank, CA 91522
Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters is a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

OAKLAND: Jack London Square Wine Festival May 19, 2018, 12-5 p.m.
Jack London Square
$45-55, |
Event is free to attend but tasting requires ticket to sample 30+ Northern California wineries represented.

LIVERMORE: Livermore Wine Country Downtown Street Fest May 19-20, 2018, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First St. from P Street to Maple Street
Second St. from N Street to K Street
Livermore Wine Country Festival is the largest celebration of wine, craft brews, arts, crafts, shopping, dining, entertainment and hometown charm in the East Bay. Over 150,000 attend each year to explore over 300 vendor booths and shop at specialty boutiques.

SARATOGA: Silicon Valley Grand Wine Tasting May19-20, 2018
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association evening celebration, wine and philanthropy! Wine Auction and Grand Tasting of the Silicon Valley benefiting the Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF.) Produced in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA), this event features over 50 vintners and 150 wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, as well as numerous silent auction lots. 


MARIPOSA: Mariposa Fine Art & Wine Festival May 26, 2018, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mariposa Courthouse Lawn
5088 Bullion St.
Mariposa, CA
The event is Free. $10 to taste wine.

CLOVIS: Old Town Wine Walk May 5, 2018

PLYMOUTH: Amador Four Fires Festival May 5, 2018, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Amador Four Fires Festival Food & Drink Amador County Fairgrounds Plymouth, CA $75-up, Showcasing the Four Fires concept of the four regions-- Southern France, Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, and Heritage California. Open Flame These extraordinary chefs demonstrate their exceptional skills preparing spectacular open flame dishes native to these regions.

CARMEL BY THE SEA: Winemakers' Celebration Weekend   May 5, 2018 Over 100 wines made from 42 different varietals 

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Zoo Roar & Pour May 5, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
VIP entry 4 p.m.
Roar & Pour, a new wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests can stroll and sip. For ages 21 and over only. A ROARING GOOD TIME Wine tasting from 20+ local wineries Tasty eats available for purchase from local food trucks

TEMPLETON:  Templeton Wine Festival May 5, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
Templeton Community Park
call (805) 434-1789. |
Includes wine tasting, souvenir stemless wine glass and live music. Food available for purchase, no outside alcohol, coolers or pets allowed. Low back chairs or picnic blankets welcome. Spring wine and Central Coast lifestyle festival in the beautiful Templeton Park produced by the Templeton Chamber of Commerce.

CALISTOGA: Calistoga Food & Wine Grand Tasting May 10-12, 2018
Solage Calistoga
755 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515 

SACRAMENTO: Wine & Brew at the Zoo May 12, 2018, 5-8 p.m.
Sacramento Zoo
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
Zoo fundraiser includes more than 25 wineries and breweries, plus food vendors.

SUNNYVALE: The Magic of Sunnyvale Wine Stroll Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Downtown Sunnyvale. The Magic of Sunnyvale is free. The adjacent event, The wine stroll is for 21years of age or older featuring up to 20 wineries & 20 businesses located in downtown Sunnyvale, Magicians, great food and great fun! Magic of Sunnyvale is FREE - Wine Stroll tickets ...$30-up

SONOMA: The First Annual Garagiste Festival, Northern Exposure May 12, 2018, 2-5 p.m.
Sonoma Veteran's Memorial Hall
126 1st Street W.
Sonoma, CA 95476 
Winemakers themselves pour at The Garagiste Festival with over 30 wineries from all over the region, part of the California garagiste micro-winery movement. Kick off on Saturday  with seminar, then Grand Tasting 2-5 p.m.

EL DORADO HILLS: El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire May 12-13, 2018, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tasting  12-4:30 p.m. daily.
El Dorado Hills Town Center
El Dorado Hills, CA
80+ best artists from both near and far, displaying their fine-art along the thoroughfare on Town Center Boulevard. In addition to the wonderful art, there is great food and live music plus some of the area's most prestigious wineries and award-winning craft breweries pouring tasks each day.

YOUNTVILLE: Stewart Cellars  Spring Soiree May 12, 2018 Time: 1-4 p.m. Location: 6752 Washington Street, Yountville, CA. Phone: (707) 963-9160
Newly released wines paired with seasonal bites, live music. 

ALAMEDA: Mother's Day Spring Festival May 12-13, 2018
The Downtown Alameda Spring Festival is a Mother's Day tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. The popular event takes place on Park Street every year during the second weekend in May. Beer & wine garden, music, shopping and more

SANTA CRUZ: Downtown Santa Cruz Wine Walk Mother's Day Edition May 13, 2018, 3-6 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering Downtown Santa Cruz shops. $35,

  • PLEASANT VALLEY: Rocks & Rhones Festival
  • MARINA DEL REY: Vino-Palooza |
  • IRVINE: Great Wine Festival Great Park   
  • SONOMA: Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend
  • SONOMA Explore Wine Road
  •  HOPLAND: Hopland Passport
  • MADERA: Spring Wine Trail Adventure

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