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Winesong at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden Sept.7, 2019

Calif. September Wine Festivals

LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Times The Taste Annual Labor Day Weekend Event August 30-September 1, 2019
Southern California's culinary scene shines at Paramount Studios backlot Five events with leading chefs and restaurants in L.A. and unlimited tastings. $120 approx.

LIVERMORE: Cabernet Fest August 31-September 1, 2019, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Concannon Vineyard
4590 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA
No ticket required to attend, concannonvineyard.com
Food trucks both days, live music, craft vendors and cabernet.

MILLBRAE: Art & Wine Festival August 31-September 1, 2019
On Broadway-Between Victoria Ave and Meadow Glen.
Millbrae Art and Wine Festival is held every year on Labor Day Weekend. Downtown Millbrae transforms into a Free admission. Location: On Broadway, Millbrae, Ca. Sponsored by Millbrae Chamber of Commerce, millbrae.com

DEL MAR: Taste of Del Mar September 5, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
$35-45, visitdelmarvillage.com
Sample culinary treats, wine and beverages from sponsor participants.

LITTLE RIVER: Winesong Pinot Noir Celebration September 6, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Little River Inn
7901 N. Highway One
$tickets, winesong.org
Pinot Noir Celebration September 6, 2019, 1-4 p.m.
Little River Inn pairs Pinot Noir from renowned Anderson Valley, as well as from other wineries in Mendocino County and award-winning pinot regions with delectable hors d'oeuvres on passed trays during this fun pinot tasting. General Admission ticket holders receive commemorative glass and all access to A Pinot Noir Celebration.

FORT BRAGG: Winesong September 7, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden
18220 North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
$tickets, winesong.org
Stroll through the lush Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens while enjoying vintages poured by world-class wineries from Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, and beyond as well as beer, spirits, ciders, plus food bites from nearly 50 local and regional artisanal food purveyors. The tasting is accented by various musical groups performing a variety of styles including jazz, classical, blues, calypso and folk rock. Presented by the Mendocino Coast Healthcare Foundation as a fundraiser benefiting healthcare on the Mendocino Coast, the centerpiece of Winesong weekend is the Charity Auction featuring both a silent and live auction with nearly 200 lots featuring spectacular wines from the world's most prestigious wine producers, rare vintages, large format bottles and special verticals and horizontals, as well as original art from acclaimed California artists and highly coveted international and domestic vacation packages. 21+ event; no children or pets; no outside food or beverages allowed; no smoking anywhere within the gardens; held rain or shine - no refunds as all proceeds go to the charity.

ST. HELENA: Old Fashioned Harvest Grape Stomp at Schweiger Vineyards September 6, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $225, schweigervineyards.com 
4015 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CA

CALISTOGA: Calistoga Wine Experience September 7, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Pioneer Park
1308 Cedar
Calistoga, CA
$81.20, calistogawinegrowers.com
Enjoy tastings from 40+ wineries and winemakers, Pair varietals with gourmet bites from local chefs and enjoy the music of local favorites.

GUERNEVILLE: Flavors of Fall September 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
 Korbel Champagne Cellars
13250 River Road
Guerneville
Experience Fall at Korbel Champagne Cellars!
$25, korbel.com
Age 21+ event, sample selected Korbel California champagne paired with three delicious small bites, and ride the tram for a bird's eye view of Korbel vineyards.

JULIAN: Grape Stomp Festa September 7, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Menghini Winery
1150 Julian Orchards Drive, Julian, CA
$15-75, menghiniwinery.com

McKINLEYVILLE: Corks, Forks & Kegs September 7, 2019, 4-8 p.m. 20 tasting locations (approx.) include food and wine, beer samplings. $25-40, tickets, 21+, designated driver tickets available, too.  mckinleyvillechamber.chambermaster.com/ events/details/corks-forks-kegs-1463

NAPA: Taste of Mount Veeder September 7, 2019, 1 p.m.
$125-150, mtveederwines.com
The Hess Collection Winery
4411 Redwood Road
Napa, CA

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Mountain View Art and Wine Festival September 7-8, 2019
caartists.com
10 AM-7 PM Saturday
10 AM-6 PM Sunday
Downtown Castro Street, between El Camino Real and Evelyn | Presented by the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, this festival includes over 575 Artists and 250,000 Attendees

SANTA BARBARA: Taste of the Town Santa Barbara September 8, 2019, 12-3 p.m.
Riviera Park
2030 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
$125-500, arthpac.ejoinme.org
Enjoy an afternoon at Santa Barbara's original tasting event featuring the area's finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers.

LODI: Lodi Grape Festival September 12-15, 2019
Lodi Event Center
Lodi, CA
$10, grapefestival.com
Celebrate the grape harvest at the annual four day event filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, grape and commodity murals, competitive exhibits, carnival and of course, wine tasting.

CAPITOLA: Capitola Art & Wine Festival September 14-15, 2019 Free admission capitolachamber.com
Capitola Village, Monterey and Capitola Avenues.
20+ Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, gourmet food from local restaurants and caterers, great music  just steps from the beach, 160+ fine artists and  Children's Art Area. This is truly a weekend in paradise!

PLACERVILLE: Hands on Harvest September 14-15, 2019, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fenton Herriott Vineyards
120 Jacquier Ct.
Placerville, CA 95667
$30 approx., fentonherriott.com
Pick grapes, then head for the crush pad to learn about the crusher/de-stemmer process, punch down, taste fermenting wine, pressing the wine, and finally barreling. Then experience a vertical tasting of  Estate Sangiovese in the cellar.

SANTA CLARA: Art and Wine Festival 14-15, 2019
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Central Park
969 Kiely Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA
Free admission, santaclaraca.gov
This popular event features 165 artists and crafts vendors, 25 community groups serving delicious Festival food favorites, six vintners pouring fine wines, shaded beer garden, stellar live entertainment on three stages, the ever-popular Kids Kingdom and Toddler Town!  The festival is held in Central Park. Proceeds benefit local charities.

SAINT HELENA: Harvest Ball V. Sattui Winery September 14, 2019, 5:30-11 p.m.
V. Sattui Winery
St. Helena, CA
$285, vsattui.com
An evening of amazing food, wine, music and dancing.

SAN ANDREAS: Calaveras Wine, Cheese, & Olive Festival September 14, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
The Metropolitan
$25-30, sanandreasrotary.com  age 21 & older only Enjoy the finest tastes of the Gold Country, and support  community! The event features premier local wines, cheeses, and olives, along with an evening of live music, gourmet flavors, and fun. Help choose the winner of the People's Choice Wine Award.  Sponsored by San Andreas Rotary.

BENICIA: Wine Walk September 14, 2019, 1-5 p.m.  21 downtown businesses pour a different wine at their location providing an enjoyable outing to sip, walk, and shop with friends. Wine Walk Downtown Benicia at participating merchants on First Street -- stroll First Street on a beautiful afternoon and taste over a dozen wines being poured inside downtown shops. Benicia, CA.   Benicia, CA.  $, BeniciaMainStreet.org

BIG BEAR LAKE: Big Bear Lake Village Fall Wine Walk September 14, 2019, 3:30-7 p.m. The Village Shopping District at Big Bear Lake  Corner of Pine Knot Avenue and Village Drive Big Bear Lake, CA $35-55 ($20 food only), bigbearlakevillage.com The Village Business Association of Big Bear Lake (VBA) hosts its annual Big Bear Lake Fall Wine Walk in the downtown shopping district of Big Bear Lake Village.  Wine Walk participants must be at least 21 years old. 

CLAREMONT: Claremont Village Wine Walk September 14, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
$tickets, claremontvillage.com
Experience the Claremont Village Annual Wine Walk. Stroll the Village and enjoy wine, beverage and food tastings at over 35 businesses with beverage and food tasting along with live music throughout the Village.

FULTON: Kendall Jackson Farm to Table Dinner September 14, 2019, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Kendall Jackson
Fulton, CA
$175, kj.com
Experience the abundance of harvest season, showcasing the best of Sonoma County, at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens' Dinner Celebration.

HEALDSBURG: Harvest Party  September 14, 2019, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alexander Valley Vineyards
8644 California 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-7209
$110+tax, avvwine.com 
AVV's  biggest all-day party of the year with grape picking & stomping

MADERA: Ficklin Vineyards Harvest Stomp
 September 14, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
30246 Avenue 7 1/2
Madera, CA 93637
$35, 21+, ficklin.com | stomp

PLYMOUTH: Barbera Festival September 14, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Terra d'Oro Winery
20680 Shenandoah School Rd Plymouth, CA.
$55-75 approx., barberafestival.com
Over 50 wineries -- Sierra Foothills, Paso Robles, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Livermore, Ventura County, Lodi and the Bay Area. 

RAMONA: Ramona Grape Stomp September 14, 2019, 2-7 p.m.
Ramona Outdoor Community Center
421 Aqua Lane
Ramona, CA
$10 age 18 & over, $5 age 6-18, Free under 6 years, ramonagrapestomp.com
Free parking
Ramona Grape Stomp Competition, Vendors, Entertainment, Food and Locally Crafted Wines & Ciders for Sale

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Sample the Sierra September 14, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Bijou Community Park
1201 Al Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, 96150
$55 approx., samplethesierra.com
Event features wine growers and producers, plus chefs and restaurants serving samples paired with the appropriate wine or brew. The festival marketplace includes locally made goods such as jam, soap, honey and olive oil along with specialty products created   in the county, such as fine art, jewelry and crafts. Sample the Sierra also features the Sierra Chefs Challenge, a cooking challenge between  regional chefs cooking with locally sourced ingredients. 

VACAVILLE: Vaca Art, Wine & Brew Stroll September 14, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
Town Square.
$20-25, downtownvacaville.com
Stroll downtown and enjoy 10 tastings of wine and food pairings with your passport ticket at this annual event in which you can visit local merchants who host guests at their shops. Use your passport to enter a raffle for prizes.

RUTHERFORD: Barn Bash September 15, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rutherford Hill Winery
A Napa Valley Winery
200 Rutherford Hill Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
$85, rutherfordhill.com
Kick up your heels and toast to this year's spectacular harvest party. Enjoy a special selection of Rutherford Hill and Terlato Vineyards wines paired with authentic BBQ fare. Rock out to live music in the Oak Grove

SAN JOSE: Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival September 15, 2019, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Almaden Lake
Almaden Expressway and Coleman Ave.
San Jose, CA
Free admission, almadenwomen.org

TEMECULA: South Coast Winery Grape Stomp September 15, 2019, 5-9 p.m.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 
$tickets, southcoastwinery.com
34843 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
Live music, wine country buffet, and Grape Stomping! 

SAN BERNARDINO: Annual Wine & Food Under the Stars September 19, 2019, 6-10 p.m. National Orange Show Foundation and community organizations celebrate an evening of fine cuisine, award-winning wine, craft breweries and community support. Location: National Orange Center, 689 South "E" Street San Bernardino, CA. Tickets: $45, $50 door, nosevents.com

CALISTOGA: Harvest Celebration  STOMP  September 20, 2019 6:30-10 p.m.
405 Saint Helena Highway
Calistoga, CA
$155, castellodiamorosa.com'

TULARE: Crush Party September 20, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
COS Tulare College Center, Building B
4999 E Bardsley Ave.
Tulare, Ca 93274
$50, tularechamber.org
Evening of Wine Tasting and Hors d'Ouevres

TRUCKEE: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival September 20-22, 2019. 
Northstar California Resort
5001 Northstar Dr.
Truckee, CA
$45-250, northstarcalifornia.com
Festival brings together renowned winemakers and some of the regions finest chefs for 3 day weekend of wine tastings, culinary seminars, and mountaintop dining. 

NORTH LAKE TAHOE: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival September 20-22, 2019
gotahoenorth.com
 34th annual Autumn Food & Wine Festival presented by the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association brings together renowned winemakers and some of the regionís finest chefs for an intimate 3-day weekend full of wine tastings, culinary seminars, vendors and mountaintop dining. The weekend begins with an Opening Night dinner and cocktail pairing on the mountain at sunset, followed by Saturday pop-up seminars, tastings, and the Wine & Brew Walk, and concluding Sunday with Grand Tasting event. 

AVALON: Catalina Island Women's Forum Wine Festival September 21, 2019, 2-5 p.m. This annual fundraiser features over 80 wineries, delectable hors d'oeuvres and smooth jazz. South Beach (near Crescent & Clarissa) Avalon, CA $80, theciwf.org

CRESTON: Harvest Hoedown September 21, 2019, 5-9 p.m.
Annual Harvest Hoedown presented by The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA)
The Loading Chute
Creston, Calif. 
$tickets, IGGPRA.com
Celebrate harvest in the beautiful Paso Robles wine country the good ol' fashioned way!  This is your chance to kick up your heels and enjoy the Tri-Tip barbecue, wine tasting from local wineries, and live music. 

KELSEYVILLE: Lake County Wine Auction September 21, 2019, 5-11 p.m.
Chacewater Winery
5625 Gaddy Lane
Kelseyville, CA 95451
$150, winealliance.org

LIVERMORE: Wine Auction September 21, 2019, 5 p.m.
Wente Vineyards
5050 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA
$275, wentevineyards.com

OAKLEY: Heart of Oakley Festival September 21, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Main Street between Vintage Parkway and Norcross Lane will be closed to auto traffic for the event.
Oakley's sandy soil and micro-climate host acres of ancient vines throughout the city. Enjoy a glass of wine made from some of Oakley's best grapes. Wines from Rosenblum, Cline, Lucca , Bogle, Three Wine Co., Neyers Vineyards, and Wedl Wine Cellars.
Food vendors, beer sales and live entertainment. Free admission, heartofoakleyfestival.com

ST. HELENA: Harvest Party and Grape Stomp at Benessere Vineyards September 21, 2019, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Benessere Vineyards
1010 Big Tree Road
St. Helena, CA
$125, benesserevineyards.com
This is an afternoon filled with good company, great food, fine wine, and competitive GRAPE STOMPING!

LAFAYETTE: Art & Wine Festival September 21-22, 2019

SUTTER CREEK: Wine on 49 September 22, 2019, 12-4 p.m. wine tasting with farm to fork pairings, live music, local vendors and a special speaker series - including national acclaimed poet Jeff Knorr and Tracey Berkner of Taste Restaurant. $45, wineon49.com

TEMECULA: Ponte Winery Grape Stomp September 22, 2019
35053 Rancho California Rd.
Temecula, CA
$, pontewinery.com
Event includes dinner, music and dancing, reservations and tickets required. Admission to the Grape Stomp event & competition (competition optional)

CAMPBELL: Downtown Campbell Fall Wine Walk September 25, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Downtown Campbell Fall Wine Walk, East Campbell Ave. and North First
$41.94, downtowncampbell.com
30 wines in Downtown Campbell's night of wine tasting, where your wine glass will be your guide to the charming shops and eateries of Downtown Campbell at our annual Fall Wine Walk.

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Sip n' Saunter Downtown SLO September 27, 2019, 5-8:30 p.m.
$55, downtownslo.com
Flock together with friends and neighbors as favorite Downtown businesses transform into social watering holes with food and drink tastings from a large list of local purveyors (30 business locations). 

SONOMA: Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival September 27-29, 2019
Includes both adult and youth grape stomps! Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival Grape Stomp
The number of teams will be limited. $, valleyofthemoonvintagefestival.com

LIVERMORE: A French Affair September 28, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Concannon Vineyard
4590 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA
No ticket required to attend, concannonvineyard.com
French-inspired foods for sale, music and Bordeaux varietals featured at this fun event.

LOS GATOS: Los Gatos Eat, Drink, Play! September 28, 2019, 1-7 p.m.
Street Festival on N. Santa Cruz Avenue (closed to traffic)
Los Gatos, CA
Free admission - tokens sold for tastings, losgatoschamber.com
Venues throughout Los Gatos... Stroll through Downtown Los Gatos to enjoy wine tasting and food samples at local shops, restaurants and under the tall trees of Plaza Park. Los Gatos merchants will provide an open house atmosphere for you to sip tastings from area wineries.

PASADENA: Taste and Sounds of South Lake September 28, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Free admission, southlakeavenue.org
Cooking Demos: The Commons, 140 S. Lake Avenue
Music Stage: The Shops on Lake, 345 S. Lake Avenue  
San Gabriel Valley's Largest Culinary and Music Festival features some 20 South Lake Avenue restaurants, live cooking demos with celebrity chefs, music performances by internationally known bands and family friendly activities around the district.

ST. HELENA: Cave Dweller Party September 28, 2019, 12-4 p.m.
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
680 Rossi Rd.
St. Helena
info@connvalleyvineyards.com
Celebrate the harvest with live music, Bocce Ball Tournament, Giant Jenga, Corn Toss, Photo Booth, a sliders bar and amazing wine.

TEMECULA: CRUSH September 28, 2019, 7:30-10 p.m.
Monte De Oro Winery
35820 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 9259
$102 approx., temeculawines.org
Join the winery owners, winemakers and growers of the Temecula Valley showcasing member wineries of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association-all in one location and all in one night! Wine tasting will be provided by each of our member wineries accompanied by tasty bites provided by local and winery restaurants. 

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