10:12 AM 28th August 2019
September Wine Time - California
Next week marks the beginning of California Wine Month, a celebration of the sheer scale and diversity of the US state's wine scene.
Home to 138 American Viticultural Areas (AVA’s) and scattered over 800 miles, the Golden State produces 85 percent of US wine.
To celebrate California Wine Month, tipsy travellers can discover three of California’s lesser-known vinicultural festivals!
Harvest Celebration – Tri-Valley – 1-2 September 2019
Celebrate the exciting crush season at Livermore Valley, one of California’s most historic and lesser-known wine regions. Over twenty participating wineries will throw open their doors to the public, inviting visitors to wine tastings and arts and crafts workshop to the backdrop of live music. A tradition for over 35 years, Livermore’s Harvest Celebration is a sure-fire way to experience the California hospitality and excellent wines, without the hassle and price tag.
For more information - visittrivalley.com
6th Annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival – Newport Beach - 3-6 October 2019
Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival is one of California's most exclusive, intimate and world-class epicurean event of the year. Visitors can enjoy incredible dishes prepared by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews. VIP events, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, master sommelier tasting panels and interactive mixology courses will all be offered throughout the weekend festivities.
For more information - visitnewportbeach.com/
Vintner’s Holidays – Yosemite Mariposa County – Eight sessions between 3 November – 5 December 2019
Join some of California’s most renowned vintners as they come together to share some of their award-winning wines. Visitors will have the rare chance to chat with the vintners as they sample their latest vintages and perfectly-aged selections. Including a ‘Meet the Vintners’ reception
For and by wine-lovers, Vintner’s Holidays showcases acclaimed wines and winemakers. With representatives from some of the county’s best wineries – like Siler Oak and Robert Mondavi – and listen in as sommeliers discuss all things wine. One the final evening of the session, enjoy a spectacular five-course gala dinner complimented by wines hand-picked by one of the wineries. holidays
For more information - yosemite.com