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Southern California

Picture Malibu, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, and this is exactly what you see: blue skies, surf, sunshine—maybe even a movie star or two. The stars of southern California wine share the blue skies and sunshine of our famous beaches, but the lifestyle is more serene, with quiet vineyards tucked into rolling valleys and foothills. Picture this: one San Diego vineyard grows their Cabernet Sauvignon at 1,300 meters (4,400 feet) above sea level, the highest vineyard elevation in California.
Southern California wineries

51 wineries

Events in Southern California

Down To Earth BBQ

Sunday, April 28

Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, Temecula

BBQ, Sustainability, 4H Kids and what that means to us!

Cost: $25

Address & Location:
Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery, 40150 Barksdale Ln, Temecula, CA

Phone: (951) 676-7900

Email: cindy@PALUMBOWINES.COM

Website: www.palumbowines.com

Details: Sip some great wine, bite into tasty BBQ and hear about our involvement in the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program from our winemaker/viticulturist Nicholas Palumbo where he will delve deeper into the word "Sustainable" and what it means to our lives as well as our business. Also learn how you can support local 4H kids and fill your freezer with locally and ethically raised, healthy, safe meats.

Effervescence Festival: More Bubbles Brunch

Sunday, May 5

Hedley & Bennett, Vernon

Sparkling Wine Brunch hosted by chef Nancy Silverton

Cost: $125 per person

Address & Location:
Hedley & Bennett, 3864 S. Santa Fe Ave, Vernon, CA

Phone: (310) 313-6374

Email: contact@jarviscommunications.com

Website: effervescencela.com

Details: The More Bubbles Sparkling Wine Brunch, the final event of the weekend. Chef Nancy Silverton will again host from at the indoor and outdoor space of Hedley & Bennett, a woman-owned and operated working factory on the border of the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles, this brunch will embrace the diversity of the grapes and sparkling wine styles from the old world to new world of wine, including California.

AVV Spring Bash & Blending Party

Saturday, May 18

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

Be a Winemaker for a day! Join AVV in a spirited competition where winners get bragging rights for a year!

Cost: $75 - $90

Address & Location:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 433-7209

Email: kristy@avvwine.com

Website: avvspringbash19.eventbrite.com

Details: Be a Winemaker for a day! This is a spirited competition and winners get bragging rights for a year! Have you ever dreamed about making your own wine? AVV's Annual Spring Bash is your chance to join a team, sample components and then create a blend. Winemaker Kevin Hall will lead you through the process, then select the top blend. The winning team’s name will be featured on the next vintage of our Wine Club Reserve and each member of the team will receive a magnum of Sin Zin. The blending competition is followed by a gourmet luncheon on the Wetzel Family garden patio. This is a fun, yet educational wine event.

Grand Opening Weekend

May 24—27, 2019

Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles

Grand Opening for new Tasting Room in Paso Robles!

Cost: Tastings available for a fee

Address & Location:
Broken Earth Winery, 1650 Ramada Dr, Paso Robles, CA

Phone: (805) 434-6457

Email: kelsey@brokenearthwinery.com

Website: www.brokenearthwinery.com

Details: GRAND OPENING WEEKEND OPEN INVITATION | COME ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE After much anticipation, we are opening our new tasting room doors. Come join us for our Grand Opening Weekend, from Friday, May 24th to Monday, May 27th. There is so much to explore: Experience our new infinity bar. Local artisan market, perfect for making a picnic for the wine trail. New kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven. VIP Wine Club mezzanine lounge. Industrial chic ambiance. New wine releases and of course, the Broken Earth wines you know and love. Come enjoy the experience. Date: Fri, May 24, 2019 – Mon, May 27, 2019 Venue: 1650 Ramada Dr Paso Robles CA 93446 GRAND OPENING HOURS Friday May 24th 10am to 9pm | Saturday May 25th 10am to 9pm | Sunday May 26th 11am to 7pm | Monday May 27th 11am to 7pm

Ojai Wine Festival

Sunday, June 9

Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Ventura

Rotary Club of Ojai-West presents The 33rd Annual Ojai Wine Festival on Sunday, June 9th

Cost: 55-110

Address & Location:
Lake Casitas Recreation Area, 11093 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, CA

Phone: (800) 648-4881

Email: ojaiwinefestival@gmail.com

Website: ojaiwinefestival.com

Details: For 33 years, the Ojai Wine Festival has served as the primary non-profit fundraising effort of the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation and its numerous philanthropic endeavors. This year, event participants can taste selections from California’s unique growing domains in one beautiful lakeside location. Over 60 wineries from across Californianin addition to over 35 local, regional, and international craft beers will be available for tasting. Event-goers can enjoy a dazzling silent auction, browse talented artisans’ pieces while enjoying music from local talent. Local caterers and restaurants will be on-site selling culinary creations. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ojaiwinefestival.com

AVV Harvest Party

Saturday, September 14

Alexander Valley Vineyards, Healdsburg

Experience the 2019 harvest season at AVV first-hand!

Cost: $95 - $110

Address & Location:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, 8644 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA

Phone: (707) 433-7209

Email: kristy@avvwine.com

Website: avvharvestparty2019.eventbrite.com

Details: Experience the 2019 harvest season at AVV first-hand! We’ll be celebrating the harvest with our biggest all-day party of the year! Join us for some grape picking & stomping, bocce ball and all around fun on the historic Wetzel Family Estate.

California Wine Festival Huntington Beach-Beachside Wine Festival

Sunday, October 27

Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach

The quintessential California wine tasting experience – sun, sea, food, wine and mu-sic – all come together at this sun-splashed wine festival.

Cost: $75.00-$115.00

Address & Location:
Paséa Hotel & Spa, 21080 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA

Website: www.californiawinefestival.com

Details: The quintessential California wine tasting experience – sun, sea, food, wine and mu-sic – all come together at this sun-splashed wine festival overlooking the award-winning beaches of Huntington Beach. This event gets under way at noon for VIP holders – and 1:00pm for regular ticket holders. Thousands of wine lovers will hit the sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, wine, food and music. Hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, as well as shellfish, salads, chocolates, cakes, and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.