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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

47 wineries

Events in Southern California

VINO Palooza Wine & Music Festival

2018-09-08

The Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey

Address & Location:
13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey , CA 90292

Details: VINO Palooza® is a wine & music festival presented by platinum recording artist Ryan Cabrera & Tier 1 Events. Enjoy unlimited tastes from more than 20 wineries, brews, spirits & snacks PLUS acoustic performances by Ryan Cabrera, orianthi, Blake Lewis, Nash Overstreet Music, Austin Brown, Andie Case, The Ready Set & More - benefiting The T.J. Martell Foundation For Tickets & Info: www.vino-palooza.com EARLY BIRD (Limited Number) TICKETS - $50 SOLD OUT ADVANCE TICKETS - $65 GENERAL ADMISSION - $80 *Must be 21+ to attend *Line-up subject to change at any time

The Taste

2018-08-31

Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles

Address & Location:
783 N. Van Ness St, Los Angeles, CA

Details: This Labor Day weekend, join the Los Angeles Times for 3 evenings of amazing food, wine, spirits and chef experiences, plus unique culinary pop-ups and collaborations. Dozens of hand-picked local restaurants each evening will showcase our city's rich and diverse culinary scene by serving you their best. Sip, savor, and celebrate Southern California's most inspired food and drink.

FOXEN Library Wine Weekend

2018-09-22

Foxen Vineyard & Winery, Santa Maria

Address & Location:
7600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Details: Celebrate California Wine Month at FOXEN! September 22 and 23, join us at FOXEN’s tasting room for rare library wine flights of our Burgundy and Rhône-style wines before heading to our historic tasting shack (aka foxen 7200) for equally rare library wine flights of our limited-production Bordeaux and Italian-style wines. As an added treat, we will feature live music and a food truck at the FOXEN’s tasting room on Saturday afternoon, September 22.

2018 Taste of Sonoma

2018-09-01

Green Music Center, Rohnert Park

Address & Location:
Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Details: Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature®, returns to the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University on September 1, 2018. Visa Signature and Visa Infinite® cardholders receive preferred pricing and access to exclusive perks at the event, including early entry at 11:00 a.m. Showcasing Sonoma County’s most renowned vintners, growers and chefs, this event offers wine and culinary enthusiasts access to taste and experience the bounty Sonoma County. The one-day immersive lineup will include a walk-around wine tasting, guided wine seminars, a marketplace and themed lounges.

Temecula Valley Crush

September 29, 2018

Monte De Oro Winery, Temecula

Time: 7:30-10:00 pm

Cost: $79-$99

Address & Location:
35820 Rancho California Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

Phone: 800.801.9463

Email: info@temeculawines.org

Website: www.temeculawines.org

Details: The ONE and ONLY event showcasing the wines of 30+ member wineries in one location! Culinary creations from over fifteen winery and local restaurants and caterers. Mix and mingle with winery owners and winemakers at this most anticipated walk-about tasting of culinary delights and award-winning Temecula wines! Featuring Kai Kalama for live entertainment. This event sells out quickly, so get your tickets early! Cheers to 50 Years!

Vineyard Walk & Scavenger Hunt

April 22, 2018

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, Solvang

Time: 10:30am - 1:00 pm

Cost: $45/$40 for club members

Address & Location:
1500 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463

Phone: 805-688-4250

Email: info@buttonwoodwinery.com

Website: buttonwoodwinery.com

Details: Join in the excitement of the beginnings of the 2018 vintage with a trek around our beautiful, sustainably farmed vineyard. You'll be on the lookout for natural elements and who knows what else on the scavenger list, with fabulous prizes to be awarded! The walk includes a few hills and vales and takes about an hour (we won't make you walk!), with a few "wine stops" along the way. We'll end up at our vineyard pond to be rewarded with a seasonal brunch and paired wines under the shade of the Cottonwood trees.

Spring Tour: Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies

April 28, 2018

Sonoma County, Occidental

Time: 10 A.M - 4 P.M

Cost: Free

Address & Location:
Sonoma County, Occidental, CA 95465

Phone: (707)837-8896

Email: farmtrails@farmtrails.org

Website: www.farmtrails.org

Details: Join us this Spring for Blossoms, Bees & Barnyard Babies, a weekend along the farm trails when Sonoma County farmers open their gates & barn doors to offer a taste of life on the farm.

Grape Day

April 19, 2018

South Coast Vineyard & Winery Resort, Temecula

Time: 8:00a-4:30p

Cost: $95

Address & Location:
34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591

Phone: 800.801.9463

Email: krista@temeculawines.org

Website: www.temeculawines.org

Details: This is a one-day conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in Enology and Viticulture. Grape Day also hosts multiple exhibitors that will be offering a wide range of products related to wine and viticulture industry. Who should attend: Winemakers, Winery and Vineyard owners and managers and anyone with an interest in the wine industry. Cost is $95 and includes seminar, vendors, continental breakfast, lunch and wine & cheese reception networking.

Winemaker Weekend at Yosemite: Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores

March 9, 2018

Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite, Groveland

Time: 5:30 pm to 11:00 am

Cost: $1604

Address & Location:
34001 Hwy 120, Groveland, CA 95321

Phone: 209-379-2373

Email: megang@rushcreeklodge.com

Website: go.evvnt.com

Details: Tres Sabores is a small family-owned ranch nestled in the Rutherford section of Napa Valley. We have long admired Julie Johnson’s pioneering leadership in the creation of beautiful products while at the same time being a tireless steward of the land.