Celebrate California Wine: 2019 Festival Guide

As one of the greatest wine regions in the world, our state has a lotto celebrate. Forthcoming festivities abound.
Marianna Madriz (Illustrations); Chloe Jackman (Left); Alexander Rubin (Center)

 

GARAGISTE FESTIVAL

Sonoma, April 13

This festival changes location each year to give the state’s many wine areas a chance to shine: this year, it’s in Sonoma. Named for the ’90s French winemakers who popularized small-lot vins de garage, this is an event for discovering new and innovative producers.

 

AUCTION NAPA VALLEY

Napa Valley, May 29–June 3 This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Napa Valley Vintners, and they’re toasting it with an exclusive charity auction where you can rub shoulders with California’s finest winemakers.

 

THE MONTEREY WINE FESTIVAL

Monterey, June 1–2

The 43rd celebration of this coastal region’s wines is also a salute to seafood: chowder on the first day, calamari on the second.

 

CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL

Santa Barbara, July 19–20

The Central California version of this event may be the most picturesque, opening with a Sunset Rare and Reserve Tasting at the old-world Carousel House and continuing with a beachside wine event featuring live bands and gourmet nibbles.

 

PACIFIC WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC

Newport Beach, August 17–18

A culinary festival of all things Southern California, served up along the sands of Newport Beach.

 

 

CALISTOGA FOOD AND WINE

Calistoga, May 9–11

Explore the refined wines of Calistoga with events including a VIP reception at Clos Pegase, a chef experience, a California Winegrowers Roundtable, and a culminating Grand Tasting at Solage.

 

Still More Festivities…

 

 

Categories: Appellations, Wine Country