Wine Country Events


The Concerts at Wente Vineyards

Jan 01, 2017 until Jan 01, 2020 8:00pm

For more than 30 years, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards have showcased world-renowned entertainers in the winery’s picturesque natural amphitheater. Guests enjoy pre-concert sunset dinners outdoors or in The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Past artists include James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick, Jr., John Fogerty, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Cheap Trick, Train, Colbie Caillat, Third Eye Blind, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matt Nathanson and many more.

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5050 Arroyo Rd Livermore, CA 94550

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Events at Wente Vineyards

Jan 01, 2017 until Jan 01, 2020

From hosting grand tastings to showcasing nationally touring artists and musicians, it is no wonder why Wente Vineyards is renowned as one of the greatest event venues in all wine country.

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5050 Arroyo Rd Livermore, CA 94550

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French River Wine Cruise W/ Alma Rosa Winery

Apr 01, 2018 until Apr 08, 2018

Travel in luxury through celebrated French wine regions including Co^tes du Rho^ne and Burgundy with Richard and Thekla Sanford! This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit wineries and experience the charming French countryside with one of the Santa Barbara wine region’s pioneering winemakers.

Richard, the founder of Alma Rosa Winery, Sanford Winery, and the famed Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, is one of only 44 vintners worldwide inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame. Join Richard and Thekla, his wife and partner in wine, as they share the wines he and Winemaker Nick de Luca craft at Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards in private wine events onboard, including an exclusive wine seminar and gourmet wine-paired dinner. This all-inclusive cruise aboard Uniworld’s lavish S.S. Catherine includes superb wines, excellent cuisine, Five Star service, top tier amenities, and intriguing ports of call including three UNESCO World Heritage sites, local wine tastings, and Hermitage Vineyard visit.

Space is limited. Book today! Call Montrose Travel: Veranda cabins start at $2,984 + taxes & fees per person, double occupancy.

Burgundy & Provence River Cruise Aboard Uniworld’s S.S. Catherine
from Avignon to Lyon, France

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Las Positas Evening in the Vineyard Concert Series

May 12, 2017 until Oct 27, 2017 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Las Positas Vineyards on  the second and fourth Friday, May through October, 6-9pm,  for live music, delicious food and plenty of Las Positas Vineyards wine! The musician line-up and tickets will be available soon. Please visit 

Las Positas Vineyards
1828 Wetmore Road Livermore, CA 94550

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San Francisco's Eat Drink SF

Aug 24, 2017 until Aug 27, 2017 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Eat Drink SF, San Francisco’s premier annual food, wine, and spirits festival, will return to Fort Mason Center, August 24- 27, 2017. Experience tastes and flavors from the Bay Area’s finest chefs, mixologists, brewers, and wine experts during four days of delicious events presented by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. With classes, demonstrations, tastings, and parties —there’s something for every palate! Tix on sale May 23. For more info: #EDSF

Friday evening, August 25, 2017, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (VIP entry is 6:30, GA is 7:15.) Saturday afternoon, August 26, 2017 12:00 – 3:30 pm (VIP entry is 12:00, GA is 12:45.) Saturday evening, August 26, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm (VIP entry is 7:00, GA is 7:45.) Sunday afternoon, August 27, 2017, 12:00 – 3:30 pm (VIP entry is 12:00, GA is 12:45.)

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Festival Pavillion in Fort Mason Center

San Francisco, CA


Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards 10th Anniversary Harvest Party!

Aug 26, 2017 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Come celebrate 10 years of Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards!

Raise a glass to a successful 2017 harvest and enjoy fun

• Dinner with Ring of Fire •
• Hog Island Oysters •
• Live Music •
...and wine! (naturally)

PLUS! A commemorative t-shirt and more! Send us your size when you RSVP

RSVP here by August 1

At Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

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36th Annual Harvest Wine Celebration — Livermore Valley

Sep 03, 2017 Noon to 5:00 PM

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, wineries celebrate the exciting crush season. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 35 years to enjoy this unique event. This exclusive event is open only to ticket holders — don't miss out on a wine country celebration!

Enjoy backdrops of windmills and vineyards, 40+ wineries, food trucks, live music, arts & craft vendors and more. 

New this year, our event will be held at the top of the Las Positas College campus in Livermore, CA.

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2nd Annual Calistoga Wine Experience

Sep 09, 2017 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Enjoy tastings with winery owners and winemakers. Pair varietals with gourmet bites from local chefs. Enjoy the music of local favorite, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.

Last year’s event was an “over the top success” and Calistoga was just voted, “One of the top 10 wine destinations in the world!” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, so book early and come enjoy an afternoon in an idyllic park setting!

At Pioneer Park in Calistoga, CA

(1/2 block from downtown Calistoga)

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Solvang's Danish Days — Central Coast

Sep 15, 2017 until Sep 17, 2017
Friday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am to 10:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

In 1936, the first Solvang Danish Days festival emerged in honor of the village’s 25th anniversary. Ever since, Danish Days celebrates Solvang’s heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, live entertainment and family activities.

Friday, Sept. 15:

Viking Beer & Wine Garden 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Enjoy an outdoor beer & wine garden; supports the Solvang Danish Days Foundation. (You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Viking Beer & Wine Garden and to purchase alcoholic beverages.)

Saturday, Sept. 16:

Viking Beer & Wine Garden 11:00 am – 10:30 pm Enjoy an outdoor beer & wine garden; supports the Solvang Danish Days Foundation. (You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the Viking Beer & Wine Garden and to purchase alcoholic beverages.)

Saturday, Sept. 16 & Sunday, Sept. 17:

Æbleskiver Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Have an Æbleskiver Breakfast on Copenhagen Drive & First Street, just $7 per person (with Danish sausage, $8). Why wait in line for your Æbleskiver feast?! Buy your Æbleskiver Breakfast tickets in advance, and get to those yummy pancakes, that much faster… 

Free Æbleskiver Eating Contest 11:30am Who can eat the most aebleskiver in 5 minutes?! Corner of Copenhagen Drive & First Street. All ages welcome.

In Solvang, CA

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Taste of Downtown — Central Coast

Sep 16, 2017 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sample food from Paso Robles restaurants and wineries and “take a taste of downtown” that you won’t forget. Experience the savoriness of what downtown Paso Robles has to offer and relish in this annual event that invites merchants to open their doors for one-on-one sampling. This is a great chance to get re-acquainted with downtown Paso Robles or discover what you’ve been missing.

Downtown Paso Robles, CA

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Twin Pine Casino's Indian Day Celebration

Sep 16, 2017 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Enrich yourself in this Cultural Experience! Annual Indian Day Celebration – Saturday September 17, 2016, Noon – 5:00pm. We will have an opening prayer, traditional dances, native cuisine, vendors, live music. Free admission For more information go to:


Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest — SB Wine Country Weekend

Sep 29, 2017 until Oct 02, 2017

A four day wine harvest celebration in Santa Barbara Wine Country featuring the Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country, wine dinners, vineyard excursions, winery open houses, and the Harvest Experience Passport. September 29 – October 2, 2017

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Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest — Taste of Santa Barbara

Sep 29, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

On Friday evening, September 29th from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. enjoy the new Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country. This outdoor tasting event will feature 50 Santa Barbara Vintners winery members pouring new fall releases and library wines alongside some bites from some of Santa Barbara Wine Country's top restaurants.

Tickets are $95 per person for General Admission at 7:00 p.m. and $125 per person for Early Entry at 6:00 p.m.

Designated Driver tickets are also available for $40 per person.

Located at the Fess Parker, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton | 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

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Santa Maria's Grapes & Grains Festival — Central Coast

Oct 01, 2017 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Santa Maria Valley's signature fall event features a feast for the senses courtesy of local winemakers, brewers, and artists. The festival unfolds along South McClelland Street in Santa Maria, and it includes a car show, live entertainment, art demonstrations, children's games, Santa Maria BBQ, and wine and beer tasting. Admission is free, and optional tickets can be purchased for access to the wine and beer tasting tent.

Santa Maria, CA at McClelland Street Civic Corridor (400 to 600 South McClelland Street).

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Wine Dinner Featuring Harney Lane & Chef Bradley Ogden at Wine & Roses

Oct 04, 2017 until May 04, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for an intimate dining experience featuring the culinary creations of celebrated Chef Bradley Ogden paired with wines of the Lodi Appellation. Because the dinners are limited to a small number of guests, this is a unique opportunity to visit with the chef and the winemakers.

$120 per person, plus gratuity. For reservations, call 209.371.6160.

At Wine & Roses Hotel, Restaurant, Spa
2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi, CA

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Big Crush Harvest Festival

Oct 07, 2017 until Oct 08, 2017 11 AM to 4 PM

Each year, the Amador Valley region celebrates the grape harvest by inviting our friends to join our member wineries and get in on this most exciting time of year. BIG CRUSH is a grand time to see the harvest in action and this year will be no exception. You’re invited to see the Crush in full swing. Scenes of teeming vineyards, trudging tractors, bustling crush pads are accompanied by incomparable Amador wine region hospitality! Creative food & wine pairings, a variety of live music, and harvest activities are presented by warm & friendly family wineries.

Purchase tickets at the participating wineries during the event for $10 more each.

Located a participating wineries in the Amador wine region

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Morro Bay Harbor Festival — Central Coast

Oct 07, 2017 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Celebrate at Water’s Edge at the 36th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival, one of the premier events on California’s spectacular Central Coast. Taste the freshest seafood straight off the docks including the popular Commercial Fishermen’s BBQ, oysters, and rock crab.

The pedestrian event zone will be located between Harbor and Marina streets along the Embarcadero and will feature a variety of entertaining happenings. Festival goers will be able to purchase the freshest seafood from our local fishermen, including oysters, shrimp, BBQ albacore, rock fish, and chowder right from the dock. There will also be races and water craft demonstrations in the Bay and plenty of musical entertainment all day long. Morro Bay businesses will be presenting their wares and ocean-related agencies will provide information about local resources.

The “Pedestrian Event Zone” will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the water’s edge on the Embarcadero — between Harbor and Marina Streets in Morro Bay, CA.

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