Wine Festivals

Wine Glasses

"Earth Day." This particular day may not have a special meaning for some, however, there is a group that knows how to through a party, or shall we say wine festival. SIP, also known as Sustainable In Practice, is an organization dedicated towards promoting vineyards/wineries that practice environmental responsibility among other aspects. 

Paso Robles Wine Sign

The 7th annual Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is held in Paso Robles at Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery on Saturday afternoon April 20th. The celebration will be inclusive throughout the Central Coast and showcase over 200 purveyors of award winning, sustainable produced food and wine. Growers, vintners ...

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Storm Wines

Garagiste Festival: Southern Exposure

Coming to Solvang this Saturday,February 16th, 2013 is another extension of events from the Garagiste Festival. When it comes to food, so often foodies gravitate towards a local chef that uses fresh ingredients to "cook with love." There are of course rare occasions were there could be mass hysteria over a box of nuclear fall out food like twinkles or Coke Classic, however, most lean towards well prepared foods.

Tercero Wine

Translating this over to wine is where the Garagiste wine producer comes into play. These are typically dedicated, highly passionate people that produce wines with soul ...

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Bradon Sparks Dragonette

Calling all Pinot Noir fans! Saturday February 9th is the 6th annual Pasadena Pinot Fest to be held at Altadena Country Club.

This event will host many spectacular wineries and winemakers from Sta Rita Hills, Santa Maria Valley, Russian River Valley, Willamette Valley amongst several other regions. 

Ampelos Wine

From my experience, having the opportunity to focus on one grape varietal can be a fun and an educational experience. For me, it has allowed the opportunity to focus on what styles I gravitate towards, what regions I prefer, and even dialed in my ability to taste the difference in clones on some ...

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The Chardonnay Symposium

Top wines of 2012 - There are wines to save up and splurge,wines to stand upright in your cellar when company visits to show off that '45 Bordeaux. Then there are the wines for the people in the villages… me. 

This is the Wandering Wino second edition of wines that blow up your skirt. As I stated in last years post, I am not a cross dresser, but this is a simply American phrase used to say these are wines I really like and stood out to me. These are wines that are mostly available without the need for ...

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Sunset Savor Central Coast

Wine and Food

When it comes to food and wine, there is a chemistry that simply comes together in such a wonderful way that so many people appreciate. There are many wine festivals throughout the State, but when it comes to bringing together really great food with special wines, Sunset Savor Central Coast is tough to beat.

The Cliffs Beach Sunset

Every September a culmination of some of the very best local farmers, fisherman, chefs, restaurants, wineries, and winemakers join together to celebrate everything that is amazing about the California Central Coast.

Dinner Seat Ocean View

The event kicked-off Friday evening with Sunset Wine Editor  Sara Schneider  and Sunset President ...

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Paso Robles Garagiste

Garagiste Festival

There are many wine festivals and events, but none quite like the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival It is a wine festival dedicated to undiscovered and under the radar artisan winemakers who are making top notch, handcrafted small-lot production wines. The Garagiste Festival was named one of the Top Nine Incredible Epicurean Vacations by ABC News. 


The Garagiste Festival is committed to fostering the spirit of free exchange of ideas and encouragement that has made Paso Robles one of the friendliest, most successful and innovative wine-making communities. The festival is produced by Garagiste Events, a non-profit dedicated to furthering the education ...

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SMV Vineyard

The single most widely planted grape varietal in the United States is Chardonnay and it's not much of a surprise that it is also the most consumed wine. As Chardonnay is such a prized and sought-after wine, there's no better way to appreciate it than with a focused event celebrating the grape at this year's third annual Chardonnay Symposium.

Chardonnay Glasses

The three-day event will commence on Friday, June 29, at Sierra Madre Vineyard (from 6:00-9:30) with a "BYOC BBQ." Bring your own Chardonnay and listen to live music, taste wine, and enjoy all with the comforts ...

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Earth Day Glass

As the clocks change, wines are bottled, spring time arises, vine buds bloom, and the wine festivals begin! 

Each "wine festival season" as I call it has a variety of events, focus, and in some cases a cause. March is coming to a close and April is fast approaching towards another "Earth Day." This particular day may not have a special meaning for some, however, this is a group that knows how to through a party, or shall we say wine festival. SIP, or Sustainable In Practice is an organization dedicated towards promoting vineyards/wineries that practice environmental responsibility among ...

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Pasadena Pinot Fest

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Annual event to feature 100 wineries, 200 pinots, and scrumptious cuisine

from top-area restaurants—proceeds to benefit children and families in need

Media Release 

The fourth-annual Pasadena PinotFest—sponsored by Pasadena's top-rated Noir Food & Wine—will culminate on Feb. 11 with a Grand Tasting at the Altadena Town & Country Club.


Surrounded by the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, the Altadena Town & Country Club is the ideal setting for what promises to be a memorable afternoon featuring both fine wines and fine dining. Guests will have the opportunity to taste 200 pinot noirs from 100 leading wineries in California and Oregon ...

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Paso Robles - ZIN Fest!

zin fest

Media release:

Celebrate 20 Years of Paso Robles Wine Country’s Heritage Winegrape Paso Robles, CA (December 13, 2011) Tickets are on sale now for the 20th Annual Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival, March during the popular Zin Tasting & Wine Country Auction Saturday, March 17, 2012. Two ticket levels are available for purchase at; ZIP (Entrance at 6 p.m.) and Zin Fan Del (Entrance at 7 p.m.).

“Zinfandel has been a key influence on the development and growth of the Paso Robles wine industry,” said Alex Villicana, board chairman of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance ...

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