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romabuer harvest festival

Rombauer Harvest Party

Harvest is always an exciting time of year in wine country, filled with the promise of a new vintage and lots of anticipation and energy. This year, in the Sierra Foothill wine regions, many...
twelve wine experiences

12 Wine Experiences

For many, a day spent wine tasting is an escape. Many wineries are set in the midst of gorgeous natural surroundings, and while sipping wine, we often feel transported to some far-off place. For...
steaks and grapes benefit dinner

Steaks & Grapes: Benefit Dinner for Caldor Fire Fund

Although fire crews continue to gain greater control over the Caldor Fire, many residents and businesses will feel the effects of the fire for months to come.  Communities—Grizzly Flats, for example—have been devastated, and...
wine country and the caldor fire

Wine Country and the Caldor Fire

Wildfires in Northern California’s wine country have sadly become almost common over the last 5 – 7 years. This year, the Caldor fire, which started Aug. 14 in El Dorado County, has been knocking...

Skinner Wine Dinner at The Pip

As Sacramentans and residents in America’s farm-to-fork capital, we have unparalleled access to fresh and vibrant, locally grown produce. We see farmers and ranchers showcased by name on menus at our favorite restaurants. We...
lodi tour of albarino

Lodi Tour of Albariño

Once known almost exclusively as the zinfandel capital of the world, Lodi is inviting wine lovers to explore its nuance and wine diversity. To that end, visitors can participate in the Lodi Tour of...
placer wine trail

Placer Wine Trail’s Grape Days of Summer

The Placer Wine Trail is inviting wine enthusiasts of all types to visit the weekend of Aug. 7–8 for a wine festival they are calling The Grape Days of Summer: Back to the Bar!...
Mediterranean Vineyards

Mediterranean Vineyards’ Summer Concert Series

With summer nights upon us, Mediterranean Vineyards’ summer concert series has started.  The winery is featuring live music every Saturday evening, 5–8 p.m. Guests are invited to come to the winery in Somerset, grab...
great out there wine festival event at miraflores

On Wine: El Dorado County’s Great Out There

As California has opened up after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions, El Dorado County wineries are helping visitors celebrate a “return to normal” with a second offering in 2021 of their annual...
father's day gift

On Wine: Father’s Day Treats

If you are still looking for the perfect way to celebrate dear old dad for Father’s Day, we’ve assembled a few delectable options offered by some of the region’s local wineries.Father’s Day Grilling Box...