Wineries, Tasting Rooms & Events Highlight Harvest Season
In the eyes of some, every month in wine month in California.
After all, the state has several wine growing regions – Napa, Sonoma, emerging areas in Monterey and Paso Robles, as well as Santa Barbara, Temecula and even Malibu in Southern California – and has thousands of wineries.
But the Golden State’s tourism board has wisely devoted an entire month to its prime beverage, and has declared September as California Wine Month.
This year is the declared anniversary, which is comprised festivals, events and demonstrations showcasing California’s wines. It is timed perfectly with California’s wine harvest season.
But more than the events, there’s the wine, and PubClub.com recommends tasting California wines.
And if you are fortunate enough to be in the state, the best place to do this is at the wineries themselves or in the many wine tasting rooms in the wine growing regions. There are nearly two dozen in Santa Barbara, a dozen in Paso Robles and Carmel and several in Monterey.
And now there’s even a wine tasting room in San Francisco, Sattomarino, on Treasure Island between “the City” and Oakland across the Bay Bridge. There’s also wine tasting in the ferry building, and it’s busting with commuters after work on weekdays.
California has more than 3,500 wineries and accounting for roughly 43% of all wineries in the U.S. It’s becoming as much the identity of the state as sunshine.
California Wine Month Events: www.discovercaliforniawines.com/californiawinemonth