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Central Coast

El Puente Golden Gate de San Francisco se levanta para darle la bienvenida en la cima de nuestra costa central. En el transcurso de los próximos 500 kilómetros (300 millas), las transiciones climáticas que van desde fuertes brisas hasta el clima templado, lo que provoca una amplia variedad en ambos el vino y el "surf". Las uvas que aquí se encuentran estan entre las más antiguas del estado, plantadas por los monjes franciscanos que se dirigían hacia el norte por el Camino Real (ahora es la carretera 101) a finales de 1700.
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Events in Central Coast

The Science of Wine & Food Pairing

Thursday, January 1

Concannon Vineyard, Livermore

Are you hungry and thirsty for a great evening out? The kind that can lead to a story worth telling later on?

Cost: $60-70

Address & Location:
Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA

Phone: (925) 456-2505

Email: events@concannonvineyard.com

Details: Expect the unexpected in these interactive, engaging and educational wine classes with Concannon Vineyard Estate Sommelier, LeeAnn Kaufman. What makes a great wine and food pairing? Balance between the taste of the wine and the ingredients in the dish. Learn the complex science and fundamentals behind pairing wine with food while having fun and breaking rules!

Earth Day Celebration Weekend at Castoro Cellars!

Thursday, January 1

Castoro Cellars, Templeton

Join us for an Earth Day Celebration Weekend at Castoro Cellars featuring live music, education, local vendors, art, vineyard tours and more!

Cost: Saturday festival is FREE, Wine Tasting $10/pp, free to wine club members. Sunday Organic Lunch & Vineyard Tour & Tasting $80 by reservation only

Address & Location:
Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Road, Templeton, CA

Phone: (805) 238-0725

Email: events@castorocellars.com

Website: www.castorocellars.com

Details: Earth Day Celebration Weekend, April 27th & 28th! On Saturday Castoro's beautiful tasting room grounds will be transformed into a festival celebrating Earth Day from 12-4pm featuring live music by Dante Marsh, educational demonstrations, vineyard tours, local organic food samples, craft vendors and art. Lunch available by Bethel Rd Kitchen. Wine Tasting $10/pp. Family-friendly! On Sunday enjoy an Organic Lunch in the Vines by Chef Nick Otto, followed by a comprehensive Whale Rock Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting highlighting our certified organic, sustainable and biodynamic vineyard practices. 12-3PM 21+, sorry no children or dogs. $80/pp (limit 20 guests)

Taste of Mendocino

Thursday, January 1

Fort Mason Center, Gallery 308, San Francisco

A Rare Opportunity to Savor the Bounty of Mendocino County. More than 30 wineries will showcase and sample new releases at Fort Mason, SF.

Cost: $60

Address & Location:
Fort Mason Center, Gallery 308, 2 Marina Blvd, Bldg A, San Francisco, CA

Phone: (707) 901-7629

Email: byrne@mendowine.com

Website: www.mendowine.com

Details: Join more than 30 Mendocino Winegrowers for an annual swirl through the region’s diverse showcase of fine wines, artisanal foods, enchanting destinations and unique experiences. Take a deep dive into epic Pinot Noirs, robust reds, crisp whites and bring-it-on bubbles. Pack home a cache of collectibles at this intimate celebration of the people and products who define the Mendocino difference. A discovery no palate can resist! Great wines and happy times! Mendocino County has a high enrollment of green certifications for sustainable, organic, biodynamic and Fish Friendly farming.

Music at the Vineyards

Thursday, January 1

Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, CA

Kick back, relax with the Johnny Neri Duo's classic and contemporary rock tunes on April 28, 1-4 p.m. on the patio at Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards!

Cost: Free admission; wine for purchase

Address & Location:
Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, 22645 Garrod Road, Saratoga, CA, CA

Phone: (408) 867-7116

Email: events@cgv.com

Website: www.cgv.com

Details: Cooper-Garrod features the Johnny Neri Duo at "Music at the Vineyards" on April 28, 1-4 p.m. playing classic and contemporary rock tunes. Bring friends, bring a picnic, or purchase cheeses and salumi from the 'frig in our Tasting Room to go alongside the lovely estate wines you'll find here. Each Sunday afternoon, it's like a private little concert from another group. Find the season line-up at www.cgv.com/dyn/music.

Summer Art Series at Carr Winery

Thursday, January 1

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Check out the Wood, Stone & Bone series at Carr Winery this May.

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: info@carrwinery.com

Website: www.carrwinery.com

Details: The Summer Art Series returns to Carr Winery in Santa Barbara in May 2019 with featured artists Ryan Dafoe, Russel Dafoe, Blake Rankin and Nathan Hunt. The Wood, Stone & Bone series will run from May 11, 2019 to June 8, 2019 with an opening artist reception on Saturday, May 11 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Sip wines by the glass and meet the artists. Free admission, 21+.

Winery Tour

Thursday, January 1

Baileyana Winery, San Luis Obispo

Join us for a tour of our winery with our winemaker, Rob Takigawa!

Cost: $65

Address & Location:
Baileyana Winery, 4915 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA

Phone: (805) 269-8200

Email: tastingroom@nivenfamilywines.com

Website: shop.nivenfamilywines.com

Details: Join us for a tour of our winery with our winemaker, Rob Takigawa! This informative, behind-the-scenes outing will allow you to check out our crush pad, meander through our tank and barrel rooms, and sample wines while enjoying hors d'oeuvres along the way. Concluding with a light lunch and a choice of our delicious wines, this is sure to be an experience to remember!

Sommeliers Choice Awards

Thursday, January 1

South San Francisco Conference Center, S SAN FRANCISCO

Sommeliers Choice Awards is the first international wine competition within the United States that would be judged entirely by sommeliers only.

Time: 10:00 AM

Cost: $120

Address & Location:
South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard South, San Francisco, California, S SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Phone: (855) 481-1112

Email: info@sommelierschoiceawards.com

Website: sommelierschoiceawards.com

Details: The competition will focus exclusively on the needs of on premise establishments such as bars, restaurants, lounges and clubs, making this competition fundamentally different from any other wine competition within the U.S. The goal of the Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide experienced on premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. Website: https://sommelierschoiceawards.com/en/ Judging Date: May 19-20, 2019

Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting

Thursday, January 1

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga

Sip, sample and bid! Taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction.

Cost: $75-$125 (Early Bird), $95-$145(after April 1st)

Address & Location:
Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Sip, sample and bid! Meander Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, enjoy an individual picnic lunch as you taste over 150 wines from 40+ Santa Cruz Mountains vintners and bid on over 200 wine lots in the silent auction. Grand Tasting (General Admission) 1:00pm- 4:00pm Ticket includes personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($75) for the Grand Tasting (General Admission) ends April 1. Grand Tasting (VIP) 12:00pm- 4:00pm Early 12pm entrance includes 1 hour advanced entry as well as an oyster and sparkling wine bar, personal picnic lunch. Early Bird pricing ($125) for the Grand Tasting (VIP) ends April 1.

Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park Wine Walk

Thursday, January 1

Downtown Menlo Park, Menlo Park

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm.

Cost: $49

Address & Location:
Downtown Menlo Park, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association presents the Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park from 2-5:30pm. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Purchase your favorites from the bottle booth and Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!

Aptos Wine Wander

Thursday, January 1

Aptos Village, Aptos

Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines.

Cost: $35

Address & Location:
Aptos Village, 8050 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join us in the heart of Aptos Village for an afternoon of tasting delicious, local Santa Cruz Mountains wines. All proceeds benefit Rio Del Mar Elementary, Mar Vista Elementary and Valencia Elementary.

California Wine Festival Santa Barbara- Beachside Wine Festival

Thursday, January 1

Chase Palm Park Beachside, Santa Barbara

This is CWF’s signature wine event. Wine loves pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music.

Cost: $70-$115

Address & Location:
Chase Palm Park Beachside, 236 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

Website: www.californiawinefestival.com

Details: This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine oenophiles will find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. Artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates and more! A live band keeps the beat for this all-day feast for the senses where wine and food are king and queen.

Passport Celebration Days in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Thursday, January 1

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.

Pinot Noir & Chardonnay Harvest Dinner

Thursday, January 1

Deer Park Ranch, Aptos

Join SCMWA at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars.

Cost: $150

Address & Location:
Deer Park Ranch, 1950 Pleasant Valley Rd, Aptos, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association at Deer Park Ranch, home to Lester Estate Wines, for an evening under the stars. The evening will begin with a wine reception, during which guests can sample a variety of wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains while they bid on wine lots as part of a silent auction. Following the reception, guests will be treated to local, farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Brad Briske​, Chef and Owner of HOME restaurant in Soquel, where he cooks hyper-local California cuisine, butchers and cures wild game, and plates up handmade pastas and fresh catch from the Monterey Bay. Benefiting Hospice of Santa Cruz County

Top of the Mountain Wine Fest

Thursday, January 1

Particpating Wineries on Montebello Road, Cupertino

Join four wineries from the iconic Santa Cruz Mountains on Montebello Road in Cupertino for a day of food, entertainment, and wine tasting.

Cost: $50

Address & Location:
Particpating Wineries on Montebello Road, Montebello Road, Cupertino, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Join four wineries from the iconic Santa Cruz Mountains on Montebello Road in Cupertino for a day of food, entertainment, and wine tasting.

Santa Cruz Mountains Passport Celebration Days

Thursday, January 1

Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Santa Cruz Mountains

Passport purchasers and guests are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Cost: $75, passports are valid for 1 year

Address & Location:
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries, Throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Phone: (831) 685-8463

Email: contact@scmwa.com

Website: scmwa.com

Details: Four times a year, on the third Saturday of January, April, July and November, the winegrowing community of the Santa Cruz Mountains comes together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of this unique mountainous region. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable experience. With your SCM Wine Passport (available in physical form or on the SCM mobile App) you can visit participating wineries 365 days per year during winery hours of operation as well as on Passport Celebration Days. Passport holders are welcomed into more than 40+ participating wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, to redeem a tasting flight.