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Wine Month Festivities in California

by Angelique Platas

Aug 23, 2019

California Valley Oak tree in vineyard at sunrise in Paso Robles vineyard in the Central Valley of California

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For the 15th year, Wine Institute’s harvest season celebrates California Wine Month, kicking off this September. With the state’s summer tourism winding down, essentially perfect weather and the local grape harvest in full swing, September in California’s wine country is a must.

Throughout the Golden State, regional wine associations, vineyards, wineries and various organizations will host a variety of events. Expect special tastings, live concerts, local food and wine festivals, grape stomping and other immersive harvest experiences throughout the month.

California Wine Month is a local favorite, showcasing the state’s 250-year winemaking history and innovative spirit, as the state was a dark horse in the wine world for much of its early history, through local vineyard tours with vintners. Now, the world’s fourth-largest wine producer responsible for 81 percent of all wine made in the United States, California offers more than 3,900 wineries ripe for the picking.

Check out the timeline with this handy map of wineries and events. Skim through the dates and regions you’d like to explore, or download the full list of wineries and events and plan your vacation as you go.

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