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August 21, 2018

Celebrate California Wine Month

Photo by Michelle Magdalena

“I just don’t drink enough wine,” is surely a something you lament to yourself on a regular basis, right? Well, chin-chin-up: big things are on the horizon that are sure to fire up your taste buds and inspire your palate! According to the Wine Institute, California produces 90 percent of American wine and is the leading U.S. destination for food and wine travel. Cause for celebration? We think so, and we’re not alone! California Wine Month is officially kicking off throughout the state on September 1st, and so we are rounding up all of the wine-related specials and events on tap county-wide in September! Salúd!

Chaminade Resort & Spa’s Farm to Table Overnight Package
Friday, September 7th (Soquel Vineyards, Stagnaros, Live Earth Farm) and Friday, September 28th (Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery, California Lamb, Route 1 Farms), 2018
The perfect pairing for a farm-to-table experience, showcasing the region’s diverse abundance of fruits, vegetables, and produce inspired by the region’s seasonal harvest.
Address: One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz CA 95065
Phone: 831.475.5600

36th Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Featuring 22 wineries, 160 artists, gourmet food, fine art, local artisans marketplace, dance groups, street performers, live music, and kid’s art & music zone.
Address: Capitola Village, Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 831.475.6522

Chardonnay II Winemaker Charter
Friday, September 14th (featuring Sones Cellars ) and Friday, September 28th (featuring MJA Vineyards), 2018
The 70-foot luxury yacht features a different local winery every Friday evening, April through September. Drink in stunning views of the California coastline, meet the winemakers, and learn about local wines and the art of winemaking.
Address: 790 Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831.423.1213

Nicholson Vineyards’ Harvest Party & Bottle Bash
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
The opportunity to taste the new fall releases, as well as the special harvest red blend, created exclusively for this event for guests to bottle and cork themselves. Guests can create a customized design on their wine bottles using decorative pens. Tacos with all the fixings will be available.
Address: 2800 Pleasant Valley Road, Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831.724.7071

Annieglass Craftbar
Saturday, September 22nd (Succulent Arrangement Workshop) and Saturday, September 29th (Make-A-Plate Workshop), 2018
At this Watsonville glass factory and shop, visitors can taste local and regional fine wines and craft beers while taking part in a craft workshop, cooking demo, free studio tour, or bargain hunting at the outlet store. Pouring Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyards, Storrs, Beauregard, Silver Mountain Vineyards, and other wines.
Address: 310 Harvest Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: 831.761.2041 ex.121

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