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California Wine Month

California Wine Month in September celebrates one of our signature agricultural products and all that vintners and growers bring to the economy, culture and lifestyle of the Golden State.

September is also a great time to plan a visit to California Wine Country. Wineries and regions throughout the state will be marking the harvest and celebrating California Wine Month with special tastings, festivals, wine immersion experiences, tours, concerts and more. See more here.

 

2014 Harvest Is On!

California Grape Harvest 2014

AThe first grapes from harvest Napa Valley 2014 were picked just before 6 a.m. on July 30.

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The first of Napa Valley’s sparkling wine producers began picking grapes around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, just two days earlier than the start of last year’s wine grape harvest. Although this past winter was one of the driest on record, Napa’s vintners and growers are predicting an abundant, high-quality harvest for the third year in a row.

 

Suggested Wineries
Broken Earth Winery
Broken Earth Winery, Paso Robles newest & fastest growing winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
Autry Cellars
San Luis Obispo - Handmade wine from the master Steve Autry. Lush, extracted reds and full bodied whites. New tasting room opening soon.
Jada Vineyard & Winery
Visit our west side Paso Robles winery amidst the vineyards and oaks. We produce Jersey Girl Syrah, a Bordeaux blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Petite Verdot fruit, a non-traditional Rhone blend with Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot and a 100% Syrah.
Clautiere Vineyard
Paso Robles - A Winery Like No Other - Come visit this vibrant, colorful & energetic tasting room, gift shop and commercial kitchen for an unforgettable experience.
Rotta Winery
Founded in 1908 by the Rotta Family, it is the only remaining family owned “original” winery in San Luis Obispo County. Visit us and taste our great Zinfandel.
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Safe Haven ShipSmart Passport
For all enthusiasts of San Luis Obispo County wineries, it just became easier, less expensive and better for the environment to buy wine. Safe Haven Wine Services’ new ShipSmart Passport program allows consumers the ultimate convenience by consolidating their wine shipments. Now consumers can purchase direct through wineries and save significantly on shipping costs, while reducing packaging waste and energy consumption...
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Taste For Free Maps
There are over 180 wineries in California that offer complimentary wine tasting. Click on a region to see a Taste For Free winery map along with links to extensive winery and wine tasting information.
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Cheese Pairing
Cheese and wine can be a wonderful experience bringing out the best of both foods. However there are times when the wrong cheese can make that $45 bottle of Cab taste flat and dull. Here are some tips to help you make the right choices...
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Napa Valley Vineyards
Napa Valley is approximately 35 miles long and one to five miles wide. It’s snug between the Mayacamas and Vaca mountains in northern California and claims some of the most expensive agricultural land in the world. The convergence of the right soils, climate, elevation, and skills of the grape grower and winemaker, make Napa Valley one of the most revered wine appellations in North American.
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Conversations of a Wine Maker
Winemaker Neil Collins speaks to winemaker friends in the Paso Robles Appellation. This series of videos have plenty of insights, levity and wine tasting.
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