Mar 19, 2017

Summer is nearly here.

It's been raining, and California has been closed! Ok not really, but wow what a wet winter it has been and just in the nick of time to save us from the drought. But as we close out February and work through March our minds go to winetasting in the Spring and summer. Now you may think its just off on any given weekend to any one of the dozens of winetasting regions in California for a few tipples and a smashing weekend. Not so fast oh eager one. California has a very big variable that can make or break a wine weekend. Some areas will reach 110 deg in the middle of summer and some combine heat and humidity for that ever so lovely 'my body is leaking and it wont stop' feeling. Lets face it, some areas are just potentially not a great choice for July through September. That being said there at some that are. Lets look at a series of tasting times and some corresponding events for different regions of California.

Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 10:30am (look for the 2018 event)
The 45+ members of the Paso Robles Chapter of the Rhone Rangers invite you to join them for a day in Paso Robles Wine Country with some of America’s leading producers of Rhone varietals as we explore what makes Paso Robles so ideal for these great grapes and wines.

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend

March 17 - 19, 2017
Various Wineries
Paso Robles
Raise a glass to Paso Robles' first wine, Zinfandel at Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend

April 1, 2017
Ole Mettler Grape Pavilion at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
Lodi. The Lodi Wine and Food Festival is the total wine and food experience right in the heart of Lodi, the 2015 Wine Region of the Year.

April 15, 2017
Participating Santa Cruz Mountains Wineries
Passport aficionados are welcomed into 50+ wineries throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique winery experience.

April 20 - 23, 2017
Venues throughout Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach
Pebble Beach celebrates the tenth anniversary of its premiere epicurean event.

May 18 - 21, 2017
Various Paso Robles Locations
Paso Robles
The 35-year old festival, one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in California, features more than 70 of the region’s finest wineries.

May 20, 2017
Join more forty stellar wineries pouring some of the world’s best from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. For many of our artisan vintners, this is their one public tasting of the year.

The 41st Annual Wine Festival
Fri, Jun 9, 2017, 6:00 PM –
Sun, Jun 11, 2017, 3:00 PM
Where Wonderful Views Collide with Legendary Wines. Now in its 41st year The Monterey Wine Festival has established itself as the premier wine & food event in Monterey. 
These are just a handful of events to choose from, of just a few wine areas. All are probably in good weather periods. At least your odds are better. Nappa and paso are definitely late spring and late fall, whereas Monterey is almost an any time of year destination although summer can be foggy and cool.


Happy Wine Adventures,

No comments:

Post a Comment

We are always on a WineWalkabout looking for a good drop. Please comment and ask questions about the things you like or would like to read and see. Don't drink without pants on!