Tis The Seasons…

Vineyard in Livermore, California
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I received my brochure detailing the events for Passport to Dry Creek Valley (“Passport”) a few days ago.  I’ve been looking forward to Passport since last year, when I missed it because I put off purchasing tickets for a few days.  At that time, I wasn’t aware that Passport is one of the premier wine events in California, nor was I aware how quickly it sells out.

As I look forward to Passport this year, I’m reminded of how much I enjoy the April through October time frame in California. The weather is usually magnificent.  I feel a simple, but profound joy as I witness the fruit go through its various stages , from dormancy, to  bud burst, to seeing tiny green berries before veraison, and finally the harvest.  It’s a delight to enjoy a glass or two of wine outside, be that in a park, dining al fresco, or in my back yard.  And last, but not least, there are so many opportunities to attend great wine events locally, and all around the Golden State.  Interested in checking out an event or two?  There are too many to mention, but check out some of the links that follow!  We’ve attended a few of these, and they’ve been great.

Livermore Valley Wine Country Events

Wine Road – Sonoma County (what a great tag line – “Heaven Condensed”!)

6th Annual All American Zin Day

California Wine Festival

Paso Robles Annual Wine Events

Lodi Wine Events

Santa Cruz Mountain Events

Napa Valley Events

Amador County Wine Events

Remember to check out local wineries near you for various events too!  Leave a comment if you’ve attended an event you recommend, or want a recommendation.

In Vino Veritas!