by Sarah Shotwell

California Wine Month_blogHere in California wine country, we are in the thick of harvest! Fruit is coming in by the hopper-full, harvest interns are crushing, filtering, and doing punchdowns and pump-overs, and winemakers are working their fingers to the bone to see our 2016 vintage come to fruition after a much-needed wet year here on our drought-ridden coast! If you’ve never been to California to wine-taste, this September may just be the very best time to visit. Not only is the weather flawless this time of year, but you will you be able to catch special harvest tours and get a peek behind the scenes of California’s most exciting, romantic industry at the height of activity. There are also a host of live concerts, outdoor movie nights, winemaker dinners, and tasting festivals.

From the North Coast, to Edna Valley, all the way down to the wineries of San Diego, we have special events going on in September, with local restaurants showing their solidarity with our local wineries by offering special flights, discounts on California wines, and unique pairing menus. If you’re in California or planning to visit this fall, be sure to check out the complete list of events at  discovercaliforniawines.com. From all of us in the Golden State, happy California Wine Month, and a safe harvest to all our incredible, hardworking wine producers!