September is California Wine Month
Did you know September is California Wine Month? Whether you live in California, elsewhere in the United States or abroad, we welcome you to celebrate the unique and diverse wines the state has to offer. Take part in a variety of in-person or virtual winery events, follow along with our wine and culinary adventures on social media, and enjoy a free e-book with simple and delicious recipes to pair with California wines. Read on to learn more.
Events & Offers
Many wineries throughout the state of California are celebrating this September with onsite tastings and demonstrations, virtual tastings, tours, festivals, farm-to-table harvest dinners, special offers and more.
Check out our Events & Offers list for more details, open a bottle of your favorite California wine and raise a glass to the top wine-producing state in the U.S. and the world’s fourth-largest wine-producing region in the world.
California Wine Month on Social Media
Sept. 2 & 3: Wine Regions Tours
We’ll be kicking off California Wine Month with a tour of beautiful Paso Robles attended by some of our favorite food & wine influencers – follow @california.wines on Instagram and the California Wines Facebook page to see what’s going on!
*Pro tip: some of our friends will be visiting other regions, including the Sierra Foothills and Santa Barbara County on their way to Paso, so start following along on August 31 to see all the regions we visit!
- Aida Mollenkamp, Food Network personality, WSET 2, Salt & Wind
- Meg van der Kruik, This Mess Is Ours, CA Grown blog manager, BH&G stylemaker
- Alison Needham, A Girl Defloured + content producer for for CA Grown (in partnership with CA GROWN)
- Sarah Gim, The Delicious Life + founder of Tastespotting
- Amanda McCrossin, SommVivant
Sept. 10-12: Amanda McCrossin at Food & Wine Classic
(IG Takeover Sept. 11, 4:30 p.m. PDT)
Go behind the scenes at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen with Amanda McCrossin, SommVivant + California Wines! Follow @california.wines on Instagram to see all the Golden State goodness, and mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 11 at 4:30p.m. when @sommvivant takes over the @california.wines channel for “The Kids Are Alright: Napa Valley & Sonoma’s Next Gen Winemakers” live directly following her seminar at the Classic!
California Wine Month, Happy Hour at Home Livestream,
Sept. 16, 3 p.m. PDT
Join Aida Mollenkamp of Salt & Wind and Kate Ramos of Hola Jalapeño live on the California Grown Facebook channel as they pair six of California’s most popular wine styles with seasonal, wine-friendly dishes, including:
- Pumpkin Hummus with Toasted Spiced Pepita Seeds
- Whipped Goat Cheese Spread topped with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranates
- Agrodolce Grape Crostini
- Beet and Pear Chips
- Poblano and Queso Fresco Taquitos
- Roasted Mushroom and Goat Cheese Gorditas