On August 26th & 27th, 2017 The Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival will be held at Watts Ranch: (16855 Bodega Highway Bodega) just a few miles inland from the Sonoma Coast. This festival which focuses on seafood, also has a reputation as being one of the best art, wine and food festivals in California, with a bevy of area restaurants and catering companies converging to offer a cornucopia of local gastronomical delights. Offerings will include: barbecued oysters, crab cakes and cocktails, locally sourcd calamari, fish tacos, grilled salmon etc. A Wine and Micro-brewed Beer Tasting is a large part of the event featuring interwting small boutique wineries and breweries.
On July 23-24, at Anderson Valley/Yorkville Highlands Barrel Tasting Weekend in Philo California you can enjoy unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino’s wine country. Participating wineries will feature previews of new wines and for $20 attendees get a logo glass and a wristband, which grants access to the events for both Saturday and Sunday.
July 15, at Lava Cap Winery in Placerville.Wine enthusiasts can celebrate the repeal of Prohibition at El Dorado County’s second annual Blind Barrel event which includes local food trucks and live jazz. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the Roaring Twenties theme, with prizes available for the best costume. Prohibition had a drastic effect on winemaking in El Dorado County, where the region’s first vineyard was planted in 1849. It prompted many area wine-making families to leave the region to seek prosperity elsewhere. By 1936—three years after the repeal of Prohibition—only one active winery remained. Now, 81 years later, El Dorado County is home to more than 70 active wineries, 17 of which will participate in this annual event.