Fun Fall Wine Events

Summer is quickly coming to a close and before we know it Fall will be upon us. With Fall come the warm days of Indian Summer in the Bay Area and the start of harvest season which also brings some great wine events in some amazing California venues!Labor Day weekend there are 2 great weekend wine events in Sonoma and Livermore valleys. Fri Sept 2-Sun Sept 4 Sonoma hosts a Wine Country weekend with winemaker dinners, Taste of Sonoma, a walk around wine tasting with food from local Sonoma chefs at McMurray Ranch and a wine auction at Cline Cellars.
Meanwhile, Livermore Valley Wine Country Vineyards & Growers is holding a Harvest Wine Celebration Sun Sept 4-Mon Sept 5 from 12-5pm with wine tasting, music food art and lots of other fun activities related to wine and wine tasting.      

The weekend of Sept 9-11 is one of my favorite food and wine events of the year. The Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar in Lake Tahoe is an amazing weekend event not to be missed. Set outdoors in the beautiful mountain setting of Northstar at Lake Tahoe, the weekend has something for everyone. Events include chef demonstrations and cook offs, vertical wine tastings, delicious cocktails, food and wine pairings and culminates with a Grand Tasting on Sunday where chefs pair delicious creations with wines and the wines, food and food and wine pairings are judged by a panel of professionals and most important to the wine makers and chefs by those in attendance with a people choice award.

Sunset Magazine is hosting an event celebrating Central Coast Wines called Savor the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo Fri Sept 29-Sun Oct 2 Taste wine from 200+ Central Coast wineries and some from Washington state. Indulge with 30+ chefs preparing meals grown by local farmers, tour the Central Coast Pavillion and learn at seminars given by Sunset magazine experts. 








On Sunday October 9 at  San Francisco Magazine’s Fall Fest,a benefit for Meals on Wheels, enjoy amazing food prepared by top chefs in San Francisco paired with delicious wines outside in Justin Herman Plaza.


Finally, on Wed Oct 26 at Taste of the Bay, a benefit for SFSU Hospitality Department enjoy food and wine on the San Francisco Belle which will be docked at Pier 3.  Arranged in a cocktail party style, Taste of the Bay features renowned chefs and fabulous wineries from around the Bay Area.



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