Pinot Paradise – Santa Cruz Mountains
Coming up this weekend (March 31 – April 1) is the very popular Pinot Paradise event giving Pinot Noir lovers the opportunity to sample the magic of Pinot Noir from Santa Cruz Mountains. Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains represent the diversity of micro-climates and dramatic mountain terrain that define the region. The marine influence and distinctive soils create intensely concentrated fruit that yields some of the most complex and age-worthy Pinot Noir in the world.
- Saturday, March 31 – a self-guided tour of Santa Cruz Mountains wineries
- Sunday, April 1 – Grand Cruz Tasting at Villa Ragusa in Old Town Campbell
- Examiner article on Pinot Paradise
- Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association and Tickets
Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
Taste wines in development and save a bundle on your favorites at the fourth annual Barrel Tasting Weekend March 31 and April 1 in Livermore Valley wine country, your local wine region. Winemakers have announced their plans for their annual Barrel Tasting Weekend. Thirty-five wineries located less than an hour from San Francisco or Silicon Valley will offer samples direct from their barrels from noon to 4:30 each day. Guests will have the opportunity to pre-purchase many of the barrel wines at a discount, a practice known as buying “futures.” Most winemakers will be present to personally pour and discuss their young wines and offer delicious pairings with gourmet appetizers.
For more information:
- Examiner article on Livermore Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
- Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association Barrel Tasting Weekend
South Valley Wine Auction – Morgan Hill
The South Valley Wine Auction is a celebration of food, wine and related fine arts held at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, raising funds for the Athletic Programs in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Participating Santa Clara Valley wineries include: Guglielmo Winery, J. Lohr Winery, Fortino Winery, Creekview Vineyards, Morgan Hill Cellars, Sarah’s Vineyard, Aver Family Vineyards, Clos LaChance Winery, Paradise Valley Vineyards, Jason-Stephens Winery, Kirigin Cellars and Sycamore Creek Vineyards.
For more information: South Valley Wine Auction