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Harvest Moon Winery

Harvest Moon Winery

Harvest Moon Winery combines the best parts of boutique wineries: fun vibe, passionate winemaker, raving fans, and of course, amazing wine. We recently made some time to catch up with Harvest Moon, and a good time was had by all!

Joseph Jewell Wines

Joseph Jewell Wines

Downtown Forestville, near Santa Rosa in California, is a hidden jewel for people like us who are always searching for wineries to explore. Not to press the metaphor too far, but one winery not to be missed is actually called Joseph Jewell!

Dutton Estate Winery

Dutton Estate Winery

Wine Club Appreciation weekend along Route 116 near Santa Rosa is a great time to get reacquainted with an amazing group of boutique wineries. A recent sunny Sunday found us with our commemorative wine glasses in hand and club medallions around our neck. Our next winery to savor: Dutton Estate Winery.

Balletto Vineyards On Wine Club Appreciation Day

Balletto Vineyards On Wine Club Appreciation Day

Wine Club Appreciation Weekend is a big deal along California Route 116 in the Russian River AVA near Santa Rosa, California. The concept is simple: any member of a participating winery receives, for this one weekend, membership privileges at ALL participating wineries. An incredible way to learn about new wineries! Step one: check in at your club winery. For us that meant another fun visit to Balletto Vineyards.

Pinot on the River

Pinot on the River

Maya Angelou said “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Rare is the charitable event that causes more cheerful giving than a wine tasting event. The recent Pinot on the River event raised both money and spirits.

Upcoming: Pinot on the River

Upcoming: Pinot on the River

Good wines, good people, good times… all benefiting a very good cause. That’s just around the corner with a fun “Pinot on the River” charity event on Sunday, October 23, 2016. As autumn comes to the Russian River, an amazing fundraiser will bring together area winemakers in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. […]

Upcoming EventsIn light of the COVID-19 situation, confirm event details in advance.

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Aug 11

3 Steves in Livermore through Aug 14
Happening this Weekend!
August 11th - 14th

Music is BACK this Thursday night for Happy Hour featuring Jenny Madrigal, Lucas Sanchez and Friends as well as our featured Wine-tail of the week and food from Alma Jackson’s Fried Chicken. Alma Jackson specializes in southern style fried chicken and sides. We’ll also have games setup for the kids. Scroll down for more info.

Also great news, due to popular demand our house-made Sangria will officially be offered on tap for the remainder of the warm season!

THURSDAY: HAPPY HOUR 4 - 8 PM
Music: Jenny Madrigal, Lucas Sanchez and Friends
Food Truck: Alma Jackson’s Fried Chicken *New*
Wine Club members get the first Wine-tail on us!

FRIDAY: OPEN
11:30am - 4:30pm

SATURDAY: 11:30 - 4:30
Food Truck: Alma Jackson’s Fried Chicken *New*

SUNDAY: 11:30 - 4:30
Food Truck: Your Taco Guy ¬
Aug 12

McGrail Vineyards in Livermore
Sunset Concert
Live music by RPM Band
Friday, August 12th
6:00-9:00pm

Grab your picnic chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes for our Summer Sunset Concert on the front lawn at McGrail! RPM Band, known for great hits from the 70's, 80's, and 90's will provide great music, energy, and fun while you sip on McGrail wines as the sun sets over the hills of Livermore Valley. Yummi BBQ will be on site serving up delicious food for purchase and picnics are welcome.

Every guest needs a ticket to the event, so if you do have guests under 21 years of age in your party, they need a ticket as well.

Limited Arbor Cabanas available (Our Arbor Cabanas comfortably fit up to 12 people, but there is no limit on group size)
Arbor Rental - $250 for guests & $200 for Wine Club Members for the space (rental does not include tickets)

$15/wine club member (Wine Club Members receive up to ten tickets at this price)
$20/guest

Click here for more info
Aug 13

d'Art in Lodi
An Evening of Music and Wine
Outside on the lawn; bring a chair, a picnic, and a friend!
Music by: Georgetown
Saturday August 13th, 6:00pm ~ 9:00pm
Cover fee: $5 for club members and $10 non-club. Charcuterie bags will be available for $25.
The music nights have been a blast, don't miss this one. Club members can pick up the August wine club at Music Night!
Limited to space available, reserve your spot by clicking the link

Click here for more info
Aug 19

McGrail Vineyards in Livermore
Friday Night Live!
Live music by Take Five
Friday, August 19th
6:00-9:00pm

Join us for an evening of live music by Take Five as we continue Friday Night Live! Enjoy a beautiful sunset, McGrail wines by the glass and bottle for purchase, and delicious food for purchase from Posada. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets to make yourselves comfortable.

Limited Arbor Cabanas available (Our Arbor Cabanas comfortably fit up to 12 people, but there is no limit on group size)
Arbor Rental - $250 for guests & $200 for Wine Club Members for the space (rental does not include tickets)

$7/wine club member
$12/guest

Click here for more info
Aug 26

McGrail Vineyards in Livermore
Evening Under The Stars
with Pasquale

Friday, August 26th
5:30-9:00pm
Concert begins at 7:00pm

We are so excited to bring this spectacular evening back to McGrail Vineyards. Join us for an evening under the stars with the famed Italian Tenor, Pasquale Esposito. Seats will be located on the front lawn area, overlooking expansive views of Livermore Valley. From 5:30-7:00pm, enjoy wine by the glass or bottle and Soleil’s gourmet wood fired pizza. Pasquale will take the stage at 7:00pm for a night to remember with his distinctive pop/opera style performance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Livermore schools music enrichment programs.

This is an event with limited tickets. Tables and chairs will be set up on the front lawn.

Guests will be assigned a table number for this event. There will be a question when you purchase tickets asking if you have guests you would like to sit with! We will do our absolute best to accommodate requests based on group sizes.

We will also give guests the opportunity to pre-select wines for the event! There will be a question asking if you would like to pre-order any wine for the event when you purchase tickets. All wines pre-selected will be charged the day of the concert.

If you have any questions regarding seating arrangements, pre-selected wine, or general event questions, please contact our Winery Event Manager at shelby@mcgrailvineyards.com.

$120/guest
$99/wine club member (members receive up to four tickets at this price)

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Aug 28

Seghesio Winery in Healdsburg
Sunday, August 28th | 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Seghesio Family Vineyards
$250 per Person | $200 Club Members

Guests will form fresh mozzarella curds by hand into various shapes and sizes to create the lunch menu, which includes a classic Caprese Salad. You’ll also learn to stretch your own pizza dough, and make your own wood-fired pizzas with your cheese and a wide variety of seasonal toppings.

MENU:
Welcome Nibbles (pre-made)
Caprese Salad with Fresh Mozzarella & Heirloom Tomatoes
Arugula with Balsamic Vinaigrette (pre-made)
Make-Your-Own Wood Fired Pizzas: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Pesto, Sausage, Seasonal Vegetables & Fresh Herbs Wood-Fire Roasted Peaches with Mascarpone & Amaretti

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Aug 31

McGrail Vineyards in Livermore
Yoga On The Front Lawn with Pam Fischer | 80's Night!

Wednesday, August 31st
6:00-8:00pm

Join us for yoga on our Front Lawn - 80s style! This class will be led by local yoga instructor, Pam Fischer. Yoga will begin at 6:00PM. Tickets include yoga class, light bites, and a taste of three McGrail wines to enjoy on our Panoramic Patio. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and or bottle to enjoy!

Guests will be guided through a vinyasa flow sequence which includes partner poses and of course fun 80s music. 80s clothing and makeup are welcome!

Feel free to bring your own mat, but mats will be provided along with yoga blankets, straps, and blocks. Please bring water and comfortable clothing for yoga. Warm layers are recommended.

We invite you to bring friends and family. All levels welcome!

$32/guest
$26/wine club member

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Sep 03

Acquiesce Winery in Lodi
Saturday, September 3rd

Join us for an Educational Harvest Vineyard and Winery tour highlighting our vineyard and winemaking practices following the Lodi Rules Sustainable Farming Program. Participants will walk the vineyard with assistant winemaker, Christina Lopez, gaining an understanding of pruning, tying, shade canopy and irrigation program to name a few.

The vineyard tour will be followed by an overview of the winemaking process by Christina and winemaker Susan Tipton. Learn how we check grapes for ripeness and follow our grapes from the vineyard to the glass.

Next up will be tasting of our wines with pairings followed by a box lunch.
$35 per person / $25 per person for Wine Club members!
Limited to 25 per tour . . . this will sell out quickly!!
Click here for more info
Sep 11

Roadhouse Winery in Healdsburg
Please join us September 11, 2022 from 1pm-4pm for our first Harvest Party at the Estate! We planted the vineyard 3 years ago and the fruits of our labor of love are paying off with tons of ripe Roadhouse Estate Pinot noir! The event is almost here and spots are filling up quickly! Reserve your seats today and join us as we harvest the vineyard for the first time.

Tickets are:
$75 for Club Members and $100 for non club members
We will start off by enjoying our newest pinot release the 2021 vintage followed by homemade pizzas from our pizza oven utilizing fresh ingredients from our gardens. You will be able to pick our first harvest with us and experience the harvest process first hand!

We recently bought some new winery distilling equipment and are excited to be making our first ever brandy out of our grapes! The origins of Brandy are tied to the development of distillation and the ease of shipping fortified wine and are enjoyed after a meal with family and friends.
Hope to see you all there!
Sep 17

Acquiesce Winery in Lodi
Saturday, September 17th

Join us for an Educational Harvest Vineyard and Winery tour highlighting our vineyard and winemaking practices following the Lodi Rules Sustainable Farming Program. Participants will walk the vineyard with assistant winemaker, Christina Lopez, gaining an understanding of pruning, tying, shade canopy and irrigation program to name a few.

The vineyard tour will be followed by an overview of the winemaking process by Christina and winemaker Susan Tipton. Learn how we check grapes for ripeness and follow our grapes from the vineyard to the glass.

Next up will be tasting of our wines with pairings followed by a box lunch.

$35 per person / $25 per person for Wine Club members!

Limited to 25 per tour . . . this will sell out quickly!!
Click here for more info
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