Wine tasting in Russian River

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!


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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. […]

Hook and Ladder Winery

Hook and Ladder Winery

The Hook & Ladder Winery has been on our “must taste” list for several years, but a series of events have conspired to keep us away. We recently braved the savage (for California) rains to visit their tasting room. Not even pouring rain could dampen our enthusiasm!

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Oct 28

R&B Cellars in Richmond
Brazilian Halloween Party

Thursday, October 28th
6-10pm
Put on your costume and
dance to the music of NDL

Namorados da Lua
(Translated from Portuguese as
"Lovers of the Moon")
Lots of fun awaits you at Riggers Loft!!

Costume Contest
Dance class
Prizes

Tickets / Reservations are $15
Click here for more info
Oct 30

Cedar Mountain in Livermore through Oct 31
Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing
Oct 30 - Oct 31
Noon - 3pm

$15/person
$5/Club Member + 1 guest
$5 Candy Only

Find out what Halloween candies pair with these wines
Sauvignon Blanc - Chardonnay
Primitivo Zinfandel - Viognier Port
Cabernet Royale Port - Tortuga Royale Port

Call 925-373-6636 to make a wine tasting reservation.
Without a reservation we cannot guarantee there will be a spot available for you/your group.

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore through Oct 31
HALLOWEEN SHENANIGANS
October 30 & 31, 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Fall is in the air, join us for a fun filled weekend, take a shot at the Pumpkin Cork Toss, roast s'mores over the fire pit flames, and pack up a picnic to enjoy on the garden patio to pair with your favorite Charles R wine.

Vina Moda in Murphys
Join us, as we celebrate the end of our Harvest Season with our annual Halloween Costume Party! This year we thought it would be appropriate to go with a post-apocalyptic theme, after the crazy 18 months we've all experienced!

The festivities will begin at 6:00 with live music from Plan B and a vertical tasting of our Barbera, starting with the 2012 vintage and ending with our 2018 vintage!

We will provide a self-serve Chili and Burrito Bar for guests who are hungry! Let us know in advance if you have any food allergies so that we can be sure to provide an alternative option for you!

RSVP to info@vinamoda.com. Ticket pricing is $50 for Wine Club and $60 for Guests. Space IS limited, so reserve your spot soon!

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation, following all mandates and protocols in regards to events. We are prepared to have socially distanced tables, just as we have done for our events over the past year+. Regardless of mandates, all guests will have the option to have an indicator at their table stating that they are only to be approached with masks ON. We want all of our guests to feel comfortable!

** Reminder: This is an outdoor event and October evenings get cool when the sun goes down! If permitted, we will light the bonfire after dark. **
Oct 31

Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Halloween!
Sunday October 31st
Join us for our annual Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing
LPV Estate Wines paired with your favorite Halloween Candy
Pairing Flight is $30
Come in Costume and receive a special pour!
Reservations recommendedClick here for more info
Nov 06

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
UKULELE JAM & OPEN MIC
Saturday, November 6, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We be jammin’ one last time! Join us on the Charles R garden patio, all you need is a ukulele and knowledge of a few basic chords, or just come to listen and sing along. Music sheets will be provided, everything from Tin Pan Alley to Classic Rock, to favorite pop songs, Hawaiian and more. An Open Mic session will give those with more expertise a chance to strut their stuff! Email Steve at steveonstrings@gmail.com for a PDF of the songs in advance.

Enjoy a holiday inspired Sangria mixed with our Port, and you can take home the recipe for your celebrations.

Make your reservation in advance, bring a picnic, kids are welcome, and your $10 reservation fee will be applied to wine purchase.
Click here for more info
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