Wine tasting in Santa Cruz

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Vidovich Vineyards

Vidovich Vineyards

Wine tasting has its own community of like-minded fans. Over time, connections are made that can lead to even more wine tasting fun. We had a recent example of “six degrees of wine tasting separation” when we received an invitation to attend a party at a new winery called Vidovich Vineyards. That was one great connection!

House Family Vineyards

House Family Vineyards

Wine tasting is a lot more than just drinking some wine. The sights, sounds, ambiance and even the other wine tasters elevate the experience far beyond just the flavor of the wine. All of these elements come together beautifully at House Family Vineyards!

Cooper Garrod Vineyards

Cooper Garrod Vineyards

Combine horseback riding, aerospace frontiers and generations of farming, mix in some artistry and a true respect for nature, and what can you get? Some great wine served in a beautiful and intriguing setting. The setting, in this case, is the Cooper Garrod Vineyards.

Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

There are many ways to spend Thanksgiving weekend. While many people spend their long weekend shopping or ice skating or watching football, we have other preferences. That’s right, we go wine tasting! This particular Thanksgiving, we ventured up the hill from Saratoga, into the Santa Cruz mountains. Our first stop: Savannah Chanelle Vineyards.

Old Friends and New Friends

Old Friends and New Friends

This past weekend, I went to visit an old friend that I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. Now, it just so happens that this friend also owns Loma Prieta Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains. Here is where I ask myself (as a wine lover… nay… passionate wine adorer), what has taken so long […]

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

February 2023
March 2023

Feb 10

Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore
Indoor Concert Series
Doors open at 5:30pm, music starts at 6:00pm
No cover charge!
Wine by the bottle and by the glass
Charcuterie plates, flatbreads, and dessert plates available for purchase

February 10th: Happy Minute Band
Feb 11

Adelaida in Paso Robles
Join us in celebrating 25 years of the Viking Vineyard at Adelaida Vineyards and Winery on Saturday, February 11th. Enjoy an evening of fine dining in an intimate setting, with dinner provided by Chef Paul Corsentino.

A previous champion of Iron Chef America, Chef Corsentino blends California coastal ingredients with classic French techniques. Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres and a four-course meal accompanied by current releases and library wines from the Viking Vineyard to celebrate 25 years of farming!

This event will be held in our beautiful downstairs Barrel Room on February 11th at 5:00pm. This will be an intimate dinner with only 80 seats available.

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Cedar Mountain in Livermore through Feb 12
Valentine Port and Chocolate Pairing

February 11 & 12 Noon - 3pm

The Ports
Viognier Port
Reserve Chardonnay del Sol
Cabernet Royale
Late Bottled Vintage
Tortuga Royale

Paired with Ghirardelli, Godiva, and ?? Chocolates
$15/person - $5/Club Member

Call 925-373-6636 or email to to make a reservation

Russian River Vineyards in Russian River through Feb 12
Join us for a special Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing!

The Kitchen at RRV has lovingly handcrafted four delectable dishes to pair perfectly with four featured wines. Each course is thoughtfully created to complement its fine wine component.

This Valentine's Day Wine & Food Pairing Experience will be available as follows:

February 11th: seatings at 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00
February 12th: seatings at 12:00 & 2:00

Wine Club Members: $70 per person (discount added at checkout)
Non-Members: $85 per person

Vegetarian Option Available!

Space is limited and reservations are required.

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Feb 12

Harvest Moon Winery in Russian River
Sun, Feb 12, 12-4pm
RandyZin Valentine's Event
Live Harp + Piano, Special Flight + Pairing

Celebrate love (and wine) with us on Sunday, February 12th. Enjoy a special event flight with newly released wines paired with savory baked bites, sonoma county cheeses, and organic chocolate from Rainy Day Chocolates.

This romantic afternoon will be accompanied by live music with Harpist Liyanna Sadowsky and Pianist Jeremy Lipsin.

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Mar 25

Dobra Zemlja Winery in Amador through Mar 26
Behind the Cellar Door
Saturday, March 25th and 26th, 11am to 4:30pm
For more than 25 years, Amador Vintners’ member wineries have invited guests Behind the Cellar Door for one of the most entertaining and educational wine events anywhere.
Guests will be able to reserve experiences at 5 different wineries each day from over 40+ wineries in Amador in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. Enjoy tasting flights, behind the scene vineyard and winery tours, and an educational experience delivered by our winemakers and winery teams.
Here at Dobra Zemlja Winery, (meaning 'good earth' in Croatian) join us as we give guests a peek ‘behind the cave door’ with an educational barrel and vertical tasting experience of our signature port-style wine, Kikas, mali 'little' bites that pair perfectly with a select flight of our ‘Big Amador Reds, No Lightweights’, and fantastic wine specials. Zivili!

Tickets on sale now at
Ticket Pricing -
Saturday and Sunday Passport: Pre-sale $79 / Regular $89
Sunday Only Passport: Pre-sale $54 / Regular $59
Saturday Only Passport: Pre-sale $54 / Regular $59
Designated Driver: $20 per day

Purchase your tickets before midnight on February 13th for discounted pre-sale pricing!
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