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april in dana point
California Wine Festival OC
April 25-26, 2014
Lantern Bay Park
Dana Point, CA
Cost:  from $59
It doesn't get much better than a whole bunch of California wines, beachside.



april in paso robles
Cabs of Distinction
Apr 25-26, 2014
Paso Robles, CA
various locations and pricing
The Paso Robles CAB Collective puts on their annual tribute to the Cabernet Sauvignon grape.  There are lots of media/trade events in the days leading up to the main consumer events of the 25th-26th.  We sure hope Zin Man doesn't show up to start a rumble.



april in agua dulce
Sierra Pelona Wine Festival
Apr 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reyes Winery
10262 Sierra Highway
Agua Dulce, CA
Cost:  from $65
Reyes Winery will host the Second Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival, with local winemakers and wineries, breweries, and tequila producers from all over Southern California.



april in san francisco
TAPAS Grand Tempranillo Tasting Event
April 27, 2014
Golden Gate Club at the Presidio
San Francisco, CA
Cost:  from. $60
The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society will pour the most extensive tasting of domestically produced Tempranillos and other Iberian varietal wines from nearly 40 TAPAS member vintners for this 7th annual event.



may in los angeles
Taste Around Town Kickoff Party
May 2, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
The Ebell
743 S. Lucerne Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Cost:  from $95
This shindig features twenty-five of Napa Valley's finest wine producers.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Spark Program, a national nonprofit which provides life-changing apprenticeships to youth from disadvantaged communities.  It's the official popping of the cork for the two-week Taste Around Town event, a "restaurant week for wine" taking place at Los Angeles restaurants and wine bars from May 5-18, 2014.



may in los angeles
Wine Riot
May 9-10, 2014
California Market Center
Los Angeles, CA
Cost:  from $55
While doubling down in New York, Boston and Chicago, Wine Riot will hit their Southern California hometown twice in 2014.  Both the spring and fall events will bring hundreds of wines from around the world, seminars, wine education, a Bubbly Bar, the Wine 101 booth, and the photo booth.



may in paso robles
Paso Robles Wine Festival
May 15-18, 2014
Downtown City Park
Paso Robles, CA
Cost:  various events and prices
This 32nd annual celebration of Paso Robles wine will feature samples from more than 60 of the region's 130-plus wineries.  Those other 70 wineries don't know what they are missing.



may in hollywood
LA WineFest
May 31-Jun 1, 2014
Sat 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Sun noon-5:00 p.m.
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose
Los Angeles, CA
Cost:  from $60
Wander the Hollywood backlot at Raleigh Studios while sipping some fantastic wines, sampling from a nibble table and finding new pairing faves.




november in los angeles
Wine Riot
Nov 14-15, 2014
California Market Center
Los Angeles, CA
Cost:  from $55
While doubling down in New York, Boston and Chicago, Wine Riot will hit their Southern California hometown twice in 2014.  Both the spring and fall events will bring hundreds of wines from around the world, seminars, wine education, a Bubbly Bar, the Wine 101 booth, and the photo booth.





also check for wine tastings in:

Camarillo - Camarillo Custom Crush Winery
Glendale - Rosso Wine Shop
Los Angeles - Mel and Rose
Los Angeles - The Wine House
Manhattan Beach - Barsha
Manhattan Beach - The Vintage Shoppe
Pasadena - Monopole Wine
Pasadena - Noir Food and Wine
San Pedro - Off The Vine
Santa Monica - Wine Expo
Signal Hill - The Wine Country
Studio City - Flask Fine Wines
Toluca Lake - Vendome Wine
Woodland Hills - Green Jug Fine Wine
Woodland Hills - Woodland Hills Wine Company

... or a wine bar or winery near you!