If you have never visited California’s wine country, Sommelier India‘s three-part series by Mira Advani Honeycutt will put sand in your shoes (as the saying goes) and make you want to visit! September also happens to be California Wine Month, so don’t waste any time. Start planning as there could be no better time to visit and enjoy the state’s bounty.
The San Francisco Chronicle has highlighted nine special places to visit around California – vineyards and wineries that have helped to define its legacy as one of the world’s great places to make wine. From Napa to the Sierra foothills and beyond, there is great work being done in the field and the cellar, writes Jon Bonné, Chronicle wine editor, at places like Sanford & Benedict vineyard, which helped prove the Central Coast was a special place for Pinot Noir, or Mount Eden Vineyards, with its historic legacy in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The range and diversity of California wine today are unprecedented.
Wineries and regions throughout the state will be marking the harvest and celebrating California Wine Month with special events and tastings. To learn more about a month’s worth of celebrations around the state in September, click here.