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June Wine Events
June Wine Events
Sip into summer with June wine events
With the weather heating up, June marks the beginning of a flood of summer wine tastings and festivals throughout the country. This month, join Bottlenotes in San Francisco as we explore the complexity of Portuguese wines on June 4th. Then, follow Bottlenotes to Houston for our first-ever Texas-based Around the World in 80 Sips event!
7th Annual Salute! North Carolina Wine Celebration, Triad, NC, June 2
Celebrate the North Carolina wine industry with wines from more than 30 North Carolina wineries at this annual event on the streets of beautiful downtown Winston-Salem. Voted a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, this event features delicious food and live musical entertainment in addition to a great selection of wines. Click here for tickets and information.
2012 Huichica Music Festival, Sonoma County, CA, June 2
Rock out at the Huichica Music festival sponsored by Gundlach Bundschu winery in Sonoma County, California. With eleven bands, a wine tasting, artisan food pairings, and hand-selected gourmet food trucks, this event promises to be relaxing, delicious, and just plain fun! Click here for tickets and more information.
Wines of Portugal Annual Grand Tasting 2012, San Francisco, CA, June 4
Join Bottlenotes as we partner with Wines of Portugal to taste more than 150 wines from Portugal’s diverse wine-tasting regions. The fabulous array of wines will be paired with Iberian appetizers to provide a genuine taste of Portugal. Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Meals on Wheels of San Francisco. Click here for tickets and more information.
Wine Enthusiast’s Toast of the Town Chicago, Chicago, IL, June 8
Toast of the Town Chicago, hosted by Wine Enthusiast magazine, features more than 500 wines, spirits and beers and 50 of Chicago’s top restaurants. Enjoy an exclusive tasting experience of signature Chicago fare paired with the finest wines from around the world, all while exploring Chicago’s Field Museum. Click here for tickets and more information.
Around the World in 80 Sips, Houston, TX, June 8
Join Bottlenotes in Houston for our first-ever Texas-based tasting event. Enjoy 80+ wines from around the globe and iGourmet artisanal cheeses and charcuterie in Houston’s Union Station lobby. Click here for tickets and more information.
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead, St. Helena, CA, June 9
The 2012 Summer Concert Series at Long Meadow Ranch kicks off with the vintage-inspired tones of country-rock band Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. Kick back and listen on the lawn while soaking up some Napa Valley sun and sipping on sustainably-farmed Long Meadow Ranch Wines. Or, taste Long Meadow Ranch wines paired with organic vegetables and grass-fed beef produced on the Farmstead. Click here for tickets and more information.
TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting 2012, San Francisco, CA, June 9
The fifth annual Grand Wine Tasting hosted by the Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society (TAPAS) highlights domestically produced wines made from grapes native to the Iberian Peninsula. Many family-owned wineries will be pouring exclusive small-lot wines, providing a rare tasting experience for guests. Click here for tickets and more information.
Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot, Russian River Valley, CA, June 9-10
This weekend-long event offers ticket-holders exclusive pinot-inspired experiences at various wineries, including barrel tastings, vertical tastings, food pairings, vineyard tours and live entertainment. Experience dozens of wineries in the Russian River Valley with this inclusive event. Click here for tickets and more information.
26th Annual Ojai Wine Festival, Ventura, CA, June 10
Participate in the area’s largest wine festival with 60 wineries, 20 premium beer producers and more than 4,000 people attending each year. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Casitas in the Ojai Valley, the annual Ojai Wine Festival offers the greatest variety of wine and beer tastings in the region, in addition to a selection of culinary delights from local restaurants, plus live entertainment. Click here for tickets and more information.
8th Annual Pinot Days San Francisco Grand Festival, San Francisco, CA, June 16
Showcasing pinot noir’s versatility and diversity of styles, this festival is the largest gathering of pinot noir producers in the world. It features over 170 producers of pinot noir, and 500 distinct pinot noir wines from around the globe. A “Table Hop” offers unusual wine and food pairings that highlight pinot’s delicious versatility. Click here for tickets and more information.
16th Annual Days of Wine and Lavender Festival, Santa Rosa, CA, June 30
Taste the wines of Matanzas Creek while strolling through the winery’s renowned lavender gardens. Learn about the wine first hand from winemaker Marcia Monahan, and explore unique pairings of desserts, local cheeses, and lavender-infused honey, prepared by estate chef Justin Wangler. Click here for tickets and more information.
Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Festival Concert Series, Oakville, CA, June 30
O.A.R. kicks off the famous Robert Mondavi Concert Series this year with selection from their new album and throughout a seven-disk career. Come jam with O.A.R under the stars at the Robert Mondavi Winery, or choose the luxury of reserved or dinner seating. All guests will enjoy 4th of July Fireworks (a little early) at the winery. Click here for tickets and more information.
Do you know of any not-to-be missed June wine events? Share with us below.