There are plenty of reasons to love California. There are the obvious ones – 75° weather in February, the Pacific Ocean and her many gorgeous beaches – and the not-so-obvious ones – it’s the birthplace of In-N-Out Burger, for example. And who doesn’t love a place that devotes an entire month to the subject of wine? Yes, friends, September is California Wine Month. Wineries and vineyards all throughout the Golden State host special tastings, tours, festivals, dinners, concerts and educational seminars celebrating wine. We’re not just talking about Napa, Sonoma and Temecula, folks; there are actually 138 wine regions and AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas) in the state of California, stretching from San Diego to the far northern region of Humboldt County. There is so much wine made here that, if the state was its own nation, it would be the fourth highest producer of wine in the world!
Why September? We suspect it has a lot to do with harvest. Most wineries are in full-swing harvest season in September, which is a wonderful time to visit and tour a working winery and tasting room. Visitors can witness grapes being transformed into wine before their very eyes. We can’t promise you our winemaking team will be able to stop and chat during their busiest time of the year, but it’s exciting, nonetheless, to see all the action in the vineyards and tank yard.
California Wine Month only comes once a year… albeit for 30 days. Still, it’s the perfect time (and excuse) to plan your visit to Ponte!
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