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Top 10 Hot Wine Tastings for Spring

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Spring can only mean one thing in wine country, new releases!   The event schedule is heating up and there is no better way to experience most all the wines within a region than through a special tasting.   Mark your calendars and get ready to hit the road for some key tasting adventures throughout wine country this Spring.  

1. Napa Valley Mustard Festival: Celebrate the beautiful mustard season in Napa Valley. Taste artisan made mustards, specialty foods and Napa wines at The Marketplace, the Napa Valley Mustard Festival's Signature Event, at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts. Get tickets online now for the weekend’s events, March 17-18. Need a place to stay for the weekend? Check out the luxurious Exclusive Experience package with Vintage Inn, just down the road in Yountville.

2. Sonoma Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend: Fall in love with the wine, in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The weekend of March 17-18 get a chance to taste new releases and not yet released barrel samples! Plus nibble on gourmet food pairings prepared by local chefs and restaurants. Tickets are just $55 for the weekend, call toll free at 866-794-9463. Want the perfect Foodie and Wine Lover weekend retreat? Stay on Sonoma Squae with the infamous girl and the fig’s Exclusive Experience.

3. Paso Robles Zin Festival: One of the most comprehensive regional Zinfandel events in California. The annual weekend is a collection of events including tastings, dinners, silent auctions, open houses at the award-winning Paso Robles wineries, and A Celebration of Zinfandel, a grand tasting and auction. Call (805) 239.8463 for your tickets March 16-18 and mention! Want to escape for the whole weekend? Stay with the Paso Robles Inn and Hot Springs, featured on

4. Dundee Hills, Oregon Passport: Close to 20 premium wineries invite you to visit and enjoy the benchmark wines of this exciting new appellation. Expand your Pinot Noir palette with these hot wineries. Taste exceptional wines and learn from experts about our unique climate, soil, geology, and farming practices, all weekend long March 17-18. Call (503) 864.2700 for your tickets and mention More details on Oregon wine country here!

5. Sonoma Valley Film Festival & Wine Events: Uncork the experience for fabulous films, food and wine. The 10th Annual Sonoma Valley Film Festival will feature food & wine tastings before every film screening, lively receptions, hot parties and casual mingling with emerging filmmakers, film stars, star winemakers and celebrity chefs. View the slide show of the event and buy tickets online now. Need a place to stay? Book your Exclusive Experience package, including festival passes, now on

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