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6. Annual Vintners' Festival, Santa Barbara: The 25th annual Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival attracts wine lovers to meet member vintners, taste their wines, and enjoy great food and music in a festive outdoor environment. A region known for beautiful pinot noir and infamous from the movie Sideways. Spend a memorable weekend getting to know the beauty of the Santa Barbara landscape and their wines. Event day is April 21. Call (805) 688.0881 for ticket details and mention More details on Santa Barbara wine country right here. Read more

7. Stag’s Leap World Class Cabernet: The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association celebrates its 7th year of Vineyard to Vintner: "On the Trail of World-Class Cabernet." With over a dozen winery open houses, a unique sensory seminar and a sumptuous alfresco feast, this will be a day to remember on April 28 only. Call for your tickets to this premium cabernet tasting at 707-255-1720 and mention Want the ultimate weekend stay with a winery? Get a private wine tasting and luxurious stay with the new Napa Valley Rendezvous Exclusive Experience package.

8. Pinnacles Wine Festival, Monterey: Meet the winemakers now producing exceptional wines from the Chalone Appellation. World-famous Monterey County chefs will be pairing light hors d'oeuvres. Hosted by the Inn at the Pinnacles on April 28th. Call for your tickets, only $40 prior to March 15, to this insider event at 831-678-2400 and mention More details on Monterey County wine country here.

9. James River Wine Festival, Virginia: The popular and famous 16th Annual James River Wine Festival is this April 28-29 Enjoy fine wines from 25 of the region’s best and entertainment at the Innsbrook Pavillion, Richmond, VA. Call (804) 353.1525 for your tickets and mention
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10.Hopland, Mendocino Passport Weekend: Taste a great range of outstanding red wines - from Zins to Syrahs to Doclettos and Barberas - in the warm, inland region of Mendocino - Hopland! The Passport weekend provides tasting access to all their wineries plus live music, bocce ball, barrel tasting, barbeques, reserve and future tastings and much more. Only $30, all-inclusive, for a fabulous wine weekend May 5-6. Call 1.800.433.3689 and mention Need to know a place to stay? Check out these preferred places nearby. Read More