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Lucky Hidden Gems and Spring Flings 2023

  • Mar 02, 2023
  • By The Vineyard Vixen

Looking for something unique and off the beaten path? Like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, boutique wineries will ensure you receive personalized service, access to unique and often private wine-tasting experiences ranging from sit down tastings of flights or verticals.

Looking for something unique and off the beaten path? Like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, boutique wineries will ensure you receive personalized service, access to unique and often private wine-tasting experiences ranging from sit down tastings of flights or verticals. Some even offer progressive tastings working from their vineyard into the caves for barrel tastings providing a glimpse of what the wine country lifestyle is all about. Book one or a few, either way, you'll be on your way to a very memorable trip to wine country.

If you’re ready for Spring (like we are) then fill your calendar with a few fresh and fun events to brighten your day and help the winter blues fade away. Check out the special events lineup on our site. It is bubbling over with all sorts of fun wine events from coast to coast.  There are Passport weekends galore, food & wine pairings, concerts, festivals and more.  So many to choose from, it's difficult to decide which to attend first.  

A word of advice though, don't hesitate because these events have limited capacity and are selling out F-A-S-T.  Some of the most popular Passport weekends require reservations at each individual winery, so if you want your top picks buy & secure your spots immediately or better yet try some unknowns. You just might be surprised to find some new favorites.

Win Tickets to Bottle Rock Napa Valley

Bottle Rock Napa Valley has become one of the most anticipated music, wine, and food events of the year. With a stellar lineup of performances, premium wines and drool worthy culinary options, set in the world famous Napa Valley, it's no wonder why.  

Prepare to dance, sip and nosh 'til your heart's content for three music filled days this Memorial Day weekend.  Attended by locals including legendary winemakers and Napa Valley's culinary celebrities alike, you never know who you might bump into while you're swaying and bopping to your favorite bands.

Become  a Cellar Scout member to make your star studded wine country experience even better.  Cellar Scouts receive VIP benefits at participating tasting rooms including special pricing for tastings, Club Member for a day perks, and more.  

Purchase a Cellar Scout membership and be automatically entered to win a pair of 3-Day Tickets to Bottle Rock Napa Valley!  Click here to become a Cellar Scout and view full give-a-way details.

Featured Tasting Rooms

Fresh Spring Events

FIRST FRIDAY- March 3 w/ CHAD'S SOUP SHACK

Fog Crest Vineyard

FIRST FRIDAY- March 3 w/ CHAD'S SOUP SHACK

Sebastopol, CA

Friday, March 3, 2023, 4:00 PM

First Sunday of the Month - Winemaker's Choice Pairings - Rescue, CA

Skinner Vineyards & Winery

First Sunday of the Month - Winemaker's Choice Pairings - Rescue, CA

Rescue, CA

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 12:00 PM

Open Cellar - Complimentary Event

Jonathan Edwards Winery

Open Cellar - Complimentary Event

North Stonington, CT

Friday, March 10, 2023, 6:00 PM

Grape Culture Society Insider Tasting Series

Grape Culture

Grape Culture Society Insider Tasting Series

Napa, CA

Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:30 PM

Cooking Party with the Chef - Irish

Messina Hof Estate Winery and Resort

Cooking Party with the Chef - Irish

Bryan, TX

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 1:00 PM

Mardi Gras & Murder - Murder Mystery Dinner

Messina Hof Grapevine Winery

Mardi Gras & Murder - Murder Mystery Dinner

Grapevine, TX

Friday, March 24, 2023, 6:00 PM

Behind the Cellar Door 2023

Amador Vintners

Behind the Cellar Door 2023

 

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:30 AM

Spring Release

Saracina Vineyards

Spring Release

Hopland, CA

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM

Fundamentals of Food and Wine Pairing with Reggie Daigneault

Patterson Cellars

Fundamentals of Food and Wine Pairing with Reggie Daigneault

Woodinville, WA

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 6:30 PM

Pink Party:  Rosé Release Event

Dutton Estate Winery

Pink Party: Rosé Release Event

Sebastopol, CA

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1:00 PM

Cooking Party with the Chef - Spring Greens

Messina Hof Estate Winery and Resort

Cooking Party with the Chef - Spring Greens

Bryan, TX

Sunday, April 16, 2023, 1:00 PM

2023 PASSPORT To The Great Out There

El Dorado Winery Association

2023 PASSPORT To The Great Out There

Diamond Springs, CA

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 11:00 AM

Jazz Night at Mankas Gardens

Vezer Family Vineyard

Jazz Night at Mankas Gardens

Fairfield, CA

Friday, April 28, 2023, 6:00 PM

Mother's Day Inspired Painting Class with Aimee

Wise Villa Winery

Mother's Day Inspired Painting Class with Aimee

Lincoln, CA

Friday, May 12, 2023, 4:00 PM

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