Calling all wine lovers – California Living® invites you to experience 3 unique ways to enjoy wine this weekend to include an insider’s guide to the June 26-27, 2015 “Russian River Valley Passport Weekend,” San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruises for wine lovers, and expert food & wine pairing guides with Julien Miquel of “Social Vignerons” – a 2015 “Wine Blog Awards” finalist for “Best New Wine Blog.”
For San Francisco Bay Area wine lovers looking for a local wine country getaway, California Living® invites wine lovers to take their wine tasting experience to a new level during the first full weekend of summer with a getaway to Sonoma Wine Country by taking part in the Russian River Valley Passport Weekend, a two-day Sonoma Wine Country celebration offering limited VIP Access, 2-Day and Sunday only ticket holders the opportunity to taste wine at more than 30 wineries.”
Russian River Valley Passport Weekend participants will be treated to a few exclusive events not usually open to the public, as well as the opportunity to enjoy wine tastings,, barrel tastings and wine-friendly nibbles at various wineries and tasting rooms in the Russian River Valley Wine Growing Region of California’s famous Sonoma Wine Country.
The Russian River Valley Passport Weekend is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, offering participants the opportunity to taste Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and other cool-climate varietal wines.
In addition, Russian River Valley Passport Weekend guests will receive “preferred access” to pre-release wines, barrel, library and limited edition winery-only wines, as well as unique experiences at participating wineries, many of which aren’t normally open to the public.
For a full list of event participants and experiences, please visit: rrvw.org/rrv-passport.
Looking for a super relaxing way to enjoy a favorite bottle of wine this weekend?
California Living® recommends the “wine getaway” Bay Area locals choose time and time again when they want to “getaway without going away.” Every Friday and Saturday evening through mid-October, wine lovers (and anyone else wanting to take a sunset cruise) are invited get on-board an Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise to sit back, relax and unwind with their favorite bottle of wine. These super popular San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruises are featured on California Living® as a top “close to home” getaway loved by the locals, and conveniently depart out of the chic waterfront destination: Tiburon, California.
Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruises offer wine lovers the opportunity to bring along their favorite bottle of wine and a picnic dinner and/or snacks to enjoy as they take in some of the most spectacular sights offered on San Francisco Bay. A full bar is also available on-board.
During Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry’s 1.5-hour Sunset Cruise, guests will be treated to unforgettable views of:
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- San Francisco Skyline
- Alcatraz Island
- Angel Island State Park…and more!
Sunset Cruise tickets are $20.00/per person, and can be booked online for your convenience.
Looking for a virtual wine experience to enjoy from the comfort of your own home? For wine lovers looking to create exceptional wine and food pairings this weekend, California Living® suggests wine lovers visit SocialVignerons.com – one of “Wine Blog Awards” 2015 Finalists for “Best New Wine Blog,” expertly managed by wine blog author and wine industry professional Julien Miquel of “Social Vignerons.” Visitors to SocialVignerons.com will find everything from professional wine reviews, to hot info-graphics for the wine lover in everyone, to include:
- Wine & pizza pairings
- Expert guides to pairing wine & food
- Ultimate guide to summer drinks…and more!
Today, June 26, 2015 is the final day to cast your vote for Social Vignerons as Wine Blog Awards “Best New Wine Blog,” which makes it the perfect time to check out all Julien Miquel’s wine blog for wine lovers so you can start creating great wine & food pairing to enjoy with friends and family this weekend. Cheers!