Calling all wine connoisseurs. Actually, any and all wine lovers! There is no better time to visit Pismo Beach than September. It’s California Wine Month.
September 2016 marks the 12th annual harvest season kickoff in California’s wine country. Now is the perfect time to sit back with your finest selection and toast in style. The month long harvest celebration includes more than 50 festivals, winemaker dinners with farm-to-table culinary delights, concerts, tours, and classes. September is the ideal time to dive deep into the best of California culture and make memories you’ll savor long after the last drop of wine is gone.
Up and down the coast, vintners prepare their wines and vineyards to host unique events and delight visitors. You can choose the flavor of your adventure – from down home with your sleeves rolled up to high style black tie.
Pick your own grapes and then witness the magical transformation nature’s jewels make to become your favorite wines. Or get personal and mingle one on one with your favorite winemaker. Practice pairing your favorite wines with culinary offerings, many of them created in partnership with local chefs and local ingredients. Or, if high style is calling, let yourself be served like a king or queen at one of the many harvest dinners up and down the coast. Design your own harvest celebration your way. Check out Discover California for information about all the local happenings.
Touring and Tasting
For a traditional adventure, you may stick to touring and tasting as the local wineries are open all month long to showcase their best. Many of them have mail order programs so you can stay in stock all year long once you discover your favorites. During September’s California Wine Month the vintners are readily available to answer questions, share about their distinguished specialties, and even serve you or taste with you. It’s a time when the California wineries shine with pride.
Especially this year after prolonged drought for months and even years, the grapes harvested and the wines produced are done so with extreme measures. The land and the fruits are nourished with more care than ever this season. Check out this link to central coast wine country info or, for even more adventure this one for an actual map where you can plan your vineyard treasure hunt.
The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach is a short drive from many of the finest vineyards in Central California’s wine country. As a friendly reminder, if you’re planning to enjoy a day of wine tasting do not hesitate to use a designated driver or hire one. We can connect you with some local options. Be safe and harvest the time of your life during this September’s California Wine Month.