New Wine Country Road Trip Video Previews September California Wine Month 2012

Take a virtual road trip of California wine country at this one-of-a-kind wine tasting where wines are organized region by region, celebrating diverse and delicious offerings from throughout the state for September: California Wine Month.

Consumer tastings in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 6 and in San Francisco on Saturday, Sept. 22, continue the virtual road trip through California wine country with a tasting of wines from more than 15 regions around the state presented by vintners, growers and representatives from each region.  Guests can taste more than 70 California wines with artisanal cheeses and salumi at The Peninsula Beverly Hills from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 6 and at the San Francisco Ferry Building Grand Hall from 2-5 p.m. on Sept. 22.  Participating regions include: El Dorado, Lake County, Livermore Valley, Lodi, Mendocino, Monterey, Madera, Napa Valley, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Mountains, Sonoma and Temecula.  Visit www.discovercaliforniawines.com/roadtrip for tickets, information on winery events around the state throughout September and more.

Wine Institute is the association of more than 1,000 California wineries and wine-related businesses dedicated to enhancing the environment for the responsible production, consumption and enjoyment of wine.  California is the fourth largest wine producer in the world, making 90 percent of all U.S. wine.  Each year, nearly 21 million tourists visit wine regions throughout the state to explore and enjoy the wines, cuisine and cultural offerings associated with California’s signature industry.

Taste more than 60 California wines with artisanal cheeses and salumi and meet the winemakers and growers behind them. Attendance is limited and guests must be 21 years or older. Visit www.discovercaliforniawines.com/californiawinemonth for more events and information.

Part of the proceeds from this event will go to CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) and CSWA (California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance).