April is Down to Earth Month

Discover California Wines presents Down To Earth Month in honor of Earth Day which celebrates California’s commitment to sustainable grape growing and winemaking. Events and festivals continue throughout the rest of April. See if any of the following appeals to you.


Earth Month Guided Hikes in Sustainable Vineyards with Wine Tastings

  • Six Sigma Ranch and Winery property in Lake County (April 15 & 28)
  • Benziger Family Winery in Sonoma County  (April 22)
  • Alexander Valley Vineyards in Healdsburg (All Month)
  • Cooper Garrod Vineyards’ Walk With the Winemaker (All Month)

Earth Month Tours & Tastings 

  • Electric Bus Estate Tours of Ponte Winery in Temecula (All Month)
  • Sustainable Tour & Tasting of the Vineyard at Captain Vineyards in Moraga (All Month)
  • Sustainable Wines & Vines Tour of Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley (All Month)
  • Eco Tour & Tasting Experience at Honig Vineyard & Winery in Napa Valley (All Month)

Passport Weekends (Like a wine country road trip; can taste dozens of wineries in one stop!)

  • Spring Wine Weekend Calaveras Wine Country
  • El Dorado Passport to the Great Out There (April 22-23)
  • Wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains Grand Tasting (April 30)

Earth Month Festivals

  • California Wine Festival – Dana Point – Sample selections from dozens of California wineries and enjoy artisanal food (April 15-16)
  • OC Spring Wine Fest – Costa Mesa – sample wines from all over California (April 22-23)
  • Earth Day Napa festival with sustainable wines + earth friendly vendors, live entertainment (April 23)
  • Garagiste Wine Festival: Northern Exposure in Sonoma – region’s best small, hard-to-find wine producers.at this intimate event and taste cutting-edge wines (April 29)
  • Stags Leap District Vineyard to Vintner Weekend – Napa Valley – Connect with the proprietors and winemakers of the Stags Leap District, including many that are using sustainable farming practices (April 28-30)

Be sure to see the interactive map of the state’s wine regions and winery events at Discover California Wines.com