Beer, Wine & Spirits in California

$55 VIP Tickets to San Diego Beer and Music Festival for Two on October 25 ($100 Value)

San Diego Beer and Music Festival

Waterfront Park

$100 $55

Sample more than 65 craft beers and access the Stone VIP Park while grooving to live music and fueling up from food trucks

Wine-Tasting Class for One or Two or Winemaking Class for One with Wine at Coterie Cellars (Up to 54% Off)

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

$55 $29

Students sample wine and cheese in tasting session or learn how the winery makes pinot noir ; all classes include bottles of wine

Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

$100 $45

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge's winery tasting room on Treasure Island

Wine-Tasting Picnic Package for Two with Take-Home Glasses at The Underground Wine Tasting Room (Up to 67% Off)

The Underground Tasting Room

Old Town Sacramento

$149 $49

Sample seven wines from three award-winning wineries, paired with a feast of cheese, salami, and other snacks in Historic Pioneer Square

In-Home Wine-Tasting Event for Up to 12 from PRP Wine International (Up to 73% Off). Two Options Available.

PRP Wine International Wine Tasting

Redeem from Home

$168.69 $45

(28)

Experienced wine consultants reveal grapes' backgrounds and regions and lead guests through the qualities of six varietals

$29 for One Admission and 15 Tasting Tickets to BierBuzz Masquerade on Saturday, October 18 ($48.47 Value)

BierBuzz Masquerade

Inland Empire Brewing Company's Business Park

$48.47 $29

Tons of local and faraway breweries sling more than 40 brews, many of them one-of-a-kind, as costumed guests mingle and dance to live music

Beer Flights and Pints for Two or Four at Kat Daddy Brewery (Up to 64% Off)

Kat Daddy Brewery

Moreno Valley

$18 $8

Former U.S. Air Force sergeant serves flights and pints of his small-batch craft beers, including cask and nitro brews

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Gennaro’s Ristorante (Up to 52% Off)

Gennaro's Ristorante

Genneros' Risrtorante

$30 $15

(159)

Sample four local and international wines from the frequently changing tasting menu and get 10% off a take-home bottle

Tasting for One or Two, or Private Winery Tour for Up to Two or Four at Chateau Adoré Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Chateau Adoré Winery

Santa Rosa

$25 $13

Tasting features vintage white and red blends, while a tour gives an in-depth look at the vineyards, processing area, and barrel room

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Mattucci Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Mattucci Winery

Oceanside

$70 $30

Each patron samples four wines; wines spend between 15 months and two years aging in oak barrels

VIP Winery Packages with Tastings for Two, Four, or Six at Antelope Valley Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Antelope Valley Winery

Lancaster

$80 $40

(17)

Savor locally-crafted rich reds, dry and fruity whites, and sweet sparkling wines during a private tasting

$219 for a Sunrise Balloon Flight for Two or Four-Hour Winery Tour for Two at Uncorked Tours ($438 Value)

Uncorked Tours

Murrieta

$438 $219

Drink a champagne toast on a 45- to 60-minute flight with receptions before and after, or tour three wineries in a limo coach with snacks

Beer-, Wine-, or Cheese-Making Class for One or Two at Simi Valley Home Brew (65% Off)

Simi Valley Home Brew

Simi Valley

$99 $35

Experts discuss the basics in brewing wine or beer or making homemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese

Beer Tasting for Two or Four People at On The Tracks Brewery (Up to 50% Off)

On The Tracks Brewery

Carlsbad

$26 $15

(33)

Sample house-brewed stouts, porters, and IPAs in tasting room

Wine Flights for Two or Four with Cheese and Crackers at Flask Fine Wines (40% Off)

Flask Fine Wines

Studio City

$48 $29

(20)

At a twice-weekly tasting bar, groups sample numerous varietals in wine flights paired with gourmet cheese and crackers

Tasting Package for Two or Four at Bulldog Brewery (43% Off)

Bulldog Brewery

Murrieta

$35 $20

(61)

Award-winning craft brews served in a rustic tap room with slatted-wood walls, high ceilings, and NFL football games playing on TVs

$60 for a Wine Tasting and Tour Experience for Two at Keyways Vineyard & Winery ($246 Value)

Keyways Vineyard & Winery

Temecula

$246 $60

After touring the vineyard, guests can sample pours of wine in the barrel room, then select 12 samples of wine paired with gourmet snacks

$29 for Winery Passport with Tastings at Five Wineries from Santa Ynez Valley Wine Club ($60 Value)

Santa Ynez Valley Wine Club

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Vino veterans and occasional tipplers alike can enjoy the welcoming embrace of five of Santa Ynez Valley's finest wineries

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Wine to Take Home at Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room (Up to 54% Off)

Casa Barranca Winery Tasting Room

Ojai

$70 $35

(25)

Flight of Old World–style wines made from organic grapes served in remodeled tasting room adorned with murals of the local wine region

Food and Wine Pairing for Two or Four at Vintner's Cellar (Up to 51% Off)

Vintner's Cellar

Downtown

$100 $49

Food pairings include four gourmet cheeses, cured meats, fresh and dried fruit, nuts, and two whites, three reds, one sweet wine

Tasting for Two, Glasses, and Cheese with Option for One or Two Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Newport Beach

$70 $29

(68)

Urban microwinery crafts rich vintages with California grapes and pairs pours with vintner-selected cheese plates

Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to Half Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

$32 $16

(13)

Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Frisby Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Frisby Cellars Winery

Lake Forest

$30 $15

Local grapes meet their full potential in these wines, which show off the unique notes of the area's terroir

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 3 Seriously Great Summer Wines From Sonoma Loeb For $40

Sonoma Loeb

Napa

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 3 seriously great summer wines from sonoma-loeb for $40

Beer Flights with Souvenir Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (46% Off)

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

North Redlands

$28 $15

Sample brews like Orange Wheat Beer, Betty IPA, and Chocolate Porter at a regional brewery across the street from Redlands Municipal Airport

Wine and Artisan-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Millésimé Cellars (50% Off)

Millésimé Cellars

Camarillo

$48 $24

(16)

As winemakers explain the wine-making process from grape to glass, guests pair five wines with chocolates inside a barrel room and cellar

Reserve Wine Tastings for Two or Four at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room (Half Off)

Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

(16)

Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six with Take-Home Bottles of Wine at E2 Family Winery (Up to 54% Off)

E2 Family Winery

Thornton

$38 $19

Sample wine from six generations of winemakers and take home several bottles to sip later

Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

Carmel Valley Village

$20 $11

(38)

Sample award-winning wines aged in French oak barrels and made from grapes grown in the vineyards that make the property so picturesque

Three-Hour Microbrewery Tour for 2 or Private Microbrewery Tour for Up to 12 from Brew Cruz (Up to 43% Off)

Brew Cruz

Eastside

$138 $79

Duos or groups of up to 12 ride a refurbished vintage school bus to local microbreweries, where they sample beers and tour the facilities

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 72% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

$69.98 $23

(54)

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Watsonville Winemakers Studios (Up to 58% Off)

Watsonville Winemakers Studios

Watsonville

$30 $15

At boutique-winery cooperative, staffers pour one-ounce tastings of multiple varietals from three wineries

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Rev Winery (77% Off)

Rev Winery

Covina

$128 $29.99

Sample and take home organic, sulfate-free wines including cabernet sauvignon, syrah, and merlot

$26 for Admission for Two to the Wine and Art Faire at Carvalho Family Winery on October 5 ($50 Value)

Carvalho Family Winery

Carvalho Family Winery at Old Sugar Mill

$50 $26

(30)

Browse wares from local vendors, chat with authors, and dine from food trucks at event benefitting Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

$20 for a Wine Tasting with Food Pairings for Two at The Workshop Urban Wine Collective ($50 Value)

The Workshop Urban Wine Collective

San Luis Obispo

$50 $20

Brand new tasting lounge serves a cheese plate for each pair and pours three samples of wine per person; wine pours are 2 ounces each

Props & Hops Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, November 22, at Palm Springs Air Museum (50% Off)

Palm Springs Air Museum

Palm Springs

$80 $40

(589)

Sample 4-oz. beers from 40+ breweries while listening to DJs and live bands and wandering among a hangar's worth of vintage planes

Wine Tasting, Class, and Tour for Two or Four at Rideau Vineyard (Up to 74% Off)

Rideau Vineyard

Ballard

$134 $35

Each guest samples a flight of five two-ounce fine wines, learn about the details of winemaking, and tour a family vineyard

$99 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($198 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

$198 $99

(4)

Hop in a bus and head to four boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

Wine and Appetizers for Two or Four at Aria V Wine Bar (Up to 60% Off)

Aria V Wine Bar

Culver City

$62 $29

Guests can enjoy appetizers and wine, with offerings from red to white and everything in between, in this upscale wine bar

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Six Bottles of Reserve Wine at Viano Winery

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% off six bottles of wine from the reserve selection.

Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Aimee June Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Aimee June Winery

San Juan Bautista

$29 $16

Boutique winery produces eight natural-yeast varietals, each bottle adorned with hand-crafted artwork

Wine-Tasting for Two or Four at Hamilton Oaks Winery (Half Off)

Hamilton Oaks Winery

Hamilton Oaks Winery

$30 $15

Winemaking duo presents guests with five naturally produced varietals

Vampire Wine-Tasting Package and Gift for Up to Two or Four at Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room (Up to 53% Off)

Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

Beverly Hills

$80 $40

(94)

During tastings, individuals sample vampire-inspired local wines such as Dracula Merlot

Tour for Two, Four, or Eight with Tasting, Antipasti, and Bottles of Wine at Perry Creek Winery (Up to 59% Off)

Perry Creek Winery

South El Dorado

$42.50 $20

Sample wines from the barrel and bottle and nibbling on antipasti platters; go home with a bottle of Zinman Reserve

Tour and Tasting for Two or Four with Logo Glasses at Estate d'Iacobelli Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Estate d'Iacobelli Winery

Fallbrook

$40 $19

Hilltop estate with small-batch boutique wines influenced by Italy

$22 for Wine Tasting for Two with Cheese Plate and $5 Credit at Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden ($36 Value)

Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden

Saratoga

$36 $22

(51)

Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble complementary cheeses

Wine Sensory Experience for Two or Four at Roblar Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Roblar Winery

Solvang-Santa Ynez

$60 $39

(87)

The Experience includes sips of five wines, which are paired with small complementary bites

Winetastings for One, Two, or Four at 12 Wineries from Passport Central Coast (Up to 51% Off)

Passport Central Coast

Multiple Locations

$39 $19

A passport lets you explore 12 different central-coast wineries and enjoy tastings at each

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Carmel Ridge Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

(59)

Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese at D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 50% Off)

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Dom Whitney Wines (Half Off)

Dom Whitney Wines

Windsor

$20 $10

Growers with extensive family histories in winemaking combine their talents to create pinot noirs, zinfandels, and reds

$11 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Wineglasses and Gift Card at Manzoni Estate Vineyard ($20 Value)

Manzoni Estate Vineyard

Soledad

$20 $11

(9)

Sample varietals such as chardonnay or pinot noir in a tasting room located in the heart of Santa Lucia Highlands

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Val Du Vino Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Val Du Vino Winery

Murphys

$35 $20

Wine tastings include up to six flights of wine and a take-home bottle

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Lenora Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Lenora Winery

Ramona

$24 $13

Join the winemaker and sample wines made from grapes grown at the vineyard and enjoy stunning views of the vineyard and rolling hills

Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four at Berryessa Gap Vineyards (Up to $67 Off)

Berryessa Gap Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$63 $32

Tour the winery that started 50 years ago and enjoy sips of wine at two tasting rooms; selection of wine bottles to choose from

$39 for Tour and Tasting with Four Bottles of Wine at Montoliva Vineyard and Winery ($100 Value)

Montoliva Vineyard and Winery

Chicago Park

$100 $39

(7)

Winemaker with appreciation for traditional Italian methods oversees a collection of award-winning varietals

$20 Buys You a Coupon for Wine Tasting for Two and 50% Off a Mixed Case of Wine at Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery

Hopland

$20 $20

For $20, receive a coupon for wine tasting for two people at the tasting room and 50% off a mixed case of wine

Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle and Optional Expiration Protection at Toretti Family Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Toretti Family Vineyards

Los Olivos

$62 $29

Sample wines pressed from grapes grown in the on-site vineyard

Wine Tasting and Tapas for Two or Four at Viña Castellano (Up to 52% Off)

Viña Castellano

Auburn

$72 $35

(25)

Spanish wines accompany a tapas platter loaded with Marcona almonds, Mediterranean olives, and tapenade

$35 for a Deluxe Wine Tasting Package for Two at Monarch Grove Winery ($70 Value)

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

$70 $35

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at The Wine Room (Up to 41% Off)

The Wine Room

The Wine Room

$56 $33

Sip on three red wines and three white wines and learn about the process of winemaking before taking home a souvenir glass

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Rancho Las Lomas (Up to 53% Off)

Rancho Las Lomas

Silverado

$80 $39

(51)

Guests gather in the Barn Bar to enjoy five flights of wine, plus cheese tastings, then take a stroll in the wildlife zoo afterward

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Seal Beach Winery (Up to 45% Off)

Seal Beach Winery

Los Alamitos

$30 $16.50

(18)

Flights of boutique wines, such as sauvignon blanc, viognier, and pinot noir

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off When You Buy 2 Bottles Or More ($50+ Value) at Stark Wine

Stark Wine

Healdsburg

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off when you buy 2 bottles or more ($50+ value)

Wine Tasting Experience for Two or Four at Renegade Winery (Up to 41% Off)

Renegade Winery

Mokelumne Hill

$57 $34

Groups tipple seven varietals and pair them with meat and cheese during tasting that includes take-home bottle of wine

Wine and Music Festival for One or Two from Wine, Rhythm, and Brews on October 4 (Up to 39% Off)

Wine, Rhythm, and Brews

Sierra Madre

$40 $25

Sip beer and wine from local producers while listening to live music or participating in the silent auction; proceeds go to charity

Historic Food-and-Wine Walking Tour from San Francisco Wine Group (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

San Francisco Wine Group

Sonoma Plaza

$110 $55

Guided food and wine walking tours through historic downtown Sonoma cover up to 7 tasting rooms and restaurants over about 2.5 hours

Wine Tastings for 2, 4, or 6–10 at Jodar Vineyards (Up to 63% Off)

Jodar Vineyards

Camino

$60 $25

(38)

During reserve wine tastings guests taste four wines and food pairings; groups of 6–10 can taste with the winemaker on Thursday or Friday

Wine Tour of Los Olivos and Solvang for One or Two from Zuri Wine Tasting (Up to 51% Off)

Zuri Wine Tasting

Westchester Shopping Center

$89 $44

(17)

Luxury motorcoaches ferry tour-goers to historical wineries, opulent restaurants, and hip shopping destinations with views of the Pacific

Walking Downtown Brewery Tour for One or Two from San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours (Up to 44% Off)

San Diego Brewery & Beer Tours

San Diego

$49 $29

Walking tour goes behind the scenes at Karl Strauss, Beer Co., and Yard House with tastings and light appetizers

Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four with Credit Toward Bottles of Wine at Sherman Cellars (39% Off)

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

$45 $29

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

$55 for a Wine-Tasting Party with Wine Advisor & 6 Bottles of Wine ($250 Value)

Wines For Humanity San Francisco

In Home

$250 $55

Six bottles of wine are delivered to your doorstep, and a professional wine advisor walks you and up to 15 guests through a wine tasting

Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

(82)

Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

Take-Home Dry Growler with Four Pints of Beer for One or Two at Packinghouse Brewing Co. (50% Off)

Packinghouse Brewing Co.

Riverside

$40 $20

Take home a growler to use later; sip four pints at brewery with offerings such as Black Beauty Cream Stout and Heritage Pale Ale

$59 for Food and Wine Pairing for Two at Mayo Family Reserve Room ($90 Value)

Mayo Family Reserve Room

Kenwood

$90 $59

(71)

Reserve Room guests head to the tasting room for a seven-course tasting menu paired with multiple pours of red and white wines

Wine Flights for Two or Four at Orfila Vineyards & Winery (38% Off)

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Escondido

$24 $15

(168)

Visitors enjoy samples of award-winning red and white wines in a tasting room that overlooks the winery's 70-acre estate

Wine and Meat and Cheese for Two or Four at The Wine Loft (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

The Wine Loft

Carlsbad

$48 $28

Deep reds and crisp whites pair with wine-friendly trays of cheese and meats

Four-Hour Temecula Valley Wine Tour for One or Two from Uncorked Tours (66% Off)

Uncorked Tours

Temecula Wine Country

$229 $79

(13)

Four-hour tour of 3 wineries aboard a limo coach includes 5-6 tastings, 50 digital photos, and complimentary champagne and appetizers.

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Core Wine Company (55% Off)

Core Wine Company

Downtown Orcutt

$20 $9

Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

Select Local Merchants

“Marylle Koken is fantastic at performing major transformations with ease," says InStyle magazine. "Koken is one of the nation’s top performing media artists in hair making today," raves SalonCity. While most salon owners would revel in a single glowing review, The Harlot Salon’s owner, Marylle Koken, has had them rolling in since her career began at the tender age of 19. After growing up in Holland and training in France, she traveled to the United States to embark upon a storied career. Now, thanks to her reputation for spellbinding styles, she counts The Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Juliette Binoche, Claudia Schiffer, and Jack Nicholson as clients at her Parisian-themed salon.

Complimentary cookies, champagne, and cappuccino welcome guests into The Harlot, where they kick back in soft, leather chairs as they await treatments with Marylle or one of the salon’s other star stylists. Not to be outdone by their lauded leader, the staff also flaunts impressive resumés that include styling for LA Fashion Week and fitting the Hollywood sign for its new wig. With the help of Sebastian Professional and Moroccanoil products, they perform a traditional list of hair services with untraditional flair.

1641 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice,
CA
US

In 1927, after seven years of Prohibition, Vincent Rizzo had an idea. He would buy a winery. While this may have been an unconventional move, he knew he could get Bernardo Winery at a lower price and keep the business thriving with an unlikely product: olive oil. In a stroke of cunning and arguable genius, the first-generation Rizzo owner made use of the olive trees growing on his property, selling the cold-pressed virgin oil to many of the tuna canneries in downtown San Diego. He also continued production of sacramental wine and grape juice that was, according to the winery's website, "guaranteed to ferment by the end of the road."

The winery grew to be one of San Diego County's major wine suppliers in the late 1940s, and Vincent turned the family business over to his son, Ross, in 1962. Ross's passion and dedication fueled the winery's success until his passing in 2008. Ross Rizzo, Jr. now keeps his father and grandfather's legacies alive, adding new varietals and winemaking techniques to the company's repertoire while paying homage to the old ways. Ross still sources his grapes from local vineyards and produces and cellars his wine to develop each variety?s distinct flavor.

Guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic winery during tours and tastings, and the scenic spot also hosts private parties at several outdoor venues and in the Barrel Room, where wooden rafters and huge redwood wine-storage vats create a rustic feel. Once they are done tasting, visitors can wander through a micro village of shops and studios or get a bite to eat at Cafe Merlot. The sprawling property features nods to its storied past with accents such as wagon wheels and an antique thresher machine and events such as grape stompings, otherwise known as do-it-yourself purple pedicures.

13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte
San Diego,
CA
US

At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.

3055 Olin Ave
San Jose,
CA
US

Noeteca‘s owners spent their lives looking forward to running their own restaurant, so it’s no surprise that the French-inspired tapas spot feels comfortable in its own skin from early morning meals until late into the night. During the day, Noeteca seems like a cafe, where patrons sip on international coffees from local roasters brewed by the cup or for personal-sized French presses. At brunch menu, familiar dishes share space with ambitious French-inspired offerings—the croque monsieur becomes a croque Napoleon with slices of bread pudding layered with black forest ham and emmantaler. When the weather is nice, guests can wander out to a patio colored by a flower and herb garden to learn the sun’s secret handshake.

As evening falls, candlelight fills the dining room and guests switch their focus to wine. The award-winning list includes more than 30 varieties, each available by the glass or half-glass. For dinner, patrons can build their own cheese plates or share a tarte flambèe, Alsatian flatbreads the San Francisco Bay Guardian said have “a lovely thin, blistered crust that was a bit softer and more luxurious than a typical pizza crust”.

1551 Dolores St
San Francisco,
CA
US

Behind courtyards filled with lit fountains, verdant trees, and grassy spaces stands the glossy façade of River Park shopping center. During each annual A Taste of River Park these courtyards fill with local chefs serving tastes of their restaurants' signature dishes and Central Valley wineries pouring samples of their wines. While visitors stroll through the outdoor festival, the mall's retailers put on a fashion show of upcoming fall fashion trends and demonstrate the 21 ways to button a cardigan. Visitors can also thrill to the sights and sounds of the featured live entertainment.

220 E Paseo del Centro
Fresno,
CA
US

The Scribner family has been a fixture of the Sacramento River Delta since 1893, when George Washington Scribner settled along the river bend that would eventually bear his name. Five generations since the fertile soil first beckoned the patriarch, the family is still putting the original barn to good use—now as a tasting room where the Scribners' award-winning wines get the attention and ambiance they deserve. The family’s alluring adult beverages reach their palate-pleasing potential thanks to the expertise of 50-year winemaker William Ghiglieri, who helps the Scribners maintain their century-old legacy. Visitors can rent out the vineyard for private events, lending a convivial elegance to such get-togethers as corporate parties, bridal showers, or pet goldfish funerals.

9051 River Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US