Grapes naturally exist in three forms: solid, liquid, and raisin. Imbibe the fruit's most drinkable state with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a day of unlimited wine and beer tasting, plus a complimentary souvenir glass at the California Beer and Wine Festival in Yuba City on Saturday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (a $25 value in advance, a $30 value at the door).
Local breweries and vineyards pour more than 100 brews and vintages for unlimited sampling at the third annual California Beer and Wine Festival. Check-in begins at noon, and with the first 1 p.m. pour, Plumas Street erupts in a hullabaloo of blushing wines and hoppy blends. Microbrews, such as Sierra Nevada and Lost Coast Brewing strut around palates in cage-match-style battles to determine ale or stout supremacy. Oenophiles or the oeno-curious can frolic through tidal waves of red and whites from wineries such as Langtry Estate and Renaissance, each piquing olfactory senses with rich floral bouquets and subtle hints of grape tears. While taps and bottles freely flow, patrons can pair beverage with purchasable food items from the many vendors that adorn the festival street, or they can do the mashed potato to 70 years of hits from the live cover band Decades.
All event proceeds are donated to charities allocated by the Sutter-Yuba Association of Realtors.
California Beer & Wine Festival
The California Beer & Wine Festival expands the palates of visitors with unlimited samples of beers and wines. Plus, 100% of the profits from ticket sales are donated to local non-profits. Inside the festival, craft breweries showcase their creations, with participants such as Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, and Lost Coast. A number of wineries also pour vintages for sipping, while a live cover band provides a lively soundtrack for the yearly ritual of inadvertently bathing yourself in red wine while dancing.