One of NorCal wine country’s biggest weekends!

Jill Ruzicka - April 19, 2017

One of the biggest weekends in northern California wine country is approaching fast, and wine enthusiasts are already making plans. The North Coast wine country of Lake County, a burgeoning wine region about 100 miles north of San Francisco, is getting ready to pop the cork on the 13th annual Lake County Wine Adventure on Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, 2017.

Raise your glass to celebrate Wine Adventure 2017!


A rollicking, weekend wine lover’s experience, the Lake County Wine Adventure features more than 25 different wineries busting out all the stops with their own theme parties featuring live music, gourmet food and, of course, their finest wine country varietals.

Last year, more than 1,500 people attended, with even more expected this year. At just $55 for a two-day passport, the Lake County Wine Adventure weekend offers a magnificent value for wine, food, music and celebrations for all varieties of wine connoisseurs.

On Saturday and Sunday, guests grab their passports and head out to 28 different locations and tasting rooms serving distinctive Lake County wines. Each winery has an elaborate themed party, all trying to outdo each other with food, live music and decor that they’ve been planning for months.

A single Lake County Wine Adventure passport is good for all 28 locations, and adventurers can revel and wine-taste their way around magnificent Clear Lake at their own pace. Two-day passports are $55 in advance and $65 on the day of, while a Sunday-only passport is just $40 in advance, and $45 on the day of.

Make it a Wine Adventure weekend with an overnight stay with one of the nearby local hospitality partners.

The food, fun and theme parties will be unforgettable, but the wines are the real highlight of the Lake County Wine Adventure. In particular, the sauvignon blanc winegrapes of Lake County are the finest in California wine country and among the very best in the world. Lake County wineries cleaned up at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, taking home 84 wine awards and winning several best-of-class and double-gold awards. In 2016, Wine Enthusiast award 90 points or above to 31 Lake County wines.

Where else can a wine lover find such a great value? At just $55 for a two-day Lake County Wine Adventure passport, wine enthusiasts are treated to an endless parade of elaborate parties, terrific live music and entertainment, oodles of delicious dishes and, of course, an incomparable array of award-winning Lake County wines. Make plans to indulge your sense of adventure at the 2017 Lake County Wine Adventure, where more than 25 wineries will stamp your passport to a world of world-class wine.

The 2017 Lake County Wine Adventure is May 20-21, with each participating winery open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit lakecountywineries.org.

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