In yesterday’s blog, we told you about the Grapes & Grub Festival, which is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, June 25) in Clarksburg, Calif.
In case you can’t make it to that event, but happen to be traveling in California’s Central Coast region, here’s another wine-focused event you may want to check out: the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, which will take place at the Atascadero Lake Park from 4 to 8 p.m. The park is located next to the Charles Paddock Zoo, which benefits from festival proceeds.
Festival weekend activities include a Mayor’s Winemaker Dinner, a golf tournament, a “Sunday Funday” when bottles of wine featured at the Saturday tasting may be purchased, and more.
Half-way between Paso Robles wine country and Edna Valley, Atascadero is an ideal location to begin a wine country adventure, with more than 250 wineries from which to choose.
By attending the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, you can sample a wide array of wines and perhaps develop a shortlist of estates you’d like to visit in the area.
To find out more about the festival, now in its third decade, visit its website.
And if you can’t make it to either Clarksburg or Atascadero on such short notice, plan a mini wine festival of your own with a sampler of wines from around the world, curated by the Vinesse tasting panel. Sometimes, armchair journeys are just as enjoyable as the real thing.