Missed BottleRock in Napa this 12 months? No drawback.
There’s nonetheless loads of wine and music coming collectively at these 9 Wine Nation music festivals, happening between Paso Robles and Sonoma this summer season. Look out for various acts together with Thievery Company, Kacey Musgraves, The B52s, and ZZ Prime. Joyful Summer season!
Gundlach Bundschu Vineyard’s Huichica Music Pageant (June 7-Eight)
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Each summer season, Gundlach Bundschu places on the intimate Huichica Music Pageant (pronounced wah-CHEE-ka). Happening amongst the vineyard’s historic vineyards, 30-plus indie and people acts carry out on 4 phases over two days. This 12 months’s occasion, happening June 7-Eight, brings collectively up-and-comers like Lee Fields & The Expressions, Fruit Bats, and Lumerians. Native meals distributors will likely be on website and the wine will likely be flowing. Tickets vary from $55-155, however if you cannot make Huichica, you possibly can nonetheless get a style at varied (((folkYEAH!))) live shows placed on all through the remainder of the 12 months. // Gundlach Bundschu Vineyard: 2000 Denmark St. (Sonoma), gunbun.com
In case you go: Seize breakfast at Boxcar Fried Rooster (previously Fremont Diner) on the way in which over. Spend the weekend on the idyllic MacArthur Place, positioned inside strolling distance of the Sonoma Plaza and a fast drive to Gundlach Bundschu, and dine on the resort’s model new Mediterranean restaurant, Layla.
Mountain Vineyard’s 2019 Season (By Oct. 11)
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On the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the century-old Mountain Vineyard pairs reside music with far-reaching mountaintop views in a Colosseum-esque venue. The 2019 live performance season runs from Might 25 to October 11, with acts like MC Hammer on June 7, Elegant with Rome on June 19, and The B52s on August 12. Tickets begin at $29, and a few choices embody tremendous eating when you rock out. // Mountain Vineyard, 14831 Pierce Rd. (Saratoga), mountainwinery.com
In case you go: The fantastic thing about Mountain Vineyard is that it is not surrounded by, effectively, something. Whereas it isn’t the best place to plan an in a single day, The Hakone Gardens, one of many oldest Japanese gardens within the Western Hemisphere, is a well-liked close by attraction that you could go to earlier than the present.
Rodney Robust Vineyards’ Summer season Live performance Sequence (June 22 by way of Sept. 7)
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This Healdsburg vineyard is one lap across the solar in need of its 30th anniversary of its Summer season Live performance Sequence. Get tickets now for an acoustic efficiency by Alanis Morissette on June 22, Rick Springfield on July 14, and The Seashore Boys on September 7. Tickets begin at $89, or you should buy a four-show package deal beginning at $282. Sip Rodney Robust wines by the glass or bottle and nosh on meals from native distributors. // 11455 Outdated Redwood Hwy. (Healdsburg), rodneystrongconcertseries.com
In case you go: E book an evening on the Healdsburg Plaza on the new and architecturally-stunning Harmon Visitor Home and pre-game with cocktails atop their rooftop terrace. Deal with your self the following morning to a therapeutic massage on the spa at Resort Healdsburg, peruse the boutique outlets alongside the Healdsburg Plaza, or take a vineyard bike tour by way of Dry Creek Valley with Wine Nation Bikes.
Robert Mondavi Vineyard’s Summer season Live performance Sequence (Beginning June 29)
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This 12 months marks the 50th anniversary of the Margrit Mondavi Summer season Live performance Sequence, proof that the Mondavi’s have been pioneers in each California wine and wine hospitality. Kicking off June 29 at Robert Mondavi Vineyard with St. Paul & The Damaged Bones—plus an epic post-concert fireworks present—this 12 months’s lineup additionally boasts The Struts, Thievery Company, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Matt Nathanson. Tickets begin at $75, however we advocate splurging for the VIP dinner. // Robert Mondavi Vineyard, 7801 St Helena Hwy (Oakville), robertmondaviwinery.com
In case you go: E book a room in St. Helena on the luxurious and ultra-modern Las Alcobas or the charming and comfy Harvest Inn. Arrive earlier within the day and go wine tasting; close by Sequoia Grove and Sinegal Property are lesser-known gems with out the crowds. Gas up between tastings with the Rutherford Grill French dip (anticipate a wait on weekends).
Wente Vineyards’ Summer season Concert events (July 30 by way of Aug. 20)
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The oldest repeatedly operated, family-owned vineyard within the nation is again with its outside summer season live performance collection in Livermore, that includes roughly a dozen acts between July and September, like Styx (July 30), Daughtry (August Eight), and REO Speedwagon (August 20). Tickets begin at $79, however in the event you’re prepared to splurge, your night can embody a buffet meal. // Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Rd. (Livermore), wentevineyards.com
In case you go: Head to Livermore early to seize dinner, a glass of native wine, and a sport of bocce ball at Campo di Bocce earlier than the live performance.
Vina Robles Vineyards & Vineyard Concert events (June 18 by way of Aug. 25)
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In case you’ve been serious about planning a weekend in Paso Robles wine nation, ebook it round one of many summer season live shows on the Vina Robles amphitheatre. A stacked lineup of twenty acts between June and October consists of Sublime with Rome (June 18), Counting Crows (August 10), Kacey Musgraves (August 24), and ZZ Prime (August 25). The venue additionally has two bars and a bistro serving up a number of pizzas, burgers, and appetizers. Tickets begin at $31 and premium seating is offered. // Vina Robles, 3800 Mill Highway (Paso Robles), vinaroblesamphitheatre.com
In case you go: E book a keep in downtown Paso Robles on the charming Resort Cheval and seize a nightcap after the live performance on the native speakeasy Eleven Twenty-Two. Throughout the remainder of your keep, reserve a wine tasting at Parrish Household Winery after which drive throughout the street to Re:Discover Distillery (the cucumber vodka is killer). Discover Tin Metropolis, an industrial market stuffed with eating places, tasting rooms, a pasta manufacturing facility, and extra, and do not depart with out testing Paso Robles’ epic discipline of lights artwork exhibit, Sensorio.
Sebastiani Vineyards & Vineyard’s Friday Night time Music Sequence (Might by way of Oct.)
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Begin your Wine Nation weekend at Sebastiani for his or her Friday Night time Music Sequence with tunes of their courtyard or beautiful tasting room from a special native band or artist (Poyntlyss Sistars and T Luke and the Tight Fits, anybody?) every week, Might by way of October. On the final Friday of the month, meals vehicles roll into Sonoma for Sebastiani’s well-known Meals Truck Friday; on the opposite weeks, you are inspired to pack your personal picnic. This occasion is household and dog-friendly. Free admission, wine and meals accessible for buy. // Sebastiani Vineyards and Vineyard, 389 Fourth St. East (Sonoma), sebastiani.com
In case you go: Settle onto the Sonoma Plaza for the weekend at a historic landmark—the Sonoma Resort or El Dorado Resort—or in the event you’re searching for Victorian-era opulence, the Ledson Resort. Seize lunch the following day at The Woman & the Fig (we’re obsessive about the Mano Formate BLT with pickled inexperienced tomatoes), sip bubbly from all around the world at Sigh, a cultured bubbles bar, and reserve a tasting on the country-chic Sojourn Cellars, greatest recognized for his or her stellar, single winery pinot noir.
Sonoma Harvest Music Pageant (Sept. 14-15 and 21-22)
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The producers of BottleRock Napa Valley did not need Sonoma feeling omitted, in order that they began the Sonoma Harvest Music Pageant at B.R. Cohn Vineyard in Glen Ellen. Based by Doobie Brothers band supervisor Bruce Cohn, the vineyard has lengthy hosted nice outside live shows below the olive timber planted on the property’s 90 stunning acres. For the pageant’s second 12 months, they’re taking issues up a notch a la Coachella with two weekends (September 14-15 and 21-22) and two completely different lineups. The lineups will likely be introduced on June 10—final 12 months’s headliners have been The Avett Brothers and The Head and the Coronary heart—and tickets go on sale June 12. Bear in mind that they could promote out shortly, for the Sonoma Harvest Music Pageant is sort of a mini-BottleRock with out the crowds, restricted to roughly three,000 attendees a day. // B.R. Cohn, 15000 Sonoma Hwy. (Glen Ellen), brcohn.com
In case you go: E book a room on the quaint, but modern Olea Resort. Make an early appointment at Hamel Household Wines, a few mile south of B.R. Cohn. You may have a tough time deciding what you’re keen on extra about this place: the attractive, fashionable structure, beautiful winery views, or the improbable wine (the distinctive Isthmus mix is our favourite). Or, take a morning hike by way of Jack London State Historic Park, which not too long ago reopened the Home of Joyful Partitions museum with all-new displays concerning the adventures of Jack and Charmian London.
Safeway Open (Sept. 23-29)
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In case you’re a golf fan, plan a Napa journey September 23-29 for the Safeway Open and watch Phil Mickelson and different PGA Tour golfers duel it out on the inexperienced. As a bonus, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday end with an out of doors live performance (free to go holders) in entrance of the Silverado Resort & Spa’s historic mansion. Rob Thomas will conclude the live performance collection on Saturday night time and whereas the opposite two acts have but to be introduced (search for the information to drop in June), earlier performances embody Weezer, Billy Idol, and Third Eye Blind. // Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Rd. (Napa), safewayopen.com
In case you go: Attempt first snagging a room on the Silverado Resort & Spa. It is the place all the motion takes place and you will by no means even want an Uber. In any other case, publish up in downtown Napa at one of many many lodges, just like the Andaz or Napa River Inn. You may have your decide of eating, bars, and tasting rooms all inside strolling distance, but when it has been some time, try the brand new children on the block: Mayacamas and Alpha Omega Collective.