Celebrating California Wine MonthSeptember 7, 2013
The wine industry in California deserves to be celebrated, and September is the month to do it. Not only is September one of the most beautiful times in wine country, it also marks the start of harvest for many wineries.
There are plenty of reasons to love great wine, from the intricate flavors, beautiful aromas, to the fun social atmosphere of enjoying a nice glass of wine. Here are a few other statistics of why the Wine Industry in California should be celebrated:
· There are over 450,000 acres of wine grapes planted in California
· 90% of all U.S., wine is produced in California
o The U.S., is the 4th leading producer of wine behind France, Italy and Spain
· The California Wine Industry brings over 300,000 full time jobs to our state
· California ranks first in wine consumption in the U.S.
· 20.7 Million tourists visit California wine regions each year
· California wines have been around for nearly 250 years
So maybe you are wondering how you should celebrate California Wine month… Well there are plenty of events and celebrations going on throughout the state, but Sunset Savor the Central Coast is happening right here in our backyard and Still Waters Vineyards is proud to be a part of the main event.
Sunset Savor, Main Event Sept 28th and 29th at Margarita Ranch
The Main Event will highlight the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers.
Taste from over 100 local wineries, sample small bites dished-up from local restaurants, and enjoy vendors showcasing their crafts.
In addition to the Main Event, Sunset Savor the Central Coast will be highlighting experiences all across the central coast. From the oyster farm, dinner at the famous Hearst Castle, and horseback trail rides, to a concert by Grammy award winning artist Colby Caillet there are plenty of ways to Celebrate California Wine Month on the Central Coast!
We hope you find a fun way to indulge and celebrate our wonderful wine industry