Monday, May 16, 2011

Say Cheers to California Wine in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA, conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along the scenic coast of California and known to Oprah Winfrey Show fans as the “Happiest City in America,” will host two exciting fall events in celebration of harvest season and California Wine Month: Sunset’s Savor the Central Coast (September 29-October 2, 2011), and Harvest Celebration Weekend (November 4-5, 2011).

Aside from these main events (detailed below), individual wineries host many celebrations, tours, and dinners throughout harvest season, beginning in September with California Wine Month and lasting through November. Visitors can begin planning their own California Wine Month tasting itineraries at where they’ll find wine event listings, a printable wine country map, and details on 37 hotels that provide a centrally-located jumping-off point into the county’s prestigious wine country.

Sunset’s Savor the Central Coast- Tickets on Sale Now
September 29- October 2, 2011
Enjoy tasting wine from over 200 wineries and food from over 30 local chefs; tour the two-acre kitchen garden and the 20,000 square-foot Central Coast Pavillion featuring guest chefs and editors from Sunset Magazine; attend Sunset’s Western Wine Awards; and participate in seminars and local tours highlighting the bounty of San Luis Obispo’s local, sustainable fish, farm and wine industries in this four-day event.

Harvest Celebration Weekend
November 4 - 5, 2011
Kick off harvest season with San Luis Obispo Vintners during their annual Harvest Celebration Weekend, including winemaker dinners on Friday evening, a grand tasting celebration in Avila Beach on Saturday, and open house tasting events at participating San Luis Obispo wineries on Sunday.

For more information about San Luis Obispo accommodations, events and activities, visit

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