Guglielmo Family Harvest Festival: Now in its 26th year, this annual event features a Tri-Trip barbecue with all the fixin’s, music, dancing, a grape stomp, games and raffles, and Guglielmo wine. 2:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Villa Emile at Guglielmo Winery, 1480 East Main Ave., Morgan Hill. $60-$70. 408-779-2145, https://www.guglielmowinery.com.
Scotts Valley Art, Wine & Beer Festival: Two-day event held in an open park setting featuring fine art, wine and beer tasting, food, contests, and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20. SkyPark, 361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley. https://svartfest.com.
Santana Row Wine Stroll: Ticket holders can enjoy wine tasting from Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries, bid on auction items and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Bill Wilson Center. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 19. Santana Row, 377 Santana Row, San Jose. $40. http://www.santanarow.com.
Hawaiian Luau: Feast on traditional Luau foods such as kalua pork, teriyaki chicken and steamed rice with pineapple and cherries, then participate in a mini hula show that includes a hula lesson with the audience. Wine and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Hannah Nicole Vineyards, 6700 Balfour Road, Brentwood. $70-$80. Must be 21 or older. http://www.hnvwines.com.
California Wine Month Celebration: The Madera Vintners Association hosts an evening of wine tasting, appetizers, and live music in honor of the statewide celebration of California Wine Month. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15. Birdstone Winery, 9400 Road 36, Madera. $25-$35. www.maderawinetrail.com.
Pinot Weekend: In honor of National Pinot Noir Day on Aug. 18, Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards is celebrating its pinots all weekend long. Tickets include light bites, live music in the arbor, olive oil tasting, and access to wine stations featuring several estate, single vineyard and clonal pinots. Noon-4 p.m. Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 19, and noon-4 p.m. Aug. 20. $45. www.gloriaferrer.com.
Taste of Petaluma: It’s an epicurean adventure in historic downtown at Taste of Petaluma. Guests can purchase a wristband with 10 detachable tasting tickets, then plot their tasting tour through downtown. More than 50 local restaurants, food purveyors, breweries and wineries will be serving bites and sips. Noon-3 p.m. Aug. 19. Downtown Petaluma. www.tasteofpetaluma.org.
Wine and Cheese Pairing: Winemaker and in-house cheese connoisseur, Jeffrey Fiegel, will lead guests through a flight of wines matched with a sampling of gourmet cheeses followed by a Q&S session. 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Brooklyn West Winery, 201 3rd St., Oakland. $75. 510-879-7763, email@example.com.
WINEderlust Renegade Wine Festival: This distinctive event will feature wineries, craft breweries, mocktails, artisan vendors, and live music on the bank of the American River. 2-9 p.m. Aug. 26. Henningsen Lotus Park, 950 Lotus Road, Lotus. $20-$28. http://eldoradowines.org/winederlust.
Simply Summer Celebration: Celebrate the history of zinfandel in Northern Sonoma with a wine and food tasting and a chance to meet winemakers, plus barbecue and dessert. Tickets include wine tasting and glass. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Trentadue Winery, 19170 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville. $35-$250. http://www.zinfandelevents.com.
Gravenstein Apple Fair: This year’s Fair features a wide variety of refreshments for fair-goers including local ciders, wines, microbrews and spirits as well as entertainment, food, children’s activities and, of course, heirloom Gravenstein apples. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 12-13. Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastapol. www.gravensteinapplefair.com.
Cinema at Wente Vineyards: Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a night out at Wente Vineyard’s outdoor movie series. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 and the movie, “A Star Wars Story,” starts at approximately at 8 p.m. Wine by the glass and bottle and food will be available for purchase. Admission is free. Wente Vineyards, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore. www.wentevineyards.com.
Pizza on the Lawn: Charles Krug is firing up the oven to bring Italian wood-fired pizzas paired with a glass of wine and served on the tree-lined lawn just outside their historic Redwood Cellar. Charles Krug Winery, 2800 Main St., St. Helena.11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Mondays, through Oct. 30. $19. https://www.charleskrug.com.
Oysters and Wine: Enjoy fresh and locally harvested oysters — raw or grilled — paired with your favorite wine, by the glass or bottle. Noon-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. B.R. Cohn 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. http://www.brcohn.com.
Tequila and mezcal tasting: The Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley is hosting a philanthropic tequila tasting featuring blanco, anejo, extra anejo and reposado blends. Tickets are $60 and include the tequila and mezcal tasting, a Mexican buffet dinner, dancing and auction. Margaritas, wine and beer will be available for purchase. 5:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 26. San Jose Scottish Rite Center, 2455 Masonic Drive. http://www.shopwithacopsv.com.
ICC Open House: Watch chef demos, meet chef-instructors and take an interactive tour at the International Culinary Center’s monthly open houses. The open houses are offered during the day from 10 a.m.-noon and in the evening, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 700 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell. The evening open houses include a master sommelier and have a greater focus on wine. For a schedule, visit http://bit.ly/2sYwVI0.
Magical Mystery Tours: Enjoy a day of wine and food along the Sonoma Wine Road aboard luxury transportation, with stops at four wineries for food and wine pairings. August 19: Russian River Valley. Sept. 16: Alexander Valley. Oct. 14: Dry Creek Valley. $125. https://www.wineroad.com
Sunday Spirits: This new whiskey-tasting series showcases rare releases and high-end bottlings with experts leading the tastings. In the second Sunday Spirits event, exceptional Scotch is featured. Expert William Lipp will attend. 6-8 p.m. Aug 27. 417 Stockton Street, San Francisco. $35. http://bit.ly/2s0Qcvv.
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