Jerry Starr of Signaturewines.com pours wine at the Los Gatos summer Food Fest in 2012. Check out our calendar listings for upcoming events.
Passport Weekend: Passport holders have access to exclusive tastings, tours, and an array of tasty bites at more than 20 wineries located in the foothills of El Dorado County, near Placerville. April 30. www.passporteldorado.com.
Wine and Dine Orinda Way: Enjoy offerings from 16 Orinda restaurants, including Casa Orinda, La Piazza, Lava Pit Hawaiian Grill and Europa Hof Brau, live music and works from local artists. 5:30-8:30 May 2. Check-in at 51 Moraga Way for a tour booklet, appetizers and a glass of wine from the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association. $40. http://orindachamber.org
Taste of Potrero: Enjoy bites and libations from some of San Francisco’s best bars and restaurants, including Liholiho, Starbelly, Lolinda and The Alembic, at this culinary fundraiser for the neighborhood’s Daniel Webster Elementary. 7 p.m. May 4. Pier 70, San Francisco. $125. tasteofpotrero.com
Amador Four Fires Festival: Wine tasting, culinary demos and live music abound at this annual wine and food fest that celebrates more than 40 wineries and the cuisine of four distinct regions, Spain, Italy, Southern France and California. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6. Amador County Fairgrounds. $40-$155. amadorfourfires.com
Oakland Urban Wine Festival: This new wine event at Jack London Square brings drinks, eats and urban fun to the waterfront, with tastings from more than 30 Northern California wineries, as well as small bites, craft beer, cider and live music. 12-5 p.m. May 6, Jack London Square, Oakland. Admission is free; tasting tickets are $45 via eventbrite at bit.ly/2otTDIT, $55 at the event.
A La Carte & Art: Enjoy two days of live music, art exhibits, craft beer, food and wine at this spring festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6-7. Castro Street between Church Street and Evelyn Avenue in downtown Mountain View. Free admission. www.miramarevents.com/alacarte
Pampas Grand Tasting: Taste more than 100 wines from around the world, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and check out the Bubble Bar at Pampas Palo Alto’s annual grand tasting. 1-5 p.m. May 7. 529 Alma Street, Palo Alto. $5-$55, ages 21 and up only. Tickets via eventbrite at bit.ly/2pv2qIh or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghirardelli Uncorked Wine Festival: The 12th annual Uncorked festival features wine tasting, bites and more. 12-5 p.m. May 13. Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St., San Francisco. Admission is free; tasting tickets are $50 in advance (bit.ly/2pv5Jiy), $60 day of.
Pop-Up Bubblyfest: Sample sparkling wine from more than 60 wineries, enjoy special bites and check out the sabering demonstrations at San Francisco’s fourth annual Pop-Up Bubblyfest. Two pop-ups: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. May 21. Prosper, Equinox Sports Club, 747 Market St., San Francisco. $60 www.bubblyfest.com
Pinot Days San Francisco: This annual event celebrates the noble grape in all its gloriously diverse styles, with 80 winemakers pouring samples and sharing stories. 2-5 p.m. June 3. Bespoke at Westfield, 845 Market St. #450, San Francisco. $75. www.pinotdays.com
Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Festival: Now in its 36th year, this gastronomic fest takes over Mill Valley’s Depot Plaza, offering sips and tastes from more than 65 wineries, 11 craft breweries and 42 local restaurants and chefs. 1-4 p.m. June 4. 87 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley. $55-$65. www.enjoymillvalley.com
Taste of Yolo: This grand tasting event showcases Yolo County’s farms, wineries, breweries and restaurants. Taste wine and craft beer, enjoy cooking demonstrations and sample dishes from local chefs. 3- 8 p.m. June 10. Central Park, 401 C St., Davis. $10-$35. www.tasteofyolo.com
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