The celebration of California Wine Month will continue with the September Sips event at City Center Bishop Ranch hosted by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation.
Nearly 20 wineries are expected to participate in the afternoon event providing guests with wine tastings and small bites in the San Ramon retail complex next weekend.
Those attending either of the two sessions from 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. will receive a complimentary wine glass upon arrival, a wristband and a curated map showing the locations of participating wineries and stores where they'll enjoy their food and wine samples, organizers said. Their tasting journeys will be complemented by shopping and live music from a jazz trio in Alexander Square.
"This event is not only about celebrating California Wine Month and sipping exquisite wines but also about coming together to support local businesses and charities," Jeff Dodd, senior vice president of retail for City Center, told the Weekly. "The most enjoyable aspect of the event will be a combination of all the elements. From discovering new wine favorites to connecting with new people, the event will offer a memorable social afternoon."
In the first session, the participating wineries are Almost Famous Wine Company, Cellar 13, Del Valle Winery, Fenestra Winery, Las Positas Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Rosa Fierro Cellars and Wood Family Vineyards.
The participating wineries in the second session are Bent Creek Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Darcie Kent Estate Winery, Garre Vineyard and Winery, McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Murrieta's Well, Occasio Winery, Page Mill Winery and Pruett Farms.
"September Sips will bring the community together by bringing the people of San Ramon out while supporting local businesses," Dodd said. "By partnering with a number of wineries from the East Bay ... we can celebrate California Wine Month all together with a toast to the great wine found in the area."
September Sips will be held at the City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon next Sunday (Sept. 10) from 1-4:30 p.m. as part of the two 90-minute wine-tasting sessions. Tickets are available at lvwine.org.