What Makes California Wine Month Extra Tempting

Sep 4, 2018

Come September, Bacchus vacations in California.

With 30 days of vineyard hikes, cellar tours and tastings on tap—to say nothing of Vino-Palooza, among other wine and music festivals—where else would he be? Yes, September is California Wine Month, an event-packed celebration of the state's nearly 11,000 growers and winemakers, whose home turf should top your go-now list, too: The grape harvest is underway, the summer crowds are gone and the local deals are ripe for the picking. 

In fact, some of the best deals are exclusive to Travelzoo members, as you’ll see in our region-by-region guide. (Granted, California has myriad wine regions, but we’re dividing it into three for simplicity’s sake.)

Southern California: Temecula

With its rolling estates and quaint inns, Temecula has a surprisingly old-world charm—especially for a town that’s just about an hour from LA. Eight ways to enjoy the local wine scene this month:


Central California: Santa Barbara to Monterey

California’s Central Coast pairs world-class wine offerings with some of the most scenic drives on earth. Of course, you’ll want a designated driver for the latter. And here are five ways to enjoy the former:


Northern California: Sonoma & Napa

Home to some of California’s oldest and most famous wineries, Sonoma and Napa are also home to these Travelzoo deals:

Whichever region you choose, cheers to a delicious and gorgeous getaway! And give Bacchus our best.

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