Want a taste of California? Visit a farmers’ market and rub shoulders with celebrity chefs and foodie insiders picking out the finest organic produce. Step into sleek restaurants serving innovative, ultra-fresh California cuisine. Taste gelato made with locally-produced chocolate and toasted hazelnuts, or handmade cheeses from local farms. Discover the joys of touring - or even spending a few days - on a farm , tasting peaches you pick yourself or eggs you collect each morning. Drive down a tree-lined lane to wineries in grand chateaus, or relaxed, family-run vineyards where the guy pouring and chatting in the tasting room is a world-class winemaker.
If you’re looking for tips on the must-see food destinations or want to find out what’s new and what’s happening in CA cuisine, check out our Must Sees or Inside Scoops. If you have a little more time to explore, and want to experience a complete CA food and wine-themed vacation, take a look at our Wine & Dine Trip Ideas. And for even more information on CA wine events, activities and tastings, visit the Wine Institute .
September is California Wine Month. Wineries and vineyards throughout this great state will have special tours, tastings and events honoring California wine's contributions to the economy, lifestyle and culture of the state. For more click here .