As autumn gives way to winter, slip away to this signature event, presented at the Majestic Yosemite (formerly Ahwahnee) in incomparable Yosemite Valley. Leading winemakers celebrate the autumn harvest by pouring their valued vintages, and sharing their insights on wine making trends at exclusive seminars—an unmissable experience for serious wine lovers (sign up in advance on the website). There’s also an intimate reception to mingle with winemakers and collect more tips (and sample more wines, of course). The crowning event is a five-course gala dinner, with dishes carefully paired with often rare or limited-release vintages shared by the participating wineries. Sign up early—this event typically sells out.