Get ready for the Wine Pairing Weekend “Tasting California: Cookbook Tour Paired with California Wines!” Join us on Twitter Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 AM ET for our chat on inspiring California themed cookbook recipes paired with California Wines and all new blog posts from the Wine Pairing Weekend group.
Endless cookbook possibilities
Possible CALIFORNIA WINE REGIONS
California wine is bigger than just Napa Valley and Sonoma County. California has about 543,000 acres planted with vineyards from Shasta County in the north to San Diego in the south and 139 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).
MAIN WINE REGIONS
- North Coast: Lake County, Los Carneros, Mendocino County, Napa Valley, Solano County, Sonoma County
- Central Coast: Livermore Valley, Monterey County, Paso Robles, San Benito County, San Francisco Bay, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains
- Sierra Foothills: Amador County, Calaveras County, El Dorado County, Nevada County, Placer County, Yuba County
- Inland Valley: Lodi + the Delta, Madera County, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley
- Southern California: Cucamonga Valley, Los Angeles Area, San Diego County, Temecula Valley
- Far North California
So Many CALIFORNIA GRAPES VARIETIES to Choose From
There are more than 100 grape varieties grown in California, including French, Italian, Spanish, and hybrid grapes.
Principle white varieties: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Muscat/Moscato, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
Principle red varieties: Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
Join the conversation on Twitter this weekend, Saturday, March 14th, at 11:00 AM ET using hashtag #WinePW. Even if you don’t have a blog, feel free to join the conversation about Tasting California! Have a favorite California cookbook and California wine pairing? Have you visited a California wine region? We’d love to hear about your experience in the California wine country and something special you found there. We love visitors!
Preview of our Posts
Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares “Savory Dutch Baby, Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé, and a Few Other California Favorites.”
Gwendolyn at Wine Predator shares “A Taste of Ojai: Chef Robin Goldstein and Topa Mountain Wines.”
Cindy at Grape Experiences shares “Tasting California with Merry Edwards Pinot Noir and Gaby Dalkin’s Pulled Pork Sliders.”
Jeff at Food Wine Click! shares “Picturing California on the Plate & in the Glass.”
Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares “Eat your peas – pairing, California-style.”
Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm shares “Bean and Cheese Panchos with a California Rosé.”
Terri at Our Good Life shares “Cabbage Soup with a California Red.”
Deanna at Asian Test Kitchen shares “Pair Homeroom Mac ‘n Cheese with Sparkling Wine.”
Nicole at Somm’s Table “Napa History with Gamble Family Wines & a Lamb Feast with Friends.”
David at Cooking Chat shares “Sirloin Steak Tacos with Paso Robles Zinfandel.”
Here on Always Ravenous, I am sharing “California Cooking Gaby Style with California Wine Pairings.”