Aug 25, 2011
For many of us, it's always California Wine Month, but that doesn't prevent the Guv from declaring September as the official month of wine -- something that's been done by governators for the last seven years.
And why not? After all, the state's wine industry accounts for an estimated 20.7 million yearly tourists, has created about 330,000 jobs, and brings in revenue from $18.4 billion in retail sales, including exports to 122 countries.
To celebrate California Wine Month, special consumer wine events are being held throughout the state, from special tastings and harvest tours, to wine education classes and wine and food festivals. You can find these events at Discover California Wine.