What a difference a few years can make!
Just a generation ago few, if any, wineries planned a Mother’s Day event. Today, in California at least, exceedingly few wineries don’t have something very special lined up to celebrate good ol’ Mom on Sunday, May 12. There are events designed for foodie moms, for bold moms, for moms who love to relax, and on and on…
As an example, here’s a look at a few events planned for “Bold Moms” this Mother’s Day:
- Zip-Lining with Mom Over Vineyards at Ancient Peaks Winery in Paso Robles Wine Region (Central Coast): Soar over vineyards, valleys and oak trees on four epic zip-lines with Margarita Adventure Tours, then head over to the Ancient Peaks tasting room to discuss your adventures over artisan wines from the vines you both flew over ($99 per person).
- Ride and Taste Package with Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, Edna Valley Region (Central Coast): Mosey up Madonna Mountain on a one-hour guided horseback ride then unwind with a premium wine and fine cheese tasting in our Classic Gourmet & Wine Shop, featuring local wines from great wineries such as Hahn Estates, Opolo Vineyards, Tobin James Cellars, Adelaida Cellars, Ancient Peaks Winery, Baileyana and Robert Hall Winery ($95 per person).
- Horseback Ride and Music at Cooper-Garrod Estate Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Region (Central Coast): Start your morning at Garrod Farms where you can take a guided horse ride through Cooper-Garrod’s certified sustainable vineyards ($45 per hour). Order a delicious lunch from Picnic Guild (by May 8 for delivery to the winery on Mother’s Day) to enjoy in front of the historic Fruit House tasting room with wines ($5tasting). That afternoon, the winery is hosting Music at the Vineyards, featuring flamenco guitarist Tans Gauntlett under the trees with wines for purchase by the bottle or glass.
- BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival (May 9-12): Take your mom on the kind of musical adventure where she can pair her favorite varietals with rock bands at various wineries such as Delectus, Domaine Chandon, Ceja Vineyards, Schug Carneros Estate, V. Sattui Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Silver Oak, Miner Family Winery, Grgich Hills Estate and Boyd Family Vineyards.
To learn about more events, visit Discover California Wines, the website of the Wine Institute of California. You can either enter “Mother’s Day” into the search box at the top of the page or click the Events link on the right side and scroll to May 12.