Temecula, March 2 and 3
If you want really lovely weather and the opportunity to explore one of California's least known wine regions, consider the Temecula Valley's World of Wine Weekend, all happening just about an hour from from Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs.
Amador County, March 2 and 3
If visiting wineries and getting special access to new releases and limited bottling is something you're looking for (and Northern California is more convenient for you) consider joining this year's Behind the Cellar Door in Amador County.
People’s Voice Awards Grand Tasting: March 23rd, 2013
Snooth is hosting its first Grand Tasting: The People's Voice Wine Awards Event. The People's Voice Wine Awards is where Snooth users--wine lovers from all over the world--nominate and vote for their favorite wines, crowing the winners across 80 different categories. The event will have great food, cooking demos, 100 winner and finalist wineries in attendance pouring 300 wines, and upwards of 500 urban, techie, wine lovers as the crowd. We're entertaining the trade and media as well. In addition to the main tasting event, we are holding a series of exclusive, seated tastings for the trade and media. We welcome you to the Grand Tasting.
New York City, March and May
Since we're talking about local events in New York, it's worth mentioning the Women Winemaker series, hosted by The Ritz-Carlton New York and Central Park hotel’s recently opened Auden Bistro & Bar.
Sonoma County, March 1-3 and 8-10
I started writing this while talking about being in Napa Valley, and since this is such a great time to visit Northern California, I'll end this brief round-up with one of the best reasons to be on the West Coast in March: the 34th Annual Sonoma County Barrel Tasting.