The end of the work week just calls for a drink, and now you can sip a glass of wine at a local winery while listening to live music.
Several wineries have their own summertime events, so check in with your favorite if you’re curious. Here’s a few kicking off new events and one oldie but goodie.
▪ The newbie Kings River Winery at 4276 S. Greenwood Ave. in Sanger starts a summer-long series of wine tasting events at 6 p.m. Friday, June 5.
For $10, you get a flight of five wines to try and live music. Food will also be available for purchase. Local jazz, funk, Latin and R&B band The Experience.
▪ CRU Wine Company, 20146 Road 21 in Madera, started its free summer concert series called Winedown Fridays last week. You can bring a picnic or buy snacks at the tasting room. Glasses of wine are for sale — including what CRU calls its “famous” sangria — or buy a bottle to share. The event runs every Friday through Aug. 28
Happy hour starts at 6 p.m., with live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The winery has several new wines to try, including: The 2014 Mariposa Orange muscat, 2014 Mariposa Malvasia Bianca and the 2014 Mariposa Rosé.
▪ Engelmann Cellars continues its summer wine tasting events from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays. The winery, at 3275 North Rolinda Ave. four miles west of Highway 99, encourages people to a bring a blanket or chairs and glasses to drink from.
Engelmann provides the wine and food is available to purchase. Most Friday events cost $5, but a few, including the June 5 visit from band Midnight Run playing the sounds of Journey, cost $10.
|Chowchilla News Day
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