If the thought of spending a whole sweltering summer in Hong Kong makes you sad, think again! There are many reasons to be happy – one of which is the return of California Wine Month.
Back for its second year, California Wine Month returns to Hong Kong from July 1–August 31, showcasing the Golden State’s diverse and high-quality wines. We can’t wait to spend warmer days sipping on some of these fabulous wines from the world’s fourth-largest wine producer. Whether you’ve already discovered Cali wines or you’re looking for something new, California wines offer something for everyone with their commitment to quality, value and sustainability.
Organized by the California Wine Institute, California Wine Month is a summer-long celebration of Cali wines featuring a host of amazing offers, deals and promotions from over 40 participating restaurants and wine retailers. From wine-pairing dinners to discounted retail offerings and tasting sessions to Discover California Wines classes, wine lovers certainly have a lot to look forward to this season. The diversity of California's terroir provides winemakers there with optimum conditions to grow over 100 grape varieties across the state, so you’ll be spoiled for choice as you discover California’s finest Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Zinfandels and many more!
Photo credit: California Wine Institute
California Wine will also host the first-ever Sips of Summer pop-up from August 20–23 and 27–30 (Thursday and Friday, 2–9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12–9pm) at Fashion Walk in the heart of Causeway Bay. Here, you’ll be able taste and purchase an exciting array of California wines at exclusive discounts. Stop by the shop and visit the Discover California Wines tasting bar, which will allow wine enthusiasts the opportunity to discover some bottles that are not yet available in Hong Kong. Some of the fine wines you’ll get to sample come from famed wineries such as Napa Valley’s Barnett Vineyards (Spring Mountain District), Silenus Winery (Oak Knoll District) and Dierberg Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley.
To really get into the summer spirit of California wines, customers can purchase Sips of Summer goodie bags,
which contain special bottles of wine and summer-ready souvenirs – as well as tasting coupons and cash vouchers for use at the pop-up store. These will be available to purchase online from mid-July at an unbeatable price, but only a limited quality will be available. Watch this space as we’ll soon update you with details of how to buy these goodies!
Sip your way through this special summer festival as you sample an array of wines from California’s enigmatic wine regions. Sip, sip, hooray!
For the full list of California Wine Month participating restaurants and wine retailers, click here
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