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Celebrate the Holidays with 31 Days of California Wine-Friendly Recipes 

Discover a New Recipe and California Wine Pairing Each Day; Browse Wine Country Events and Special Offers

SAN FRANCISCO — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, California Wines is kicking off the holiday season with 31 days of festive recipes — all paired with Golden State wines. Each day in December, California Wines will post a new recipe link and wine pairing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for followers to share and enjoy throughout the season. The Holiday Recipe Countdown begins on Dec. 1 and runs through New Year’s Eve.

Featured recipes, inspired by California wine country, including ones from our partners, will include seasonal delights such as:

In addition to recipes, the holiday countdown will include inspirational ideas for entertaining such as a charcuterie wreath, made with cured meats, cheeses and California-grown fruits.

Join California Wineries for Holiday Events and Activities 

Holiday revelers can also join wineries across the state as they host holiday celebrations and activities, including winter wine festivals, tastings, craft workshops, holiday market pop-ups, tree-lighting ceremonies, open house events and more. See the Discover California Wines website for details and updates.

Shop for Winery Gift Packs and Get Special Deals 

Since this is the season of giving, many California wineries are creating special deals and offers such as holiday-themed wine gift packs and discounts on shipping, so there’s no better time to get gifting, or to purchase some special bottles for holiday feasts and festivities.




About Wine Institute 

Established in 1934, Wine Institute is the public policy advocacy group of more than 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses that initiates and advocates state, federal and international public policy to enhance the environment for the responsible production, consumption and enjoyment of wine. The organization works to enhance the economic and environmental health of the state through its leadership in sustainable winegrowing and by showcasing California’s wine regions as ideal destinations for food and wine travelers to the state. To learn more about California wines, visit

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