The Top February Wine Events

The best wine events to plan on this month

The new year is off to a good start and we are gearing up for our annual Around the World in 80 Sips kick-off in San Francisco for the fifth time!

But there are plenty of other great wine tastings across the country, so if you can't make ours, be sure to head to one in a city near you. We're spreading the wine love... it's the right month for it, after all.

8th Annual Open House at Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena, Calif., Feb. 1-2

The Peter Mondavi Sr. Family invites you to join them at Napa Valley’s First Winery! The two-day wine tasting includes their newly released 2012 sauvignon blanc as well as other stellar wines. Peter Mondavi Jr. will be on hand Friday to sign purchased bottles — a perfect time to ask for a personalized message for Valentine's Day or other special occasion. More information is available here.

14th Annual International Food and Wine Festival, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5-8

After 12 years of success, the 2013 festival will be extended over several days and will include seminars, tastings, food pairings, dinners, and a signature event each evening. Guests will meet and greet winemakers, chefs, and tastemakers, and sample sensational food and wine. More information is available here.

Around the World in 80 Sips, San Francisco, Feb. 8

Head to the historic Golden Gate Club in the Presidio and discover great wines from around the world at our signature tasting event complete with 80-plus wines to taste, craft beers, and light appetizers. Each wine lover will receive a Bottega del Vino glass, hand-blown and shaped for the ultimate drinking experience. More information is available here.

Yoga on the Wine Trail by Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont, Va., Feb. 9

Start your morning with a flowing yoga practice at the Vineyards along the Loudoun Wine Trail followed by a fun-filled tour of the winery. Then re-energize with a wine tasting and light fare perfectly paired with wine of your choice. More information is available here.

8th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival, Anderson Valley, Calif., Feb. 9-10

If you share our passion for cool-climate, aromatic whites, join winemakers from around the world for a weekend-long celebration of Alsatian-style wines and food pairings. Events include an educational session, wine/food pairing demo with renowned authors and chefs, a Grand Tasting, plus winery open houses throughout the valley. More information is available here.

Rock Wall Wine Company Presents: Viva Amore! Viva Wine!, Alameda, Calif., Feb. 10

Grab your "amore" or some friends and join Rock Wall Wines for scrumptious appetizers, sweet treats, smokin’ hot music, tours, and spectacular views. Have a custom poem created for you on the spot, step into the "photo booth of love," enjoy a chocolate fountain, and take home a wine glass to commemorate your good time! More information is available here.

7th Annual Vintners Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, St. Helena, Calif., Feb. 18

Eat and sip wine while mingling with some of the most famous and talented wine celebrities in the industry. The Vintners Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony celebrates the men and women who are responsible for the worldwide prestige of the California wine industry. Witness history as this year’s four nominees are inducted, and last year’s seven inductees are honored. More information is available here.

6th Annual Virginia Wine Expo, Richmond, Va., Feb 19

The 6th Annual Virginia Wine Expo will feature more than 400 wines to taste and buy. Meet the winemakers and mingle with friends inside the Greater Richmond Convention Center. More information is available here.

Wine Tasting with the Diablo Glass School, Boston, Feb. 23

This is not your average wine tasting! Sip wine and enjoy cheese and charcuterie while viewing a glass blowing demonstration. More information is available here.

West of West (WOW) Wine Festival, New York City, Feb. 26

The West of West "WOW" Wine Festival is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the great wine, food and culture of the West Sonoma Coast. The Grand Tasting offers a stellar lineup of more than 25 wineries pouring some of their most coveted gems. More information is available here.

Related Stories
52 Wines for 2013 (Plus Holiday Picks)3 "Chocolaty" Wines for Valentine's Day

Click here for more from The Daily Sip.