Governor Schwarzenegger Declares September “California Wine Month”
For the third consecutive year, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared September to be California Wine Month. Schwarzenegger’s proclamation honors the wine industry’s economic and cultural contributions to California over the years.
This official recognition is the result of the tireless promotion of the state’s wineries and vineyards. September is a fitting month because it is in the middle of harvest. For a few weeks, California’s wine country is buzzing with activity and the scent of crushed grapes is everywhere.
Bobby Koch, President and CEO of the Wine Institute, is particularly excited about California Wine Month. “We are pleased that the contributions of California’s vintners and winegrape growers are recognized by the Governor as a unique and special part of California. California is a spectacular place to grow and make wine and the world leader in sustainable winegrowing practices.”
Many wineries, restaurants and wine shops will be holding special events to celebrate California Wine Month. If you are interested in learning more, the Wine Institute has set up a website with an extensive calendar of events and things to do.