How Wine Country is Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

March 12, 2019

The green beer will be flowing in Wine Country this weekend as the region joins in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Party like a local – or the Irish –  at one of these great celebrations happening across the coast.

HEALDSBURG ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Healdsburg, California’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the town’s most popular annual events, drawing hundreds of participants, volunteers, and spectators before the sun even rises. Join in the fun as parade-goers dressed in festive attire trot through downtown in what’s been called the “biggest shortest parade in the world.” Don’t miss the other activities happening afterwards, including after-parade breakfasts, annual spring sidewalk sale, kids fun run, and Celtic concert. 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION AT THE FOUR GRACES

The New York Times has called Oregon “the single most exciting winemaking area in the United States,” and there is no better time to visit than now! The Four Graces sits nestled in the Red Hills of Dundee in Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley. For St. Patrick’s Day, the winery is hosting a celebration from 1PM - 4PM that features a special themed bite alongside their daily wine flight. 

ST. PADDY’S DAY DASH THROUGH WALLA WALLA

Grab your friends and your running shoes! Walla Walla’s St. Paddy’s Day Dash features both 5K and 10K distances - perfect for a fun, short run or a race against the clock. Afterwards, grab a green beer at a local pub or a glass of wine at one of Walla Walla’s many wineries (we may be biased, but we think Three Rivers is a must-visit!). 

ST. PATIKI PARTY AT CALWISE SPIRITS

If neither beer nor wine suit your fancy, there are always the spirits! Calwise Spirits takes a funky twist on the Irish holiday with their St. Patiki Party in Paso Robles, featuring tiki cocktails, delicious food, and live music by The Bogeys. No tickets or RSVP needed - just show up in your best green attire and get ready for a festive evening! 

TRADITIONAL IRISH TASTING MENU + PAIRINGS

The Village at Vista Collina Resort is home to nine tasting rooms (including one from Foley Food & Wine Society!), an upscale artisan market, and expansive 16,000 square foot lawn – making it the perfect place to celebrate an epic holiday like St. Patrick's Day. In honor of the holiday, The Village Food & Wine Center is hosting a three-course cooking demonstration from Chef Mackenzie Rupp that features some iconic Irish classics such as soda bread, Guinness-braised beef stew, and more. Plus – it wouldn't be St. Paddy's Day without beer! Three beer pairings will complete the meal and have you feeling oh so lucky. 

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