5 fab rosé festivals in Napa, Sonoma wine country this summer

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Rosé is the quintessential summer sip. And if one rosé is great, an entirely rosé festival is even better. Here are five to check out in Napa, Calistoga and beyond.

Rosé Fest: Noon-4 p.m. June 8, Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga. Featuring 30-plus wineries and several Bay Area restaurants. After tasting on the hill, head down to enjoy live music and food trucks — and more rosé — and this benefit for breast cancer research. $75-$225. https://bit.ly/2XRQFNO

Rosé & Reggae: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 9, Cuvaison Winery, 1221 Duhig Road, Napa. Enjoy live music, sample estate-grown rosés, savor food pairings and take in the vineyard views. $60-$80. www.cuvaison.com

The Great Rosé Infusion of Summer: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, Soda Rock Winery, 8015 Highway 128, Healdsburg. Taste award-winning rosé wines and rosé-infused spirits, beers and ciders from the Experience Rosé: The 2019 Competition. Plus gourmet bites and live music provided by Steel Jam. $45-$115. http://bit.ly/2QEzlIX

Bernardus Lodge Rosé Soiree: Noon-2 p.m. June 22, Bernardus Lodge, 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. Enjoy rosé wines, canapes, a seafood bar and seasonal fresh desserts. $75. www.bernarduslodge.com

First Solstice Rosé Fest: 3-6 p.m. June 22, Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company, 421 Main St., Half Moon Bay. Celebrate the longest period of daylight during an afternoon tasting event with a selection of rosés, sparkling wines and refreshing white and chilled light red wines. $35. http://bit.ly/2YXSFnp

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