Sacramento Heats Up at Taste of Summer

Taste-of-SUmmerPopular Grape Escape event expands to a full weekend of festivities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento is the perfect place to raise a glass during Sacramento’s new Taste of Summer weekend, June 5-7. The ever-popular Save Mart Grape Escape event has expanded to a three-day celebration of all-things wine, allowing guests to explore countless regional varietals while also enjoying the Sacramento area’s unbeatable cuisine.

“Sacramento’s great weather and superior access to top-tier wine make the city an ideal destination for wine lovers,” said Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau Chief Operating Officer Mike Testa. “Whether you prefer to enjoy a glass of pinot over an elegant dinner or some champagne during brunch, Taste of Summer will have something for everyone.”

Tickets are on sale now for the Taste of Summer festivities at The weekend includes:

Winemaker Dinner – Fri., June 5, 2015: Mix and mingle at Sacramento’s famed Sutter Club while sampling regional varietals alongside the winemakers.

Save Mart Grape Escape – Sat., June 6, 2015: The Sacramento region’s most anticipated wine tasting event is back and bigger than ever! Grape Escape will take over more space than ever before in downtown Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Park and expects to feature more than 100 wines, including the winners of the 2015 Consumer Wine Awards.

Bubbles & Berries Brunch – Sun., June 7, 2015: Sip local champagne and enjoy a delicious seasonal, outdoor brunch from the Hyatt Regency’s Executive Chef Jason Poole and Preservation & co. at 13th Street between K & L Streets in downtown Sacramento.

For tickets and more information on the weekend’s events, visit

About America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital

Sacramento is the capital city to the largest producing state of agriculture in the nation. Locally, 70 percent of the region’s land is agricultural, forest or other open space. The region also contains more than 1.5 million acres of active farmland and more than 40 regional farmers markets—including one of the largest Certified Farmers Markets in California. Diners across the country enjoy meals containing ingredients produced in the Sacramento region. Led by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, the farm-to-fork initiative is a year-round endeavor celebrating the region’s food and agriculture. Farm-to-fork is a collaborative process with the area’s farmers and growers, chefs and restaurants, regional elected officials, and the people and organizations who are dedicated to the region’s collective food system. More information can be found at