sangria Wine Down Friday toast (1)Every Friday calls for a post-work drink and now that the weather is nice, you can have it in the pretty setting of a winery. Local wineries have started their “wine down” Friday events. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening.

CRU Winery in Madera kicks off its Winedown Fridays free summer concert series tonight. Hanford-based musician JJ Brown will perform his blend of rock and country.

The winery invites people to bring a picnic or buy snacks there and enjoy some wine. Wine by the glass — including sangria — will be available, along with bottles to share with friends. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m., with live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kings River Winery is a brand new winery in Sanger that starts its Friday Night Wine events June 5 with local band The Experience. For $10, you get a flight of five wines to try and live music. Food will also be available for purchase. The summerlong series of wine tasting and live music events start at 6 p.m. Details here.

Engelmann Cellars in Fresno continues its summer wine tasting events from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays. The winery, at 3275 North Rolinda Ave. four miles west of Highway 99, encourages people to a bring a blanket or chairs and glasses to drink from.

Engelmann provides the wine and food is available to purchase. Most Friday events cost $5, including tonight’s Geoff Thurman Band playing acoustic, pop, r & b.

Bethany Clough

Bethany Clough

Bethany Clough has the most fun job at the Bee. She writes about restaurants, shopping and has the low-down on local businesses. In case you're wondering, her last name is pronounced "Cluff."
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  • June 17, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Hi Bethany –

    I’m sorry we (Moravia Wines) missed inclusion in your great post about wineries hosting summer Friday events. If you have another post about winery events, we’d love to be included. Our unique niche is that we are always a “family friendly” (probably better described as “family focused”). All of our entertainment is designed to provide families with kids a place to for the grown-ups to enjoy a glass of wine while the kids have fun. Check out our FB page.


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