Smith Vineyard opens their rustic barn to wine lovers for the three Saturdays (10/10, 10/17 and 10/24) in October (noon-4pm). If you’ve never had a chance to visit their vineyard, this is a great opportunity to chat with the wine makers, bring a picnic lunch, do a tasting of their new wines and pick a pumpkin in their pumpkin patch. Many thanks to Gary & Chris for a great family friendly Saturday afternoon activity. If you can’t make it out the winery, feel free to visit the Smith Vineyard downtown tasting room and enjoy a cheese platter and catch up with a friend. If you’re looking to explore other Gold Country wineries or downtown tasting rooms, check out the Outside Inn’s wine tasting page for more photos and information. What’s your favorite local winery or wine event? Post a comment and share.