By Barrie Cleveland, California Winery

If you want to taste wine from dozens of local wineries in one location, make plans to attend the San Luis Obispo Vintners Association Rockin Harvest Festival on November 4-6. Wine dinners, special winery events and the Grand Tasting and Auction in Avila Beach make the Harvest Festival a popular event.

This is a local’s favorite as more than 30 wineries are expected, with almost as many food purveyors. Every year there is a Festival theme where vintners let their hair down and have a little fun. This year the theme is Rock n Roll, so expect to see winemakers in their finest Rock n Roll regalia and maybe a few will belt out a few tunes.

The event also has a lively auction where wineries and local businesses join together and offer unique wine and lifestyle packages that go the highest bidder. For tickets go to

Plus, there are lots of interesting tasting programs at the local tasting rooms right in Pismo Beach. Try Vino Versato, Sans Liege and Taste of the Valleys, all on Price Street, or venture out behind the outlet mall and visit the Pismo Beach Winery. Enjoy the Wine and Waves of the Central Coast.