Friday: The courtyard opens at the Firehouse in Old Sacramento (1112 Second St., Sacramento) and will commemorate the outdoor dining season with a special lunch deal: buy a lunch entree and receive a 375 ml bottle of Row Eleven pinot noir for 11 cents. The bottle can be popped for lunch, or taken home as a parting gift. Reservation required: (916) 442-4772 or www.firehouseoldsac.com.
April 12: Evan's Kitchen (855 57th St., Sacramento) hosts a "farm-fresh organic wine dinner" featuring vino from Frog's Tooth Vineyards. Four courses, plus dessert, including asparagus and artichoke heart soup, Petaluma chicken breast, beef brochettes and more. $65 per person. For reservations: (916) 452-3896.
April 17-18: Amador Foothill Winery (12500 Steiner Road, Plymouth) celebrates its 30th open house weekend. Meet proprietors Ben Zeitman and Katie Quinn, sample their wine and hear tunes from Bayou Boys Back Porch Band. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information: (800) 778-9463.
April 20: Get a taste of the central coast in the Paso Robles Wine Country 2010 Grand Tasting Tour, to be held at the Grand Ballroom (629 J St., Sacramento). Over 30 wineries will be pouring their wares, along with appetizers for snacking. $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Information: www.pasowine.com.