The Venue

equinox-2013-27When was the last time you went out on the town and had a REALLY good time? A place that was beautiful, comfortable and safe? A place that had the best LIVE music, plenty of room for dancing, yet you could still relax and talk with your friends without screaming? A place that had the best LOCAL wines, the coldest draft beer and delicious food reasonably priced? A place so much fun that you hear everyone in town talking about it?

Welcome to ApCal – the Best Outdoor LIVE Music Venue in the Valley! We are proud of the reputation for FUN that we have earned and work hard every day to keep making it better! ApCal is THE place to relax, to hear LIVE music, to dance, to drink, to see old friends – to PARTY!

ApCal is set in the country, surrounded by vineyards and NO neighbors, yet is conveniently located just off Hwy 99 and Ave 7, one exit north of Herndon Ave. You can be enjoying the music and wine in 15-20 minutes from nearly anywhere in the Fresno or Madera area. Our reputation for FUN has party-lovers coming from as far away as Modesto to the north, Visalia to the south, Lemoore to the west and Oakhurst to the east. We have plenty of free parking (RVs too) and lots of space to spread out once you’re here. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, as we have limited seating. You can even bring your dog, as ApCal is pet friendly for friendly pets.

It’s always a PARTY at ApCal. Wait till you see our nearly 75’ bar and the beautiful California sunset over the vineyards. With over 50 wines available for tasting, by the glass or by the bottle – ALL locally produced – we are sure to have something everyone will love. For non-wine drinkers, we proudly serve Riley’s Brewing draft beer, another fine local product, in three styles – light, amber and IPA. For those wanting to pace themselves during the party, we always have plenty of ice cold water and soda too. Our onsite caterer offers a new fresh and tasty menu at each event, at reasonable prices, or you can bring in a picnic basket on your own. Please remember, that the party at ApCal is for those 21 yrs & older only and we do not allow ANY outside drinks on the property – ABC rules, sorry.

If you’re looking for something FUN to do on a Friday or Saturday night, look no further than ApCal. As we like to say, “You come to ApCal for the FUN – wine is the souvenir you take home from the party!”

Our Name

ap-cal-venueApCal is short for Appellation – California. An “appellation” is the statement, required by law, on a wine label declaring where the grapes were grown. No less than 85% of the grapes in that bottle MUST come from the listed appellation. Since the San Joaquin Valley is not known as a “prestigious” wine growing region, most of our wines simply read Appellation – California. As Paul Harvey would say, “Now you know the rest of the story!”