Gift Baskets filled with LOCAL wine and tasty treats!

[custom_frame_left]Two Gift Baskets[/custom_frame_left]Hey ApCal Friends! The Holiday shopping season is officially open and we want you to remember to put ApCal on your “To-Do” list. Whether you are looking a gift for employees (or your boss), friends or family or sweet treats for the home or office, we are sure to have something for everyone’s liking here at APCal! We have beautiful gift baskets ready to go or we can custom make one while you sip a glass of wine. Our gift shop is over-flowing with great bargains on wine gifts and fun novelties for the wine enthusiast. And don’t forget the tasty treats – LOCAL olive oil, honey, raisins, jelly, nuts, boscotti, dried fruit and much, much more! If you are attending any Christmas Parties, there is no better gift for the hosts other than a gift of LOCAL products!

BTW – did I mention we have delicious LOCAL wines too? 25 winemakers represented under ONE roof and 40+ wines available for tasting!

Why shop anywhere else? ApCal has everything you need on your Holiday gift list!

Nov 25th – Black Friday Sale & Party

[custom_frame_center]Black Friday Banner[/custom_frame_center]Hey ApCal Friends! Join us for the 1st Annual “Shopped till I Drank” Christmas Party at ApCal!
The time for the event will be from 6pm to 11pm

After a frenzied day of Holiday shopping, stop by ApCal for a relaxing evening of wine, food, music, fun and friends! We’ll have great deals on wine and our gift shop is overflowing with beautiful gift baskets and lots of LOCAL treats for stocking stuffers. Our special guest, the lovely Marie Wilson, will encourage everyone to sing along to your favorite Christmas carols! Drink some fine LOCAL wine and enjoy delicious appetizers while you “get your Christmas on!” As a gift from us to you, we will be offering FREE gift wrapping for ALL the presents you bought during your day of shopping – how’s that for Christmas spirit!

All of us here at ApCal want to THANK all of YOU, our friends, for a great 1st year! We hope you will stop by and enjoy another fun-filled evening with us. Bring your friends – all are welcome – and you KNOW it’s going to be a party!

November 17th – Le Vin Nouveau

[custom_frame_left]Le nouveau[/custom_frame_left]We invite you to celebrate with us and celebrate with the world. According to tradition, at one minute after midnight on the third Thursday of each November, winemakers from villages in France release their first vintage of the year, Beaujolais Nouveau, with much fanfare. Come to ApCal and celebrate with the Fresno State Winery in the release of the first wines of our 2011 vintage made in the style true to Beaujolais Nouveau!

Thursday, November 17, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tickets Information:
$15 – general admission
$10 – Fresno State wine club, students, alumni, faculty, and staff with I.D.

This festive outdoor event includes wine tasting and food paring. Dancing is encouraged! Wines will be poured by Fresno State Enology students who participated in making the 2011 Nouveau series and in Fresno State’s wine production class with winemaker John Giannini.

Featured Fresno State Wines:

2011 Nouveau Blanc
2011 Nouveau Rouge
2009 Centennial Cuvee
2009 Touriga Nacional (TN)
2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Gibson Farm Market or by phone at ApCal at 559-674-9463. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. For more information please call ApCal at 559-674-9463 or email Jennifer Sobieralski in the Fresno State Winery at

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Madera Wine Trail November 12th & 13th

Holiday Spirit Weekend

[custom_frame_left]Madera Wine Trail[/custom_frame_left]The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries are proud to present the Madera Wine Trail’s Holiday Spirit Weekend on November 12th and 13th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get into the holiday spirit as you taste the award-winning wines of the Madera Wine Trail.

Madera’s warm climate and geographical features give our winemakers the ability to craft wines that offer distinct flavors of unique varietals. Wine Trail visitors will have the opportunity to taste a variety of aperitif, table, and dessert wines that are sure to satisfy any palate! With two new wineries on the Trail, this Wine Trail Weekend is sure to offer more wines and fun than ever before!

Tickets are $25 and available in advance or at the door at or at participation locations.

ApCal is an Associate Member of The Madera Wine Trail and will be pouring a couple of our house wines for those participating in The Wine Trail. So we invite you all to stop on by, enjoy the fun, and support locally grown and locally produced wines!

Birdstone WinerySumner Peck RanchSan Joaquin Wine CompanyPapagni WinesPacific Crest WineryWestbrook Wine FarmQuady WineryIdle HourGolden Valley Grape Juice & WineFicklin VineyardsCru Wine CompanyChateau Lasgoity Winery

October 14th Trey Tosh LIVE at ApCal

[custom_frame_left]Trey Tosh[/custom_frame_left]ApCal is thrilled to welcome back Trey Tosh and his band for a ROCKIN’ night of live music. Trey has earned a reputation as one of the areas BEST young guitar players and he will be debuting his latest CD at this event! Don’t miss the opportunity to see Trey Tosh at the most beautiful outdoor LIVE music in the Valley!

Doors open at 6:30pm – Music from 8-12 midnight
$5 Cover Charge
Great food, ice cold beer and plenty of fine local wine • Pet friendly for friendly pets – bring clean-up supplies
Bring your own lawn chair – limited seating provided
21 yrs & older only – NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL

Sat. Sept. 24th – Rockville and The Roger Perry Band

[custom_frame_left]Roger Perry Band[/custom_frame_left]WOW!!! Have we got a show for you at ApCal this Saturday night! Come out and enjoy some Vino with your friends and enjoy the music!

Doors open at 7pm – Music from 8-12 midnight
Cover Charge – $5 at the door
Great food, ice cold beer and plenty of fine local wine
Pet friendly for friendly pets – bring clean-up supplies
Bring your own lawn chair – limited seating provided
21 yrs & older only – NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL

The Roger Perry Band

We’ll start the evening with local Guitar-God Roger Perry and his band. If you’ve never seen this guy play, you don’t know what you’re missing! Roger and the Boys have been ROCKIN’ the Fresno (and State) music scene for years to packed houses everywhere. If we’re lucky, Roger will bring out the Harmonica case and blow some Blues for us too!



[custom_frame_right]Rockville Group Pic[/custom_frame_right]Next up will be one of Fresno’s favorite party bands – ROCKVILLE. These guys come ready to play, so bring your dancin’ shoes! Rockville is like the “All-Star Team” of Fresno’s best musicians. You’ll be able to sing along with every song they play – and let me tell ya – they play ’em well! This is a special gig for Rockville, as they have brought in a top-gun female singer, the lovely Ms Marie Wilson, just for their ApCal finale! Rumor has it there may be a cameo appearance by Ms Sydney (the Boss’s daughter) as she sings back-up for the Band.

Don’t miss this INCREDIBLE night of LIVE music at ApCal! We haven’t earned the reputation as the BEST outdoor music venue in the Valley for nothing!

September 23rd – Deja Blues

[custom_frame_left]Deja Blues Black and White Group Shot[/custom_frame_left]Attention Blues Fans! Don’t miss the final Friday Night LIVE concert by local Blues legends DEJA BLUES at ApCal this Friday night! The Boys really out did themselves last time and drew a crowd of over 500 people! We expect an even bigger party this weekend – so get here early! If you dig groovin’ to the Blues, you don’t want to miss this show!

Doors open at 6pm – Music from 7-10pm
Admission is FREE
Great food, ice cold beer and plenty of fine local wine
Pet friendly for friendly pets – bring clean-up supplies
Bring your own lawn chair – limited seating provided
21 yrs & older only – NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL

[custom_frame_right]Deja Blues[/custom_frame_right]Deja Blues is a regional blues band based in Fresno, Ca. We have been together roughly 10 years. Even though we have had some musician changes over the years we consider them all Deja Blues players forever. The core of the original band is Jim “Gumbo” Furnas (Guitar) and Don Heflin (Bass). We currently have Rich Graham on Keyboards, Don “Squeak” Clarey on Drums and Jeff Hallock on Harmonica. We hope it stays this way from here on out. We play a wide variety of blues and aim to please everyone. The feel and groove we bring to our shows is true from our heart.

Terra Bella Pinot Grigio

Terra Bella Pinot Grigio available at ApCal


Winemaker Claudio Basei creates a truly Italian Pinot Grigio with this crisp apple and pear-filled offering from Cacciatore wines’ Terra Bella label. More fragrant then most, this wine is perfect with salad courses, appetizers (prosciutto wrapped cantaloupe), and lighter fish dishes.

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Saviez Muscat Canelli

Saviez Muscat from Saviez Winery


Saviez vineyards have been in business since 1980, both here in the Central Valley and in Napa. This Muscat Canelli is grown right across the San Joaquin River from us, and is an intense syrupy dessert wine with ripe aromas of apricots, peaches, and sweet honey. Pour this Muscat over ice cream!

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Twisted White Zinfandel

Twisted White Zinfandel


Grape skins are left in contact with juice for three hours resulting in alight blush color. Then a slow, cool fermentation is uset to preserve the grape’s natural fruit aromas and flavors. Abundant fresh strawberry and melon flavors are highlighted by a vibrant, sweet citrus finish.

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