Three times each year, in February, June and October, downtown merchants combine forces to serve a delectable array of local red, white and sparkling wines. Benicia Main Street sponsors the event, which is usually a sell-out. The event draws a large cross-section of Benicians from new couples and families to old timers, who enjoy strolling between about 20 shops with glass in hand. Many merchants go all in and offer small bites and nibbles. According to Nancy Martinez, director of Benicia Main Street, the wine walks have become a huge success. “What a great way to spend an afternoon—wine tasting and shopping downtown Benicia,” she says. The June Wine Walk takes place June 20, 1-5pm. For tickets or more information visit or call 707.745.9791.