To the delight of  many, Benicia Main Street’s Wine Walk returns this month. First conceived in 2011, the downtown affair continues to grow in popularity, so much so that now there are three Wine Walks each year: the Wine and Chocolate Walk in February, the Spring Wine Walk in June and the Fall Wine Walk in September. Over twenty First Street merchants will be serving a selection of red, white and sparkling wines, some of which are sourced from local Suisun Valley wineries. Many of the participating merchants will also be serving small bites.

Benicia is not necessarily unique in offering wine walk events, but not many towns have the added advantage of being anchored along the waterfront. Also, the event coincides with the downtown Art Walk, a monthly event, contributing to the festive atmosphere. “The Wine Walk is very popular. It's a great opportunity to showcase all that Downtown Benicia has to offer while participants sip and shop in a fun and easy-going atmosphere,” says Nancy Martinez, Benicia Main Street’s Director, “on a beautiful fall afternoon.”