Since 2010, in the late days of Northern California springtime, Huichica Music Festival has presented one of the most finely curated music events found in the country. Nestled within the Mayacamas Mountain Range about 35 miles north of San Francisco, Gundlach Bundschu's estate vineyards host two days of programming of legends and budding talent playing stages designed for intimacy. This year's festival presented by Eric D. Johnson, Jeff Bundschu, and (((FolkYEAH!))) included performances by the iconic Jonathan Richman, Linda Perhacs, Acetone, and Calvin Keys along with unforgettable sets by Cut Worms, Vetiver, Fruit Bats, Cass McCombs, King Tuff, and Iceage. Huichica Music Festival offers a relaxed and no-frills opportunity to see performances by some of the most important figures in independent music on wonderfully undersized stages with bottomless world-class red and white wines at your disposal.
East Coasters, fret not. The same minds behind the Sonoma, CA experience present Huichica East happening in Hudson Valley, NY on August 24-26. Tickets are available and an incredibly diverse and exclusive lineup is awaiting on the farm.
All photos by Ruchita Lalmalani