The 7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is a 5-day collection of events featuring cooking classes, wine tasting classes, dinner events, parties, opportunities to meet celebrity chefs, a Champagne brunch cruise, and a fantastic outdoor wine and food festival.
Over 10 classes are offered during the festival, covering chocolate making, cheese & beer pairing, a Master Sommelier blind tasting and wines of the Loire Valley, to name a few. In one of the classes, Maximilian Riedel will be discussing why your wine glass is as important as the wine itself.
For more information on Classes and to purchase tickets, click here.
The Reserve & New Release Tasting (and Silent Auction)
The Reserve & New Release Tasting event on Friday (Nov. 19) is an exclusive and elegant evening for wine collectors and enthusiasts to taste the pride of the vine from 160 wineries and spirits producers. In addition, guests will enjoy cuisine from 10 gourmet food companies. This event will also include a silent auction featuring items such as large format bottles, library wines, and decanters.
For more information on the Reserve & New Release Tasting event and to purchase tickets, click here.
Grand Tasting Event
The grand finale of this 5-day festival is the Grand Tasting Event on Saturday (Nov. 20th), situated near San Diego’s Seaport Village. The Grand Tasting Event has something for nearly everyone, featuring over 170 wine and spirit exhibitors and over 70 restaurants serving up their best. This event drew over 10,000 people last year and sold out.
Some of our favorite wineries pouring at the Grand Tasting Event:
Alexander Valley Vineyards, Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Cinnabar Winery, Clif Family Winery, Darms Lane, Dutcher Crossing Winery ,Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards , Hall Wines, Joseph Carr, Pedroncelli Winery, and Trefethen Family Vineyards.
For the full list of Wineries, Breweries and Spirits, click here.
Restaurants at this year’s Grand Tasting Event include:
Anthony’s Fish Grotto, Jakes Del Mar, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Nobu San Diego,
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, The Grant Grill, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House, and Vela Restaurant.
For the full list of Restaurants, click here.