Wine Festival

Wine Festival

Food & Wine Events

Nearly every event on Monterey County's jam-packed calendar features a collection of culinary creations and wine celebrations reflective of the destination's people, culture and agriculture. A handful of events, though, are dedicated primarily to gastronomical pleasures. 

For die-hard foodies, Pebble Beach Food and Wine in April matches 200 acclaimed wineries with 60 celebrity chefs for a weekend of wine and beverage tastings, cooking demonstrations and some of the most exclusive, unique dining opportunities available in the world. The Big Sur Food & Wine Festival is yet another opportunity to indulge in some of the finest wines and gourmet foods with the stunning Big Sur coastline as its backdrop. 

Rub elbows with Monterey County's skilled winemakers at the Winemakers' Celebration held in Carmel. Over 125 wines made from 42 different varietals will be available for sampling. Guests will also have the rare opportunity to ask questions and discuss the wines with the winemakers themselves.

Ever tried artichoke ice cream? Check it out at the Artichoke Festival. Culinary artichoke creations at the May festival include breads, soups, burritos and more. Also enjoy wine tasting, an agricultural art competition, a parade and live entertainment.

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Special Events

Celebrate Bernardus Winery's 25th Anniversary

5 West Carmel Valley Rd
Venue: Bernardus Vineyards and Winery
Type: Special Events
Location: Bernardus Vineyards and Winery
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In honor of its 25th Anniversary in 2015, Bernardus Winery will host a lavish and lively celebration at its Winery location on Parrot Ranch Road in Cachagua on Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 4 p.m., hosted by owner and founder Bernardus "Ben" Pon. Guest chefs who have long had a connection with the iconic Carmel... more


Tuesday Italian Night Dinner Show

2110 Fremont St
Venue: Planet Gemini Comedy and Dance Entertainment
Type: Special Events
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Great homemade Italian food with "fresh everything" including chicken / eggplant Parmesan, fettuccine alfredo , spaghetti and meatballs and Frankie's special lasagna. Amazing food, family and friends. Doors open at 5:30pm and show begins at 7pm. Don't miss the show where the Lane Brothers entertain you with... more

Tuesday Night Paella Pre-Fixe Dinner For Two

03/31/2015 - 05/19/2015
5:00 - 10:00 PM
700 Munras Ave at the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa
Venue: Esteban
Type: Special Events
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Every Tuesday night, Estéban restaurant is the place to be for our special three-course Paella dinner. Begin your meal with two seasonal tapas dishes to share followed by your choice of one of Chef Tom Snyder’s tantalizing Paella entrees, and finish with two Spanish inspired, house-made desserts. Come share... more



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