With hundreds of wines offered for tasting, wine lovers will find an embarrassment of riches awaiting them at the Monterey Wine Festival, June 7-8, 2013.
California's longest-running wine festival celebrates its 37th anniversary beginning with the kickoff event at Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park from 4pm-8pm on June 7th. During this evening event titled "A Night to Celebrate" guests can sip on fine wine, enjoy light appetizers and mingle with other wine-enthusiasts. Guests can also try calamari from some of the finest chefs on the Central Coast during "Kings of Calamari."
The festivities continue on Saturday, June 8th at noon at the Custom House Plaza and Museum of Monterey in downtown Monterey. Guests will continue this day of celebration with a completely mouth watering experience from both the wineries and purveyors of food. Along with these two ingredients live music is the final sensation that further ensures a winning combination.
The West Coast Chowder Competition will join the festival on Saturday where guests will be able to sample and savor the Best of the Best! Local restaurants will compete for the coveted Copper pot Award and cash prizes. The Bartenders Fedora also takes place on Saturday where local bartenders will compete for the best cocktail!
Whether you are in the industry, a wine enthusiast or on your way to becoming one, this event is not to be missed! Tickets for the kickoff event at the Custom House Plaza on June 7th are available for $40 and VIP tickets are available for $60. Tickets for Saturday's Wine Festival & West Coast Chowder Competition are $35. For more information, call 800-422-0251 or visit the official Monterey Wine Festival ticketing site.
Fly direct from these five airports: Denver International Airport (DEN) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) McCarran International Airport (LAS) Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Funded in cooperation with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and the communities of Pebble Beach Company, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Moss Landing, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, and Salinas Valley.