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Monterey Wine Festival
June 6 - 8, 2014
With hundreds of wines offered for tasting, wine lovers will find an embarrassment of riches awaiting them at the Monterey Wine Festival, June 6-8, 2014.
Friday, June 6th
California's longest-running wine festival celebrates its 38th anniversary beginning with the kickoff on Friday, June 6th at a private location. 125 guests will enjoy lobster, foie gras, duck, lamb, pheasant, caviar, wygu beef and more prepared by award winning chefs from the West Coast. These luxury foods are all paired with a preferred array of wines that are sure to put a bend in your knee. Fine spirits round out Friday night as you relax with a cigar.
Saturday, June 7th
On Saturday the festival continues at Custom House Plaza in historic downtown Monterey from 11am to 4pm. Guests will savor bites of wonderful food and sips of world class wines.
Another successful addition to Saturday's event is the 5th Annual West Coast Chowder Competition. This year chefs from Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, and other chowder known destinations will be landing in Monterey to compete against the local titans of chowder. Clam, Seafood and Creative Chowders are the categories that make up the contest and the big copper pot award goes to the Best of Show along with a cash prize. Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their own personal favorites and vote for the people's choice award comparing their palettes to the judges.
Sunday, June 8th
On Sunday the celebration continues at Custom House Plaza from 11am to 3pm with another addition to the festival - Calamari and Mussels! Throughout the day different seafood's are prepared for guests alongside an array of international cheeses, charcuterie and more. Guests continue the celebration with a completely mouth-watering experience from both the wineries, spirits, beers and purveyors of food. Along with all these festival ingredients live music is the final sensation that further ensures a ultimate winning combination.
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.