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Wine Festival

Wine Festival


June 4 - 5, 2016

This page has event information that took place in 2015. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2016's event!

With hundreds of wines offered for tasting, wine lovers will find an embarrassment of riches awaiting them at the Monterey Wine Festival, June 5-7, 2015. 

Friday, June 5th

California's longest-running wine festival celebrates its 39th anniversary beginning with the kickoff on Friday, June 5th 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.

Saturday, June 6th

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 6th 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 7th

On Sunday the celebration continues at Custom House Plaza from 11am to 3pm with another addition to the festival - The Kings of Calimari and Mussel Beach. 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.


For ticket information visit the official Monterey Wine Festival ticketing site or call 800-422-0251.

Wine Festival Hotels

Several hotels are conveniently located in downtownMonterey and walking distance to the event including the Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Marriott, and Hotel Pacific.

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