With the great following that the California Wine Festival has gained down south, we've decided to spread the love up north. This October we are coming to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula! This will be the fourth in a great line of wine festivals we put out each year (the California Wine Festival - Santa Barbara, the California Wine Festival - Orange County, and the California Wine Festival - Winter Wine Classic).
The California Wine Festival - Montery Peninsula will be a two-day wine and food extravaganza celebrating historic Monterey and the wine harvest season. Wineries from regions all over the state, as well as out-of-state wineries, will be encouraged to bring their new releases along with other vintages of wine in the spirit of harvest. Local restaurants and other food purveyors will serve seasonal foods that harmonize with the harvest theme.
The Friday Rare & Reserve wine tasting will take place on October 5, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa. This newly renovated hotel complex is located near many of Monterey's most popular attractions and is literally on the prestigious Del Monte Golf Course, a Pebble Beach Company course. Special weekend rates at the Hyatt will be offered for festival attendees.
Many of California's most famous winemakers will attend and pour their finest award-winning wines at the Rare & Reserve event. Due to the limited availability of rare wines, the event is limited to 500 guests.
The Saturday event is another story! Over 2,000 quests are expected to attend and enjoy sipping over 250 different California wines, while sampling dozens of local gourmet foods, all accompanied by live music. The 2012 Harvest Wine and Food Festival will take place on Saturday, October 6, 2012 in the heart of old Monterey, at the historic Custom House Plaza overlooking beautiful Monterey Bay. In 1846, the U.S. flag was first raised in this historic square, claiming California for the United States.
The California Wine Festival - Monterey Peninsula will continue our tradition of great festivals with what can only be called a cornucopia of wine, food, and fun, making for a perfect weekend of celebrating the bounty of harvest!
For more information on and to buy tickets for this and other California Wine Festival events please visit californiawinefestival.com!