The California Wine Festival Carlsbad returns to San Diego on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. It features renowned winemaking regions across California, some beers and spirits, appetizers from many of North San Diego County’s top restaurants, plus a band and lifestyle exhibitors.
We had such a successful event last year, and are ecstatic to be back in Carlsbad at Park Hyatt Aviara!,” exclaimed Emily Kaufmann, Executive Director, California Wine Festival. “The guests of San Diego County continue to welcome us with open arms as we expand across this gorgeous state that we call home.”
One of four California Wine Festival events – the others being in Santa Barbara, Dana Point and Huntington Beach – it features rare and reserve vintages and well-known bottles from California’s best vineyards based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Temecula and beyond. Notable wineries attending include: Adobe Road Winery, B.io, Bellante Family Winery, Bernardus Winery, BONDLE Wines, Capriccio Sangria, Carol Shelton Wines, Carruth Cellars, Cuvaison Winery, Doffo Wines, Double Bond Wine, Goldschmidt Vineyards, HALL Wines, Halter Ranch, Kessler-Haak Vineyard & Wines, Le Vigne Winery, Lloyd Cellars, Michael Mondavi Family Wines, Miner Family Wines, Navarro Vineyards, New Zealand Wine Navigator, Pasmosa Sangria, Russian River Vineyards, Stonehouse Cellars, Wilson Creek Winery and Wine Guy & Wine Gal.
North San Diego County restaurants include Butterfly Brittles, Carlsbad Cookie Company, Gino Angelini Authentic Italian Sauces, Goufrais Southern California – Cocoa Confection, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Icelandic Glacial, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Kelly’s Croutons, Kerrygold, Marsatta Chocolate, Mendocino Farms, Orfila Vineyards Tasting Room & Kitchen, Ponto Lago, Señor Grubby’s and Grubby’s Poke, Seven Barrels Olive Oils and Aged Italian Balsamics, SiSi Cakes and The Real Empanada.
The festival is divided into two parts, the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting on Friday evening and the Beachside Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon. Live entertainment features soulful acoustic melodies from former American Idol finalist Adam Lasher on Friday and Upstream, SoCal’s premier live reggae, calypso, soca and steel drum band, on Saturday.
Advance sale ticket prices are $75 for the Beachside Festival ($85 for early entry and $125 for VIP which includes a buffet of really good food), $105 for the Sunset Reserve Tasting and $200 for both events.Tickets can be purchased here. This is a 21-and-over event.
Icelandic Glacial returns as “Official Water Sponsor” and Lloyd Cellars is the “Official Stage Sponsor.” Park Hyatt Aviara will serve as the “Official Host Hotel”, and DreamFinder & Virgin Voyages will be the “Official Travel Partner” sponsors.