The award-winning San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is one of the country’s most talked about events in wine and food and tickets are now available for the five-day celebration. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival was named the winner of the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Wine Festival. Want to know they were named the best in the country? Join them at the 19th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival and get ready to Arrive at Awesome!
The festival will return to the Embarcadero, for the action-packed Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 11th, located downtown behind Seaport Village. San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is once again putting the city in the national spotlight by bringing together an unprecedented roster of over 100 regionally and nationally-recognized chefs and over 800 wine and spirits selections for a weeklong experiential foray into culinary innovation and storytelling, while also emphasizing the influence of Mexican culture, heritage, and gastronomy on Southern California’s exploding food scene.
This year’s event will host over 11,000 wine and food enthusiasts in both San Diego and
Mexico for 7 days of dynamic, flavor-packed scheduling. The Festival welcomes representation from
some of the world’s most distinctive wine regions including Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and
Travel Paso; Sonoma County Winegrowers Commission; Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association; Lake
County Winegrape Commission; and Lodi Winegrowers.
The city’s biggest gastronomic celebration and one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Grand Tasting is situated along San Diego Bay’s expansive waterfront Embarcadero one of the most pristine locations the city has to offer. The Festival and Port of San Diego are welcoming James Beard award-winners, celebrity personalities, chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants, and custom activations and experiences designed to surprise and delight all interests along the culinary spectrum.
With the sparkling Bay serving as the backdrop, Festival attendees will have access
to a gastronomic playground of opportunity with over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors to sip from and over 60 of the West Coast and Baja’s top chefs and restaurants serving up creative and diverse cuisine to sample. Attendees can also preview gourmet foods, art, live musical entertainment, and the always popular “Chef of the Fest Competition,” an action-packed culinary showdown where chefs battle it out for the title of
“2023 People’s Choice Chef of the Fest” and up to $5000 in cash and prizes. .
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