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Join us at the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival!

If you live in a big city, you probably can’t escape to wine country every weekend to enjoy the winding roads, lush vineyard views, and visits to your favorite tasting rooms. If you’re in or near San Diego, California, this weekend you’re in luck–we’re bringing the best of Sonoma County right to you.

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley have partnered with Wine Road to bring 17 wineries from Northern Sonoma County to the 11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, which runs from Nov 16-23.  Seven Dry Creek Valley wineries will be pouring wines events on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Join Collier Falls Winery, Fritz Underground Winery,  Kokomo Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Pedroncelli Winery, Peterson Winery, Wilson Winery, and many other fabulous Sonoma wineries for these exclusive events!

On Friday, Nov 21, we’ll be pouring wine on a yacht at The Vault Reserve and New Release Tasting.

An exclusive and elegant evening for collectors of fine wine, The Vault sets the stage for the Grand Tasting. This year’s format will feature two great opportunities for serious collectors: the first allows wine enthusiasts to sample from more than 120 exhibiting wine and spirit producers. The second, and most exclusive tier, is The Collection. Curated by the official Festival Artist Christopher M., this tier will feature highly allocated wines and limited access to consumers. A silent auction takes place during this event with proceeds benefiting the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship programs. Read more

On Saturday, Nov 22, we’ll have our own corner at the Grand Tasting!

The Grand Finale of the sizzling five-day festival is a star-studded Grand Tasting Event held November 22 on the Embarcadero Marina Park North behind Seaport Village. Take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California. 700+ wines, celebrity chefs, live music and more! Read more

On Sunday, Nov 23, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley is the official red wine sponsor of the final event One World Beef’s Celebrate the Chef at the Del Mar Racetrack!

Join Celebrity Chefs and the culinary elite for an exclusive afternoon at the Del Mar Races featuring live betting from a privately hosted pagoda where libations flow, wine is bountiful and beef-inspired stations will appear at every turn. A variety of zinfandels from Dry Creek Valley will be poured so you can find your favorite pairing. Winemakers Barry Collier of Collier Falls and Clayton Fritz of Fritz Underground Winery will partner with Celebrity Chef Katsuya Fukushima, Chef and Partner at Washington DC’s Daikaya to demo Waygu beef and discuss how to pair zinfandel with this premium beef. Wear your race day best and don’t miss your chance to be part of the magic. Read more

The Wine Road and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley have partnered to offer you BIG prizes!  Enter for your chance to spend an idyllic weekend getting to know Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley–on us! We’re giving away the following packages:

  • Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2-day passes
  • 2 tickets to Winter Wineland – January 17-18, 2015 with overnight hotel stay at Dry Creek Inn
  • 2 tickets to Barrel Tasting either March 6-8 or 13-15, 2015 with overnight hotel stay at Hilton Garden Inn
  • A basket of goodies from Wine Road – cups, mugs, cookbooks and more

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