Annual Monterey Wine Country Wine & Food Festivals

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February

February 12 -- River Road Wine Trail: Valentine's Passport
Wine Education: This is a great opportunity for wine lovers to visit Monterey Wine Country and enjoy the vintages and ambiance of these artisan vintners. Eleven wineries will open their doors for this Valentine's Passport. They will feature rare vintages, music, food and celebration all things amour. As a Passport-carrying V.I.P., guests will receive a souvenir glass, a special gift, entry into a grand drawing, and special discounts. Monterey CA
Fee: $20 Advance/$25 After Feb 1 Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 386.0316

February 12 -- Red Wine & Chocolates at Château Julien

Celebration: The perfect pair! Enjoy a sumptuous selection of chocolates to complement Chateau Julien red wines including Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese, La Conviviance & Black Nova throughout the weekend. Château Julien Wine Estate, 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA
Fee: $7/$4 Wine Club Members Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number:(831) 624.2600

February 27 -- Steinbeck's Birthday Celebration
Celebration: Steinbeck Birthday Celebration is in recognition of John Steinbeck and the inspiration he continues to provide through his legacy. For Monterey County residents, museum admission and all of the Birthday Celebration activities are free. For all others, the activities are included in the general museum admission price. National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street, Salinas CA
Fee: FreeTime: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 775.4721
March

March 4-6 -- Dixieland Monterey Festival
Festival, Live Music: Welcome to the Monterey waterfront, where we have been presenting the best in Dixieland, Bib Band, Swing, Ragtime, Blues and Gypsy Jazz for over 30 years. Featured events include Swing Dance Party, Banjo Jubilee, Dance Marathon and more. See our website tickets and more information. Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey CA
Fee: Full Event $99/Day Badges $47Time: Varies Phone Number: (888) 349.6879

April

April 15 - 17 -- Earth Day Food & Wine Festival
Festival: Earth Day Food & Wine Festival is a weekend celebration at locations throughout the Central Coast. The feature event is held on Saturday afternoon at SIP Certified Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery in Templeton with over 200 purveyors of award-winning, sustainably produced food and wine. Come and enjoy live music by Dan Curcio of Still Time, a silent auction, unlimited samples of local cuisine, and meet the farmers who grow great food and wine while nurturing a healthy environment.
Fee: $75 general admission Time: Varies by event Phone Number: (805) 369.2288
 
April 16 -- Vintage Affair at Chateau Julien
Wine Education: The Barrel room doors swing open for a full day of specialty wine tasting- library wines, vertical tastings, large format bottles and much more. Select vintages and limited editions will be available for tasting and purchase this one day of the year. Come and see how we have aged over the years. 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA
Fee: $15/$10 Wine Club Members Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 624.2600

April 28 - May 1 -- Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Festival: Enjoy four days of the best in food and wine with an epic epicurean event, Pebble Beach Food & Wine. 60 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assemble at Pebble Beach to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime. Enjoy lunches, dinners, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more. Monterey CA
Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone Number: (866) 907.3663

May

May 7 -- River Road Wine Trail SpringFest
Celebration: Join us for the annual SpringFest featuring new releases, barrel sampling, food and entertainment at our member wineries. Contact the individual wineries for their scheduled activities. See you there! No reservations required. Monterey CA
Fee: FreeTime: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 678.0300
 
May 14 -- Santa Lucia Highlands Gala
Celebration: Join the vintners of the Santa Lucia Highlands for this annual exclusive tasting. Sample limited release gems and hard-to-get vintages, offered by the winemakers themselves and paired with great food and music. Boekenoogen Vineyards, 33520 Fairview Road, Gonzales CA
Fee: $85Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 595.7741

June

June 9-11 -- The Monterey Wine Festival
Festival, Wine Education: Enjoy the ability to choose from over 400 wines and sample the fantastic fare of local restaurants and national gourmet food manufacturers, live music, wine auction, seminars and more.
Fee: Call for information Time: Call for information Phone Number: (800) 422.0251

June 17 -- Wine & Cigar Dinner at Chateau Julien
Rich aromas, bold flavors and complex textures will undoubtedly please the palate this evening in the Wine Estate's Conservatory. Owner and this evening's host Bob Brower will showcase a selection of proprietary Dominican Cigars paired with hearty cuisine and Chateau Julien wines. 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA
Fee: $95/$75 Wine Club Members Time: 6:30 p.m. Phone Number: (831) 624.2600

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