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The California Wine Festival in Carlsbad is a celebration of California wines, food, and music. The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort provides a dramatic venue basked in sunny skies, delicious tastes, and intoxicating aromas. An expanded VIP Pavilion grants select ticketholders gourmet appetizers, wines, and craft brews with special seating. Each patron will be gifted a 16 oz keepsake wine glass that can be used and reused to sample hundreds of wines. Be sure to drink plenty of water and utilize the provided buckets for your tasting needs. And of course, drink responsibly.
White tents erected on a grassy field permit featured sponsors and exhibitors to offer samplings and purchases of artisan woodcrafts, jewelry, boutique, memorabilia, and one-of-a-kind keepsakes including signature hand engraving.
What’s a wine tasting without food? Restaurants and food purveyors have got you covered. While Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken commanded the longest line, there are other quality morsels to be had. Brittles, cookies, woodfired pizza, croutons, cheese, crackers, chicken sandwiches, burger sliders, pasta, tacos, artisan popcorn, chocolates, olive oil, and aged Italian balsamic will keep those mouths watering.
Wine, beer, sparkling seltzer, sangria, margarita, kombucha, and more flowed from glass containers, cans, and taps. Featured exhibitors included Sam Simeon, Wilson Creek, 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Pasmosa, Belching Beaver, Flying Embers, and much more.
The live band kept the vibes and crowds lively. The delightful music was palpable enough to inspire an impromptu conga line. Be sure to dance your way to next season’s California Wine Festival with wine glass in hand.
California Wine Festival is a 21+ event. For more information on future events, please visit CalifoniaWineFestival.com.