DCA Food and Wine Festival 2023 Highlights & Info

Food and Wine

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Whether you’re a seasoned home gourmet or simply eager to glean pro tips and tricks, the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival serves up heaping helpings of culinary fun for all. Here’s a look at highlights for this year’s festivities:

Festival Experiences

  • Festival Marketplaces – Outdoor kiosks offer an assortment of mouthwatering bites, wine, beer and specialty beverages. See the list of booths here.
  • Culinary Demonstrations – Local, visiting and Disney chefs prepare a few of their favorite recipes on stage––available Friday through Sunday!
  • Cocktails @ Sonoma Terrace hosted by CORKCICLE® – Enjoy an expanded menu of craft brews, signature cocktails, savory snacks and more.
  • Family Programming – Throughout the duration of the festival, find something fun for everyone in the family including special activity zones and demonstrations.
  • Live Music – Groove to toe-tappin’ musical performances presenting the perfect side dish to complement the bon viveur vibe.
  • Soarin’ Over California – See the state’s natural and manmade wonders as this California classic returns for a limited time!

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Bookable Experiences

  • Carthay Circle Winemaker Receptions – Enjoy hand-selected California wines, masterfully paired with an array of small plates.
    • GoGi Wines (with Kurt Russell)
      Friday, March 10, 2023
      6:30 PM
      $150 per person—plus tax and gratuitiesMcBride Sisters Wine Co. (with Nicole Rabago & Amy Butler)
      Friday, March 31, 2023
      6:30 PM
      $150 per person—plus tax and gratuitiesFess Parker Winery
      Friday, April 14, 2023
      6:30 PM
      $150 per person—plus tax and gratuities
  • Wine, Beer and Mixology Education & Tasting Seminars – Discover something special when sommeliers, brew masters and mixologists divulge their industry expertise during these fascinating 45-minute sessions. See the full list and dates here.
  • Hotels Education and Tasting Seminars, Winemaker Reception & Mixology Class Experiences – Enjoy special tasting seminars, a Winemaker Reception and Trader Sam’s Tiki Mixology Class.
    • Trader Sam’s Tiki Mixology Seminar
      Learn to make the HippopotoMai-Tai, one of the legendary libations served at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Then, sample sweet-and-spicy snacks around the outdoor fireplace. Be sure to take home a tiki mug as a souvenir of your adventure!Disneyland Hotel
      Monday, March 6 & Monday, April 10
      $159 per person—plus tax and gratuitiesDisney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Food and Wine Experience
      Meet the chefs, sommeliers and art historians from Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa as you sip wines paired with specially crafted plates at the venerable Hearthstone Lounge— featuring selections and experts from Laurent-Perrier, Stag’s Leap Winery, Miner Family Wines, Darioush, Clos Du Val, Heitz Cellars and ZD Wines.Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
      Friday, April 21
      $225 per person—plus tax and gratuities

Festival Shopping

  • Festival Merchandise – Select shops and kiosks feature apparel, gifts, souvenirs, signed art and Festival Gift Cards.

The foodie fun doesn’t end when you leave Disney California Adventure Park! Enjoy special crafts, artist signings and more at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District.

More info coming soon!

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