California Wine Festival – Orange County
Sustainable Seafood & Wine Tasting
The elegant Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel is Festival Headquarters Hotel and host of the kick-off event. The hotel overlooks the Pacific high on a bluff and is the epitome of California luxury and style. This casually elegant evening will presents classic food and wine choices with an earth-friendly attitude – delicious sustainable seafood delicacies paired with organic and biodynamically farmed wines. Limited to 500.
Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting
Friday, April 23, 2010 6:30- 9:00pm
This is the toughest ticket in town. California’s best winemakers dust off their rare and reserve level bottles in a wine lovers fantasy night of sipping the ”GOOD STUFF”! Some wines being poured are no longer in distribution; some are proprietor’s reserves and end-of-vintage wines. A champagne reception greets guests who may be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma, Santa Cruz and Sierra Mtn. areas, the red-hot Central Coast, and Pinots from Santa Barbara County and more. Top regional chefs will serve hot and cold appetizers while live bluesy jazz keeps things super cool. The sleek yachts and understated luxury of Dana Point harbor’s Yacht Club provides just the right amount of romance for this night of fantastic wine and food under the stars.
Beachside Wine Festival
Saturday, April 24, 2010 1:00 -4:00pm (VIP/Press/Trade 11:30am- 1:00pm)
This ever-popular event is a Spring time high point in Dana Point and gets under way at 11:30 am for VIP and Gold Pass holders – and 1:00pm for regular ticket holders. Thousands of wine lovers will hit the sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, wine, food and music. Literally hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional microbreweries, local top chefs and food purveyors and vendors of all things related to wine.