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33rd Annual Monterey California Wine Festival

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October 1st – Monterey Bay Aquarium 7:30 -10:30 pm Overview

Prepare to thoroughly enjoy a night at the Monterey Bay Aquarium unlike any other! When the doors of the Grand Tasting open at The Monterey Bay Aquarium guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and be welcomed to a world class venue unlike any other for discovering new wines and sipping cellar favorites too! Enjoy the ability to choose from over 400 wines and sample the fantastic fare of local restaurants and national gourmet food manufacturers – all the while you visit the incredible marine displays of The Monterey Bay Aquarium. It really is a magical experience at The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Dip some juicy fruit into the chocolate fountain or enjoy the Shrimp Bar with a great pinot gris! You’ll savor and delight in the flavors of California and beyond. Master sommeliers will be available to answer questions. Whether you are in the industry, a wine enthusiast or on your way to becoming one this event is not to be missed! You’ll find that next great wine buy and discover new eating establishments that will temp your taste buds and end up on your dining calendar.

 October 2nd 5 – 9 pm New Releases and More!

Prepare to continue your celebration of fantastic wines and gourmet food offerings at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. A night of new releases and past best of the barrels will highlight wineries accomplishments for the guests palate! These new releases are always a cause for celebration and what better place to sip, savor and swirl than the beautiful Regency Ballroom? Stroll out onto the terrace and relax on the deck while taking in the hilarious clips shown at the Sip and Clip Movie Lounge then step back inside and visit some wineries offerings “fresh from the barrel juices.” These new additions to the festival floor along with beautiful music and some entertaining sessions of “Grapes going Green” by noted local experts are sure to compliment the entire experience. This combination of world-class wine, educational seminars presented by industry leaders, a silent wine auction, and of course exquisite gourmet offerings, make this a not to be missed happening. Chef Patrice will also be demoing and showcasing some wonderful recipes that will end up on your dinner plate at home once you’ve seen how easily they are to prepare. You’ll have the opportunity to taste hundreds of different wines, meet, talk and learn from some of the world’s most knowledgeable wine experts in an enjoyable environment. Industry booths of gourmet food, wine and culinary accoutrements will introduce their brand or product to attendees.

Live music will act as a backdrop and a place to relax and have a coffee or simply chat with fellow wine enthusiasts on the tasting room floor. Wine enthusiasts and food lovers will savor and remember the flavors they experienced at the Monterey Wine Festival long after the doors to the Regency Ballroom are closed.

All samples of food and wine are included in the ticket price. For more information visit

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