San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Returns This November 14-20 With An Incredible Lineup Of More Than 40 Events | Enter To Win Tickets To The Grand Tasting

October 18, 2016

Tickets are moving fast to the 13th annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, taking place this November 14-20 all over America's Finest City. This year offers an impressive lineup of over 40 citywide tasting experiences, including celebrity chef dinners, a pizza festival, a taco showcase and so much more. We are raffling off 2 tickets to the always amazing Lexus Grand Tasting on November 19, the crown jewel of the weeklong event, so read on for all the details and be sure to enter.

Southern California's largest food and wine festival will welcome 10,000 eager epicurean enthusiasts to San Diego. Celebrity chefs slated to headline events throughout the week include Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill, Michelle Bernstein of Cena by Michy, Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem and Streetbird Rotisserie, Cosmo Goss of The Publican Restaurant, Suzette Gresham of Acquerello, acclaimed pastry chef Gale Gand, the Hearty Boys, and many more.

In addition to over 200 wineries, breweries, and spirits, over 60 of San Diego's top chefs, sommeliers, brewmasters and tastemakers will participate in the weeklong culinary classic, with local standouts including Chef Javier Plascencia of Bracero, Chef Jason McLeod of Ironside Fish & Oyster, Chef Giselle Wellman of Pacific Standard Coastal Kitchen, Chef Drew Deckman of Deckman's En El Mogor, Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef Ron Oliver of The Marine Room, Chef Rob Ruiz of Land & Water Co., Chef Trey Foshee of George's California Modern, Chef Andrew Spurgin of Bespoke Event Styling, and many others.

The annual wine and food festival showcases San Diego's vibrant culinary community through cooking classes, chef dinners, and multiple tasting events. Brand new events, excursions, and experiences featured at this year's food and wine festival include an incredible lineup like the Mercy of The Chef multi-course dinners at restaurants around San Diego and Baja, In The Spirit | Whisk(e)y - From Bourbon to Scotch with host Marcus Samuelsson, Safe Harbor | Sustainable Seafood: Myths, Truths & Misinformation presented by the Berry Good Foundation, Dinner With The Culinary Icons + Live Auction with an incredible lineup of culinary stars, a seafood feast at the Bounty of San Diego: Ranchers, Farmers + Fisherman, and even a pizza festival - Pizzapalooza Featuring Battle of the Bartenders, to name a few. 

Returning again as part of this year's San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival are favorite events like the
San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Golf Invitational, the Fish Taco TKO, the Ocean-To-Table Luncheon, SommCon, Expedition Baja, and the always spectacular San Diego Bay Wine + Food Lexus Grand Tasting Featuring the NEW Culinary Theater and VIP Experience. A full schedule of events is available online.

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival offers several ways for epicurean enthusiasts to indulge in the most decadent culinary experience of the year, including all-inclusive ticket packages that offer overall savings, and feature hotel accommodations as well as admission to a selection of the food and wine festival's premier events. Discounted accommodations are available at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. 

For a complete schedule of events or to purchase tickets for the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, visit