15th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Returns This November 11-18 With Star-Studded Events | Enter To Win 2 Tickets To The Grand Tasting Festival

October 24, 2018

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival has announced an impressive lineup of celebrity chefs, winemakers, and artisans for its 15th annual incarnation, taking place this November 11-18 all over San Diego with 40 signature events throughout the week that all culminate in the epic Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 17, on the stunning Embarcadero Marina Park North. Read on for details on this year's amazing culinary festival and be sure to enter our raffle for a chance to win a pair of passes to the Grand Tasting (a $270 value).


This year’s talent lineup for the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival includes, nationally recognized celebrity chefs, legendary winemakers, guest mixologists, James Beard Award-winning authors, Master Sommeliers, brewmasters, artisans and tastemakers. Expect appearances by such culinary icons as Graham Elliot (Television Personality and Author), Alex Thomopoulos (Chef, Host and Food Blogger), Duskie Estes (of Zazu Kitchen + Farm), Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh (the Hearty Boys television personalities), Katsuya Fukushima (of ​Daikaya), Javier Plascencia (of Jazamango, Mision 19, Erizo, Finca Altozano, C​affe Saverios, and ¡Lupe!), Laura Werlin (Author of The All American Cheese and Wine Book), Suzette Gresham (of Acquerello), Gale Gand (acclaimed pastry chef), Flor Franco (of Encuentro Guadalupe, Convivia, Resguardo), Chad White (of Zona Blanca), and many more. This year’s impressive lineup of local talent include Bernard Guillas of The Marine Room, MasterChef winner Claudia Sandoval, Sam The Cooking Guy, Anthony Sinsay of Jsix, Deborah Scott, of Coasterra, Michael Poompan of the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa, Drew Deckman of Deckman’s, Amy DiBiase of Vistal at InterContinental San Diego, and more.

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival is Southern California’s largest food and wine festival, which welcomes 10,000 foodies annually, for a weeklong celebration of over 40 citywide events, including a Pitmaster's Veterans Day BBQ, a Speakeasy Opening Night Party, a Baja expedition, an Oysters + Caviar pairing event, a Pรขtรฉ + Charcuterie presentation at Born & Raised, a Sake symposium, a Ceviche showcase, a Taco competition, and, of course, the Grand Tasting Festival with tastes from over 60 celebrity chefs and restaurants, hundreds of domestic and international wine, beer and spirit purveyors and gourmet food companies amidst a stunning coastal backdrop with sail boats floating by. Hundreds of domestic and international wineries, breweries and spirits headline the festival, including Louis Latour, Dom Perignon, Vins de Provence, Stella Artois, Groth Vineyards, Grgich Estates, Banfi Vintners, Kistler, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Campari, Gloria Ferrer, Loire Valley Wines, Rias Baixas, Glenfiddich, Monkey Shoulder, Woodford Reserve, and hundreds more.

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival offers several ways to indulge in the most awesome 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. Hotel reservations and ticket packages can be reserved by calling 877.385.9595. The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival raises scholarships for culinary, hospitality, enology, and viticulture students. To date, the Festival has donated more than $375,000 for aspiring professionals.

For more information about this year's San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, including a schedule of events, featured celebrities, and online ticket ordering, visit sandiegowineclassic.com.