Check back soon for the complete list of 2015 Sponsors & Exhibitors
2015 List of Who's Pouring
www.ahnfeldtwines.com Alexander Valley Vineyards
www.avvwine.com Ascension Cellars
www.ascensioncellars.com Barlow Vineyards
www.barlowvineyards.com BBG Wines
www.bbgwines.com Beach House Winery
www.beachhousewinery.com Bernardo Winery
www.bernardowinery.com Blair Estate
www.blairwines.com Carol Shelton Wines
www.carolshelton.com Crater Lake Vodka & Gin
DAOU Vineyards www.daouvineyards.com
Deep Eddy Vodka www.deepeddyvodka.com Falkner Winery
www.falknerwinery.com Firestone Walker Brewery
www.firestonebeer.com Forgeron Cellars
www.forgeoncellars.com Four Sisters Ranch
www.gloriaferrer.com Hawaii Sea Spirits
www.hawaiiseaspirits.com Hook and Ladder Winery
www.houdiniwines.com Kimo Sabe Mezcal
www.kimosabemezcal.com Kokomo Winery
Langetwins Family Winery & Vineyard
www.langetwins.com Lauterbach Cellars
www.lauterbachcellars.com Linked Vineyards
www.linkedvineyards.com Mahoney Vineyards
www.mahoneyvineyards.com McCay Cellars
www.mccaycellars.com Monte De Oro Winery
www.montedeoro.com Moshin Vineyards
www.moshinvineyards.com Muscardini Cellars
www.muscardinicellars.com Navarro Vineyards
www.navarrowine.com Niner Wine Estates
www.ninerwine.com Nottingham Cellars
www.ninerwine.com Oak Ridge Winery
www.onehopewine.com Palm Bay International
www.palmbay.com Papapietro Perry Winery
Pomar Junction Winery
www.pomarjunction.com Premium Port Wines
www.quadywinery.com Ramazzotti Wines
www.ramazottiwines.com Robert Young Estate Winery
www.ryew.com Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rutherford Wine Company
www.rutherfordwine.com San Pasqual Winery
www.sanpasqualwinery.com Sierra Nevada
www.sierranevada.com Soleil Mimosa
www.fresh-mimosa.com South Coast Winery
www.southcoastwinery.com Sta. Rita Hills
www.staritahills.com Tablas Creek
www.tablascreek.com Tequila Fortaleza
www.tequilafortaleza.com Trione Vineyards & Winery
www.trionewinery.com Vino Vargas
www.vinovargas.com Venteux Vineyards
www.venteuxvineyards.com Vermont Hard Cider
www.woodchuck.com Wilson Creek Winery
www.wilsoncreekwinery.com Woof 'n Rose Winery
www.woofnrose.com Wyatt Oaks
www.wyattoakswinery.com Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards
2015 List of Who's Cooking
www.barleymash.com Bernini's Bistro
www.berninisbistro.com Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill
www.chipotle.com Creekside Grille
www.wilsoncreekwinery.com Duck Dive
www.duckdive.com Il Fornaio
www.ilfornaio.com Jake's Del Mar
www.jakesdelmar.com The MED at La Valencia Hotel
www.londonerusa.com Oceanaire Seafood Room
www.theoceanaire.com The Patio Restaurant Group
www.thepatiorestaurants.com Porkyland www.goporkyland.com Royal India
www.rubios.com Seasons 52
www.seasons52.com Spinelli Catering
www.tavernatthebeach.com Tin Roof
www.tinroofsandiego.com Uptown Tavern
2015 List of Who's Exhibiting
bliss + baker
www.blissandbaker.com BlueGreen Vacations
Bottles & Wood
www.cookinglight.com Cutco Cutlery
www.cutco.com Fish Breeders of Idaho
www.fishbreedersofidaho.com Jelly Belly
www.jellybelly.com La Famiglia DelGrosso
www.delgrossosauce.com Lifeway Foods
www.lifewayfoods.com Olli Salumeria
www.olli.com Partagas Cigar
www.rosewill.com San Diego Magazine
www.sandiegomagazine.com Sartori Cheese
www.schweppesus.com SDSU College of Extended Studies
www.ces.sdsu.edu Soleil Communications
www.welkresorts.com Sugar Chalet
www.sugarchalet.com Vacation Village Resorts
www.vacationvillageresorts.com Yancey's Fancy
Thank you, Haggen!
The 2015 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival would like to thank Haggen for their support of this year's event.
Chef of the Fest & People's Choice Award
The largest culinary showdown in Southern California returns to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival! 2014 Chef of the Fest winner Chef Duvinh Ta wowed the judges with his dry rubbed pork ribs with Sambal bbq sauce, watermelon radish and zucchini slaw.
Celebrated as one of the largest culinary showdowns in Southern California the Chef of the Fest Competition at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival challenges seasoned and up-and-coming chefs in the San Diego culinary scene to prove their skills in the kitchen and at the Lexus Grand Tasting.
Judge this year's Chef of the Fest Competition for yourself during the Lexus Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, November 21 with the People's Choice Award brought to you by San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyle. The People's Choice Award allows you to vote for your favorite dish as the Festival via text on your cell phone.
Details: All votes must be made by 2:45 PM in order for it to count.
Prize: Prizes TBA
How It Works: Each restaurant has a unique voting code. To vote, simply send a text message to the pre-designated number and in the body of the message include a voting code, like 1234. Codes will be provided at the Lexus Grand Tasting Event entrance, where you will receive a flier with instructions on how to vote.
This year, we're excited to announce that we have partnered with the annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition! During September 2015, more than 800 wines from various countries will be evaluated by a team of certified Sommeliers from destinations such as New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego in hopes of winning Platinum and Gold medals.
Directions & Parking
Take Front Street Exit from I-5 S, continue on Front St. Merge on to Front St, in .5 miles turn right on to W. Broadway, in .3 miles turn left onto Kettner Blvd, keep right. Embarcadero Marina Park North will be on the right.
Take Cesar E. Chavez Parkway Exit from I-5 N, merge on to Kearney Ave, in .4 miles turn left onto Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, in 1.6 miles turn right onto E Harbor D, in .3 miles turn left onto Kettner Blvd, keep right. Embarcadero Marina Park North will be on the right.
Limited Metered Parking– There is limited metered parking available on many of the surface streets in the area. All meters are $1.25 hour; Check max times before paying the meter.
Parkopedia.com is a free website that lists all the publicly available parking lots and garages and also provides information about street parking. Click here to scope out available parking in the surrounding areas of the Festival.
IMPORTANT: Give yourself plenty of time to find parking! San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival does not own or operate the parking lots or meters. Listed parking lots are public Rates and hours subject to change without notice.
Silent & Live Auctions
Every year the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival partners with the American Institute of Wine & Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs to raise scholarship funds for continuing education in the culinary arts and enology/viticulture. Funds for the scholarships are raised during the silent auction at the SommCon Trade Tasting, and the live auction at Wine Spectator's Celebrity Chef Dinner, where items such as big bottle formats, jet-setting vacation packages and items perfect for the wine and food enthusiast are auctioned.
From pleasing your palette to hob-nobbing with culinary and wine experts, this year's auction offers something for everyone. We thank you in advance for your support!
Festival Charities & Scholarships
AIWF Culinary and Enology Arts Scholarships
The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF) is a non-profit educational organization founded on the premise that gastronomy is essential to the quality of human existence. The AIWF is dedicated to promoting health and well-being through the enjoyment of good food and drink and the fellowship that comes from dining together around the table. The AIWF was founded as a 501(c)(3) educational organization. It was established in 1981 by Robert Mondavi, the late Julia Child and others to promote a forum for the study and enjoyment of gastronomy.
The San Diego Chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food will award scholarships for the pursuit of culinary arts and enology/viticulture in full-time or continuing education programs. The amounts will range from $500 to $5,000 and may be used for study within or outside of San Diego County. All schools must be accredited and offer continuous relevant hands-on, in- person experience. As the money for the scholarships is raised by the San Diego Chapter, they are only awarded to people who are connected to San Diego by school, work, or recent involvement in food, wine or hotel management in the area. The scholarship money may be used for study within or outside of San Diego County.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 28, 2015. The scholarship(s) will be awarded on or about November 19, 2015 to be used during the coming year at the accredited school, college or university specified on the application. The scholarship award is not transferable without the written permission of the Scholarship Committee, which permission may be denied at the total discretion of the Committee. Scholarship awards fund tuition or other school fees and will be paid directly to the school.
The application must be completely filled out, along with the statement, resume and letters of recommendation in order to be considered.
Information on the AIWF 2015 Scholarship Coming Soon!
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Scholarships
The Chaîne is an international organization with headquarters in Paris, France and is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world. The American administrative offices are in Madison, New Jersey. About 80 countries have Baillages (Chapters) with about 22,000 members worldwide. The Chaîne was founded in 1248 in France, hence the name of the guild that was formed. It continued to be primarily a guild for chefs until its renewal after WWII when it grew to include restaurateurs, hoteliers, winemakers, and lovers of fine food and wine.
The Chaîne awards scholarships for the pursuit of culinary arts and enology/viticulture or hotel management in full or part-time accredited continuing education programs. The scholarships typically range from $1,000 to $5,000 and the funds do not need to be repaid. All schools must be accredited, and offer continuous relevant hands-on, in- person experience. As the money for the scholarships is raised by the San Diego Chapter, they are only awarded to people who are connected to San Diego by school, work, or recent involvement in food or wine or hotel management in the area. The scholarship money may be used for study within or outside of San Diego County.
Applications will be accepted until Monday, September 21, 2015. The scholarship(s) will be awarded on or about November 19, 2015 to be used during the coming year at the accredited school, college or university you specify on the application. The scholarship award is not transferable without the written permission of the Scholarship Committee, which permission may be denied at the total discretion of the Committee. Scholarship awards fund tuition or other school fees and will be paid directly to the school.
Information on the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 2015 Scholarship Coming Soon!
San Diego Classics: Fish Tacos & Craft Beers
SWISH: Serious Sips & Urban Eats
Burger Bash Edition
Wine Spectator's Celebrity Chef Dinner & Live Auction
The Vault: Reserve & New Release Tasting + Silent Auction
Lexus Grand Tasting Event & Chef of the Fest Competition
Timeless Beauty: The 10th Anniversary Celebration
We are proud to announce
Scott Jacob's as 2015's Featured Artist at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.
Whether it’s a motorcycle, classic car, fine bottle of wine or a delicate dew-covered flower, Scott’s attention to detail supersedes all expectation. Admirers are often surprised to discover that the image before them is not a photograph, but a Scott Jacobs original painting. The paintings can take up to 500 hours to complete.
Scott’s medium acrylic on Belgian linen, and his tool is a paintbrush that contains six hairs. He’s been recognized as one of the best photorealist painters in the 21st Century. Besides Harley-Davidson, he also works with Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge Viper, Marilyn Monroe Estates and Elvis Presley Enterprises plus other notable companies
For more information on Scott Jacobs, click here.
Looking for a fun and exciting way to meet some of the most influential people in the culinary arts industry? Want to make a difference in the lives of current culinary, enology, viticulture, and hospitality students? Volunteer for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, a scholarship fundraiser for the American Institute of Wine and Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs! A large part of the event's success is due to the participation of community volunteers. Some intern credit may apply.
Tasks will include pre-event setup, auction lot administration, exhibitor relations, registration, security support, and post-event cleanup.
The 2015 Volunteer Registration will open to the general volunteer community on or around October 1 - access to the Registration will be posted here.
If you are a new volunteer to the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival and would like to be notified about upcoming volunteer opportunties, we invite you to join our email list by clicking HERE! Be sure to select the box next to the "Volunteer Opportunties" email notification list.
Trade Tasting at the Lexus Grand Tasting Event
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North
If you are interested in attending the Grand Tasting Event as a member of the Trade, you must complete the Trade Tasting Registration. All Trade pass requests must undergo a qualification process. Qualified Trade members must be professionally involved in the purchase and/or sale of wine.
The Trade Ticket Fee is $75 per ticket for the first two (2) trade tickets. As members of the trade, you may purchase up to four (4) additional qualified trade tickets to the Grand Tasting Event with Trade access for $135 per ticket (this is $30 off face value of the tickets, which are sold at full price for $165 per ticket). You will be required to provide your business card at registration for the Grand Tasting Event on November 21, 2015. Submission of your trade reservation does not guarantee admission. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival reserves the right to refuse admission to any person without proper Trade identification or Trade qualification.
NOTE: If your trade registration request is denied, your credit card will receive a full refund, and you will receive a notification of denial.
2015 Trade Registration Coming Soon! No registration accepted after November 3, 2015 Online Trade Registration is now closed. Trade must now register on-site. On-site registration fee is $150 per person. There is limited space for Trade Attendees. No one under the age of 21 permitted, including infants.
Safety & Responsibility
Wine enthusiast safety and responsible tasting is always encouraged when enjoying wine, beer and spirits at the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. While tasting, remember to drink lots of water and spit- it's totally acceptable.
To ensure a safe enjoyable experience for all attendees of Festival events, please refrain from bringing pets and animals.
Due to the close quarters of this event, we ask that a smoke free environment is respected in consideration of others' health and palates. Should any medical situations arise, a first aid station and medic will be available during the tasting.
All tickets are non-refundable. Program subject to change without notice. Please reserve early, as limited space is available for each event. These events are expected to sell out.
No one under 21 will be admitted, including infants. ID's will be checked at the gate. All tastings / samples are included in ticket prices - there are no additional fees for tasting. Alcohol will stop being served at 2:45 PM at the Lexus Grand Tasting Event on Saturday, November 22. Food and alcohol will last as long as vendors have product.
All tickets are subject to service fees. Our tickets are processed through a third party, which charges a convenience fee per ticket to offset operational and product costs. Phone order, fax, or mail in ticket fees are $4 per ticket, internet "print at home" tickets are $4 per ticket.
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2014 Sponsors & Exhibitors
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