5th Annual California Wine Festival - Orange County - Dana Point. April 25 - 26, 2014

“Don’t miss California Wine Festival, −one of the largest outdoor wine festivals in the state!” - Coming to town next weekend in Dana Point. Two locations are going to host the event: Friday the 25th at the Laguna Cliffs Marriot, and Saturday the 26th at Lantern Bay Park.

Wine, food, music, sea and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival – Orange County. At this sunny seaside setting, California’s best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, with live music complementing dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers. Experience one of the California’s most popular wine festivals.

From their website: 

The "Sunset Rare & Reserve" Wine Tasting on April 25, 2014 will feature rare and reserve level bottles that winemakers will dust off and pour at this popular event. 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 will be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma County, Santa Cruz and Sierra Mtn. areas, the red-hot Central Coast, Pinots from Santa Barbara County and much more. Top regional chefs will serve hot and cold appetizers while live bluesy jazz keeps things super cool. Ticket price includes all wine and food samples and an 18 oz keepsake wine glass.

Advance Ticket Price - $99 (Gate Price $125)

Special Event Valet Parking Rate $29 $16

The "Beach Side Wine Festival" on April 26th, will be at the Lantern Bay Park: hit the park to experience the quintessential California wine tasting event at our Orange County California Wine Festival grand finale. Indulge in this heady, springtime ‘right of pleasure’ and join the afternoon-long celebration -- Unlimited tasting of fine wine & foods, plus sun, sea and music. Sip hundreds of vintage California wines, sample dozens of hot and cold gourmet appetizers, artisan breads and cheeses, fresh cut fruits, and for a change of taste, sample local and regional craft brews too. Ticket price includes all wine and food samples and an 18 oz keepsake wine glass.

Advance Ticket Price - $59 (Gate Price $80)

The California Wine Festival – Orange County will host the two-day celebration of wine and food in the quaint coastal town of Dana Point in Orange County April 25– 26, 2014. An evening of rare wine tasting on Friday night, limited to 500 guests, begins with our new and exciting outdoor venue at the 4-diamond Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa. The Marriott’s “Vue Lawn” is a lush green cliff top expanse with breathtaking views of the quaint Dana Point Harbor and blue Pacific far below. Guests will sample rare and reserve super-premium wines selected especially for this popular sophisticated event.

Craft brews will also be offered along with artisan cheeses, breads, fresh cut fruits, olive oils and much more.

The 2014 California Wine Festival - Orange County will benefit The Surfrider Foundation -  a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.

 

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