Now in its 44th year The Monterey Wine Festival has established itself as the premier wine & food event in Monterey.
Included in the Saturday Ticket Price is a Chowdah Challenge & Celebration!Professional chefs from the West Coast continually challenge themselves to make extraordinary chowders to satisfy their customers. These restaurants come to pay homage to their own special festival creations & inhouse favorite chowders – the tastes are legendary. Clam, Seafood and Fish Chowders are simmered to perfection and the order of the day. Guests can sample these award winning chowders, pick their own personal favorites and simply enjoy the cuisine that has become synonymous with Monterey and coastal destinations. A selection of local & international cheeses and charcuterie, and other foods will be available too. Add live music and this is just an absolutely joyful experience. It goes without saying that wines that pair with chowders will also be available and enhance the celebration even further.
Included in the Sunday Ticket Price is another seaworthy celebration. Highlights are our Kings of Calamari and Masters of Mussels! Locals and restaurants from afar bring the best in these two categories. Different seasonings and flavor combinations allow for much to taste as throughout the day different offerings are released alongside an array of international cheeses and charcuterie and more. Guests continue the celebration with a completely mouth-watering experience from both the wineries, spirits and beers and bounty of food. A Cheese & Charcuterie Experience courtesy of Sysco will also be available. Along with all these festival ingredients live music is the final sensation that further ensures a ultimate winning combination. Wine, Food, Beer, Spirits, Music! Aaahhh!