The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wines and spirits, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.
As the West Coast's premier showcase of wine, beer, spirits and gourmet foods, the weeklong epicurean experience celebrates San Diego's vibrant culinary community through wine and cooking classes, celebrity chef dinners, and multiple tasting events ranging from lessons in mixology to a rough and tumble fish taco competition.
Festival classic, the legendary Lexus Grand Tasting, transforms the picturesque San Diego Bay into a food lover's paradise on Saturday, November 19. The 13th annual Grand Tasting, features 150 wineries, breweries and sprits from around the world, 60 local restaurants plus dozens of gourmet food companies, and the "Chef of the Fest Competition" where San Diego's best chefs battle head-to-head in a fierce culinary competition judged by the San Diego Chapter of the American Culinary Federation along with food critics and celebrity chef judges.
After a successful launch in 2015, SommCon®, a Southern California conference and educational summit for wine, beer and spirit industry professionals and serious enthusiasts returns to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival®, November 16-19. Bringing together some of the industry’s greatest thought leaders, entrepreneurs and artisans to discuss, develop and lead the conversation on the business of wine, attendees learn and taste their way through keynote sessions and educational classes complete with a trade-only tasting and expo.
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