Hello to all of our Wine Road wineries –
The Wine Road along with member wineries have participated in the past in the Monterey Wine Festival. We believe it is a strong event with good attendance and an ideal way to reach out to new buyers and fans of your wine. The Wine Road will not be there to support your efforts in person but please feel free to participate as the Monterey Wine Festival will promote and brand the wineries that do get involved.
We will not be reimbursing for table costs. See the attached form for sign-up details.
If you have any questions Contact the event coordinator Chris Cannard at 360-241-0368 – copied above.
This year the festival moves to the newly remodeled Monterey Conference Center. The move takes us just a block from the previous location which will make an easy transition for you as well as attendees. One benefit the conference center provides is protection from the elements which have ranged from high winds to cold drizzling rain. The dates are June 1st and 2nd, 2019 and that is the first Saturday and Sunday in June.
The excitement generated with over 5,500 people attending creates buzz throughout the year for every participant. Saturday, is many peoples favorite with the West Coast Chowder Celebration serving up samples of the Chefs best efforts. “Only professional chefs are allowed to be involved” and the results are stunning.
Sunday caps off a great weekend with the Kings of Calamari and the Masters of Mussels providing another super pairing opportunity with great wines. Each day is unique and successful. We’ve heard so much positive feedback from our guests near and far.
This year we are celebrating the 43nd Annual Monterey Wine Festival. The application is attached.
Optional Wine Judging: Wines will be judged (submit them by5/10/2019) by a group comprised of wine professionals: wine makers, wineryprincipals, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine journalists, members of the wine trade and serious wine collectors. Awards will be available for pick up at the event, or mailed if you are not present.
To submit your wines go to Enofile online here.
All the best, Chris