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Evan Klein
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Southern California’s Largest Wine & Food Festival’s Wine Weekend Getaway Packages Pair Great Deals With Culinary Luxury For a One-Of-A-Kind Epicurean Experience

SAN DIEGO, (June 29, 2010) – The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, Southern California’s largest wine and food event, released its Fall Festival Wine Weekend Getaway Packages with overnight stays in San Diego’s top hotels. Held November 17-21, the five-day extravaganza offers wine and food enthusiasts the complete culinary getaway experience, featuring a world-class lineup of over 170 wineries, breweries and spirit companies, 70 of San Diego’s top restaurants, celebrity chefs and culinary personalities, cooking classes, wine tasting seminars, live entertainment and more, said Michelle Metter, the Festival’s co-producer.

“With several luxury hotel accommodations and VIP experiences available, this is an outstanding opportunity for epicurean travelers to get in on the action and enjoy one of the most anticipated wine and food festivals of the year,” added Metter. “The Festival offers the perfect fall getaway for those who enjoy award-winning wine, cuisine from the finest chefs in the city and the beautiful San Diego weather in November. We encourage guests to come for the week and take home with them a lifetime of culinary memories.”

The 2010 Wine Weekend Vacation Packages include savings on San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival tickets and choice of participating hotel. Packages are only available while supplies last. This year’s packages include:

Wine Weekend "Grape Escape" Package:

  • 2 Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction Tickets
  • 2 Grand Event Tickets
  • 2 Collector’s Riedel Wine Glasses
  • 2 Nights Hotel (Choice of Participating Property)

Packages range from $652 to $794 based on hotel selection

Wine Weekend VIP Treatment Package:

  • 2 Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction Tickets
  • 2 Grand Event VIP Passes
  • 2 Collector’s Riedel Wine Glasses
  • 4 Wine Tasting and/or Cooking Class tickets of your choice (Does not include Riedel Class. Contact Festival management for upgrade)
  • 2 Festival VIP Gift Bags with poster, and lots of culinary goodies
  • Collector's Edition Festival Wine upon Check-in

Packages range from $1,068 to $1,210 based on hotel selection

Participating Hotels Include (Grape Escape = GEP/ Wine Weekend VIP Treatment Package = VIP):

  • San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina – (GEP $784 / VIP $1,200)
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront – (GEP $794 / VIP $1,210)
  • Hard Rock Hotel San Diego – (GEP $794 / VIP $1,210)
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego – (GEP $759 / VIP $1,177)
  • Embassy Suites – (GEP $723 / VIP $1,139)
  • Hotel Indigo – (GEP $678 / VIP $1,095)
  • Omni San Diego – (GEP $700 / VIP $1,115)
  • Horton Grand – (GEP $652 / VIP $1,068)

Events included in the package give attendees their best opportunities to sample from over 800 different wines and 70 of the city’s top restaurants. Events include:

Reserve & New Release Tasting – November 19th
An exclusive and elegant evening for collectors of fine wine, the Reserve & New Release Tasting sets the stage for wine enthusiasts to taste the pride of the vine from 160 wineries and spirits producers, enjoy live entertainment, silent auction, and 10 gourmet food corners. Exciting silent auction items such as large format bottles, libraries, and decanters will take the spotlight this year with proceeds benefiting the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship programs. Held on the Hornblower’s Inspiration.

Grand Tasting – November 20th
This mega-tasting is among the largest of its kind in the nation. It features over 170 wineries, breweries and spirit producers, 70 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, 30 gourmet food companies, the action-packed “Chef of the Fest” Competition, Night & Day VIP tent, cookbook author signing, live entertainment, and more. Held at the Embarcadero Park North in downtown San Diego.

Cooking & Wine Tasting Classes (VIP Package Only) – November 18th & 19th
Held at the Macy’s School of Cooking and the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center, nationally acclaimed chefs, award-winning winemakers and culinary personalities turn up the heat in a number of wine tasting and cooking classes. Some of the featured celebrities this year include Chef Billy Strynkowski of Cooking Light, Maximilian Riedel of Riedel Crystal USA, Chef Patrice Olivon of the French Embassy, former “Top Chef” competitor and host of TLC’s “Mega Bites” Chef Brian Malarkey, and many more. The complete list is available at  

To take advantage of these special San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Wine Weekend packages call 877-385-9595.
For a complete schedule of events or to purchase tickets for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival outside of the package deals, please visit or call 619-342-7337.



The 7th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. Held November 17-21, 2010, the event benefits the American Institute of Wine & Food culinary arts scholarship program. Over 170 wineries, 70 of San Diego’s top fine dining restaurants and 30 gourmet food companies and exhibitors will participate in the 2010 Festival. For more information visit Produced by World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions. For more information call 858-578-9463.



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