It’s Time to Get Excited for the 16th Annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival 

Written By: Brea Mitchell
Photography Provided By: San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

A dream combination: San Diego, wine and food. When you think of bliss, this trio checks all the boxes. Choose the scenic route to a fully satisfied stomach at this year’s San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival. Snag your tickets, and mark your calendar for a weekend of fabulous coastal views and tasty eats!


1 | On Cloud Wine Wine + Food Festival

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival was recently crowned the winner for Best General Food Festival from the 2019 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest. There will be over 40 citywide tasting experiences throughout beautiful San Diego during this epic week. Translation: literally, wine for days! Top it off with phenomenal food and supreme craft beer selections, and you’ll find your happy place.


2 | A Taste of Paradise 

In San Diego, you say? You know what that means: coastline, clear skies and vacation vibes. Don’t be fooled by the month of November because San Diego enjoys year-round sunshine! You can explore the beach towns and the fast-paced city life of the Gaslamp Quarter all in one day. 

Native Knowledge: Be sure to check out Prohibition, the swankiest speakeasy in the Gaslamp Quarter. Upon arriving, you’ll notice a front door disguised as a downtown law office. However, after descending into this atmospheric night scene, you’ll realize why this spot is deemed an iconic epicenter for live jazz, great drinks and a whole lot of “forbidden” fun.   

Native Knowledge: Are you an arts and culture buff? At Embarcadero Marina Park North—where the Grand Tasting Event will be held on Nov. 16—you can get a peek at the most historic actively sailing ships and aircraft carriers in the world.


3 | It’s A Good Cause

You get the unique opportunity to explore and indulge in the best wines, craft beers and food, while contributing to a good cause. The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival raises money for local and national charities and college scholarships; the Festival has donated more than $475,000 for aspiring professionals.


4 | Soak Up the Knowledge

Let’s just say, you’ll learn a thing or two! There will be nationally recognized chefs, winemakers, mixologists, authors, artisans and tastemakers in attendance, so bring your notepad. There’s a lot to learn from these accomplished professionals, and there is no better way to do it while eating and drinking with an ocean breeze. 

Native Knowledge: Make sure to attend the Grand Tasting VIP to experience the new Miyokos Plant Based Zone, which features plant-based chefs, food and wine.

5 | Valid Excuse to Let Loose! Wine + Food Festival

Restaurants, bars and super-secret speakeasies are only three of the many reasons to let your hair down and enjoy this fabulous event. Everything that the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival has to offer awaits you. Grab your tickets, and let’s play!


San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival
Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

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