Photos courtesy San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival

Southern California’s largest culinary classic, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival returns to San Diego from November 12-19, 2017. The Festival features over 40 citywide tasting experiences, and is set to welcome thousands of eager epicurean enthusiasts to America’s finest city.

An international showcase of the world’s premier wines and spirits, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods, the annual wine and food festival showcases San Diego’s vibrant culinary community through cooking classes, chef dinners, expeditions and multiple tasting events. The Festival’s legendary Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 18 features over 200 wineries, breweries and sprits from around the world, and 70 of San Diego’s best restaurants. 

The weeklong food and wine festival raises funds for Fast Forward Futures and awards culinary, enology, and hospitality scholarships to San Diego County students and professionals seeking to further their careers in these disciplines. To date, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival has raised over $350,000 in scholarship funds. 

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival offers several ways for epicurean enthusiasts to indulge in the most decadent culinary experience of the year, including ticket packages that offer overall savings, and admission to a selection of the food and wine festival’s premier events. Discounted accommodations are available at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Hotel reservations and ticket packages can be reserved by calling 877-385-9595. 

Highlights of the
San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival include: 

Golf Classic – Perhaps the most delicious golf tournament around, this 18-hole course features six culinary tasting holes, six wine, brewery and spirit experiences, and six hole challenges complete with over-the-top prizes. Monday, November 13 | Maderas Golf Club

Fish Taco TKO – The Fish Taco TKO is back for its sixth annual competition to settle the score on who is serving the best fish taco in San Diego. The mouthwatering battle features the city’s top chefs competing head-to-head in a showdown that sets your taste buds on fire. Participating restaurants include: Beerfish, The Blind Burro, The Lot Liberty Station, Hello Betty Fish House, Pacific Beach Fish Shop, Tallis Tacos, and more.  Tuesday, November 14 | Broadway Pier 

The Tasting at SommCon – Get up close to over 100 wineries and winemakers from around the world in this exclusive wine tasting; hob nob with the superstars of the wine industry and see if you can grab a chat with one of the many Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine in attendance.  Friday, November 17 | Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Grand Tasting – At the star-studded Grand Tasting, take in the beautiful San Diego Bay and enjoy the ocean breeze as you partake in the largest, most talked about wine and food festival in Southern California. Saturday, November 18 | Embarcadero Marina Park North 

For members of the trade, register for reduced price admission to the Grand Tasting at Admission to the Trade Tasting at SommCon is free for qualified members at

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To view the schedule of events and featured celebrities, or to register, visit the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival at