SAN DIEGO – San Diego County’s finest wine makers are set to pour national and international award winning wines at the 22nd Annual San Diego County Vintners Association (SDCVA) Wine & Food Festival Sunday, April 30 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Bernardo Winery at 13330 Paseo Del Verano Norte, San Diego, CA 92128. Tickets available here and are $55 for unlimited wine tasting and a selection of gourmet foods. Designated driver tickets include food tasting and bottled water and are $20.

About 25 San Diego County wineries and vineyards will be pouring their favorite wines at the only wine festival to exclusively feature San Diego County wineries. Attendees will discover the array of varietals produced county wide. Due to its range of microclimates, San Diego County (just south of Temecula) enables viticulturists to grow a wide variety of grapes and produce a large assortment of varietals. In addition to unlimited wine tastings, there will be gourmet food parings, silent auction, live music and the opportunity for attendees to purchase their favorite wines. Funds raised will support association education and marketing programs for SDCVA member wineries and vineyards.

Festival exhibitors will include:

  • Hungry Hawk Vineyards and Winery
  • Campo Creek Vineyards
  • Négociant Winery
  • Woof’n Rose Winery
  • San Pasqual Winery
  • Koi Zen Cellars
  • Maness Vineyards and Casi Cielo Farm and Winery
  • Gianni Buonomo Vintners
  • Vinavanti Urban Winery
  • Little Oaks Winery
  • Highland Valley Vineyards
  • Twin Oaks Valley Winery
  • Vineyard Grant James
  • Fallbrook Winery
  • Coyote Oaks Vineyards
  • Highland Hills Winery
  • Principe di Tricase Winery
  • Bernardo Winery
  • Wyatt Oaks Winery
  • Beach House Winery
  • Orfila Vineyards and Winery
  • Trezette’s Catering
  • Café Merlot
  • Barons Market
  • Winner Destination
  • 5 Star Charter and Bus Tours
  • Vintage Alpine
  • Bellamy’s Restaurant
  • San Diego State University Business of Wine
  • Georgian Bay Books (San Diego Winery Guide)
  • Cooking for Life
  • Edible San Diego

The festival will be held at the historic, village-like Bernardo Winery and will provide the perfect, intimate setting for wine aficionados to connect with their favorite wine makers, learn more about their craft and San Diego County’s wine scene.

“San Diego was the first area in California where vineyards were planted and wine produced,” says San Diego County Vintners Association President Linda McWilliams, owner of San Pasqual Winery in La Mesa. “The annual festival gives the San Diego County wine community the chance to showcase its rich wine history and highlight the number of varietals that our region produces. What makes this wine and food festival unique is the intimate, outdoor setting at Bernardo Winery that allows wine enthusiasts to meet the winemakers and have great conversations.”

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About the San Diego County Vintners Association

The San Diego County Vintners Association (SDCVA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the extensive winemaking community throughout San Diego County (south of Temecula). With 115 artisan and family-owned wineries and vineyards throughout the County, the only way to describe the wine region we represent is diverse.  The wide range of microclimates allows for cultivation of a wide variety of grape types. Varietals range from Albariño and Chardonnay, to Sangiovese and Zinfandel – and almost every varietal in-between. The ways to enjoy San Diego wine are diverse, too. From stylish urban wineries, to award-winning winery tasting rooms and picturesque vineyards, San Diego provides an array of ways to discover artisanal wines. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

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Media Contact:
Bonnie Shaw
Clearpoint Agency