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Pack your bags for the ultimate San Diego getaway

by Press Release
October 08, 2019

San Diego, Calif.—This fall, travel to San Diego and arrive at awesome for a hot fall getaway perfect for foodies! Southern California’s largest culinary classic, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, returns this fall for its 16th season, November 9-17, 2019. The destination event invites travelers and culinary enthusiasts to experience San Diego and its buzzing dining scene with exciting getaway and ticket packages.

The weeklong experience takes attendees throughout the city and features over 40 events that range from an immersive expedition series, wine tastings, chef dinners, hands-on classes and more. For weekenders, a ticket package offers the perfect way to stay and play with ticket packages that include the festival’s signature events.

The festival weekend kicks off on Friday, November 15 at the Grand Decant for a walk around tasting featuring over 200 domestic and international wineries and over 500 wines to taste from. On Saturday, November 16, the Grand Tasting takes center stage on the scenic San Diego Bay with over 700 wines, 60 of San Diego’s top chefs, and over 30 gourmet food companies. The celebrations continue at the Nightcap: An After Party, for a truly memorable experience overflowing with late night libations, award-winning whiskey, picture-perfect desserts and delicious bites. On Sunday, November 17, Taco TKO brings together some of the most celebrated taco makers for a competition to find San Diego’s most awesome taco. Taco TKO features beer, tequila and live music.

Packages include:

Awe-mazing Premium Package - $915
VIP access to exclusive tastings and signature events including:
Exclusive rates on accommodations at the InterContinental San Diego.
Two tickets to the Grand Decant VIP ($175 value)
Two tickets to the Grand Tasting VIP ($250 value)
Two tickets to the Nightcap: An After Party ($85 value)

Two-Day Weekend Pass - $175
An action-packed weekend celebrating San Diego’s finest culinary offerings including:
Grand Tasting General Admission ($135 value)
Taco TKO Admission ($55 value)

Three-Day Weekend Pass - $250
Three incredible days filled with all things food and wine including:
Grand Decant Admission ($75 value)
Grand Tasting General Admission ($135 value)
Taco TKO Admission ($55 value)

Grand Tasting FOMO Four-Pack - $525
The best way to experience San Diego’s culinary scene with friends including:
Four tickets to the Grand Tasting General Admission ($525 value)
The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival® offers discounted room rates at this year's featured hotel, Intercontinental San Diego. Book your reservation here or by calling, 877.385.9595. Book by October 21, 2019, to guarantee your discounted rate.

To preview the schedule of events and featured celebrities, visit the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival at

Travel to San Diego. Arrive Awesome. The 16th 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 9-17, 2019 the event benefits culinary arts and enology scholarships awarded by Fast Forward Futures, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the Berry Good Night Foundation. Over 200 wineries, breweries, and spirit companies and 50 of San Diego’s top fine-dining restaurants will participate in the 2019 Festival. For more information visit Produced by World of Wine Events and Fast Forward. For more information call 619-312-1212.

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