29th Annual Monterey Winemakers' Celebration

May 13, 2022
29th Annual Winemakers' Celebration - Bottles of Wine

The 29th Winemakers' Celebration showcases regional winemakers. Visitors will enjoy wine tasting, meet with local winemakers, savor local cuisine, and listen to live music. In addition, visitors can buy their favorite wines to take home.

Experience the 29th Winemakers' Celebration

People drinking wine

The 29th Winemakers' Celebration will be held in Devendorf Park on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The event features wine tasting and the opportunity to meet local winemakers and chefs.

VIP access starts at 1:00 PM. VIP guests will have an opportunity to meet with winemakers and start their tastings before the event opens to regular ticket holders at 2:00 PM. The main event runs from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and includes wine tasting and delicious bites prepared by local chefs.

The Winemakers’ Celebration includes the Monterey Wine Camp, where guests can learn more about the wine-making process.

Explore Carmel-by-the-Sea

Ocean View at Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming location with boutique shops, exceptional restaurants, and fabulous wine sellers. The streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea will be closed off for the 29th Winemakers’ Celebration, so you can enjoy strolling through the town without dealing with traffic.

Travel & Leisure magazine named Carmel-by-the-Sea one of the “World’s Best Cities for Romance.” Carmel-by-the-Sea has a gorgeous coastline and fabulous beaches. Artists have always been drawn to the village’s dramatic landscape and laid-back vibe. During the Winemakers’ Celebration, visitors can enjoy art, cuisine, and the art of excellent wine.

Monterey County Vineyards

The event is sponsored by the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association, which was founded in 1974. The association has over 65 winegrowers in the area. Monterey County has all the right ingredients for producing world-class wines, including fertile soil and the perfect amount of sunshine.

Franciscan friars first planted wine grapes in Monterey County over 200 years ago. However, it wasn’t until the 1960s that Monterey County became a popular vineyard area. Chardonnay is one of the area’s most popular grapes. Local vineyards also focus on Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. Area vineyards also grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and Merlot.

Enjoy Tasting Different Wines

Monterey is one of the world’s premier wine-making regions. Visitors can taste over 100 different wines from 42 different wine varieties. Guests can taste California’s best Pinot Noirs, as judged by Wine Spectator Magazine.

Wines from all over the Monterey region will be celebrated. Taste wines from Arroyo Seco, the Santa Lucia Highlands, San Antonio Valley, Hames Valley, Carmel Valley, Chalone, and Monterey.

Meet with Local Winemakers and Chefs

Man in a vineyard picking grapes

In addition to tasting wines from local vintners, guests have the exceptional opportunity to meet with local winemakers. Bring your questions and learn about different varieties.

Local chefs will be creating tantalizing bites for this food and wine event. Guests can experience the best Carmel-by-the-Sea cuisine while meeting local chefs.

Experience Excellent Wine and Food in Monterey

Monterey is home to world-class wines and fabulous cuisine. After enjoying the wine festival, tour the area’s restaurants and experience the best clam chowder in Monterey, CA.

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