The Santa Monica Wine Fest is a two-day celebration of wine in Santa Monica, California. From crisp, refreshing whites to deep-flavored reds, whatever your preferred grape, you'll find plenty to discover and love at the Santa Monica Wine Fest. Fittingly held in an airplane hangar, we're bringing you a diverse group of wine from around the world under one roof. While you sample and learn about wine, you can enjoy music and purchase food from local eateries.
We believe that wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Wine is a lifestyle -- It’s really all about how wine can make you feel and the people you’ll meet and share it with. Our team wants to make the experience of exploring wine effortless, fun, and non-intimidating.
Proceeds from the Santa Monica Wine Fest benefit the Surfrider Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
We're partnering with VinePair to bring you three complimentary masterclasses to each session of the Santa Monica Wine Fest! Learn about wine from some of the most knowledgeable pros in the wine industry.
1. LOOK, SWIRL, SNIFF, SIP
How do we taste wine and why do we do it in the first place? In this masterclass, we’ll walk you through the four steps to look like a wine pro, while dropping some tips and tricks for buying and ordering wine as well.
2. MERLOT IS BACK BABY
A movie called Sideways may have knocked Merlot off it’s stride for a while, but anyone who knows anything knows it was unwarranted and that’s why Merlot is finally making a comeback. We’ll taste through 4 incredible examples of Merlot and learn why you should love what the French call the “Little Blackbird.”
3. TASTE THE UNEXPECTED: WHY CHILE IS THE BEST PLACE FOR CABERNET
Living in LA you are probably familiar with Napa Cabs, but did you know that Chile has the exact same climate as Cali, and their wines are even better? We’ll taste through the three styles of Chilean Cabernet: bold an toasty, lush & juicy and silky and vibrant and explain why you should look south instead of north when it comes to high-quality, affordable Cab.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What comes with your ticket?
Your ticket (General Admission or VIP Admission) will get you three hours of unlimited wine tasting, as well as access to our three wine seminars hosted by VinePair.
Can I purchase tickets at the festival?
No! You must purchase your ticket to the Santa Monica Wine Fest online.
What does a VIP ticket get you?
A VIP ticket will include 30 minute early access to the festival and access to the VIP lounge at the show.
Will you have food?
Yes! There will be a handful of local food trucks serving food.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
You must be 21 or older to attend this event.
Can I bring anything in?
Backpacks are allowed, along with water bottles. No outside food or drink will be permitted.
What happens if it rains?
Nothing! Santa Monica Wine Fest is happening rain or shine.
Can I exit and re-enter Santa Monica Wine Fest?
No, re-entry will not be permitted.
How do I get there?
Limited parking will be available, though we’d highly prefer you use ride-sharing or public transportation whenever possible.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions.
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Exhibitor & Sponsorship Inquiries:
Tolga Ince | Sales Director
Press & Partnership Inquiries:
Jade Silverman | Marketing Director
Festival Operational Inquiries:
Corey Silverman | Show & Operations Director
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