CALIFORNIA WINE FESTIVAL - HUNTINGTON BEACH
CAN I BUY A TICKET AT THE EVENT?
Yes, tickets are available at the gate at higher prices. We recommend you buy them in advance online (print-at-home). A sell out is expected. (Save $10-$20 per ticket on advance purchases). Email for group rates firstname.lastname@example.org (20 or more).
WHAT IF I LOSE MY TICKET, OR CAN’T COME?
Our ticketing company allows you to reprint your tickets on their website. If you need assistance with your tickets, please contact our ticketing company.
HOW MANY WINES CAN WE TASTE?
Your admission ticket entitles you unlimited wine tasting privileges. You will also be given a long stem wine glass and program. There will be hundreds of wines to sample. Pace yourself and don’t overindulge! Spit buckets are provided along with lots of water to drink.
IS THERE ANY FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?
Yes, there are complimentary appetizers, artisan cheeses, fresh cut fruits, breads, and more!
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE THERE?
Sunset Rare & Reserve - 500 tickets sold
Beachside Wine Festival - 1800 tickets sold
WHERE CAN WE PARK?
We highly recommend taking public transportation or having a designated driver. The law is very strict on drinking and driving.
Pasea Hotel & Spa: Valet parking is available at the Paséa Hotel & Spa - Day Valet Parking - $25 and Overnight Valet Parking $35
Pacific City: Self-Parking Rates - $2.00 for every 20 minutes, $35.00 max at 6th hour. Friday- Sunday the first two (2) hours are complimentary (with a validation from participating merchants). Complimentary self-parking is yours when you spend $250 or more in one day – just show your receipts at valet and parking is on us!
Huntington Beach Parking - Park across the street at from Pasea Hotel & Spa at Pier Plaza for $1.50 per hour or $15/day.
WHAT IS A SILENT AUCTION? WHO BENEFITS?
It’s great fun and you can get some real bargains on exotic large format bottles (double magnums!) of premium wines, wine country trips and lots of other great items.
Orange County – 100% of net proceeds goes to Golden Rule Charity.
In a Silent Auction, there is no annoying auctioneer and no pressure. Every item is laid out for your inspection. You casually inspect, read descriptions, and if you want, write down a bid on the bid sheet. When time is up at the end of the festival, if you have the highest written bid – you win that item (s)! You pay the bid amount and take your item home with you. Simple and fun!
WILL THERE BE ANY WATER AVAILABLE?
Yes, we will be providing water at the event. Special thank you to our water sponsor – Icelandic Glacial
CAN WE BRING OUR CHILDREN, OR OUR PETS?
Although we love children, by law, no one under 21 can be admitted into the event. No infants. No strollers. No exceptions. And health laws prohibit any animals of any kind at our event. Leave them home too. (Except guide dogs for the blind)
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?
Beachside Wine Festivals -VIP ticket holders may enter at 12pm, for 60 minutes of preview food sampling and wine tasting. General admission ticket holders usually can enter at 1pm. The event ends at 4 pm sharp.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Friday: “Rare Wine Tasting” Casual elegant resort wear is great.
Saturday Beachside Festival: Casual resort wear. T-shirts, shorts OK. Be comfortable.
ARE THERE PLACES TO SIT DOWN?
Our events have very limited seating available. We encourage our guests to circulate among the wineries and sample the wines and foods.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
The Festival will go on regardless of the weather. No refunds will be given. (The sun at the beach is bright and you may get a burn. Bring sunscreen and wear a hat.)
AFTER PARTY AT PACIFIC CITY - Pacific City will be hosting the official California Wine Festival After Party on Saturday 11/10 from 4-6pm! Enjoy live music and special promotions for guests of the California Wine Festival. Located right next door to the Paséa Hotel & Spa.
See you at the Festival!