Dana Point Times
The California Wine Festival returns to Dana Point 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. on Friday, April 15 and 1 p.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
Enjoy hundreds of the region’s premium vintage wines, microbrews, delicious food samples and lively music. Wines are paired with a variety of fresh gourmet appetizers such as artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and more.
On April 15 experience the Sunset Reserve & Rare Wine Tasting at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa on the hotel’s Vue restaurant lawn.
April 16 features the Beachside Wine Festival at Lantern Bay Park.
Saturday’s event includes a tasting tour from north to south, hosted by Jackson Family Wines educator Pedro Rusk. The tour has spots for only 50 VIP guests and will feature five unique Pinot Noirs from Oregon to Monterey County. VIPs will be allowed to enter at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets are $69 to $185 and include wine, food samples and an 18 oz. keepsake wine glass.
The California Wine Festival is offering a 10 percent discount to DP Times readers. Enter promo code “CWFCOAST” at online checkout.
Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Vue restaurant lawn, 25135 Park Lantern, Dana Point; Lantern Bay Park, 25111 Park Lantern, Dana Point, www.californiawinefestival.com.