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Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance At Marina Kitchen


  • WHEN Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
  • WHERE Marina Kitchen, 333 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
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  • AGES 21+
  • COST $50 - $275

Join Marina Kitchen as they bring the taste of the Sta. Rita Hills to San Diego, April 11 and 12, 2015.

This two-day event takes place at Marina Kitchen, and includes a winemaker dinner, educational seminar and Grand Tasting featuring barbecue bites and tastings from 25 Sta. Rita Hills wineries.

Throughout the weekend, guests have the unique opportunity to meet and learn from winemakers and vineyard owners, indulge in delicious food, and experience the wines that are quickly becoming some of the most exciting and sought after in California.

Located just north of Santa Barbara, the Sta. Rita Hills are considered one of the top producing cool climate wine regions in the world, and are best known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

Winemaker Dinner – On Saturday April 11, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., diners enjoy eight Sta. Rita Hills wine parings and a four-course dinner by Marina Kitchen’s Executive Chef, Aron Schwartz. Throughout the dinner, winemakers will stop by each table to meet guests.

Private Winemaker Dinner – Diners looking for a more intimate experience will dine alongside winemakers, Peter Cargasacchi of Cargasacchi Wines, Gray Hartley of Hitching Post Wines, and Mark Horvath of Crawford Family Wines in one of Marina Kitchen’s private dining rooms during the April 11th dinner.

Sunday Seminar – On April 12, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Sta. Rita Hill’s winemakers discuss the history of the region and its wine production in an educational tasting and seminar. Additionally, Winemaker and Vineyard Manager of Clos Pepe Vineyards, Wes Hagen will lead a lively discussion of the history of wine, beer and spirits. The seminar concludes with a selection of tasting flights showcasing, “Pink and Bubbles in the Hills”, “Chardonnay Comparison,” and “Red Wines from the Sta. Rita Hills.”

Grand Tasting BBQ – Guests will enjoy wine tastings from 25 Sta. Rita Hills wineries paired with barbeque bites from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase online at Ticketing fees do apply.

Tickets Packages are as follows:
Platinum Premium Package – $275 per person ($14.74 Ticketing Fee)
Private Winemaker Dinner | Sunday Seminar | Grand Tasting Barbecue

Gold Premium Package –$260 per person ($13.99 Ticketing Fee)
Winemaker Dinner | Sunday Seminar | Grand Tasting Barbecue

Seminar Only – $50 per person ($3.49 Ticketing Fee)

Location: Marina Kitchen 333 West Harbor Drive · San Diego, California 92101 Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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