2nd Annual “Wine Fest!” to be held on October 4, 2014 at The Monterey County Fair & Event Center
09/15/2014

The Next Generation of Wine Festivals is coming to the Monterey County Fair & Event Center!

Online PR News – 15-September-2014 – Monterey, CA, September 13, 2014 – Don’t miss the 2nd Annual WINE FEST! – a Wine Festival and an amazing party for everyone! This fun festival celebrates the wine industry in Monterey County and throughout the globe. WINE FEST! will be held on Saturday afternoon, October 4, 2014 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.

WINE FEST! is an exciting and unique event created for the average wine drinker; those who like wine, but aren't experts regarding wine varietals, wine styles and wine brands. WINE FEST! will offer reasonably priced wines for tasting in the outdoor main lawn area at the Monterey Fair & Event Center. Attendees are sure to discover their new favorite wines.

WINE FEST! will feature great wines, craft beers including Firestone Walker. There will be live music and a DJ, as well as food vendors. During the event, local artists will paint live graffiti and murals, followed by a People’s Choice Graffiti Art & Mural Contest. There will also be a People’s Choice Contest for favorite wine labels and favorite red and white wines, with an award going to the winning wineries.

VIP ticket holders will get the scoop on how to taste wine with a special educational session, beginning at 11:00 AM. The VIP’s can then enter Wine Fest! As tasting pros!

WINE FEST! AT A GLANCE:

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th = Noon to 5:00 PM (VIP Entry at 11:00 AM)

WHERE: Monterey County Fair & Event Center, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available in the online store at www.WineFestMonterey.com and include all of the wine and beer for the day.

Special VIP Tickets. VIP entry is at 11:00 AM. VIP Admission Presale (through October 3, 2014) is $55 or $60 at the door and includes access to the VIP educational session, a wine fest bottle bag and a tasting glass.

General Admission Presale (through October 3, 2014) is $40 or $45 at the door. Includes a tasting glass.

Age: Must be 21 and over.

Sponsorships: Special sponsorships are also available at www.WineFestMonterey.com

Phone/Email: (831) 372-5863 or heritage@montereycountyfair.com

PARTICIPATING WINERIES (PARTIAL LIST):
Stomper Graffiti Wines
District 7
Wente Vineyards

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES (PARTIAL LIST)
Big Hurt Beer
Firestone Walker

WINE FEST! SPONSORS
Cardinale Moving and Storage

SPECIAL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
DJ Hanif Wondir spins EDM & Hip Hop, including rock bands, Delanie Ann, and Cover Me Badd

GRAFFITI & MURAL ARTISTS
Local artists will paint live graffiti and murals during the event on 4 ft x 8 ft wooden canvases

About The Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation:
The Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation supports the functions of the Monterey County Fair and its mission. Primarily, the Heritage Foundation funds capital improvements at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, described as one of the most beautiful Fairgrounds in the country. The Heritage Foundation also funds special projects such as School Tour Day and Special Friends Day plus a special student scholarship. The Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation benefits Monterey County through increased ag literacy by educating school children about where their food and fiber comes from, encouraging health, nutrition and fitness. The community is urged to join the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation and receive great VIP benefits at the upcoming Monterey County Fair and other events held throughout the year. Also, honor your family and loved ones by buying a brick in the Heritage Foundation’s Brick-a-Thon Campaign. Check out the newly laid brick path outside of Gate 5. For more information, go to www.montereycountyfair.com/heritage or call (831) 372-5863.