The California Wine Festival presented by Total Wine and More will once again return to Dana Point with wine, food, music, and of course the gorgeous Pacific Ocean! Happening once again at this sunny seaside setting, California’s best wineries will pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. The festivities will take place April 21 & 22, 2017!  I am super excited for this event as it is always a great time as can be seen in my pictures from past years at this event throughout this article! 🙂 Make sure you use the promo code: TOTALWINE to get 10% off tickets!

This year the event schedule will be as follows:


FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

Sunset Reserve & Rare Wine Tasting (limited to 500 guests only)
Friday, April 21, 2016 6:30- 9pm
Laguna Cliffs Marriott-Richard Henry Dana Ballroom
Dana Point, CA 92629

The Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting will take place on April 21, 2017 and will feature rare and reserve level bottles that winemakers will pour at this popular event. Top regional chefs will serve hot and cold appetizers while participants can enjoy live jazz and blues music. This ticket price of $99 includes all wine and food samples and an 18 oz keepsake wine glass.


Beachside Wine Festival
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 1-4pm (VIPs 12pm)

VIP Ticket – $109 Early Admission Ticket – $89, Standard Ticket – $69

This ticket price includes all wine and food samples and an 18 oz keepsake wine glass.  I absolutely love this event because a variety of the best wineries come out to serve their delicious varietals on the grass overlooking the gorgeous Pacific Ocean in Dana Point. It is a day full of fun and excitement, but I always recommend bringing a hat in case the sun is too strong. 🙂

**There is also a 2-day option pass for $159 where you can attend both the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting as well as the Beachside Wine Festival!

Attendees are strongly encouraged to take a taxi or have a designated driver. Designated driver tickets are also available for $35 for general admission tickets and $60 for VIP.  These tickets include food samples and live music only.

Please visit website in blue link in the first paragraph to purchase your tickets to this event. Please use the promo code: TOTALWINE to get 10% off of your tickets! 🙂

The festivities at Lantern Bay Park, in Dana Point will feature nearly 300 wines and dozens of gourmet food samplings. Craft brews will also be offered along with artisan cheeses, breads, fresh cut fruits, olive oils and much more! 🙂

The 2017 California Wine Festival – Orange County will benefit The Surfrider Foundation which is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground – the ocean.  This foundation ensures clean water, healthy ocean and coastlines and accessible beaches for all to enjoy by finding lasting solutions to the threats the ocean faces.

You must be over 21 years of age to attend any California Wine Festival (CWF) event. Tickets are non-refundable for any reason and all sales are final.

As I mentioned before this festival is always a great time and it supports a great cause! I hope to see you this year at the California Wine Festival in Dana Point and if you see me, please come say hello! 😊

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