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Join over 60 wineries on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Avila Beach for the only Festival Series dedicated to Sparkling Wine in the United States! Bubblyfest by the Sea returns October 6-8, 2016, and this year is bigger and better than ever. Indulge in new events, the best champagne and sparkling wines from all over the world, and one-on-one experiences with the Winemakers behind the bubbly.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:00PM-9:00PM Foremost Wine Company
Bubbly at Sunset: Sparkling Wine Dinner
Join us for an epic 4 course meal paired with non-traditional Sparkling Wine varietals and champagne, by 4 different winemakers. Enjoy an evening of amazing food and company at Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wine Restaurant, Foremost Wine Company. Guest count is limited to 40 for this intimate experience, so reserve your place now at this delicious event. Guest count is limited to 40 for this intimate experience, so reserve your place now at this delicious event. **10 Seats Left**
Included in Connoisseur VIP Package/ Ala Carte Price $120 includes 4 courses with wine pairing
Friday, October 7, 2016 9:30AM-1:30PM
Excusionar Presented by Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Join Laetitia Vineyard & Winery for our first-ever Sparkling Excursion-ar! (That's an Excursion Seminar) We will depart Avila Beach at 9:30 AM for Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in luxury transportation, where Laetitia Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey will then greet you with a live demonstration of bottle sabering on the lawn outside of their picturesque tasting room. Next, we will follow Dave into the Laetitia Press Room where we will learn about their prized Coquard Presses (the only two of their kind in North America) and what these age-old basket presses bring to the Laetitia sparkling winemaking process. We will then head down to the Laetitia Cellar for a walk-through of the sparkling production facility during Harvest and a close-up look at the machine now used for riddling sparkling bottles during fermentation. After, Dave will walk us though a tasting of their seven sparkling wines at the Laetitia Estate House, with magnificent vineyard and Pacific Ocean views, to be followed by a delicious lunch catered by Chipwrecked. Truly an event not to be missed! Guest count for this extremely rare experience is 30, reserve now. *Due to limited availability, no discounts are offered for this event.*
$100 includes all tastings with tasting panel, transportation, lunch, and exclusive winemaker-led tour
Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort Beach House
Winemaker Seminar Series Presented by San Francisco Wine School
Join us for a Seminar Series featuring a distinctive panel of Winemakers and Industry Insiders covering in-depth topics focused on Sparkling Wine Production, Style, and a look into future trends.
Seminar Facilitator David Glancy is the founder and Chief Education Officer of San Francisco Wine School. He is one of only 12 people in the world to pass both the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Master exam (MS) and the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Wine Educator exam (CWE). Glancy has also passed the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam (CSS) and French Wine Scholar exam (FWS). He launched San Francisco Wine School in May 2011. The school provides professional wine studies including French Wine Scholar (FWS), Society of Wine Educators’ programs (SWE), California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) and much more. Glancy also runs SFsommelier Consulting and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Sommelier Journal.
Included in Connoisseur and Weekend VIP Packages/ Ala Carte Price $60 Includes Tastings and Light Snacks. Specific Topics TBA
Friday, October 7, 2016 6:00 PM-8:00 PM SeaCrest OceanFront Resort
Cocktails & Corks Champage Party
Enjoy a jazz filled evening under the stars, as our popular Gatsby inspired Cocktail Party returns for another jazz filled evening under the stars! Sip from 4 unique Sparkling Wine cocktails from recipes concocted by our partner Wineries, and Sparkling Wines by the glass. 1920's Cocktail Attire Encouraged at this hat tip to hot jazz, and cool bubbles party!
Included in Connoisseur and Weekend VIP Packages/ Ala Carte Price $60 includes Cocktails, Champagne, and Light Appetizers
Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort
VIP Grand Tasting Experience
This one-hour tasting on the terrace at Avila Beach Golf Resort's Beach House will feature 4 highlighted wineries pouring 1 special bottle from their collection, not available at the Grand Tasting. Each of the four Winemakers will pour through their selected Sparkling Wine and will share their story with you as you enjoy the view of the Pismo Beach Coastline and a catered lunch. Your group will then join the Early Entry and Media/Trade Groups at the Grand Tasting 1 hour prior to General Admission for a more intimate tasting experience.
Included in Connoisseur and Weekend VIP Packages/ Ala Carte Price $130 includes Tastings, Lunch, Souvenir Champagne Glass by Riedel, Riedel Masterclass Glass Seminar, and Festival Entrance with VIP Lounge Access
Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00-1:00 Avila Beach Golf Resort
Riedel Masterclass Glass Seminar
Join Riedel before the Bubblyfest Grand Tasting for an educational and entertaining program that will
Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00-1:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort
Early Entry Grand Tasting Experience
Enjoy Grand Tasting Entry 1 hour earlier than General Admission for a more intimate experience. Over 60 Wineries will showcase their Sparkling Wines, and Attendees will enjoy light appetizers from purveyors throughout the seaside venue. Guest count for this entry time is 100, reserve now
$90 includes Tastings, Souvenir Champagne Glass by Riedel, and Early Festival Entry
Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort
Join over 60 Sparkling Wineries from all over the world at the only dedicated Sparkling Wine Festival in the United States at the gorgeous Avila Beach Golf Resort on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean! Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastings, light appetizers, and engaging open seminars from Sabering Workshops to Champagne Cocktail talks.
$75 includes Tastings, Light Appetizers, and Souvenir Champagne Glass by Riedel
Sunday, October 9, 2016 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Foremost Wine Co.
Back by popular demand: Brunch, with bubbles to round off your weekend of bubbly! Foremost Wine Company will be our host for an inspired menu by Chef Julie Simon. Foremost Wine Company was named one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the United States in 2015, and is a favorite destination among locals and culinary tourists. Brunch will be served promptly at 10am, and will end at Noon. Each course will be paired with a uniquely selected sparkling wine. Brunch price includes tax and gratuity.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All Attendees must be 21+
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. All tickets not previously scanned will be accepted.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You may bring a printed ticket, or download your ticket to your phone (preferred)
What is the refund policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds for this event.