In partnership with the Ceres Community Project, please join us for another unforgettable year at the 18th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival!
This signature event reveals the delicious flavors of more than 175 heritage varieties of tomatoes grown in Kendall-Jackson’s expanded estate culinary gardens. Enjoy the perfect fall day with garden tours, exceptional wine and food pairings, dynamic wine and garden seminars, and live music provided by The Carlos Herrera Band!
Don’t miss the Chef's Challenge featuring some of your favorite Celebrity Chefs in live cooking competitions. Around the rest of the festival, nearly 50 wine country and Bay Area chefs will create tomato-inspired bites, vying for the coveted Critic's Choice award.
This festival benefits the Ceres Community Project.Ceres Community Project builds healthy and caring communities by engaging teens as gardeners and chefs and nurturing their leadership skills and commitment to healthy eating. In 2014, Ceres’ volunteer chefs will prepare 88,000 free and low-cost healthy meals for hundreds of Sonoma and Marin county families facing a health crisis such as cancer.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Anyone wishing to taste wine must be prepared to provide identification at Check-in.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Due to Health Code restrictions, only service animals are allowed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Each person must have a printed ticket for admission to the event. Tickets will be scanned at Check-in areas.
Will there be photography or videography taking place at the Festival?
Photos or videography taken at the event may be used in future promotional material for Kendall-Jackson or Ceres Community Project.
All general admission tickets check-in at the main festival check-in. General Admission guests will receive a wristband, event glass, wine tasting tickets and an event program. Once inside the event, all food sampling is included and additional wine tasting tickets can be purchased.
Wine Club Members who purchase this ticket have a special check-in station at the general admission check-in area. They will also have access to a special Wine Club Member tent which is hosted by our Wine Club and Direct Sales team and includes special wines and samples of various food vendor tomato creations.
VIP/All Access ticket holders can drive up to the front of the Wine Estate & Gardens for valet parking and their check-in is located at the main building entrance. All Access ticket holders receive a wristband, a special VIP/All Access Badge, event glass and wine tasting tickets. Once inside the event, all food sampling is included and additional wine tasting tickets can be purchased. A special VIP tent within our 3 acre garden is available for All Access ticketholders, which includes additional food stations and creations. All Access ticketholders have access to their very own Master Sommelier pouring our limited release wines as well as barrel samples. All Access ticket holders can lounge in the VIP tent or enjoy a stroll through the rest of the Festival.