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Del Mar Wine Tasting - 2019 Family Winemakers

Family Winemakers of California

Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Del Mar Wine Tasting - 2019 Family Winemakers

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Consumer tickets, 2-5pm
Entry during consumer portion of the trade tasting, 2-5pm. Limited number of tickets sold, first come, first served.
Mar 17, 2019 $60.00 $0.00
All Access tickets, 12-5pm
Entry during trade portion 12-5pm. Limited number of tickets sold, first-come, first-served. Admission during Consumer portion segment and access to our iSip Lounge (if offered), where library wines, extremely limited vintages, and barrel samples of wines not in distribution will be poured.
Mar 17, 2019 $80.00 $0.00

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Family Winemakers of California
Del Mar Wine Tasting
"An Afternoon of Great Wines - A Family Tradition!"

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Activity Center
2600 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Consumer Tickets from 2-5pm: $60

All Access Tickets from 12-5pm: $80

Your Consumer Ticket includes: Unlimited access to approximately 80 wineries from 50+ California appellations pouring over 35 varietals and over 350 different wines; commemorative wine glass; a great variety of cheeses, breads and crackers.  Wine orders may be placed at this tasting, to be shipped from the winery.  Many wineries will be offering special pricing on shipping and/or select wines.  No wine may leave the building since state law and ABC rules prohibit free gifts of alcohol.

One thread weaves through this tasting -- a desire to bring you the best wines.  This tasting is about the breadth of wineries from across the state, an enormous range of varietals, and wine growing appellations from all over the state.  All Family Winemakers tastings focus on wineries that are small (generally under 5000 cases), have limited marketing outreach, and will be represented by family members.  There will be wineries at this event pouring with Family Winemakers for the first time.  It's an opportunity to expand your palate.  You can sample new releases from your classic favorites and from wineries just selling their first vintages.  CHECK out varietals you've never heard of or your best-loved Cabs and Chardonnays.  This well-respected tasting is a once-a-year opportunity to tour and taste California's wine country under one place.

For those that have not participated in a wine tasting of this size, we have developed some Helpful Hints (Click on the link to DOWNLOAD our Consumer guide to wine tastings).
Contact us:, (415) 705-0646
Participant expressly grants the promoter and its licensees to use holder's image or likeness in connection with any live or recorded transmission or reproduction of such event, and the right to send you emails about subsequent tastings.

No one under 21 admitted, including infants.  Only certified service animals are allowed.

Have questions about Del Mar Wine Tasting - 2019 Family Winemakers? Contact Family Winemakers of California

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Del Mar Fairgrounds - Activity Center
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, CA 92014

Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Family Winemakers of California

In 1988, post-Prohibition history was made in the wine world: the dollar value of “premium” California wine sales surpassed that of “jug” wines. The state’s small, family-owned wineries needed a political presence to influence decisions affecting their segment of the wine industry.  A few movers and shakers met over many months and, in 1990, Family Winemakers of California was born.  In short order, it was agreed that a marketing activity was also needed in order to present the members' wines to their potential customers.  The staff of many of the members consisted of the owner, the spouse, and, if they were lucky, the kids -- they needed a way to bring their customers to them.  The first Family Winemakers tasting was held in San Francisco in 1991; 47 wineries poured, 350 members of the trade attended, what a success!  

   A couple of decades later, the tasting has expanded to 3 cities (San Francisco, San Diego, and Pasadena), showcases hundreds of member wineries, and attracts audiences in the thousands.  The original idea, however, hasn't changed.  California's small, family owned wineries pour their wines at the Family Winemakers tasting to make a direct connection with you, their customer.  Each has a unique story to tell and unique wines to pour.  To make the most of our tasting, do some homework -- use our website to see who will be there, who they are, and what they're pouring.  It's a once-a-year opportunity to meet, greet, and taste the best of California wines. 

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