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Meading at the Garden 2019

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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

1270 Vale Terrace Drive

Vista, CA 92084

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The 5th Anniversary of Meading at the Garden is being held on April 6, 2019. As always, 100% of all proceeds are donated to the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.

The largest mead festival on the west coast, Meading at the Garden features over 35 meaderies, cideries, and breweries, Come join hundreds of other mead enthusiasts, homebrewers, afficianados, and fans for unlimited tasters of the world's oldest fermented beverage -- Mead! There will also be plenty of beer on hand from some of North County's finest breweries. Enjoy food from local restaurants. Listen to live, local bands. Win raffle prizes! Bid in a silent bottle auction. Check out the meadmaking demonstration and honey tasting!

Join us for a very special gourmet VIP Mead Pairing* at 11AM! Enjoy a delicious 5-course gourmet pairing featuring primer, appetizer, entree, dessert, and apertif. Chef James Stewart and Mazer Dave Nichols will be on hand for a guided pairing of modern honeywine and contemporary cuisine. Explore gourmet creations as we experiment with old and new flavor combinations. Guitarist Jimmy Patton will provide an enjoyable listening atmosphere. *VIP ticket required for entry.

Enjoy live music on the main stage with talented local bands Blue Creek and The Night Owls!

Explore the Viking Village, sponsored by the Raiders of the North viking group. This viking-themed mini-village features a mead hall, axe-throwing, live blacksmithing and leatherworking.

Buy raffle tickets and win valuable merchandise! With dozens of prizes donated by breweries, homebrewers, meadmakers, and local establishments, the raffle is your ticket to valuable goods. With every raffle ticket purchase, you directly support the gardens! Your donation helps pay for much-needed improvements and maintenance, education, and natural resources like water and power.

Experience meadmaking firsthand at the mead brewing demonstration with the North County Homebrewers Association. Experience honey firsthand as well, with periodic honey tastings throughout the day from Temecula Valley Honey Company.

Check out the silent bottle auction featuring an eclectic lineup of uncommon rare mead and beer. This year features some especially nice sours from DeGarde and Sante Adaruius Rustic Ales!. Keep an eye out for the collections, as they are the best deal.

Enjoy many other fun activities are including a game area, virtual reality tent, virtual easter egg hunt, and much more!


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Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

1270 Vale Terrace Drive

Vista, CA 92084

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