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Palm Springs Wine Fest at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
General admission includes unlimited tasting, small bites, expert insights from the winemakers and live entertainment.
Ended $75.00 $6.20

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Palm Springs Wine Fest at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Most people have a pretty generic, polarized view of what California wine is: big, expensive Napa cabs or Two-Buck Chuck. But in recent years, a new guard of winemakers has been shaking up the style. They’re breaking the mold and bringing diversity to the craft to better reflect California itself.

For its inaugural event, Palm Springs Wine Fest is dedicated to these winemakers — highlighting movers and shakers of the “California Style” who are preserving varietals from far-flung locations like the Sierra Foothills and Mendocino, and taking a lighter touch in the cellar. Of course, we’ll have cabernet, chardonnay and pinot noir — they might just taste more natural and fresh, like the winemakers featured at the festival.

Though every winemaker is different, the ones you’ll meet use biodynamic and organic farming practices. Most importantly, their wines are made with love and reflect their dedication to California terroir.

This year, we’re celebrating the Golden State — and its place in the contemporary landscape of wine.

Tickets Include

+ unlimited tastings
+ small bites
+ expert insights from the winemakers
+ live music by the Mattson 2 and dublab's DJ Frosty

$65 until November 1
$75 November 2—December 1
$85 at the door
* This event is 21+.

The Winemakers

These are California winemakers with their own style. They’re a diverse bunch: Many have day jobs making wine for bigger producers. The lucky ones make their own full-time but it’s no walk in the park. They buy their fruit from sourced vineyards and might produce in an industrial warehouse. For all, it’s a dedication to California terroir that drives them — and we get to reap the benefits.

The lineup includes, but is not limited to, Broc Cellars, Scholium Project, Methode Sauvage, Red Car Wine, Halcyon Wines, Ruth Lewandowski, Whitcraft Winery, Presqu'ile Winery, Massican and Jolie-Laide.

The Festival

These days, people have a much better understanding of what goes into their beauty products, their food, their drinks, and more. Palm Springs Wine Festival seeks to lift the veil for wine — where it came from, how it was made, who’s behind the label — because you deserve to know the story behind what’s in your glass.

The Organization

Palm Springs Wine Festival is a 501c3 organization dedicated to bringing educational wine events to the Coachella Valley for both professionals and consumers. Our mission is to make a diverse array of wine more accessible by furthering consumer knowledge beyond corporate branding and marketing.

Golden Grapes

A wine weekend bacchanalia at Ace Hotel & Swim Club, December 1 & 2. Saturday hosts a poolside party/ wine tasting with Wine Not?'s oeno enthusiasts Evan Enderle and Bon Appetite's Marissa A. Ross. Sunday celebrates the inaugural Palm Springs Wine Fest.

The Location

We found a neglected treasure - a mid-century desert modern former Westward Ho with a Denny's - dusted it off, gave it some love and made it into Ace Hotel & Swim Club. The 179-room hotel, spa and resort in Palm Springs, CA is within biking distance of downtown and close to Joshua Tree National Park, the Salton Sea and Indian Canyons. There are spa services, cool, deep pools and large, unique event spaces for meetings, weddings and parties. The rooms incorporate earth-friendly and sustainable elements, like recycled materials, low VOC paints and vintage furniture. The design is simple, organic and bohemian.

Lay your tipsy head upon the pillows of Ace Hotel & Swim Club at a discounted rate when you book with GRAPES, November 30-December 3. 

Special Thanks

Shout out to Palm Springs Wine Fest's Media Sponsor Desert Magazine

Have questions about Palm Springs Wine Fest at Ace Hotel & Swim Club? Contact Ace Hotel & Swim Club

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