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Haley Messner
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
619-312-1212
messner@fastforwardevents.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FALL TRAVEL HEATS UP IN SAN DIEGO WITH WINE WEEKEND GETAWAY PACKAGES TO THE WORLD CLASS SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVALTM


VIP Culinary Getaway Packages Offer Two Night Hotel Stay, Admission to Luxury Tasting Experiences and More!

San Diego, CA (October 8, 2015) – This fall, wine and food enthusiasts are invited to explore America’s Finest City through VIP culinary vacation packages during the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival – the West Coast’s largest food and wine classic. The weeklong festival offers two Wine Weekend Getaway and VIP packages, which include tickets to a selection of the week’s signature events in addition to a luxurious hotel stay at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

“Rich with talented chefs and culinary artists, San Diego is emerging as one of America’s premier culinary destinations, and the rest of the nation is quickly taking notice,” said Michelle Metter, co-producer of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. “With the dynamic combination of great food, wine, and weather, our hotel and ticket packages offer travelers the perfect opportunity to explore one of the most vibrant cities in the country while enjoying one of the nation’s largest fall food and wine festivals.”

The 12th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival held November 16-22, 2015 is an action packed week, featuring over 70 of San Diego’s innovative chefs and restaurants as well as over 200 wineries, breweries, and spirit purveyors. This November, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has paired with the Manchester Grand Hyatt, one of San Diego’s premier hotels, to offer exclusive lodging and ticket packages with a savings ranging from $60-$305 off the original price, (while supplies last).

This year, the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has partnered with SommCon™ - a four day educational conference for wine, beer and spirit professionals as well as serious enthusiasts. Through SommCon™ festival attendees, package holders and wine enthusiasts gain access to over 50 new tasting and educational experiences that explore the latest and greatest trends in the world of wine.

Packages include a two-night hotel stay and tickets to select events, including wine tasting and/or culinary classes, the SommCon™ Tasting featuring over 100 wine, beer and spirit producers followed by a silent auction benefitting the American Institute of Wine & Food, as well as the Wine Celebrity Chef Dinner and Live Auction, a 6 -course meal prepared by nationally acclaimed chefs from across the nation.

All packages include tickets to the Lexus Grand Tasting on Saturday, November 21, featuring 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors, over 800 wines, 70 San Diego restaurants and the “Chef of the Fest” culinary competition, where San Diego’s top chefs go head-to-head for up to $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Two packages are available to choose from:

Grape Escape Wine Weekend Getaway – SAVE $75
Packages start at $835 and include:
2 General Admission Tickets to The SommCon Tasting ($130 value)
2 General Admission Tickets to the Lexus Grand Tasting ($270 value)
2-Night Stay at Hotel at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (Over $510 value)

Ultimate Festival Wine Weekend Getaway – SAVE $305
Packages start at $1,895 and include:
4 Tickets to Select Wine Tasting and/or Culinary Classes of your choice (Up to $340 value)
2 Tickets to the Collection at the SommCon Tasting ($250 value)
2 VIP Tickets to the Lexus Grand Tasting ($400 value)
2 VIP Gift Bags with Official Poster, SDBWFF Collector's Wine and lots of goodies "en suite" ($200 value)
2 VIP Lanyards for Special Access, Early Event Access and Exclusive Access to VIP Tent during Lexus Grand Tasting ($400 value)
2 Tickets to the Celebrity Chef Dinner ($500 value)
2-Night Stay at Hotel at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (Over $510 value)

Each package includes tickets, two-night hotel stay and hotel taxes for two people. Single packages also available—please inquire with concierge for details, call 877.385.9595.

To take advantage of the Wine Weekend Getaway packages during the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, call 877.385.9595

For a complete schedule of events or to purchase tickets for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival outside of the hotel and ticket package deals, visit http://www.sandiegowineclassic.com.

SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVALTM

The 12th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. Held November 15-22, 2015, the event benefits culinary arts and enology scholarships awarded by The American Institute of Wine & Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit companies, 70 of San Diego’s top fine dining restaurants and 30 gourmet food companies will participate in the 2015 Festival. For more information visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com. Produced by World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions. For more information call 619-312-1212.

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