We give you an opportunity to sell your award-winning wine. We buy your wine to serve at the Festival and at other events hosted at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including the legendary Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Races.
|1/5/18||Early Bird entry deadline|
|1/26/18||Final entry deadline|
|3/2/18||Competition Results Posted|
|6/9/18||The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival|
Judging this year’s Competition are a wide range of industry experts across several professions.
We’re proud to present the 2017 winners of our The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition.
Go ahead, brag a little. We make it easy for you to promote your award-winning wine.
|Session||General Admission||VIP Winemakers’ Tasting|
Saturday, June 9, 2018: 12 NOON – 3PM
Saturday, June 9, 2018: 4PM – 7PM
Includes half-hour early session admission, souvenir tasting glass with UNLIMITED samplings of award-winning wines, VIP Winemakers Tasting lounge with Award-winning wine and food pairings presented by winemakers and chefs, and admission to the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons | Vons.
All courses are paired with award-winning wines from The Toast of The Coast Wine Competition
Wine Pairings: South Coast Winery Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Temecula Valley | 2016 Don Ernesto’s Beret Rose, Napa Valley
Seared Yellowtail | Pickled Shiitakes | Tobiko | Scallion Nuac Chum
Wine Pairing: 2016 South Coast Winery Verdelho, California
Chilled Maine Lobster | Shaved Fennel | Ruby Grapefruit | Avocado | Micro Herbs
Wine Pairing: 2016 Volcan Mountain Sauvignon Blanc, South Coast
Grilled Garlic Naan | Zaatar Crusted Mary’s Organic Chicken | Laura Chenel Goat Cheese | Roasted Sweet Peppers | Artichokes | Harissa | Petite Greens
Wine Pairings: 2015 Noble Vines Chardonnay, San Bernabe | 2013 Graton Ridge Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Slow Cooked All Natural Brandt Beef Short Rib | Roasted Sweet Corn Polenta | Black Garlic & Cipollini Onion Marmalade
Wine Pairing: 2007 Sodaro Estate Winery Estate Blend, Napa Valley
So Rich Assorted Chocolates by Johna Nilson
Wine Pairing: 2014 Vinemark Cellars Petite Sirah Dessert Wine
Includes session admission, souvenir tasting glass with UNLIMITED samplings of award-winning wines and admission to the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons | Vons.
You can purchase tickets online at TicketMaster in March.
Save on ticketing fees by purchasing in person at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office. The Box Office is located at the main entrance to the Fair and is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-6pm.
Let us be your designated driver! Adding a Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the COASTER, SPRINTER, or BREEZE.
Ticket Price: TBD for General Admission, TBD for VIP Winemakers’ Tasting.
Designated drivers, family members and friends can all visit The Toast of the Coast for free with admission to the San Diego County Fair!
Ticket Price: TBD for Fair Admission.
Taste more than 130 award-winning wines from our Wine Competition. This year’s Festival highlights the best wines around the world.
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Treat yourself with featured artisanal small plates and wine pairings in our VIP Winemakers Tasting area.
Space is limited.
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This years Festival vendors offer unique wine gifts, private tastings, educational courses, custom wine barrels, artisanal chocolates and more for the wine lover!
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The Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show offers a serene setting for tastings at the Toast of the Coast Wine Festival. Designed by master gardeners and landscape architects, the Garden Show features many ideas and features you can incorporate into your home garden.
Visit our sister event, the San Diego International Beer Festival. With over 150 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene.
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The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, in Del Mar, CA. Take the Via de la Valle exit from Interstate 5.
Parking in nearby lots is $13. Or, park off-site in free lots and take the free shuttle. Or, take the COASTER train. Get transportation details on the San Diego County Fair website.
The Del Mar area has several nearby hotels in a variety of price ranges. Visit the Del Mar Fairgrounds Vacation Planner for a handy list of accommodations.
Why yes, I’d like you to send me infrequent emails about wine festival happenings and generally cool things.