14th Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend in Monterey
- When: Friday, November 12, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Monterey County,
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Apparently the Monterey County Vintners and Growers aren't mucking around. They roll out 175 different locally grown tastes, and that's just for one event. "Boot camps" in the vineyard (think intense, and intensely flavorful learning from the vine to the barrel), barrel sampling sessions at the Aquarium, winery open houses by the score, seminars by the sea, big fat tastings and classes culinary. Some of the biggest values include the big-sippin' event and the 14 winemaker dinners—pairing powerhouses like J. Lohr-Jacks and Scheid-Whaling Station—while an extensive Wine Enthusiast greatest-hits dinner or the "culinary showcase" at the Intercontinental look like splurges worth sampling. [MCA]
See website for full schedule (2-5pm Sat 175 Sips; 7pm Sat winemaker dinners; 11am-2pm Sun culinary showcase). Monterey County, Various locations throughout Monterey County, $95 wine dinners, 175 Sips; $200 Wine Enthusiast dinner; . 375-9400 or www.montereywines.org.