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Grand Tasting- San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

Sat, November 9, 2024 (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)

400 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101
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Cost: 150-350

The awe-inspiring San Diego Bay plays host to the Grand Tasting at the Port of San Diego, a picture perfect celebration of everything delicious. The Grand Tasting is the city’s biggest foodie party of the year, featuring celebrated chefs and restaurants, domestic and international wine, beer and spirit purveyors, and gourmet food companies amidst a stunning coastal backdrop with sailboats floating by.

With the sparkling Bay serving as the backdrop, Festival attendees will have access to a gastronomic playground of opportunity with over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors to sip from and over 80 of the West Coast and Baja’s top chefs and restaurants serving up creative and diverse cuisine to sample. Attendees can also preview gourmet foods, art, live musical entertainment, and the always popular “Chef of the Fest Competition,” an action-packed culinary showdown where chefs battle it out for the title of “2024 People’s Choice Chef of the Fest” and up to $5000 in cash and prizes.



With more than 300 brands participating over the course of the week, the 2024 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is destined to be the biggest and most spectacular in our 20 year history. We love a good surprise, but this year’s lineup is so good, you have to see it to believe it. Feast your eyes and preview the bites, sips, and brands participating during our Grand Weekend. Check out our event map to see where your favorite brands will be stationed and start planning your culinary adventure.




If guests didn’t make it to Coachella this year, Cohn Restaurant Group has them covered with its mini festival-within-a-festival version of a music-driven foodie paradise. Five chefs representing restaurants in the Cohn Restaurant portfolio will serve bites alongside a dedicated mix of beer, wine and spirit vendors, with dessert features, a photobooth, piñata, and giveaway.

Basil Hayden Diner

The official American whiskey brand of the Michelin Guide US is opening the Basil Hayden Diner, serving craft cocktails paired with a featured specialty dish from the Michelin Guide. Enjoy the fare the top tastemakers might choose, with bartenders discussing pairings and a vibey atmosphere to match.

The Brandt Beef Experience

Meat lovers should prep their appetites for the Brandt Beef + One World Meat Co. experience, an energetic opportunity to shake it to the sounds against the beautiful coastal view while sampling a variety of top local chefs’ unique takes on 100% source-verified and natural Brandt Beef. Drinks supplied by Storyhouse Spirits and Bay City Brewing.

Love Thy Neighbor(hood) – Villages at the Grand Tasting

The vibrant neighborhoods of San Diego are the building blocks of the diverse cultural and culinary communities that make the city a destination like no other. Discover the flavors and meet the makers behind some of San Diego’s most iconic dining districts: Convoy and Little Italy.



Snag an Early Entry ticket, or upgrade to our Live Fire VIP Experience featuring the region’s top award-winning chefs, luxury winemakers pouring premium vintages, caviar, live music, and more. Indulge yourself and preview the VIP experienceThis just might be our most incredible VIP experience to date!


ATTIRE: Casual



Ticket is all inclusive. All food and beverage tastings are included in ticket price.

Must be 21+ to attend.


  • event
  • Food
  • Wine
  • San Diego
  • San Diego Bay
  • Culinary
  • San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest
  • grand tasting
  • Things to do in San Diego, California
  • California Wine & Food Events
  • San Diego Wine & Food Events

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