California Wine Festival Announces 2022 Event Dates At Four Picturesque Coastal Destinations

It’s time to plan a weekend getaway with your wine-loving crew! The California Wine Festival has announced the 2022 schedule of their signature oceanfront tasting events – and it looks great!

Celebrating its 20th year, each festival commemorates the vast bounty of grape-fueled goodness from winemaking regions across California, paired with gourmet food selections from local dining purveyors, live entertainment, and sweeping coastal views.

“Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting”

Each two-day event commences with a Friday evening “Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting”, an intimate experience for dedicated wine lovers overlooking picturesque waterfront landscapes.

Kicking off with a sparkling wine reception, the evening features samplings of hard-to-find trophy wines and offers tasting room exclusives and limited-production wines hailing from vineyards based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Temecula and more. Top regional chefs will serve delicious hot and cold appetizers to pair with world-class wines.

“Beachside Wine Festival”

The second day boasts a “Beachside Wine Festival”, a sun-splashed daytime event facilitating culinary education and exploration through one-on-one conversations and tastings with culinary and wine talent hailing from California’s top wineries and local restaurants.

Attendees will have access to hundreds of premium California wines and regional craft brews, which can be paired with samples of artisanal cheeses, fresh-cut fruit, shellfish, salads, olive oil, decadent chocolate, and more.

Each event will also have a live band providing the ultimate soundtrack for a relaxing day basking in sunshine and enjoying coastal California vistas.


“We aim to showcase what California is known for: the most picturesque strips of coastline globally, and world-class wines,” Emily Kaufmann, Executive Director, California Wine Festival. “At each festival, guests will get the same unrivaled experience at each one of our four seaside locations.”

In addition to promoting and celebrating the fine wines and cuisine of California, each festival aims to advance charitable organizations from each event location. Many of the festivals will feature a silent auction during the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting to benefit organizations including: Sandy Feet Initiative, Surfrider Foundation of South Orange County, Golden Rule Charity and Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.

Event Schedule

CA Wine Festival Dana Point — April 22-23, 2022 **NEW VENUE**
April 22: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
April 23: Beachside Wine Festival: Sea Terrace Community Park
Tickets available for pre-sale here.

CA Wine Festival Carlsbad — May 20-21, 2022
May 20: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, The Gardens
May 21: Beachside Wine Festival: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Heron Lawn
Tickets available for pre-sale here.

CA Wine Festival Santa Barbara — July 15-16, 2022
May 20: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Chase Palm Park, Carousel House
May 21: Beachside Wine Festival: Chase Palm Park, Great Meadow
Tickets available for pre-sale here.

CA Wine Festival Huntington Beach — November 11-12, 2022
November 11: Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting: Paséa Hotel & Spa
November 12: Beachside Wine Festival: Paséa Hotel & Spa
Pre-sale tickets will be available starting March 24.


California Wine Festival is a 21+ event. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit here.

See you there, San Diego!