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Fall Travel Heats Up With Wine Weekend Getaway Packages To The World Class San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival San Diego's Hottest Hotels Partner with Southern California's Largest Culinary Classic to Offer Hotel and Ticket Packages at Extra Savings

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine and food lovers are invited to explore all that America's Finest City has to offer this fall with culinary vacation packages from San Diego's hottest hotels during one of the nation's largest food and wine celebrations.  November 14-18, 2012 kicks off the 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, a weeklong culinary classic that brings together the nation's top wine and culinary talent, 70 of San Diego's trendsetting chefs and restaurants and over 170 wineries, breweries and spirit purveyors.  The hotel and ticket packages include tickets to a selection of the week's events in addition to stays at one of San Diego's destination hotels for an extended epicurean experience, said Michelle Metter, co-producer of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival.

"Culinary vacations in the U.S. are becoming more and more popular," added Metter. "It's not uncommon for people to plan entire vacations around experiences that connect the culinary enthusiast with chefs, wineries and spirits. We recognize this trend and we are excited to offer food and wine connoisseurs a fall escape during the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival to one of the most beautiful cities in the country."

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival has partnered with the city's best hotels to offer luxury hotel and Festival ticket packages at a savings of $100-$300 off the original price.  With seven hotels to choose from, packages are available at a range of different price points while supplies last, with accommodations to meet any needs.  Packages include 2-night hotel stay and tickets to select events, including wine tasting and/or culinary classes, The Vault: Reserve Wine Experience & Silent Auction and the Wine Spectator Celebrity Chef Luncheon & Live Auction, a 5-course meal prepared by seven nationally acclaimed chefs from across the nation.  All packages include tickets to the Festival's signature event on Saturday, November 17, the Grand Tasting, featuring 170 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 $100

Packages start at $625 and include:

2 Tickets to The Vault: Reserve Wine Experience & Silent Auction ($250 value)
2 General Admission Tickets to the Grand Tasting Event ($250 value)
2-Night Stay at Hotel (Choice of participating property)

Participating Properties:

Marriott Marquis - $850.00
Manchester Grand Hyatt - $770.00
Omni San Diego - $770.00
Embassy Suites - $715.00
Hotel Indigo - $715.00
Hilton Bayfront - $635.00
Porto Vista - $625.00

Ultimate Festival Wine Weekend Getaway – SAVE $300

Packages start at $1,515 and include:

4 Tickets to Wine Tasting and/or Culinary Classes of your choice ($340 value)
2 Tickets to The Vault: Reserve Wine Experience & Silent Auction ($250 value)
2 VIP Tickets to the Grand Tasting Event ($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 Grand Tasting Event
2 Tickets to Wine Spectator Celebrity Chef Luncheon & Live Auction ($400 value)
2-Night Stay at Hotel (Choice of participating property)

Participating Properties:

Marriott Marquis - $1,740.00
Manchester Grand Hyatt - $1,660.00
Omni San Diego - $1,660.00
Embassy Suites - $1,605.00
Hotel Indigo - $1,605.00
Hilton Bayfront - $1,525.00
Porto Vista - $1,515.00

Each package includes tickets, 2-night hotel stay and hotel taxes for two people.  Single packages also available—please inquire for details.

To take advantage of the Wine Weekend Getaway packages during the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival, call 877-385-9595.

The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is funded in part by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District with City of San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment Funds.  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 www.sandiegowineclassic.com.

Platinum level sponsors of the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival include Harrah's Rincon, San Diego Tourism Marketing District, Buick, Southwest Airlines, Union Bank, Cooking Light Magazine, San Diego Magazine, Cox Communications, and the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.  For a complete list of sponsors, visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com/about.html.

SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

For more information visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com.

Contact:
Jessica Gago
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
619-312-1212 
gago@fastforwardevents.com

SOURCE San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival



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