From October 6-8, join over 60 wineries on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Pismo Beach and Avila Beach for the only Festival Series dedicated to Sparkling Wine in the United States. Indulge in new events, the best champagne and sparkling wines from all over the world, and one-on-one experiences with the winemakers behind the bubbly. For an overview and schedule of this event, visit bubblyfest.com.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:00PM-9:00PM Location TBA
BUBBLY AT SUNSET: SPARKLING WINE DINNER
Thursday, October 6, 2016
EXCUSIONAR PRESENTED BY LAETITIA VINEYARD & WINERY
Join Laetitia Vineyard & Winery for the second annual Sparkling Excursion-ar! (That's an Excursion + Seminar) Excursion-ar departs Avila Beach at 9:30 AM for Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in luxury transportation, where Laetitia Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey will then greet guests with a live demonstration of bottle sabering on the lawn outside of their picturesque tasting room. Next, follow Dave into the Laetitia Press Room where guests will learn about their prized Coquard Presses (the only two of their kind in North America) and what these age-old basket presses bring to the Laetitia sparkling winemaking process. Next, head down to the Laetitia Cellar for a walk-through of the sparkling production facility during Harvest and a close-up look at the machine now used for riddling sparkling bottles during fermentation. After, Dave walk guests though a tasting of their seven sparkling wines at the Laetitia Estate House, with magnificent vineyard and Pacific Ocean views, to be followed by a delicious lunch catered by Chipwrecked. Truly an event not to be missed! Guest count for this extremely rare experience is 30, reserve now. *Due to limited availability, no discounts are offered for this event.* $100 includes all tastings with tasting panel, transportation, lunch, and exclusive winemaker-led tour
Friday, October 7, 2016, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort Beach House
WINEMAKER SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTED BY SAN FRANCISCO WINE SCHOOL
Enjoy Seminar Series featuring a distinctive panel of Winemakers and Industry Insiders covering in-depth topics focused on Sparkling Wine Production, Style, and a look into future trends. Seminar Facilitator David Glancy is the founder and Chief Education Officer of San Francisco Wine School. He is one of only 12 people in the world to pass both the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Master exam (MS) and the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Wine Educator exam (CWE). Glancy has also passed the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam (CSS) and French Wine Scholar exam (FWS). He launched San Francisco Wine School in May 2011. The school provides professional wine studies including French Wine Scholar (FWS), Society of Wine Educators’ programs (SWE), California Wine Appellation Specialist (CWAS) and much more. Glancy also runs SFsommelier Consulting and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Sommelier Journal. Specific Topics TBA
Friday, October 7, 2016 6:00 PM-8:00 PM SeaCrest OceanFront Resort
COCKTAILS & CORKS
Enjoy an evening under the stars, as the popular Gatsby inspired Cocktail Party returns for another jazz filled evening by the sea. Sip from 4 unique Sparkling Wine cocktails from recipes concocted by the festival’s partner Wineries, and Sparkling Wines by the glass. 1920's Cocktail Attire Encouraged at this hat tip to hot jazz, and cool bubbles party. Dance the night away to the gypsy jazz stylings of The Tipsy Gypsies.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 AM-5:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort
VIP GRAND TASTING EXPERIENCE
This one-hour tasting on the ocean view terrace at Avila Beach Golf Resort's Beach House will feature 4 highlighted wineries pouring 1 special bottle from their collection, not available at the Grand Tasting. Each of the four Winemakers will pour through their selected Sparkling Wine and will share their story with you as you enjoy the view of the Pismo Beach Coastline and a catered lunch. Your group will then join the Entry Entry and Media/Trade Groups at the Grand Tasting 1 hour prior to General Admission for a more intimate tasting experience.
Included in Connoisseur and Weekend VIP Packages/ Ala Carte Price $130 includes Tastings, Lunch, Souvenir Champagne Glass by Riedel, Riedel Masterclass Glass Seminar, and Festival Entrance with VIP Lounge Access
Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00-1:00 Avila Beach Golf Resort
RIEDEL MASTERCLASS GLASS SEMINAR
Join Riedel before the Bubblyfest Grand Tasting for an educational and entertaining program that will change your wine life forever. In a unique and fascinating wine glass tasting, Riedel Ambassador, Christopher Dillon will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wines.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 12:00-1:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort
EARLY ENTRY GRAND TASTING EXPERIENCE
Enjoy Grand Tasting Entry 1 hour earlier than General Admission for a more intimate experience. Over 60 Wineries will showcase their Sparkling Wines, and Attendees will enjoy light appetizers from purveyors throughout the seaside venue. Guest count for this entry time is 100, reserve now
Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Avila Beach Golf Resort
Join over 60 Sparkling Wineries from all over the world at the only dedicated Sparkling Wine Festival in the United States at the gorgeous Avila Beach Golf Resort on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean! Attendees will enjoy unlimited tastings, light appetizers, and engaging open seminars from Sabering Workshops to Champagne Cocktail talks.