What is BubblyFest by the Sea?
BUBBLYFEST by the Sea is an upscale, educational, dedicated Sparkling Wine & Champagne event. This is a weekend not to miss! You'll party like Gatsby, from seaside Cocktail parties, to educational Seminars, to Sparkling Wine dinners, and end your weekend with a fabulous festival on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, and all the bubbly you can drink!
What is included each day?
where and what time is each event and where CAN I PARK?*
*The following schedule is for BubblyFest by the Sea 2015. The BubblyFest by the Sea 2016 Schedule will be released next year! Check back for details.
Thursday, October 1st, 2015: 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Bubbly at Sunset Sparkling Wine Dinner. Held at the brand new and yet to be opened to the public, Oyster Loft (upstairs). You get to dine here before it's open to the public! Address: 175 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach, CA. There is Free parking in downtown Pismo Beach where there is not a meter. FREE parking is available after 6PM daily. Use this guide to help you find parking!
Friday, October 2nd, 2015: 9:30AM-1:30PM. Excusionar Presented by Laetitita Vineyard & Winery. Shuttle Pick Up at The Cliffs Resort: 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. We will depart the Cliffs Resort at 9:30 AM. Please arrive at 9:15PM for check in. FREE parking at the Cliffs Resort parking lot. Complimentary valet parking also available at the Cliffs Resort.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015: 2:00 PM-4:30 PM. Winemaker Seminar Series. Held at the Cabernet Ballroom in the The Cliffs Resort: 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. Enter the hotel lobby, make your way to the left down the stairs to the ballroom. FREE parking at the Cliffs Resort parking lot. Complimentary valet parking also available at the Cliffs Resort.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Corks & Cocktails. Held at the The Custom House Wine Cellar in Avila Beach. The Custom House Wine Cellar entrance is located to the left of the Custom House at 404 Front St, Avila Beach, CA. There is free and paid parking available on Front St and the surrounding streets. This guide can help you too! There is a shuttle available, see below.
**The Wine Cellar is down a flight of stairs but handicap access is available. Please notify us in advance if needed.**
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015: Grand Tasting. Entrance times vary by ticket. Check your entrance time here! The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel is located at 2241 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA. Parking in the hotel parking lot is extremely limited and generally reserved for SeaCrest hotel guests. Overflow parking is also available at the Bank of America (located at the corner of Price St. and Dolliver/PCH 1). There is also parking available at a small dirt lot located on Price St./PCH 1 across the street from the Best Western Plus Shore Cliff Lodge. PLEASE use the cross walk located at Mattie Rd. to cross the street. There is also a shuttle available, see below.
How much are tickets and where do I purchase them?
Tickets prices for Bubblyfest by the Sea in Pismo Beach vary and will be available for purchase in 2016. Check back for details.
When and what are the Seminars during the grand tasting?
Grand Tasting Seminar Schedule for 2015:
Take a break from the Fest and grab a Crash Course in Sparkling Wine 101 with some of the biggest players in the Bubbly Game! All Seminars are FREE and Open to all Saturday Grand Tasting Attendees.
Seminar #1: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM. Champagne Cocktails. Jeremy Christensen of Sidecar will delight guests with a live demo on bottle conditioning cocktails. It will include the process of bottle aging and how it affects the final product poured in the glass.
Seminar #2: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM. The History of Champagne. David Glancy of The San Francisco Wine School is one of only 12 Master Sommeliers and Certified Wine Educatators in the world, and a Champagne enthusiast. Grab a glass of bubbly, and let him take you through a condensed version of how the 4 famous Champagne Houses came to be, and inspired the future.
Seminar #3: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Champagne Masters Test by The French Wine Society. Are you a Champagne Master? Brush up on your bubbly facts, and join us for a lively group test facilitated by David Glancy of The San Francisco Wine School! Winner takes home a bottle from one of the Top 4 Champagne Houses.
Seminar #4: 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM. "The Widow Clicquot" with Champagne Toast by Veuve Clicquot. Join Tilar Mazzeo, Author of New York Times Bestseller, "The Widow Clicquot" for a discussion and overview of one of France's leading Ladies of Champagne. All Seminar Attendees will be treated as well to a Champagne Toast in Madame Veuve's honor, sponsored byVeuve Clicquot.
Seminar #5: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Stop. Saber Time. This Workshop will highlight the history and how-to behind one of the most exciting stunts in libations that belongs solely to sparkling wine.
What is the minimum age requirement?
This is a strictly 21+ event. Must provide valid ID.
What can I / cant I bring?
Allowed: We recommend bringing sunscreen and dressing in layers. Our weather is expected to be sunny and cool during the day and cooler at night. Sealed water bottles or empty water containers are allowed at the Grand Tasting. Water stations will be provided. We are a Green event and in order to minimize our waste impact we do not provide water cups - your champagne glasses double as your refillable container.
Valid ID required. This is strictly a 21+ event.
Not Allowed: No children or person's under 21, no open containers, no outside alcohol, and no animals (Documented Service animals allowed).
is there handicap accessible parking?
Yes, all event locations have handicap parking. Please check back soon for more information about 2016 parking.
what should i wear?
Bubbly at Sunset Sparkling Wine Dinner. Wine Country Casual. Feel free to bring a light coat just in case.
Excusionar Presented by Laetitita Vineyard & Winery. Wine Country Casual.
Winemaker Seminar Series. Wine Country Casual.
Corks & Cocktails. 1920's Costume is highly encouraged!
Grand Tasting. Wine Country Casual. We recommend bringing a hat, wearing sunscreen, and bringing a refillable water bottle.
Are dogs allowed?
Food will be served at each event and for health and safety reasons we must restrict our furry friends from attending. Documented Service animals allowed.
want to print your instagram pic for free?
(Available at the Grand Tasting Event only)
1. Make sure to include #Bubblyfest anywhere in the post on Instagram.
2. Before uploading, you MUST choose location.
3. Come over to the booth and grab your picture! It will search for new pictures every minute and print them automatically. If a picture does not print, there will be an Instagram icon on the photo booth that you can repeatedly tap to pull up a screen of all Instagram photos taken at the event. You can scroll until you find yours, tap it and it will then print. This is also how we would do reprints for anyone who wants multiple copies.
Does BubblyFest give back?
Absolutely! BubblyFest is proud to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Big Brother's Big Sisters of SLO County.
I’m a Sparkling Wine or Champagne Producer interested in participating. Is there still room?
Absolutely but time is running out! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARE THERE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE?
Yes, we have some great ways for you to maximize your participation in Bubblyfest. Contact us for more information.