Schedule of Events
2016 schedule of events
Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:PM-9:PM Foremost Wine Co.
Bubbly at Sunset: Sparkling Wine Dinner
Join us for an epic 4 course meal paired with non-traditional Sparkling Wine varietals and champagne, by 4 different winemakers. Enjoy an evening of amazing food and company by Chef Julie Simon at Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wine Restaurant, Foremost Wine Company. Guest count is limited to 40 for this intimate experience, so reserve your place now at this delicious event.
*Included in Connoisseur VIP Package/ Ala Carte Price $120 includes 4 courses with wine pairing *10 Seats left*
Friday, October 7, 2016 9:30AM-1:30PM Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Excusionar Presented by Laetitia Vineyard & Winery
Join Laetitia Vineyard & Winery for our second annual Sparkling Excursion-ar! (That's an Excursion + Seminar) We will depart Avila Beach at 9:30 AM for Laetitia Vineyard and Winery in luxury transportation, where Laetitia Sparkling Winemaker Dave Hickey will then greet you with a live demonstration of bottle sabering on the lawn outside of their picturesque tasting room. Next, we will follow Dave into the Laetitia Press Room where we 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. We will then 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 will walk us 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.*
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
Join us for a 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.
French Regional Bubblies & Sparkling Wines Around the World
Learn the origins of sparkling wine from the south of France to the south of England and eventually Champagne. Taste through Cremant and other sparkling wines from regions all around France to find out how they are different and why. Follow the evolution of global bubblies as they reached California and led to the wines of today. David Glancy will be joined by Pomar Junction, J Vineyards and Riverbench to taste and talk about their sparklers to wrap up the session.
David Glancy, Master Sommelier
Glancy is one of only twelve people in the world to hold both the revered Master Sommelier diploma and a Certified Wine Educator credential. He taught wine and business management at Le Cordon Bleu’s California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, conceived the Certified Sommelier Program at the Professional Culinary Institute and served on the editorial board of Sommelier Journal. He founded San Francisco Wine School in 2011 and also currently sits on the board of directors for the Society of Wine Educators. San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious wine students everywhere. They help people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. It is now the largest wine school in the country.
Friday, October 7, 2016 6:00 PM-8:00 PM SeaCrest OceanFront Resort
Cocktails & Corks
Enjoy an evening under the stars, as our 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 our 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 Susan Dubrow 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.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 10:00AM-12:00PM, Foremost Wine Co.
Back by popular demand: Brunch, with bubbles to round off your weekend of bubbly! Foremost Wine Company will be our host for an inspired menu by Chef Julie Simon. Foremost Wine Company was named one of the Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the United States in 2015, and is a favorite destination among locals and culinary tourists. Brunch will be served promptly at 10am, and will end at Noon. Each course will be paired with a uniquely selected sparkling wine. Brunch price includes tax and gratuity.
House Smoked Local Black Cod Blinis with Crème fraiche, and chive
Sparkling: Brut Rosé, Bertrand Gérard, Crémant de Limoux , FR NV
Crispy Pork Belly with coconut milk toasted farro, Lychee and fresh herbs, charred scallion
Sparkling: Blanc de Noir, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Arroyo Grande, CA ‘13
Greek Yogurt Panna Cota with rose pétal jam, raspberries
Sparkling: Brachetto Piemonte, Bera, Piedmont, IT ‘15