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SAVE $10 on your The Toast of the Coast Wine Festival tickets

Released: June 10, 2016

This Saturday, June 11, at the San Diego County Fair


DEL MAR, CA (June 9, 2016) – SAVE $10 on you’re the Toast of the Coast Wine Festival Tickets when you make your purchase on-line. Use the SPECIAL PROMO CODE: TOTC16, when you go to: www.thetoastofthecoast.com . The 6th Annual event at the San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons│Vons, will feature and pour award-winning wines on Saturday, June 11.

Nearly 60 wineries from around the U.S. and Mexico will be pouring the best-of-the-best wines from The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition, including 100 award winners, 29 Double Gold winners, 53 Gold and 18 Silver medal winners.

These spectacular wines will be served in as many 1-oz. pours as you wish to try during each three-hour session. Wineries from Eureka to Baja’s Guadalupe Valley will be represented.

The Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show, presented by Think Blue, plays host to the event, offering a serene setting, beautifully designed by master gardeners and landscape architects giving every festivalgoer plenty of ideas for their own home garden. Tickets are available at: www.thetoastofthecoast.com

Wine Festival Sessions on June 11:
SESSION 1: Noon to 3 p.m.
SESSION 2: 4 to 7 p.m.

NEW! “Meet the Winemakers:” During each Festival session, three wineries will be on hand to sample their award-winning varietal with a specially-created gourmet chocolates, cheese and beef jerky. The first 40 festivalgoers who visit the winemakers will be able to sample the tasty pairings.

Noon – 3 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – Gold Medal winner Beach House Winery + So Rich Chocolates
Taste this 2012 Zin on the Beach from Beach House Winery paired with chocolate from So Rich Chocolates!

1:00 p.m. – Silver Medal winner Hungry Hawk Winery + Venissimo Cheese Experience this 2015 Albarino paired with cheese from cheesemaker Robert Graff.

1:30 p.m. – Gold Medal winner Ascension Cellars + Brandt Beef This 2014 Halo Viognier will be paired with beef jerky from Brandt Beef.

2:00 p.m. – Silver Medal winner Castelli Family Vineyard + So Rich Chocolates Taste this 2013 Sangiovese paired with chocolate from So Rich Chocolates.

2:30 p.m. – Gold Medal winner and Best Teroldego Witch Creek Winery + Venissimo Cheese Share this 2012 Teroldego from Heringer Vineyard with Robert Graff’s Venissimo cheese.

SESSION 2: 4 – 7 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – Gold Medal winner Ramona Ranch + Brandt Beef
Local 2013 Tannat will be paired with Brandt Beef.

5:00 p.m. – Silver Medal winner Little Oaks + So Rich Chocolates 2013 Malbec/Syrah will be paired with So Rich Chocolates.

5:30 p.m. – Double Gold Medal winner Vinemark Cellars + Venissimo This ultra winner 2013 Mezzanotte will be paired with Venissimo cheese.

6:00 p.m. – Silver Medal winner Coyote Oaks + Brandt Beef Crazy named 2013 Furry Lips will be paired with Brandt Beef.

6:30 p.m. – The 2016 Toast of the Coast Double Gold Medal winner, Best of Paso Robles AVA, Best Malbec: Bon Niche Cellars + So Rich Chocolates Ultra winner 2011 L’Entrée Malbec is paired with chocolate.

Uncork the fun and purchase a VIP Winemakers' Tasting: $90 (includes Fair admission); $80 (for those who already have Fair admission); start your winetasting journey with a sparkling wine reception 30 minutes prior to the general admission start time. During the 90-minute VIP experience, you’ll receive a souvenir tasting glass and be treated to award-winning wines and food with the winemakers and chefs on hand to discuss the pairings. Afterward, taste more than 80 of the best-of-the-best wines in as many 1-oz. pours as you wish to try during the festival’s three-hour session. Fair Tripper: $94 for Winemaker’s VIP experience and its associated amenities; $66 for General Admission (includes Festival admission, Fair admission, and round-trip transportation on the COASTER, SPRINTER and BREEZE). Let NCTD be your designated driver before and after the festival and avoid the traffic and parking fee. General Admission: $62 (includes Fair admission); $48 (without Fair admission); includes a souvenir tasting glass.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Toast of the Coast website, www.thetoastodthecoast.com .

About the San Diego County Fair

Start your summer with Adventure and Imagination!
“Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons which will run through Monday, July 4th. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4th) and the first two Tuesdays.

Make every day of the Fair a “Frabjous Day” with the Best Pass Ever! ONLY $26! Valid every day the 2016 Fair is open through July 4. Come to the Fair whenever you want and stay for as long as you like every day, “Callooh! Callay!” (Tickets for general admission are $16 per day). The Best Pass Ever is non-transferable and valid only for admission; not valid for rides, food, games, parking, or any concerts that require a separate ticket. More info at sdfair.com/bestpassever.

Let the COASTER be your designated driver to the Fair! The $17 : Fair Tripper ticket includes Fair admission and round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE. A valid NCTD, Amtrak or Compass Pass is required to ride the free shuttle to the Fairgrounds from the Solana Beach Train Station.

Share the ride, enjoy the ride

It’s party time at the Fair and the fun starts when you hit the road! Avoid the hassles of driving and limited parking. There are many alternate ways to get to the 2016 San Diego County Fair. Take an Uber or Lyft and share the ride, or take public transportation and enjoy special discounts and pricing! For more information on public transportation go to: www.sdfair.com/transportation .

Follow us on Twitter for up to date traffic and parking information: www.twitter.com/sdfair .

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the 10 largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Visit www.sdfair.com.


For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262
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