The highly popular food and wine festival attracted hundreds of foodies, wine lovers, and socialites. “Best of the Blue™ takes its name from the Blue Grand Canyon™ – an underwater gorge beneath the surface of the Monterey Bay of the same size and scope as the Grand Canyon.
The maritime influence caused by this geological feature has a remarkable effect on this viticulture region, producing fog patterns and variable temperatures that span throughout the 90-mile-long grape-growing area.”
In addition to an abundance of wine booths, there were several unique food trucks (ranging from Cuban to Swiss cuisine), live music, and a silent auction.
For those who wanted to learn more about winemaking, there was even a tasting “lounge” featuring informational sessions with several wineries, including Hahn, Boekenoogen, McIntyre, Wente, and Paraiso Vineyards (highlighting sustainability practices) and Q&A sessions with Steve Heimoff, West Coast Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Since the holidays are just around the corner, the event even included cooking classes by Williams-Sonoma, teaching attendees how to prepare Sous Vide Turkey, Foccacia Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie.