In just one week, the nation’s only sparkling wine & Champagne festival returns to Pismo Beach Oct 1-3. Yay! This year, BubblyFest features all-new activities as well as last year’s favorite Gatsby-themed cocktail party plus Saturday’s Grand-Dame-Sparkling tasting of them all with an unforgettable ocean view.
On Thursday night, there’s a sparkling wine dinner at brand-new Pismo Pier restaurant The Oyster Loft, on Friday a sparkling excursion-ar (that’s an excursion seminar!) with Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, the largest producer of sparkling wine on the Central Coast — and catered by Chipwrecked of Pismo Beach. See their age-old Coquard basket presses and watch how they rack and riddle their sparkling wine while tasting all 7 bubblies Laetitia produces.
Then, for the real sparkling wine lover, a Friday educational seminar featuring a distinctive panel of winemakers with these amazing wines to taste: Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Flying Goat Cellars (maker of beloved Goat Bubbles) Riverbench Winery and Halcyon Wines.
On Friday night the popular jazz-bubbles-Gatsby party returns, this time at the Wine Cellar at Old Custom House, where you can try 4 new unique sparkling cocktails and dance the evening away. Gatsby-themed 20s outfits provide the fabulous backdrop!
Saturday’s main event — the Grand Tasting — brings together over 50 Sparkling Wineries from all over the world on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy unlimited bubbly tastings, light snacks, and engaging open seminars from Sabering Workshops to Champagne Cocktail talks. Check out TheBubbly page to see the wineries coming to this event.
We can’t wait!