LA Wine Fest will return to Long Beach in October with unlimited pours of wine and beer

The all-you-can-drink wine and beer festival, LA Wine Fest, is returning to Long Beach this fall with more wine and a lot more room for roaming organizers announced.

The 15th annual LA Wine Fest—which would have been the 16th annual if the event hadn’t been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic—will be taking over the spacious grassy slopes of Harry Bridges Memorial Park (near the Queen Mary) Oct. 2 and 3. The festival was formerly celebrated at the Pike Outlets in Downtown.

Tickets get you unlimited pours of beer and wine from 29 wineries and seven breweries as well as bottled water, coffee and small, sample-sized bites. The festival will also feature food trucks, artisan shopping boutiques and live music. Click here for a list of participating wineries and businesses.

“Long Beach really gave us a grand welcome in 2019, and we’re thrilled to be bringing LA Wine Fest back to the harbor. We weren’t able to celebrate our 15th anniversary of the Fest in 2020, so this year we’re really pulling out all the stops, offering our attendees a chance to discover fabulous new wineries, breweries and more, while enjoying all Long Beach has to offer,” LA Wine Fest director and CEO Scherr Lillico said in a statement.

Early bird tickets are currently on sale and may be purchased online until June 30.

  • General admission early bird tickets are $55 and include entry, a commemorative souvenir glass, unlimited wine and craft brew tastings, bottled water, coffee, and sample nibbles.
  • All Access early bird tickets cost $75 and include everything GA does, plus tasting wines from over a dozen “gem” boutique wineries, which are defined as producing fewer than 2,500 cases of wine each year. As a result, only 400 All Access tickets are available per day, so best purchase early. On Saturday only, you also have the ability to enter the festival one hour early (at 1 p.m.).

Tickets will be available at the gate day of but are subject to capacity. General admission tickets will cost $100; All Access (if still available) will be sold for $125.

Designated drivers can enter the festival for $20 and will have access to all the free bottled water, coffee, small nibbles and festival experience.

Harry Bridges Memorial Park is at 1126 Queens Highway. For more information visit the LA Wine Fest website, here.

 

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Cheantay Jensen is reporter and award-winning videographer who covers entertainment, art, food and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post. And sometimes breaking news, you know, just to keep things interesting.
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