Enjoy libations? Stay at the Sanctuary Beach Resort and check out the Monterey Wine and Beer Festivals.

 The 36th Annual Monterey Wine Festival will introduce an exciting line up of world class wines and gourmet food. Festivities begin Friday, June 8th with “A Night to Celebrate Reds” at the Custom House Plaza. Guests will sip and taste as they discover new wines, and have a chance to speak directly to the wine experts!

Wine glasses on a tableOn Saturday at noon the celebration continues at the Custom House Plaza and the Museum of Monterey. Complete with both the wineries and purveyors of food this event will be a mouth watering experience. Another successful addition to the festival this year is the 3rd Annual West Coast Chowder Competition.  Professional chefs from Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, and other chowder known destinations compete against the local titans of chowder.  Clam, Seafood and Creative Chowders are the categories that make up the contest. Guests can sample or buy a cup of chowder, pick their own personal favorites and vote for the people’s choice award comparing their palettes to the judges.  Wines that pair with chowders will also be available to sample.  Along with these two ingredients there is also live music, a winning combination. Wine, Food, Music!

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If wine does not excite your palate, head over to the Monterey   Fairgrounds for the Monterey Beer Festival on Saturday, June 9th. An assortment of beer will be served from six different continents.Attendees will sample Ales, Lagers & Ciders from over 80+ breweries with hundreds of beers to taste.Snacks, meats, cheeses, chips, pretzels and nuts will be served complimented by live music!

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