September 9th and 10th, 2023
This celebration was created by longtime locals who really, really, really know San Diego. They sat around one day and said, “Let’s do an outdoor cookout with some of the city’s top chefs for a few thousand of our friends. We’ll have phenomenal wines and great cocktails and show people what this city can do. It will smell like birria and Barolo. We should do it on grass so green it makes your eyes hurt, close enough to smell the surf, and definitely do it in September—which locals know as the very best month in San Diego, with lukewarm breezes and sunsets so psychedelic they almost look fake.
There are LOTS of things to do this week—wine-pairing dinners at top restaurants, mezcal tastings with our favorite actors, beach days with Rob Machado, cooking hangouts with famous chefs and food people, pickleball with Drew Brees… and a big, grand, two-day Grand Tasting under the sun at the Surf Sports Park (formerly the Del Mar Polo Fields).
The Del Mar Wine & Food Festival is Southern California’s newest food and drink attraction, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve created for our city.