Marina Kitchen is partnering up with the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance to host an afternoon of wine tasting and a BBQ dinner to follow on Sunday, March 30.

Twenty member wineries will be on-site pouring wines, discussing the unique characteristics of wines grown in the Sta. Rita Hills American Viticultural Area, and sharing their passion for the Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays produced from Sta. Rita Hills’ vineyards.

“A hallmark of Marina Kitchen’s wine program is the effort that we put into looking for wine education opportunities our guests will enjoy,” said in-house sommelier and bar manager, Joshua Orr. “After the success of our Tasting on the Terrace Series and Wine Cellar Dinners last fall, we’ve been brainstorming ideas to bring a fresh and educational tasting opportunity back to Marina Kitchen. With the Sta. Rita Hills winemakers on-site, the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance Tasting and BBQ is poised to do just that.”

Participating wineries include, but are not limited to: Cargasacchi Wines, Cold Heaven Cellars, Fiddlehead Cellars, Foxen Winery, Kita Wines, Ken Brown Wines, Kessler-Haak Vineyard & Wines, Lindley Wines, and Pali Wine Company.

The Sunday event features an afternoon wine tasting followed by a BBQ dinner served buffet style on the Marina Kitchen terrace overlooking the San Diego bay front. The walk-around Sta. Rita Hills Consumer Tasting starts at 3:00pm and lasts until 5:00pm. Tickets for the Consumer Tasting are $20.00 per person plus applicable ticketing fees. The BBQ dinner begins at 5:30pm and features live-action food stations, large format bottles, and several additional Sta. Rita Hills wines not available at the consumer tasting. Tickets for the dinner are $45.00, not including applicable ticketing fees. A combination ticket, which covers both the tasting and the dinner, is $55.00 per person-a 10-dollar discount from original ticket price.

Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance is also be hosting a Trade Tasting at Marina Kitchen on Monday afternoon, March 31, for members of the wine-buying trade. For additional information, email info@Sta.ritahills.com.

To purchase tickets to the event, click here. For the latest details on Marina Kitchen, visit Marina Kitchen’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarinaKitchenSD.

MARINA KITCHEN

Marina Kitchen is the epicenter of a new food and beverage experience at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. With panoramic views of the bay from its indoor and outdoor dining space, focus on serving “modern comfort food” using fresh, seasonally available ingredients, and wine program with a distinct West-coast orientation, Marina Kitchen is quintessential Southern California dining at its best. Marina Kitchen’s contemporary design, lounge atmosphere, and cozy and private seating arrangements make it the perfect place for guests to dine, work, gather with groups, and play. For the latest information, follow Marina Kitchen on Facebook or Twitter.

SAN DIEGO MARRIOTT MARQUIS & MARINA

The centerpiece of the inspiring San Diego Bay, the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina offers 1,360 guest rooms, more than 75,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 446-slip marina. Adjacent to San Diego Convention Center and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, this downtown San Diego hotel’s location provides convenient access popular attractions like the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. The iconic hotel recently completed a comprehensive 100 million dollar transformation and boasts a lush resort pool area, state-of-the-art fitness center, deluxe accommodations, and top-notch cuisine at three waterfront restaurants. For additional information visit www.SanDiegoMarquis.com.

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