Submit Form by March 15th, 2023.
Our event will be held at the Festival of Arts (FOA) grounds, located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach CA 92651. Hours the event will be open are from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
The venue is “open-air” but is completely covered with overlapping panels, creating shade for all areas while allowing the afternoon breezes to cool the site.
Access for vintners will open at 11:00 am the day of our event, and will be through the main entrance of the Festival of Arts at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. For your convenience, we will have members of our Vintner Concierge team at that point to greet you and assist in unloading your wines and other materials and directing you to free parking across the street. When you return, we will register you, assist you to move your wine to your wine tasting station, and ensure that you have ice and other items available so you can set up your station and chill your wines.
At your station you be provided:
- 8’ banquet table with linen
- One water pitcher
- One water pitcher to be used a “spit bucket”
- One 17-gallon ice bucket for advance chilling of wines prior to pouring
- One smaller ice bucket for counter-top holding of chilled wines being poured
- One cracker basket with crackers
- Trash and recycling receptacles scattered on the grounds
Vintner Concierge team members will be circulating during the event to ensure you have sufficient ice and crackers and to remove trash.
We encourage you to bring promotional materials and hand-outs to provide our guests. Due to limited room, please do not bring floor easels or large poster boards; small table top easels for 8-1/2” x 11” or smaller displays or flat materials are appropriate.
To make your afternoon simpler, and to comply with our ABC license and our insurance coverage, there can be no sales or give-aways of alcoholic beverages by vintners except as tastings. Likewise, you cannot write orders for wine to be delivered after the event. There is no prohibition from bringing information on how to order on-line or by telephone, and you may certainly bring information of membership in your wine club.
Finally, access to the FOA grounds will be strictly controlled to persons over 21 only. Access points into the venue will be monitored by security personnel and we will have uniformed security to ensure wine is not taken out of the event by unauthorized personnel.