June 6th, 2015
V.I.P. 11 - 4 p.m. $55 A full hour more of tasting!
Noon - 4 p.m. $45
Whites, Select Reds, Beer, Spirits, Chowders & More!
Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park
Live Music by .....coming soon!
In 2015 the 39th Annual Monterey Wine Festival will be celebrating another exciting line-up and a plethora of traditional favorites from the past. Drawn by world class wines, gourmet foods and The West Coast Chowder Competition now celebrating it's 4th year, wine and food lovers will savor and find the best in white wines, chowders and more. Navigating the plaza filled with other gourmet vendors and fine food purveyors as well as the bottled excellence makes for a lovely day of fun.
For the 6th year....
The West Coast Chowder Competition will join the festival on Saturday and guests will be able to sample and savor the Best of the Best with local restaurants competing for the coveted Copper pot Award and cash prizes. Guests will be able to judge their palates against the judges with the People's Choice Award for chowder.
For the 5th year! Shake'm like a pro - learn from the best - attend the Mini cocktail Camp featuring spirits of the festival and more! Sample the spirits and watch the competition as professional chefs square off to announce a winning cocktail!
The Monterey Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park
Twenty Custom House Plaza,
Monterey, CA 93940
We hope you will join us!
Best of Show Copper Pot Winners
Chef Juan Ponce
Old Fisherman's Grotto/ The Fish Hopper
2011 Chef Tene Shake
Isabella's on the Wharf
Chef Jean Paul Peluffo
The Forge in the Forest
2012 Chef Willie Franz
West Coast Chowder Competition!
June 6th 11 - 3 p.m.
Show Hours 11 - 4 p.m.
Click Here for
More Chowder Information
Our 2013 List of Competitors!
Includes Wine, beer, chowders, spirits & more!
Includes chowder samples, beer, wines, spirits and more.
All chowders are served on dinnerware from fallen leaves. Non-toxic, biodegradable, compostable, durable, lightweight, convenient and downright stylish.
Nothing tastes as great as exceptional seafood and a fantastic pinot gris or beautiful white wine. You'll be able to taste the seas - chowder that is, which have won awards from across the country and beyond. Chefs will showcase their award winning chowders to be judged.
Who will be the chowder king?
Our panel of judges will choose their pick and you'll be able to try them too or order a larger portion to enjoy.
Stay tuned as we compile our list of competing chefs and restaurants!
Click Here for a list of our judges.
People's Choice 2011& 2012
Larry Mellum Pike Place Chowder
Enter your restaurant Now - Click here for the entry forms!
The Monterey Custom House Plaza
Five Custom House Plaza,
Monterey, CA 93940