Wineries from California and Washington State will be showing their stuff, with Justin and Navarro among those planning to pour. The wines are enough to get me there, but they'll also have some of the top chefs in the desert offering culinary experiences from restaurants like Acqua California Bistro, Blue Ember and Haus of Poke. 16 of Rancho MIrage's best Chefs will compete for the title of "Chef of the Fest." Guests can also enjoy a steady stream of live music throughout the event.
Tickets to the Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival start at $70 and are available on the fest's website. The all-inclusive General Admission and VIP ticket includes a crystal souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings of the wines, a variety of gourmet appetizers, cheeses, artisan breads and olive oils. Early Entry VIP tickets allow attendees to arrive one hour earlier than General Admission. You must be 21 to attend.
The Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival will also support local charities with 100% of Silent Auction proceeds going to the Desert AIDS Project.
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