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The inaugural First City Beer & Wine Festival brings together the wineries of Monterey Wine Country with breweries from the Central Coast to raise funds for Monterey County Gives!


In addition to curated beers and wines, the event features live music, lawn games, mini-workshops as well as the most popular food trucks in the Monterey and San Fransico Bay areas.

Raise the fun level and do good at the same time! Net proceeds from this event go to the Monterey County Gives, a partnership of Monterey County Weekly and The Community Foundation for Monterey County. Raising almost $4.9 million in 2017, the program provided needed support to over 150 local non-profits.

Saturday, November 10th
Colton Hall Lawn
570 Pacific St., Monterey, CA 93940
1:00pm – 4:00 pm (General Admission)
VIP Early Admission – 12:00pm

Thank you to our Sponsors and Event Partners!

  • Alvarado Street Brewery
  • Carmel Craft Brewing Company
  • City of Monterey
  • KRML Radio
  • Monterey Airport
  • Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
  • Monterey County Weekly
  • United Airlines


Alvarado Street BreweryCarmel Craft Brewing CompanyCorralitos Brewing Co.Dust Bowl Brewing CompanyFieldwork Brewing CompanyFirestone Walker Humble Sea Brewing Libertine Brewing ● Mission Trail Cider Company ● New Bohemia Brewing CompanyOuter Range Brewing Peter B'sThe Rare BarrelSanta Cruz Mountain BrewerySeabright BrewerySeismic Brewing Co.Silva Brewing ● Storied Pint Brewing ● Uncommon BrewersWoodhouse Blending & BrewingYeast of Eden


Bernardus WineryBig Sur Vineyards Blair EstateCaraccioli CellarsCarmel Road WineryFolktale Winery & Vineyards Hahn Family WinesJoyce VineyardsLepe CellarsPierce Ranch VineyardsPuma Road WineryScheid VineyardsSilvestri VineyardsWrath Wines

Please thoroughly read our FINE PRINT SECTION

ID Requirements/Age Limit: Must be 21 years of age with valid identification to enter the event (the law says no children, even babies, are permitted).

Pets: Due to health & safety laws pets are NOT permissible. Service dogs are always welcomed. Emotional support, where the dog’s mere presence provides comfort, is not considered a service animal under the ADA.

Ticket Transfers/Refunds: All tickets sales are final. Tickets are transferable. You may purchase for others and give them away should you be unable to attend. Tickets are NONREFUNDABLE.

Entrance Guidelines: Printed or digital copies of your ticket will be required for entry scan. There will be no exit and re-entry permitted.

Transportation: Please make plans for safe transportation! Local Taxi services, UBER, and LYFT are all good options to get you to and from the event safely.


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Venue Information

Colton Hall Lawn (in front of Monterey City Hall)
570 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
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Organizer Information

Monterey Wines

536 Pearl St.
Monterey , CA 93940

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