So this past Friday, me and my fiance did one of the Wine Walks that are a part of the Disney Food and Wine Festival at California Adventure. There are three different wine/beer tasting walks you can choose from. There is the California Classics Wine Walk, Viva Italia Wine Walk, and the Craft Beer Walk. We enjoy our California wine so we went for the California Classics.
The price for the walk is $10 which pays for tasting 4 wines. After paying for the walk, they gave us each a passport with four spots you get stamped as you try each wine. There are four booths that each represent a different California wine region. The passport you are given has information on the four regions you can taste from, Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Central Coast, and Paso Robles. We decided to sample one from each region for our four tastings.
Me with my passport and some wine from Central Coast
I was especially excited when I saw that you could try Fairy Tale by Iron Horse Celebration Cuvee at the Sonoma County booth. This sparkling wine is made exclusively for Disney and it is one of the wines you can pick for your Disney Wedding toast! Since we are currently planning our Disney wedding, we both had it as one of our samples.
It was good and we enjoyed it. It was our favorite of the wines we got to try! We weren't sure if we liked it better than Magicale Brachetto, however, which is another wine that we have only been able to find at the Disneyland Resort. It was not available for tasting at this wine walk since it is not a California wine but we have tried it in the past. You can actually purchase a whole bottle of it at the Disneyland Hotel. For the Food and Wine Festival, you can also purchase a bottle of it at the Wine Seller at Festival Showplace.
So overall, we had a good time at the Wine Walk. The four tastings you get are about the equivalent of one glass of wine so if you are at the festival at California Adventure and want to try a glass of wine, consider doing a wine walk! You'll get to try four different wines instead of just one for about the same cost.
To end this post, here's a picture of a Disney cartoon chef who really loves both food and wine! Remy from Ratatouille! Thanks, bmariposa21, for the suggestion!
Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 2010
Wine Seller/Festival Gift Shop