Wine & Roses is an outdoor wine and food tasting event that takes place a Sunday in June. This year’s event will be held on June 7, beginning at 3:00 PM and ending at 6:00 PM.

We are excited to announce that Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting will be at

The Grand Del Mar
5300 Grand Del Mar Court
San Diego, CA 92130

In general, the dress is dressy casual. Many of the women attending wear summer-type dresses. Many of the men wear casual slacks and sports coats. Wine & Roses is an outdoor event, which will take place on the lawn/grass at The Grand Del Mar. Once the sun begins to set, it can get a little breezy.

How do I purchase a ticket?
You may purchase tickets one of three ways:

  1. Click here to purchase tickets online.
  2. Mail your reservation form to us at: Wine & Roses, 7770 Lake Tahoe Ave., San Diego, CA. 92119-2530
  3. For additional information call 619-222-2486

What is the cost of attending Wine & Roses?

Reserved Tables in the Platinum Garden seat 8 persons at $275 per person.

Shared table seating in the Gold Garden is $150 per person, shared tables of 8.

General Admission tickets  are $100 per person

We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.

Is my ticket refundable?
In the event you are unable to attend or cancellation of the event due to weather, your admission will be considered a donation.

Can I bring my children to Wine & Roses?
Unfortunately, no one under the age of 21 is allowed into the event, due to the fact that alcohol is being served.

What is Wine & Roses?
Wine & Roses is a wine and food tasting event. There are generally 70+ wine vendors at the event pouring their wines for your tasting pleasure. In addition, there are 25+ local restaurants at the event serving a delicious samplings of their restaurant’s fare.

How many people attend Wine & Roses, and are any of them single?

Each year approximately 800-900 people attend Wine & Roses. The event is a great place to meet people in a beautiful, casual setting.

Are cases of wine available at Wine & Roses?

Yes! Wine is available for auction in our Wine Cellar. You cannot buy wine from a vendor pouring at the event, as that would violate our alcohol license. The wine is located in the wine cellar, inside the Grand Del Mar. The cases of wine which are for auction are organized by variety. The wines are all wines which won medals at the San Diego International Wine Competition. For a listing of the wines which we expect to be available, visit the San Diego International Wine Competition web site.

What is the San Diego International Wine Competition?

The San Diego International Wine Competition (SDIWC) is a companion event to Wine & Roses. The competition attracts over 2,000 wine entries each year. The wines which are awarded medals at the event are the wines which are auctioned at Wine & Roses. One of the requirements of the Competition is that if a winery’s wine wins a medal, they must donate a case of the wine to Wine & Roses. We then auction the wine at Wine & Roses, with the proceeds used to support our charities.

How can I become a Wine or Food Vendor?
Inquiries about wine and culinary partnerships with the Wine & Roses Charity Wine Tasting should be directed to San Diego International Wine Competition Director Robert Whitley at or

Who benefits from Wine & Roses?
Wine & Roses supports the charity of the Sisters of Social Service and their camp, Camp Oliver, in Descanso, California. The funds generated by Wine & Roses are used to fund camperships (camp scholarships) for children who otherwise would not have the financial ability to attend summer camp, and to maintain and improve the camp.

Who produces Wine & Roses?
Wine & Roses is produced by the Social Service Auxiliary of San Diego, California, a California non-profit group of dedicated volunteers. We have been producing Wine & Roses since 1983.

How can I make a contribution to Wine & Roses?

If you would like to make a contribution to Wine & Roses please send it to: Wine & Roses, 7770 Lake Tahoe Ave, San Diego, CA. 92119-2530. Please note, if you would like to purchase tickets to Wine & Roses and make an additional charitable contribution, we have underwriting options available. Additionally, if you would rather contribute services or goods, from our “Wish List”, please call us at (619) 222-2486 or email We thank you for considering our cause in your charitable planning.

Is there entertainment at Wine & Roses?
We have musical entertainment and dancing at Wine & Roses.

Where can I find a place to stay if visiting from out of town?

For a full list of San Diego hotels check out our friends at  Here you can find cheap, moderate and luxury hotels near the festival or anywhere around the San Diego region.