Spring Downtown Wine Walk
Twice a year, the Seaside Downtown Wine Walk brings hundreds of people to Seaside’s downtown area for an afternoon and evening of great wines, great food and, of course, great fun!
The SDDA sets up different locations to sell commemorative wine glasses and check IDs. The glasses are required and sell for $10 each, ID bracelets are free (if you’re over 21)! Participants are given maps indicating in which business each winery is located, and also tells a little about the winery itself. Then, promptly at 3pm the Wine Walkers are off and the fun begins! They can follow the map stop-by-stop or go any which way they want! The event lasts for 4 hours, giving everybody plenty of time to visit each winery. The wineries are allowed to sell unopened bottles, so if you find a new favorite you can take a bottle home with you! Most of the wineries charge a small tasting fee, making it an inexpensive way to experience new wines and check out what downtown Seaside has to offer. Some businesses have live music, so you can tap your toe while you taste your wine! Since all the wine must be consumed in the host business, it’s a great time for browsing the stores and maybe finding a special gift for that special someone or a wonderful souvenir for yourself!