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Original Catalina Wine Mixer® 2019

Descanso Beach Club - September 6 & 7, 2019

If you haven’t been to the Catalina Wine Mixer in Avalon, we have only one question for you: What are you waiting for? This annual extravaganza at picturesque Descanso Beach Club features live music, DJs, dancing, fantastic food and cocktails, fun activities and fine wines from West Coast wineries for you to sample and purchase. Of course, no Catalina Wine Mixer is complete without an official screening of Step Brothers at historic Avalon Theatre. Don’t miss out on all the fun this September 6 and 7.  Get your tickets now!

Tentative Schedule


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm VIP Dinner & Wine Reception (included in VIP ticket)
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Step Brothers at Avalon Theatre - $20 (includes 1 glass of wine/beer)
10:00 pm – Midnight  AFTERHOURS @ Catalina Casino Ballroom (no cover)


3:00 pm – 12:00 am  Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club


Catalina Wine Mixer tickets are for Saturday, September 7, 2019. Friday's movie screening is an additional cost ($20). Official tickets for all Catalina Wine Mixer events are only available through this site. We cannot guarantee the authenticity of tickets acquired by any other means. No refunds. If you would like to gift your tickets, please email social@scico.com for name changes. 

General Admission - Early Bird ($49 through 5/24)

  • Saturday Event at Descanso Beach Club
  • (2) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings

Additional Tastings ($20)

  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings

VIP Admission - Early Bird ($369)

  • Friday Night Spa Wine Dinner at Island Spa Catalina
  • Friday Night Screening of Step Brothers at Catalina Casino
  • Saturday Reception at Descanso Beach Club (snacks, dinner, house wine and no host bar) 
  • Entrance to Saturday’s Catalina Wine Mixer at Descanso Beach Club
  • (5) Wine/Micro Beer Tastings

Cabana and Chaise Lounge Rentals

Elevate you Catalina Wine Mixer experience with a private beach cabana or comfortable chaise lounge. Both include dedicated servers and optional bottle service. NOTE: Musical acts can be heard but not seen from cabanas and chaise lounge. Admission to Descanso Beach Club and/or Catalina Wine Mixer must be purchased separately. Call 310.510.7430 to reserve Cabanas and Chaise Lounge.

Cabana Rentals  
Saturday from 11:00 am - end of event
$775 - with 6 General Admission tickets 

Presidential Cabana Rentals  
Saturday from 11:00 am - end of event
$1,400 - with 8 General Admission tickets 

Chaise Lounge Rentals 
Saturday from 11:00 am - end of event
$300 - with 2 General Admission tickets 


Wineries from up and down the West Coast will be exhibiting their finest vintages for you to sample and purchase. Please check back often as we add more wineries to our growing list of exhibitors.


The Original Catalina Wine Mixer

In 2014, a newly hired Catalina Island Company employee asked, “So when’s the Catalina Wine Mixer?” referring to the iconic scene from the hit comedy Step Brothers. When he was told there wasn’t one, he took it on himself to organize the first annual Original Catalina Wine Mixer in 2015 at Descanso Beach Club in Avalon, a day-long tribute to the Step Brothers, featuring music, food, drinks and a whole lot of fun. 

Since then, the Original Catalina Wine Mixer has evolved into a unique wine tasting event, where guests can enjoy the beauty and charm of Catalina Island as they sample a variety of offerings from notable West Coast wineries. Of course, there’s still a great line up of live music, parties and fun activities to go along with the traditional screening of Step Brothers at the historic Casino Theatre.

Descanso Beach Club

There’s no place quite like Descanso Beach Club, one of the last public beaches in Southern California where you can legally have a cocktail in your hand and your feet in the sand. Located just a short stroll along the waterfront past the iconic Catalina Casino, this picturesque venue features Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar. The Club's huge ocean-view lawn serves as the hub for all the Catalina Wine Mixer fun. It’s also where dozens of wineries exhibit their vintages for thousands of wine lovers from all over Southern California to enjoy.

Important Info

Getting to Catalina Island

Your Catalina Wine Mixer adventure begins even before you get here. Most people take a relaxing cruise aboard Catalina Express or Catalina Flyer. Some experience the unique thrill of a 20-minute flight on IEX Helicopters. A few fly private planes into Catalina’s Airport in the Sky. While others set sail on their own boats and reserve a mooring with the Avalon Harbor Department. It doesn’t matter how you get here. Just get here.

Where to Stay

We have two lodging packages available. Choose from the Catalina Wine Mixer Package or the Catalina Wine Mixer VIP Package

What to Do

Enjoy a variety of Hummer expeditions (spot a bison) and ocean excursions (see dolphins and sea lions), soar high above Descanso Beach Club on the Zip Line Eco Tour and rise to the challenge on the Catalina Aerial Adventure. You can also tour the historic Catalina Casino, explore the Catalina Island Museum, take a hike through the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens, play a round at Mini Golf Gardens, and explore Avalon by golf cart.

What to Wear

While we encourage everyone to bring their own island style to the Original Catalina Wine Mixer, keep in mind that it’s a sunny beach setting with warm sand and soft grass, so cool casual clothing and flat comfortable shoes are recommended. Temperatures tend to drop at night in September, so bring an extra layer. If you want to take a dip in the crystal blue waters of Descanso Cove, you’ll need a swimsuit. Don’t forget the shades and sunscreen.


Original Catalina Wine Mixer clothing, tote bags, souvenirs, and keepsakes make ideal conversation starters. Everywhere you go, people will ask: "What the @#$% is the Original Catalina Wine Mixer?"

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