Mission: The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine (MBTC) is a tribute to the rich and colorful history of agave based spirits to celebrate and positively influence its cultural, social and economic significance.   Sip. Savor. Salud!

The MBTC is the premiere agave event on the West Coast! Monterey County, the gem of California's stunning Central Coast, features unmatched natural beauty and is an iconic setting for the MBTC.  Monterey County is known as the "salad bowl of the world," which is why we are so proud to partner with local renowned chefs to bring you scrumptious cuisine that pairs perfectly with Mexico's emblematic spirits.  This is a first-class agave experience and invite you to join us in 2019 - you’ll be glad you did.

The MBTC is proud to announce their partnership with R&M Transportation! R&M Transportation is the 2018 Presenting Sponsor - to find out more about their services and to meet their friendly staff, click here.  Thank you R&M Transport for your support and involvement in the community of Castroville, California. 

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The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine (MBTC) has been partnering with Rancho Cielo as their non-profit of choice to help raise funds for the Drummond Culinary Academy program. Join Crystal Murphy, Co-Founder of MBTC as she takes you on a tour at the Rancho Cielo campus nestled in the foothills of Salinas, California.

Take a look at our fantastic exhibitors for MBTC 2018…what a line-up!

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Take a look at our 2018 blind competition winners!

Take a look at our 2018 blind tasting competition winners! The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine prides itself in its transparent competition using the Tequila Matchmaker app and selecting qualified judges to taste out of the comfort of their own home—this style of competition has revolutionized the way a blind tasting competition is done, and we could not have done it without the tremendous help of our friend Grover Sanschagrin. If have yet to discover the Tequila Matchmaker app, we highly encourage you to check it out…it’s the most extensive tequila database on earth, and you just might find your new favorite tequila.

See below for our exciting line-up of winners:

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