Hidden within the Santa Ynez Valley lives Solvang, Southern California’s very own hint of Europe. March brings the 23rd Annual Taste of Solvang, “…a culinary journey through Solvang, where wine country meets ‘dine country'”.
Solvang (appropriately Danish for ‘sunny field’) is home to quaint boutiques, fine dining and historic sites. Drinks and cuisine are Euro-Inspired, making it the perfect destination event for food and wine lovers alike. Don’t let this tiny town deceive you; they’ve got some pretty big events.
Festivities begin Wednesday March 18th though many visitors continue to trickle in for weekend happenings such as Saturday’s Grand Tasting. At this event, visitors will have the opportunity to snack, sip, and shop throughout Solvang’s charming boutiques and tasting rooms.
After a Saturday filled with shopping and snacking, guests enjoy unwinding at the 2-day Wine and Beer Walk. Solvang offers over a dozen tasting rooms, bars, and taverns. Each scene provides new flavors of local wine and craft beers unique to this Southern California city.
Complete your Santa Barbara Wine Country escape with visits to the many wineries and vineyard tasting rooms in Los Olivos, Buellton, and Ballard. The SYV Marriott website features a complete list of Santa Ynez Valley Wineries and a downloadable California wine country map.
Your wine country trip won’t be complete without a stay at The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott – the perfect blend of countryside charm and modern amenities. Book your hotel accommodations for Taste of Solvang soon as availability is very limited during this popular wine country festival.
Don’t forget to buy your weekend passport now and read more about the events on tap for 2015’s Taste of Solvang! Tickets go quickly, so if you miss the most popular events at this year’s festival, visit the SYV Marriott site for a complete list of things to do in the Santa Ynez Valley and other annual wine and beer festivals and events.