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24th Taste of Solvang

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Wednesday, March 16 2016

“In its 24th year, Taste of Solvang has become a destination event for food and wine lovers, alike. Featuring something for everyone – from farm-to-table, rustic Italian cuisine; to New American and modern Danish fare; to sweets in all forms; to award-winning beers, spirits and world-class wines – Taste of Solvang offers a “menu” of events that is sure to please!”

Take a culinary journey through Solvang, where wine country meets “dine country”.

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Check back often for more updated event details. Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended. Events are rain or shine; all tickets are non-refundable.

Wednesday, March 16 - Sunday, March 20, 2016

(Tentative Event Schedule – More Events will be Added, Soon!)

All events may be purchased à la carte or as part of these packages:

Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport [$110.00]

Includes tickets to ‘Opening Night: Sip + Savor’; Tasting Trail tickets; and Wine & Beer Walk tickets. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Taste of Solvang Collectible Item, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.

The Whole Shebang [$175.00]

Includes tickets and VIP early entrance to ‘Opening Night: Sip + Savor’; Tasting Trail tickets; Wine & Beer Walk tickets; and Premium ‘Bubbles, Brews & Brunch’ tickets. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Taste of Solvang Collectible Item, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.


Wednesday, March 16 | 3:00 PM [ticket price TBA]

Farmers Market Chef Walks

Farmers Market Chef Walks led by two of Solvang’s prominent Chefs and restaurant owners. Both Farmers Market Chef Walks will lead to gourmet experiences comprised of that day’s Market haul. Space is extremely limited; reservations are required.


Thursday, March 17 | 6:00 PM [$30.00 per person]

Taste of Solvang Blind Tasting Challenge | Wandering Dog Wine Bar; Solvang, CA

Challenge your palate while having fun with friends, learning more about wine. Tastings are red wine only and include four (4) half-glasses of wine. Tasters will match up varietals, regions, alcohol percentage, vintage and price points, to each of the four wines. Space is extremely limited; reservations are required.

Thursday, March 17 | Time/Details/Price TBA

St. Patrick's Day Dinner, Santa Ynez Valley-Style | Industrial Eats; Buellton, CA

On Thursday, March 17, Taste of Solvang guests may opt for an exclusive “Danish St. Patrick’s Day at a pizza restaurant” mash-up dinner, Industrial Eats-style, as they gather at the Buellton restaurant joined by Chef/Owners Jeff and Janet Olsson. (Food and beverage menu details to be released at a later date.)


Friday, March 18 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; VIP Early Entrance @ 6:30 PM [$45.00 per person]

Opening Night: Sip + Savor

Join multiple Santa Ynez Valley Chefs, Bakers, restaurants and fine food establishments presenting their Danish-inspired bites, plus a variety of hand-picked local wineries, and local craft beer and spirits producers. Sweet and savory tastes will mix and mingle, as will guests, as live music accompanies the Opening Night nibbles during this decadent evening showcasing some of the Valley’s best food and drink crafters. (Participating wineries, Chefs/Bakers, restaurants and other food/drink creators, TBA.)


Saturday, March 19 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM [$35.00 per person]

Solvang "Tasting Trail"

Sample and shop your way through Solvang as dozens of food businesses welcome Tasting Trail guests with edible treats. Wander Solvang’s many unique boutiques, tasting rooms and other intriguing merchants, while sampling participating businesses’ delightful delicacies and tasty offerings. The 2016 Taste of Solvang Tasting Trail will overlap in hours with this year’s Solvang Wine & Beer Walk, so attendees may simultaneously take part in both food and drink activities. As an additional bonus, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, the Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, and the Wildling Museum will offer free admission for Tasting Trail ticket holders.

Saturday, March 19 | 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM AND Sunday, March 20 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM [$40.00 per person]

Solvang Wine & Beer Walk (includes Souvenir Wine Glass)

Taste your pick from more than a dozen participating wine tasting rooms, wine bars and beer bars, on this popular 2-day stroll through Solvang Village. A great way to discover new favorites, sample local, boutique wines and craft beers as you work up a hunger for more Taste of Solvang happenings. The 2016 Taste of Solvang Wine & Beer Walk will feature an earlier Saturday start-time (2:00 PM-7:00 PM), providing guests with more tasting hours. (Must be 21 and over to participate in the Wine & Beer Walk.)


NEW! Sunday, March 20 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM [$45.00 per person; Premium Brunch Experience, $65.00 per person]

Bubbles, Brews & Brunch

Wander in for a casual Sunday remedy in the form of live music and a buffet brunch to include egg dishes, Danish sausage, a Biscuit Bar, Solvang's famous Danish pastries, a Bloody Mary bar, Mimosa Bar, beer and bubbles tasting stations. Premium Brunch Experience includes "bottomless" Bloody Marys and Mimosas. The perfect ending to a delicious weekend! Advance purchase highly recommended.


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Upcoming Dates:
  • Wednesday, March 16
  • Thursday, March 17
  • Friday, March 18
  • Saturday, March 19
  • Sunday, March 20