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25th Taste of Solvang

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Wednesday, March 15 2017

“In its 25th 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; New American and modern Danish fare; sweets in all forms; award-winning beers, spirits and world-class wines – Taste of Solvang offers a “menu” of events that is sure to please!”

Location: Solvang


Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended, as events do sell out. Advance hotel reservations are also recommended; most hotels fill up well in advance of Taste of Solvang weekend.

Events are rain or shine; all tickets are non-refundable.


Wednesday - Sunday
March 15 - 19, 2017

All 2017 events listed here are tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, March 15 || 3 PM

Farmers Market Chef Walks | Solvang Farmers Market

Led by a selection of Solvang's most prominent Chefs, all 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 16 || 6 PM

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, plus cheese pairings. 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.


Friday, March 17 || 7 PM - 9 PM; VIP Early Entrance @ 6:30 PM

Opening Night: Sip + Savor | Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall

Click here to view the 2016 Opening Night details & participants.

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. In lieu of a sit-down dinner, 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.


Saturday, March 18 || 11 AM - 4 PM

Solvang "Tasting Trail"

Click here to view the 2016 Solvang Tasting Trail participants.

Sample and shop your way through Solvang as dozens of food businesses welcome Tasting Trail guests with bite-sized edible treats. Wander Solvang’s many unique boutiques, eateries and other intriguing merchants, while sampling participating businesses’ delightful delicacies and tasty offerings. The 2017 Taste of Solvang Tasting Trail will overlap in hours with the 2017 Solvang Wine & Beer Walk, so attendees may simultaneously take part in both food and drink activities. 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 18 || 2 PM - 7 PM AND Sunday, March 19 || 12 PM - 4 PM

Solvang Wine & Beer Walk (includes Souvenir Wine Glass)

Click here to view the 2016 Solvang Wine & Beer Walk participants.

Taste your pick from 15+ 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 2017 Taste of Solvang Wine & Beer Walk will feature an earlier Saturday start-time (2 PM-7 PM), providing guests with more tasting hours. Solvang Wine & Beer Walk ticket includes select "Taste of Solvang tastings" at each tasting stop; Taste of Solvang wine/beer tasting menu and options vary by location. (Must be 21 and over to participate in the Wine & Beer Walk.)


Saturday, March 18 || Time TBA

Buttonwood Farm Winemaker Dinner | Buttonwood Farm Winery; Solvang, CA

Join Buttonwood Farm Winery winemaker, Karen Steinwachs, in Buttonwood's beautiful garden area, for a locally-sourced, gourmet dinner comprised of seasonal, farm-fresh ingredients, including some from Buttonwood’s own farm. Each course paired with Buttonwood’s estate-grown wines. (Further food and beverage menu details to be released at a later date.)


All events may be purchased separately or as part of these packages:

Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport

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

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


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Upcoming Dates:
  • Wednesday, March 15 2017
  • Thursday, March 16 2017
  • Friday, March 17 2017
  • Saturday, March 18 2017
  • Sunday, March 19 2017