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23rd Annual Taste of Solvang, March 18-22, 2015


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Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended.

Taste of Solvang - March 18 - 22, 2015

In its 23rd year, Taste of Solvang has become a destination event for wine and food lovers, alike. Featuring something for everyone - from farm-to-table, rustic Italian cuisine, to New American and modern Danish fare, to desserts in all forms, to award-winning beers and world-class wines - Taste of Solvang offers a "menu" of events that is sure to please!

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Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended; tickets available here.

(Tentative Event Schedule)

Wednesday, March 18 | 2:30 PM [no charge]

Farmers Market Chef Walk

Three Farmers Market Chef Walks led by either Chef Budi Kazali of The Ballard Inn & Restaurant, Chef David Cecchini of Solvang's Cecco Ristorante, or Chef James Owens of The Bistro at The Hadsten House.

  • Chef Kazali's Farmers Market Walk will be followed by a gourmet, seated dinner at The Ballard Inn, comprised of that day's Market haul.
  • Chef Cecchini's guided Walk will lead to a Farmers Market-fresh, wood-fired pizza making demo and tastings at Cecco Ristorante, also utilizing goods that guests secure at that day's market. 
  • Chef Owens' post-Market dining experience TBD.

Space is extremely limited; reservations required. Purchase your tickets by visiting our online ticket page.  

Friday, March 20 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

[$30.00 pp]

Sips & Sweets

• Join a variety of hand-picked, local wineries, and multiple professional and amateur pastry chefs and bakers, for this bountiful dessert reception and wine tasting event where guests will have the pleasure of voting for "Best Dessert". Live music and dancing will accompany the symphony of Sips & Sweets, during this decadent evening showcasing some of Solvang's best food and drink crafters.
(Participating local wineries and pastry chefs/bakers TBA.)

Saturday, March 21 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

[$35.00 pp]

Grand Tasting

• Formerly called Walking Smorgaasbord, snack and shop your way through Solvang as more than 30 businesses welcome Grand Tasting guests with edible, and imbibable, treats. Wander Solvang's many unique boutiques, tasting rooms and other intriguing merchants, while sampling participating businesses' delightful delicacies and tasty offerings. As an added bonus, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum and the Wildling Museum will offer free admission for Grand Tasting ticket holders.

Saturday, March 21 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - and -- Sunday, March 22 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

[$40.00 pp]

Solvang Wine & Beer Walk

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. (includes Souvenir Wine Glass)(Must be 21 and over to participate in the Wine & Beer Walk.)

Saturday, March 21 | 6:30 PM

[$95.00 pp]

Exclusive Larner Winemaker Dinner

Join a limited number of guests at a special Winemaker Dinner in a greenhouse setting, where you will meet local winemaker and vineyard owner, Michael Larner of Larner Vineyard & Winery, and taste the fruits of his labor at this multi-course sit-down dinner with a carefully-curated pairing menu by Bacon & Brine’s Chef Pink.

Space is limited; advance purchase highly recommended.

NEW! Sunday, March 22 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

[$65.00 pp]

Bubbles & Brunch

• New to this year’s Taste of Solvang, this VIP brunch event will be held at Solvang’s Wildling Museum. The menu will feature a new twist on some Danish food favorites, blended with the farm-to-table food movement, artfully prepared by Louise Smith of Louise’s Kitchen Table – the 2014 Taste of Solvang Friday night dessert reception winner for "Best Dessert", in the Professional category. Guests will also be treated to three different sparkling wines from local label, Flying Goat Cellars’ “Goat Bubbles” – a Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs, and a sparkling Rosé. Flying Goat Cellars Winemaker, Norm Yost, will be on-hand to walk guests through each sparkling wine and the sparkling winemaking process, at this scrumptious Sunday brunch – the perfect ending to a delicious weekend!

Space is limited; advance purchase highly recommended.


All events may be purchased à la carte or as part of a package.

Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport

[$85.00 pp]

Includes tickets to Sips & Sweets, Grand Tasting, and Wine & Beer Walk. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.

Taste of Solvang VIP Brunch Passport

[$150.00 pp - a $170.00 value!]

Includes tickets and early admission to Sips & Sweets; Grand Tasting tickets; Wine & Beer Walk tickets; and Sunday Bubbles & Brunch tickets. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote. Extremely limited, advance purchase highly recommended.

Taste of Solvang "Whole Shebang"

[$245.00 pp]
Includes tickets and early admission to Sips & Sweets; Grand Tasting tickets; Wine & Beer Walk tickets; Saturday Winemaker Dinner tickets; and Sunday Bubbles & Brunch tickets. Also includes Souvenir Wine Glass, Wine Charm, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote. Extremely limited, advance purchase highly recommended.

Purchase your tickets by visiting our online ticket page. 

Local business participation document



Advance ticket purchases are highly recommended.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Rain or Shine Event! No refunds!

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