Food  |  Wine  |  Fun
Food  |  Wine  |  Fun
Food  |  Wine  |  Fun
Food  |  Wine  |  Fun

Taste of Solvang

Join us Wednesday-Sunday, March 14-18, 2018 for a unique experiential culinary weekend featuring Solvang farmers, chefs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers and artisans showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country set amidst our quaint Danish town.

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26th Annual Taste of Solvang


Taste your way through dozens of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and wine and beer tasting rooms while you explore our authentic architecture, thatched roof cottages, old-world craftsmanship, traditional windmills and rich Danish heritage. From farm-to-table, rustic wine country cuisine to New American and modern Danish fare, to iconic sweets and award-winning beers, spirits and world-class wines, Taste of Solvang offers something for everyone!

Sponsored by City of Solvang  and Visit the Santa Ynez Valley.

 Blind Tasting Opening Night Tasting Trail Wine & Beer Walk  Winemaker Dinner Weekend Pass Sunday Brunch


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.

Schedule of Events | March 14-18, 2018

Events are tentative and subject to change.


Thursday, March 15 || 6 PM

Learn To Blind Taste Like A Sommelier | Wandering Dog Wine Bar; Solvang, CA

Enjoy a guided blind tasting of four red wines while learning how to use wine knowledge and sensory skills to arrive at a final conclusion for each wine. Cheese and crackers are provided to accompany tasting. Basic wine knowledge is highly recommended for this event.  

Limited to 10 people, reservations in advance are required.  **Not included in Weekend Pass or VIP packages


Friday, March 16 || 7 PM - 9 PM;
VIP Early Entrance @ 6:30 PM

Opening Night: Sip + Savor | Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall

Skip the sit-down dinner and join us for the 25th Annual Opening Night, featuring 25 of the best Santa Ynez Valley chefs, bakers, caterers, winemakers, and brewers presenting a smorgasbord of locally-inspired savory and sweet bites, wine, beer and cocktails.

Participants include The Ballard Inn, First & Oak, The Landsby, Succulent Cafe, Valle Fresh, K’Syrah, Scratch Kitchen, Eleven Wine Bar, The Lucky Hen Larder, Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates, Olsen’s Danish Village Bakery, Wandering Dog Wines, Dascomb Cellars, Ferguson Crest, Presidio Winery, Lions Peak Vineyards, Larner Vineyard and Winery, Coquelicot Winery, Figueroa Mountain Brewery and Ascendant Spirits, Solvang Brewing Company, just to name a few.

Enjoy live music from Sean Wiggins Band that will set your feet to dancing during this decadent evening of culinary indulgence.


Saturday, March 17|| 11 AM - 4 PM

Solvang "Tasting Trail

Satisfy your cravings as you shop your way through Solvang as dozens of food businesses welcome Tasting Trail guests with bite-sized edible treats. Discover 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 17 || 2 - 7 PM and Sunday, March 19 || Noon - 4 PM

Solvang Wine & Beer Walk 

Pair your shopping with a refreshing taste of your pick of over 15+ participating wine tasting rooms, wine bars and beer bars on this popular 2-day stroll through Solvang Village. It’s the perfect opportunity 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. The 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. Limited to 3 pours per location.)


Saturday, March 17 || 6PM

Buttonwood Farm Winemaker Dinner | Cecco Ristorante

Looking for a special dining experience?  Head over to Cecco Ristorante in the heart of downtown Solvang and join Chef David Cecchini and Buttonwood Farm Winery winemaker, Karen Steinwachs, for a locally-inspired, Italian-influenced gourmet dinner comprised of seasonal, fresh ingredients. Each unforgettable course is paired with Buttonwood’s estate-grown wines, served amidst the splendor of Cecco’s beautiful open air patio. Space is limited; reservations are required.

Click Here for Dinner Menu  

**Not included in Weekend Pass or VIP Packages


Sunday, March 18 || 11 AM

Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch | Mad & Vin at The Landsby

Let the culinary team at The Landsby treat your tastebuds to their unique worldly flavors with a locally-sourced Sunday brunch in the Santa Ynez Valley inspired dining room of the beautiful Mad & Vin. Mad & Vin is the place to be as the name fittingly means “food and wine” in Danish.  

Space is limited; reservations are required. **Not included in Weekend Pass or VIP Packages


All events may be purchased separately:

Taste of Solvang Weekend Passport

Includes tickets to ‘Opening Night: Sip + Savor’, Tasting Trail, and Wine & Beer Walk.

Plus, VIP access at 6:30 PM to Opening Night: Sip & Savor for Weekend Pass holders and Souvenir Wine Glass, Taste of Solvang Collectible Item, Taste of Solvang Map, Visitors Guide, and Souvenir Tote.


Questions? Please email for further information.

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