Over four days, more than 100 restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms and breweries will come together for nine main events and dozens of ancillary events set in and around the communities that make up the Santa Ynez Valley — Ballard, Buellton, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Solvang, and Santa Ynez.
Each day of the inaugural “Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley” will focus on specific communities in the region, beginning on Thursday with a day in the Old West town of Los Alamos and ending on Sunday with a celebration of the best of Buellton. The events will include wine tastings, special dinners, vineyard experiences, wine and cheese pairings, grape stomps, cooking classes hosted by local chefs and much more.
Along the way, “Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley” will incorporate longtime favorite events such as the Solvang Grape Stomp and Los Olivos Day in the Country, both on Saturday.
The region will mark the 15th anniversary of the release of “Sideways,” the movie that helped put the Santa Ynez Valley wine region on the map, with “Sideways Fest.” Included will be a screening of the movie under the stars at Solvang Festival Theatre and a Sideways-themed Wine Festival.
For more information on ticket packages and a full list of events, including dates and times, visit www.tastesyv.com.