San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are excited to bring you our festival's menu of events (we will sell out!)
Please make your selections quickly to ensure you and your friends can enjoy the event(s) together.
With that said, we present: The 2016 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival! YOUR festival in Big Sur.
11 am pick up time to start the weekend off with Thursday morning's Magical Mystery Tour one part Hiking with Stemware, one part Garden Party, one part moveable feast. You will experience wine and food tasting in the amazing private North Coast Properties.
They say our palates are more distinct in the morning.... Our Panel Tasting @ The Big Sur Lodge Conference Center starts at 10am. California’s Unsung Varietals
Sylvaner, Chenin, Trousseau, Gruner Veltliner, Picpoul, Cinsault and so many more. Get freshly acquainted with some of California’s best wine growers and join the discussion about where and why these fascinating, and lesser known varieties are attracting our attention and keeping it.
More producers to be announced shortly.
12pm-3pm Friday afternoon brings you The Pinot Walkabout, Hosted by one of the world’s most spectacular hotels and resorts, the Post Ranch Inn will be the site for this serene afternoon. Set in the Sierra Mar Restaurants chef garden, 20 wineries and 5 chefs will make for a very memorable day. We are very fortunate to have great relationships with amazing producers and we look forward to you meeting them. If you are enthusiastic about all things pinot, this is not to be missed. Important note Please observe all parking directions for this property.
11am - 3:30pm Friday is Hiking with Stemware an event at the amazing Rancho Rico. A new exploration. Follow the path of the mountain lion from the deep canyon to the magnificent ridge tops where Red Tailed hawks and condors perch. A picnic will follow, with women of Big Sur as our illustrious chefs. This should be an unforgettable afternoon. Many thanks, once again, to the Chappellet family for opening up their stunning property for 36 guests on this occasion.
6pm-10pm Friday evening, historic Henry Miller Library, comes alive with our Wine & Swine Taking it to the Streets of New Orleans A spectacular evening inspired by the street food and unique cuisine of one of Americas great food cities, New Orleans. Four of California’s most revered chefs will prepare their take on some of New Orleans most iconic dishes and flavors. Live music on that stage all night will keep the energy up and your feet moving. Accompanied by 20 of California’s top wineries, and all hosted in Big Sur’s most unique venue, the Henry Miller Memorial Library, this will be a truly memorable night!
10am - 3:30pm Saturday's Magical Mystery Tours (Three of them) These mysterious tours will take you in and around Big Sur central to three properties, with a winemaker and chef at each location. To get off the beaten path and meet locals who live here and who have opened their doors to us is amazingly generous opportunity and one not to be missed. You’ll be on a luxury shuttle bus with new friends, and we’ll start you with some yummy bubbles, courtesy of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
12pm - 3pm Saturday at Loma Vista Gardens is our Walkabout Market Place A beautiful outdoor location located right next door to the Big Sur Bakery. Five of our area’s celebrated Chefs and 25 local wineries will host this casual and very enjoyable afternoon in the sun and gardens. Walk around and meet the winemakers of the wines you’ve been enjoying for years and enjoy small bites from some of the best restaurants our area has to offer. There isn’t a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon…
Saturday 6:30pm The Sommelier Dinner - This is a Glazer Food & Beverage Production Big Sur Roadhouse will be the setting for a team of the area’s best Sommeliers for our Sommelier’s Dinner, hosted by Big Sur Food and Wine. Expect some great surprises. This is where the passion of Somms come out. It will be a coursed dinner with multiple wine pairings per course.
Each course will be led by a pair of local sommeliers. Expect to see wines that you may never try again. Come be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Book now as seats are limited to 40 people for this very special evening.
The weekend wraps up with the party of parties, our Hoe-Down Where Nothing Ever Happens aka The Henry Miller Library. The name says it all! Live local music, terrific local food and amazing wines along with our dear neighbors, Firestone Brewery, will be here to fill your glass. Henry Miller hosts the best party of the year, a packed house of your friends, and plenty to eat and drink is truly a combination for a great and lively evening! And priced for everyone! Bring a friend! This is going to be a BLAST!!
Dinner and Tasting 6-8:30pm, Henry Miller hosted bar 8:30-11pm. Those proceeds will go directly to the Henry Miller Library.
Shuttles will be arranged from offsite parking.
Our photographers will be on site to capture the good fun while we make sweet memories together. Enjoy great food and wine, bring your friends, make new ones!
We'll see you in Big Sur!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must be 21 and older to attend our events
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Shuttles where indicated and more information on our website www.bigsurfoodandwine.org
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no shuttle service from Carmel or Peninsula cities to Big Sur. Once in Big Sur, we are happy to shuttle you around to our events. The Big Sur shuttle schedule will be available on our website and in our program. Stay tuned!
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
Dress is casual and comfortable…choose your shoes wisely for our hiking and outdoor events.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Elsa with any questions that this or our website can’t answer. Happy to talk with you!
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, please make all necessary changes by no later than 48 hours before event begins.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations only for inclement weather or acts of nature.
Please read this:
When you purchase your tickets, you agree to assume full responsibility and risk for events in which you as an individual or group participate and hold The Big Sur Food & Wine Festival inclusive of sites, Officers, Board, volunteers, sponsors, and all associated with the festival harmless. You also agree to being photographed or video taped in the course of your participation in events and understand these photos will be posted on our website and social media sites. Please contact the organizer if you have questions.
Big Sur Food & Wine Festival
The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival is a project of the Big Sur Food & Wine Foundation, Inc., a formal 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization (final designation pending) created to be a vehicle of support to other local organizations while engaging in unique educational and entertainment activities that blend fine food and wine with Big Sur character.
The Big Sur Food & Wine Festival holds events to promote Big Sur as a culinary destination, supporting the overall health, character and vitality of the Big Sur community. Its intention is to stimulate the local economy and donate a large portion of event proceeds to support local nonprofits that benefit Health, Safety, Education and Arts. In addition, we intend to fund fire relief efforts for those affected by the 2016 Soberanes fire.