Big Sur Food and Wine Festival November 7-9, 2019

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Big Sur

Big Sur, CA 93920

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HERE WE GO! Big Sur Food & Wine Festival awaits you!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Opening Day Magical Mystery Tour: 10AM Pick up

This event sells out within minutes each year! Limited to 30 people, you'll be whisked away in our shuttle after a pour of nice bubbly and be taken to sites in Big Sur or the Coast rarely visited by the public. We can't tell you where you're going or what you'll eat or drink. It's all a magical mystery indeed!

Opening Night at Ventana Big Sur: 6PM - 9PM (Shuttle available from Carmel)

Enjoy Opening Night under the stars and lights of the world renowned Ventana Big Sur with offerings from:

15 Chefs and Culinary Partners accompanied by 25 champagne and wine producers, and live entertainment beyond your sweetest dreams - this will be a night to remember! Space is limited and tickets sell fast.

  • Fabrice Roux - Roux
  • Tim Woods- Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Michelle Estigoy- Cultura
  • Nadiv Geiger- Tesstarossa
  • Kent Torrey -Cheese Shop
  • Virginia Willis - Culinary Enterprises
  • Tom Snyder - 7D
  • Cal Stamenov - Bernardus
  • Ben Spungin - Alta Bakery
  • Paul Corsentino - Salt Wood
  • Eduardo Coronel- Rio Grill
  • Eric Piacentine - Big Sur Bakery
  • Justin Cogley - Aubergine
  • Brad Briske - Home
  • Ron Mendoza
  • Graham Gaspard- Black River Caviar

Friday November 8, 2019

Panel Tasting 10 AM

Tablas Creek 30th Anniversary Retrospective Tasting

Ventana Big Sur LOFT

Hiking with Stemware™ 10AM -3:30PM

Limited to 36 guests, guests are guided through a gentle hike along coastal ridges in the warmth of sunshine and wisp of cool ocean breezes at an undisclosed private property. Stemware is never empty during this adventure.

Pinot Walkabout at Post Ranch Inn 12Pm - 3PM

Post Ranch Inn, is one of most luxurious, exclusive resorts in the world. The beautiful setting for our annual Pinot Walkabout, is the Sierra Mar Chef's garden with 20 wineries and 6 chefs that will make for an intimate and very memorable day. The setting is matched only by the talented wine makers who are inspired by this seductive grape.

The Annual Sommelier Dinner at The Big Sur Road House 6PM-10PM (Shuttle available from Carmel)

Big Sur Roadhouse is the traditional setting for our team of great Sommeliers showcasing their talents and passion for food and wine pairings. Expect some great surprises; wines that you may never try again. This will be a coursed dinner with multiple wine pairings per course. Each course will be led by a pair of Somms. Limited to 30 people for this very special evening.

A Dinner in Sustainability - A Collaboration with The Monterey Bay Aquarium 6P-10PM

(Shuttle available from Carmel) The Big Sur Lodge

A coursed dinner at the historic Big Sur Lodge with nationally acclaimed Chefs:

* Members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Blue Ribbon Task Force

  • Virginia Willis - Culinary Enterprises *
  • William Dissen -Market Place Restaurant *
  • Mo L'Esperance- Costanoa *
  • Rick Sahagun- Big Sur Lodge
  • Ron Mendoza

Showcasing Monterey Bay's resources and our growing commitment to sustainable practices.

Pioneers of Santa Barbara Wine Maker's Dinner Two Seatings 5:30pm and 8:30pm

Historic Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn Call Deetjen’s directly for reservations 831-667-2377

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Bubbly Disco Brunch at The Village Big Sur

Now two seatings 11:30am / 1:30pm

Chef A.J. Beatty presents a 5-course organic journey paired with local sparkling wines. Live vinyl sets by Big Sur's own Milky Way Radio featuring Nico Georis, DJ wax-by-the-sea and Two Mandy DJs

Auction for Big Sur 11AM - Inquire please by email to

Wine & Swine at the Henry Miller Library 6PM – 10PM

(Mandatory Shuttle for this event)

A rock and roll, no holds barred, let your hair down and bring your dancing shoes party Marquee event, with San Francisco's own Marc & The Casuals!. We are proud to feature chefs and culinary partners that will make this night one for the books of shared memories:

  • Tony Baker - Montrio
  • Jamie Collins - Serendipity Farms
  • Percival Lammie -Percival's Pies
  • Jonathan Roberts-Pig Wizard
  • Chris Watts - Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Danny Leach - Folktale Winery
  • Terry Tilpitsky - Wild Thyme Deli and Cafe
  • Todd Spanier- California Truffle Orchards
  • Erika Neargarder- Julia's Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Jerry Regester- Monterey Plaza Hotel

Sunday November 10, 2019

Bennies & Bubbles

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn

Internationally known for its world-class breakfast in their historic dining room, people travel far and wide for Deetjen’s benedict of choice. Bubbles to compliment makes for a great way to start the day and reminisce about the weekend with friends. (No reservations - just get there and order off their famous menu)

Please make your selections quickly to ensure you and your friends can enjoy the event(s) together. 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?

Once you are in Big Sur (River Inn area), shuttles will be running throughout the Big Sur valley throughout the festival weekend.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Dress is casual and comfortable…choose your shoes wisely for our hiking and outdoor events.

Are there vegetarian options at the 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. No Refunds unless we cancel an event for unforseeable circumstances. However there are no refunds. This is a fundraiser.

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.


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Big Sur, CA 93920

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