Savor the Central Coast of California Food and Wine Festival 2014

Photo of Hearst Castle outdoor pool

Photo of Hearst Castle outdoor pool (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Hearst Castle

Chef Central Seminar Stage — Reserved Seating

Chef Central Seminar Stage

Winemaker Central Seminar Stage — Reserved Seating

Winemaker Central Seminar Stage
Winemaker Central Seminar Stage

Special Dinners — Reserved Seating

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English: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Nederl...

English: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. Nederlands: Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle (Photo credit: CAHairyBear)

This four-day culinary exploration will play host to a two-day Main Event held at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.


The Main Event will highlight the talents of winemakers, celebrity chefs, brew masters, fishermen, artisanal food producers, Sunset experts, and many more artisans and producers from Ventura to Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo to Monterey to Santa Cruz.

Wander the Marketplace and taste from over 100 local wineries, sample small bites dished-up from local restaurateurs, and enjoy vendors showcasing their craft. Relax in the Estrada Garden with a beer from one of our local breweries, listen to music from the Music Stage. In-depth wine and cooking seminars are offered throughout the weekend and give attendees a deep-dive into a specific varietal or cooking technique. Cost is $25 per seminar with purchase of your main event ticket.

Kick back with a brew and bites while listening to the tunes of Central Coast musical talents. Along with great music, award-winning local chefs will serve-up some of the best local ingredients paired with local beers.


  • History of the Santa Margarita Ranch

Train at Santa Margarita Ranch

“Santa Margarita’s fertile valley and year-round flowing creeks led the Spanish padres to establish a farm with assistance from the Chumash Indian population, and in 1787 it was formally recognized as an outpost of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. Just one day’s journey from San Luis Obispo and the San Miguel Mission, it was a convenient layover for travelers on El Camino Real. The Asistencia was built circa 1817, and is one of the first recorded uses of mortar in California. Today the 13,900acre ranch is owned by the Rossi, Filipponi, and Wittstrom families, whose management practices have been recognized with several stewardship awards. Using a rotational cattle grazing program has allowed perennial grasses to return, a lush riparian habitat to thrive, and the regeneration of many oak trees. Moreover, a 975-acre vineyard was one of the Central Coast’s first to employ resource conservation practices. The ranch has once again become the site of grand fiestas, host to many non-profit fundraisers, and tours and private events throughout the year.”

Santa Margarita Ranch ( is also the home to the Pacific Coast Railroad which loops two miles around the property capturing the beauty of the ranch.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @

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One response to “Savor the Central Coast of California Food and Wine Festival 2014

  1. marie

    We enjoy attending Outstanding in the Field dinners and other such events and believed we would also enjoy the Central Coast Savor festival. We booked a hotel package that included tickets and we bought online shuttle tickets. After hours of driving on a one lane road and arriving at the expensive hotel, they had no idea where to meet the bus. After about an hour they informed us the buses had quit running hours before. I decided to drive myself and just forego any wine sampling. The tickets said the festival ran until 10 p.m. However, when I arrived at 4:45 p.m. the festival was shutting down!
    I RECOMMEND SKIPPING THE CENTRAL COAST SAVOR FESTIVAL. When an organization is this careless with people’s time and money one can only imagine what other problems there were with the festival itself.

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