November 1 - 3, 2018

This page has all the events that took place in 2017. Bookmark this page and return to get information about 2018's events!

Indulge in fantastic food, great wines and exquisite scenery at the 2017 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. Local and visiting restaurateurs, resorts and wineries from all over will team up for dinners and tastings at unique Big Sur locations. Proceeds from the event benefit health, safety, art and educational programs in the area.

Tickets are on sale at the official Big Sur Food and Wine Festival website.

Thursday Tastings and Special Events

The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival kicks off on Thursday with a special "Magical Mystery Tour." This hiking with stemware event features glimpses into hidden gardens and homes throughout Big Sur with a winemaker and chef to guide the way. The Opening Night Reception also takes place Thursday evening at Ventana Inn with an array of sips and tastes to choose from.

Friday Tastings and Special Events

Friday offers a "Pinot Walkabout" where guests will enjoy spectacular views at the luxurious Post Ranch Inn alongside tastes from 20 wineries and 5 chefs. There will also be a panel discussion about American Sparkling Wines. 

On Friday evening, the Henry Miller Library hosts a 'Summer of Love' celebration titled "A Return to the Big Sur Jazz Festival." Guests will enjoy live jazz music, food and wine under the magical redwoods.

Saturday Tastings and Special Events

Friday offers "Hiking with Stemware" where guests will enjoy a special hike paired with wines and a delicious lunch at the Rancho Rico property perched above Big Sur.

The Henry Miller Library will light up the night for a special evening during "Wine and Swine." Chefs will prepare pork inspired dishes that will be served with plenty of wine, of course!

Sunday Tastings and Special Events

The Walkabout Marketplace takes place today at Loma Vista Gardens near Big Sur Bakery. Enjoy a stellar afternoon with winemakers, chefs and other special guests from 12pm-3pm.

Winemaker Dinners

Several Big Sur venues host winemaker dinners throughout the weekend on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Some events include live music, with limited seating. The official ticketing page will indicate the time and location of each dinner.


Please visit the official Big Sur Food and Wine Festival website for tickets and more information.

Big Sur Food & Wine Hotels

Several hotels in Big Sur and Carmel are all within a drive of the festival's events.

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