Greetings friends, supporters and all of you food and wine lovers!
It is with the deepest heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of this year’s festival. We know that many of you have been looking forward to working with us again (or even for the first time). However, we really have no option.
With the very real threat of an early starting and very powerful El Nino hitting the Central Coast, we cannot host an event where there is the potential for a major catastrophe. Having personally gone through the 1997/98 El Nino that hit the coast, and been on the Volunteer Fire Brigade, I have seen first-hand, enormous damage. It is absolutely incumbent upon us to protect you, our guests, wine makers, chefs, attendees and everyone else associated with this wonderful event.
With this said, you may hear about a handful of events that are still happening in Big Sur in November. While these are not put on by the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival we support them in kind and hope they can go off without a hitch from Mother Nature.
In the meantime, we will be ramping up for 2016, and working on a series of pop-up events throughout the year that will mirror favorite events like Hiking With Stemware, Magical Mystery Tours and others. It is only through your help and extraordinary dedication, that we have been able to raise awareness of the extraordinary culinary community in and around Big Sur.
We do sincerely hope you have ALL enjoyed a most wonderful summer, and cannot thank you enough for your loyalty to the Festival!
With kindest wishes,
As always, we thank you for your ongoing support of the Festival and shall endeavor to keep you updated as plans unfold.
Please feel free to contact us directly at:
or by calling 831-667-0800