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2016 Events

  • Thursday, November 3rd

    Magical Mystery Tour

    11:00 AM

    One-part Hiking with Stemware, one-part garden party, one-part moveable feast!
    By Far and Away one of the most amazing tours you might ever take – visit three different private properties along the northern part of the Big Sur coast, and enjoy delicious food and different wines at each location. You’ll be on a luxury shuttle bus with your old and new friends, and we’ll start you with some yummy bubbles, courtesy of Laurent Perrier Champagne. An adventure awaits…

  • Friday, November 4th

    Panel Tasting

    10AM

    @ Big Sur Lodge Conference Center. 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.
    Producers to be announced shortly

    Hiking with Stemware

    11-3.30PM

    @ 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.

    Pinot Walkabout

    12-3PM

    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.

    Participating Talent

    Elizabeth Murray / Sierra Mar
    Colin Moody, Aaron Whitcomb / Monterey Peninsula Country Club
    Mark Denham / Soif
    Emanuele & Anna Bartolini / La Balena
    Kim Solano / Haute Enchilada
    Chris Watts / Casanova & Corkscrew

    Wine & Swine: Taking It To The Streets of New Orleans

    6-10PM

    @ Henry Miller Memorial Library 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 jazz 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!

    Participating Talent

    David Morgan / The Bywater
    Liza Shaw / Merigan Sub Shop
    PigWizard / Eponymous
    Cal Stamenov / Lucia Bernardus
    Ben Spungin / Sierra Mar
    Frank Ostini / Hitching Post 2

    Music by The Mattson 2

  • Saturday, November 5th

    Magical Mystery Tour I

    10-3.30PM

    One-part Hiking with Stemware, one-part garden party, one-part moveable feast!
    This 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.

    Magical Mystery Tour II

    10-3.30PM

    A different property than MMT 1 with a surprise at the end of the tour. One-part Hiking with Stemware, one-part garden party, one-part moveable feast!
    This 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.

    Magical Mystery Tour III

    10-3.30PM

    A different property than MMT 1 and MMT 2 with a surprise at the end of the tour. One-part Hiking with Stemware, one-part Garden Party, one-part Moveable Feast!
    This 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.

    Walkabout Marketplace

    12-3PM

    @ Loma Vista Gardens 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. Browse some amazing, unique, local artisanal goods. There isn’t a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon…

    Participating Talent

    Phil Wojtowicz / Big Sur Bakery
    Hyson Epstein
    Ron Mendoza
    Thamin Saleh / Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar
    Jake Casarez / Ristorante Avanti

    Vendors:
    Schoch Family
    Garden Variety
    Noci Foods
    Dutch Girl Farm
    Happy Girl Kitchen
    Peter Eichorn
    Rachel Moody
    Justin Barrett
    Vah Klempt
    Jill Woyt
    Shelby Hawthorn
    Bonnie Hotz
    Moss Botanicals
    Good Faith Farms

    Music by Kenny Chung of American Trashbird

    Hitching Post at Big Sur Bakery

    5:30-8.30PM

    Buellton’s famous Hitching Post joins forces with Big Sur’s famous wood-fired kitchen in a collaborative event that shouldn’t be missed: Frank Ostini and the Big Sur Bakery’s Philip Wojtowicz will re-create some of the Hitching Post’s most beloved specialties. The fantastic menu will be accompanied by an exclusive Hitching Post Winery wine list, all carefully selected for this dining experience.

    Don’t miss this fun evening; let’s hope things don’t go sideways….

    Reservations available from 5:30-8:30pm. Visit the Big Sur Bakery’s website, BigSurBakery.com or call (831) 667-0250 for reservations.

    Sommelier Dinner

    6:30PM

    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. This is a Glazer Food & Beverage Production.

    Participating Talent

    Paul Corsentino / Ventana
    James Anderson / Poke Lab
    Kyle Odell / Cultura Carmel
    Johnny Devivo / Porters in the Forest
    Yolanda Santos / Aubergine Carmel

    Dinner at Deetjen's

    6:30PM

    Mi Sueño es su Sueño. My Dream is your dream: is our dream.
    To sit in a room light by candlelight warmed by a brick fireplace and listen to stories of a winemaker’s dream come alive.
    To dine and raise your glass to Chef Domingo Santamaria’s fine and hearty food, with Grandpa Deetjen’s spirit seated next to you.
    To catch delicious aromas wafting out the kitchen door as you are served a reception course accompanied by a Mi Sueño Chardonnay.
    To be followed by five incredibly tasty courses, accompanied by 5 delicious fragrant Wines in an intimate old Big Sur setting.
    To make that dream come true please join us at Deetjen’s Historical Big Sur Inn on a crisp fall Saturday, November 5th 2016.

    You must call the venue – no Eventbrite tickets for this one
    Tickets and Rooms are limited. Call soon – 831-667-2377 ask for Tracy.
    · 6:30 p.m. Reception
    · 7:00 coursed dinner begins

    Hoe-Down at The Library

    6-11PM

    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.

    Participating Talent

    Dyon Foster / Captain
    Omar / Dough & Co
    Danny Abruzzese / Portola Hotel
    Jeremiah Tydeman / Alvarado Street

    Music by Talmon Owens and China Cabins

FAQs

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

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 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!

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