As Memorial Day weekend approaches, the only thing more difficult that waiting for the 3-day weekend Launch of Summer is deciding what to do! Here on the Central Coast, we’ve got the best food at these awesome events from Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo’s wine country on down to Santa Barbara Wine Country.
At the 4th annual at the 4th Annual Tequila Festival, you can kick off the summer this Saturday, May 23. Tequila, Tequila cocktails & Mexican Beer will be flowing including over 20 top Tequila brands, Corona, Pacifico, Modelo and more. Live music by Metalachi music — yes, Metal faves played in Mariachi style — and Ventana Grill will provide some amazing Mexican cuisine.
Live Music at Tolosa Winery – Saturday & Sunday May 23-24
In beautiful San Luis Obispo wine country, enjoy outdoor wine tasting with live music on the lawn May 23 – 24 at Tolosa Winery. On Saturday, hear dynamic folk duo Duet 2 It from 1-4pm. On Sunday, check out the down-home stylings of Montgomery Dougherty from 12-4pm.
Join the food truck fun at Sanford Winery this Saturday May 23 from 12 pm – 3 pm. Enjoy gourmet tacos from Valle Fresh at the gorgeous Sta. Rita Hills winery and vineyards. Grab a bottle or a glass of wine and savor these delicious bites on the patio. Please note that Valle Fresh accepts cash only. For more information, call 800-426-9463.
Valle Fresh Gourmet Taco Menu
- Taco of roasted organic squash, caramelized onions, house-made romesco, cabbage and toasted pumpkin seeds on a hand-pressed tortilla
- Taco of slow-braised pork belly, goat chevre, tomatillo salsa verde, jicama and cabbage on a hand-pressed tortilla
- Taco of smoked tri-tip, romesco sauce, shredded cabbage and cilantro on a hand-pressed tortilla
- Valle Fresh side of organic local pickled veggies
The Grilled Cheese Incident at Talley Vineyards – Sunday May 24
The Grilled Cheese Incident is San Luis Obispo wine country‘s newest food truck featuring gourmet grilled cheese on local artisan bread. They will be at Talley Vineyards on Sunday, May 24, to grill up some great sandwiches that will be a perfect match to Talley’s newly released 2013 Chardonnays.
The pairing of Pinot Noir and Syrah with savory Asian-spiced and marinated Pork is one of the most unique umami experiences. Test this theory at PENCE Vineyards & Winery and enjoy Korean-inspired BBQ prepared by Neighbor Tim’s BBQ of Santa Barbara.
The vineyard and gardens at Pence Ranch are in full bloom and several organic farming and other site amenity projects are coming to fruition. Vineyard, Pond and Ranch Tours will be available as well as tastings of current releases.
Held at the Vineyards & Winery in Buellton. No Charge for Wine Club Members. Guests are welcomed for $10/person. Please RSVP to Laurel@PenceRanch.com or call her with any questions at 805.735.7000.