Indulge in Santa Barbara's Finest Flavors: The Annual Taste of Santa Barbara, May 13-19, 2024

Taste of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara County, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culinary scene, invites you to immerse yourself in a week-long gastronomic extravaganza at the annual ‘Taste of Santa Barbara’ event, running from May 13th to May 19th, 2024. Inspired by the culinary legacy of the iconic Julia Child and the region's rich food culture, this celebration promises a tantalizing experience for food and wine enthusiasts alike.


Taste of Santa Barbara

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The Taste of Santa Barbara is a culinary celebration that showcases the best of what Santa Barbara County has to offer. From delectable wines to gourmet cuisine, this event encapsulates the essence of the region's culinary excellence. Throughout the week, attendees can participate in a series of events held across the county, highlighting the diverse flavors and culinary talent of Santa Barbara.


The heart of the festivities lies at the historic El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, offering a picturesque backdrop for indulging in sumptuous delicacies and exquisite wines. Situated at 123 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, the venue provides an enchanting setting that perfectly complements the culinary delights on offer.

Tickets and Prices

Tickets for the Taste of Santa Barbara can be purchased online at General admission grants access to the main event, while VIP tickets offer exclusive perks such as early entry and priority seating for panel discussions. Prices vary depending on the ticket type and package selected, ensuring there's an option to suit every budget.

The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience

A portion of the proceeds from the Taste of Santa Barbara will contribute to The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, a collaborative initiative with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to culinary excellence and cultural enrichment, furthering Julia Child's legacy in the culinary world.


Featured Wineries and Food Vendors

Experience the best of Santa Barbara County's wine and cuisine as you sample offerings from renowned wineries, restaurants, and food artisans. Meet the winemakers, indulge in live panel discussions, and mingle with fellow enthusiasts as you savor the flavors of the region. From boutique wineries like Dusty Nabor Wines to esteemed eateries like The Victor Restaurant and Bar, the event boasts a diverse lineup of participants.

Drinks Provided By:

Buttonwood Farm

Casita de Bravo

Donnachadh Family Wines

Dusty Nabor Wines

Fess Parker Winery

Foxen Vineyard and Winery


La Lieff Wines

Longoria Winery

Marbeso Wine

Margerum Wine Company

Presqu’ile Winery


Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

RZN Wines

Sandhi Wines

Sanford Winery

Sea Creatures Wine

Sta. Rita Hills

Star Lane Vineyard

Storm Wines

The Hilt Estate

Trippers & Askers

Tyler Winery & Lieu Dit Winery

Cutlers Artisan Spirits

Food Provided By:

Big G’s Barbecue

Dusk Bar


Luretik Estate Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Momma’s Soul Food FusionChef Guidance Moon

Red Bread LLC

The Victor Restaurant and Bar


Join This Event for a Culinary Journey:

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Santa Barbara. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or simply looking to explore the region's gastronomic delights, the Taste of Santa Barbara promises an unforgettable experience. Purchase your tickets today and prepare to indulge in the essence of Santa Barbara's culinary excellence.

For more information and ticket purchases, visit Get ready to savor the Taste of Santa Barbara!


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