Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival consists of the tastes, sights, and sounds that encompass the Salinas Valley’s wealth of individual talents combined with the bounty of our fields, vineyards, farms, and ranches. The Festival boasts foods straight from Salinas Valley fields, ranches, and farms and tastings perfectly prepared by the exceptional chefs and restaurants of our Valley.

This is your complete Salinas Valley culinary experience with select chefs focusing upon the Food Heritage of the Salinas Valley. We have identified culinary brilliance from many of our Valley towns found along the 101 and brought them all together for this one-day annual Festival.



Featured in 2019

At the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival, we have a variety of food sampling for your enjoyment from our valley!


Gutierrez Drive In– Salinas, CA.

Will be sampling their popular and delicious carnitas with salsa!

Bobby Francioni and Steve Benson- Pessagno Winery- Salinas, CA.

Will be sampling a beef polenta, you won’t want to miss!

Sinaloa– Salinas, CA.

Coming Soon!

Oldtown Fish and Chips-Salinas, CA.

Coming Soon!

El Taquitos– Salinas, CA.

Coming Soon!

Pasta Mia– Salinas, CA.

Coming Soon!

Pupuseria Marleny’s– Salinas, CA.

Variety of their delicious Pupusas with all the toppings!

Bajas Bar & Grill– Salinas, CA.

Coming Soon!

Schock Family Farmstead-Prunedale, Ca.

Will be sampling their delicious cheeses!

Nana’s BBQ-Chualar, Ca.

Will be serving up baked potatoes with all the fixings!

Chef Tony- Soledad, CA.

Will be grilling and serving Roy’s Sausage– Greenfield, Ca.

Salinas City BBQ- Salinas, Ca.

Coming soon!

Larry the Rib Guy– Salinas, Ca.

Coming Soon!

201 Main St.-Salinas, Ca.

Don’t forget to stop by 201 Main for your sample!



Dolly Cakes-Salinas, Ca.

Will be serving scrumptious bites of cheesecake!


Are you a chef, restaurant, or produce company that would like to be considered to participate in the 2019 Festival? 

Please complete our interest form: HERE

Director of Food, Primo Rodriguez


THANK YOU to Sundance Berry Farms, Ocean Mist, Mann Packing, Driscoll’s, and Andy Boy for donations of produce in 2018!

Special THANKS to the Grower-Shipper Association and the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation for the tremendous support in coordinating the featured food elements of the 2018 Festival!