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.



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

Are you a chef, restaurant, or produce company that would like to participate in the 2020 Festival? Please complete the registration form located in the bottom right corner of this page.


If you can, please support these past food participants of the Salinas Valley Food & Wine Festival 2019:

Guiterriez Drive-In (831) 424-8383, Sinaloa (831) 424-7039, Oldtown Fish and Chips, Pasta Mia, Pupuseria Marleny’s, Nana’s BBQ (831) 679-2920, Bajas Bar & Grill (831) 800-7445, Schock Dairy, Salinas City BBQ,  Fresh 2 You Catering (831)-241-4904, Blue Aces Bake Shoppe,  201 Main, Lulu’s Chocolates, and Dolly’s Cakes (831) 206-6686

Director of Food, Primo Rodriguez


THANK YOU to Good Farms, Mann Packing, and Driscoll’s for donations of produce in 2019!

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 2019 Festival!