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


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!