Grand Tasting

Grand Tasting tickets include all the fun of the festival and so much more! Step inside the CSUMB @ Salinas City Center building at One Main Street and enjoy a selection of premiere wines, spirits and craft beers along with incredible food samples. Take a keepsake picture in the photo booth, have a character sketch done, or sit back and enjoy live music as you Sip and Savor the vast array of tastes our region has to offer. Remember tickets are $100 each if purchased by August 1st, after which they will be $120 each. On-site restrooms are an added perk for our Grand Tasting ticket-holders. Tickets are limited and will sell out fast, so buy yours soon!

The counties best chefs will be preparing delicious food that is only available in the Grand Tasting area. Make sure to get your tickets now as they are very limited!

Just some of the additional perks of the Grand Tasting include:

  • The Humidor (Cigars)

  • Food & Wine pairing presentation from a local sommelier

  • Massage Chair

  • Live music

  • Caricaturist

  • Photo Booth

  • Up in Smoke (BBQ)

Participating Wine, Brewery, and Spirit providers for the Grand Tasting will include:

Pessagno
Puma Road
Blair Estate Wines
Marin’s Vineyard
Big Sur Vineyards
I. Brand & Family
Alvarado Street Brewery
Don Elias Tequila
Alderete Tequila
Fog’s End Distillery
Pendleton