For those who are traveling to Santa Barbara early this June, it’s worth taking a short, hour-long drive from the Hotel Milo to check out the one day Casa Pacifica Wine Food & Brew Festival in Ventura County. This annual get together has blossomed since its inception in ‘94, and is now one of the most highly regarded wine and food events in the area, which says a lot in Southern California. Sourcing three of the region’s finest attractions— wine, beer, and food— the event entertains with tastings, contests, and live music.
One of the coolest aspects of the Wine Food & Brew Festival is the extensive variety of upscale cuisine, craft beer, and delightful wine. Aided by experts, guests can create their own pairings and sample a seemingly endless range of flavorful combinations. Continuing in the vein of limitlessness, the festival is all-inclusive, allowing guests to try as many foods and sip as many drinks as they please.
The festival showcases the region’s many top restaurants and food purveyors—seafood from Santa Barbara’s Brophy Bros and classic hors d’oeuvres from Trader Joe’s are just a drop in the bucket of good eats that will be at the festival. There will also be tasting glasses filled with varieties from the region’s world class wineries. While each vineyard offers something special, visitors should be sure to sample some blends from renowned establishments like Copa Di Vino and Robert Hall Winery. Lastly, there’s great craft beer from industry favorites like Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Island Brewing Company, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company and more.
To visit the Wine Food & Brew Festival, you can either opt for general admission or splurge for VIP access, which include early festival admission and exclusive access to the VIP lounge. Grab your tickets here.
Sunday, June 7th
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