Schedule Overview

Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, winner of 2013 FAME Award’s Best Epicurean Event, is a four-day culinary exploration that invites you to experience the food, wine, and lifestyle of this extraordinary region. With its prime location halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast stands out as an amazing getaway on its own. Now, you can also plan your own Central Coast vacation with our new Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast VIP Getaway Package, the ultimate way to experience California’s Central Coast wine, food, and lifestyle as well as tips and tricks to create your own piece of the Central Coast at home.

The Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Weekend includes Adventure Tours, Special Events & Dinners, and the weekend's Main Event. Starting on Thursday, take part in unique Adventure Tours including a behind-the-scenes tour of Hearst Castle, a visit with majestic Clydesdales, a wine-blending session with the pros, and a tour of a sustainable abalone farm along on the coast. Sunset magazine experts will guide you through these Adventure Tours, offering you an intimate experience where you will learn about some of the region’s most unforgettable offerings.

On Thursday evening, step back in time with Sunset at Hearst Castle, pairing award-winning wines from Sunset’s International Wine Competition with a feast of culinary creations showcasing the bounty of the Central Coast.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, take part in the new Sunset at Pismo Beach Winemaker Dinners, with top local restaurants offering special winemaker dinners throughout the region. Also enjoy world-class entertainment with a unique culinary experience at Sunset in the Vineyard at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Watch for details on these two special events coming in June (both have limited space and are expected to sell out so buy your tickets early).

Saturday and Sunday’s Main Event is a playground of culinary delights and adventure activities with cooking demonstrations by celebrity and master chefs, wine tasting and seminars, beer and music gardens, and a host of special activities. Sunset’s editors are your expert guides as you get great tips on food, wine, travel, and more. Unlimited food and wine tasting ensures you have ample opportunity to sample and explore the bounty of California’s Central Coast.

Take part in a full SAVOR immersion with our new VIP Getaway Packages. You’ll enjoy concierge service while you enjoy SAVOR events with exclusive upgraded experiences. 

  • Key
  • Seminar
  • Demo Stage
  • Wine Tasting
  • Beer Tasting
  • Adventure
  • Special

Main Event

Main Event at Santa Margarita Ranch

Saturday & Sunday
Sip over 200 wines, indulge in culinary bites from over 30 local chefs and learn the latest California lifestyle trends from Sunset’s expert editors in all things food and wine, lifestyle and travel.

Adventure Tours

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Thursday & Friday
Discover the ruggedly beautiful and pastoral regions of San Luis Obispo County through exclusive Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Adventure Tours. Get first-hand experience in winemaking, abalone farming, and more!

Special Events & Dinners

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Thursday–Sunday
Looking to spend an evening out? Why not have delicious dinners hosted at a vineyard, or at the picturesque Hearst Castle, or a romantic dining experience at sunset by the beach?

Seminars at the Main Event

Chef Central Stage

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Winemaker Central Stage

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014