Schedule Overview

Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, winner of 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. Located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, you can design your own SAVOR itinerary or plan a Central Coast vacation with our new Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast VIP Getaway Package. You’ll leave with an indelible memory of 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 Main Event. Beginning on Thursday and Friday, exclusive and unique Adventure Tours await. Choose to explore behind the scenes at Hearst Castle, visit with majestic Clydesdales, learn wine-blending from the pros, experience sustainable abalone farming raised on the coast and many more.  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 distinctive offerings.

On Thursday evening, step back in time with Sunset at Hearst Castle with award-winning wines from Sunset’s International Wine Competition and a feast of culinary creations featuring the bounty of the Central Coast. On Friday and Saturday evenings you will have a chance to dine with popular restaurants offering special winemaker dinners as part of the new Sunset at Pismo Beach Winemaker Dinner Series. You can 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. These popular events are limited and will sell out so buy your tickets early.

Saturday and Sunday’s Main Event is a playground of culinary delights and adventure activities featuring cooking demonstrations with celebrity and master chefs, wine tasting and seminars, beer and music gardens, and activity areas. Sunset’s expert editors are your guides as you explore food, wine, and lifestyle trends and travel. 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 take part in 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