With warmer weather brings plenty of food and wine festivals to the Santa Barbara South Coast, celebrating the seasonal bounty that the area has to offer. On March 2 at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara, Santa Barbara, World of Pinot Noir gathers the world’s most respected winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers, and leading wine scholars in this weekend-long seaside celebration of all things pinot noir through March 4.
The 75th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show invites you to stop and smell the—you guessed it, orchids!—on March 10-12, where visitors can admire orchid exhibits ranging from extravagant art installations, show-stopping floral arrangements, stunning photography, and, of course, a wide array of exotic orchid displays.
Taste of Santa Barbara takes the city by storm May 15-21, where self-proclaimed food and drink connoisseurs are invited to revel in this county-wide edible celebration. In partnership with the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience and The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Taste of Santa Barbara strives to showcase the local culinary, hospitality, tourism, artisan, and small business communities that make up this alluring city. From wine tastings to cooking workshops and everything in between, nothing gets you more acquainted with Santa Barbara’s culinary scene than a visit during this special annual event.
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