Wine, food, music, sea and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival – Santa Barbara. A sunny seaside setting attracts California’s best wineries and hundreds of vintage wines, live music complemented by dozens of top regional chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers. Experience one of the California’s most popular wine festivals. There will be two intimate evening tastings on Thursday and Friday, held in two historic Santa Barbara locations, with limited tickets available to each event. The festivities culminate at Chase Palm Park on Saturday, when the big Beachside Wine Fest takes over a peaceful palm-lined park and over 2,500 wine-happy guests sip and savor nearly 300 wines and dozens of gourmet food samplings. Craft brews will also be available for tasting along with artisan cheeses, breads, fresh cut fruits, olive oils and much more. The event benefits the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County and was voted One of the Top Ten Best Wine Festivals in the USA by Americas Best & Top Ten.