When it comes to family traditions, something in the food and wine category would not be something to whine about 😉 And when that family history is part of a festival that’s been running for 10 years, it’s even better.
Since 2007, Earth Day Food & Wine has invited guests to the famous Central Coast to celebrate the fantastic flavors of the sustainable wine and foodculture that thrives in the area. TGIFguide was happy to be in the mix!
The event is full of excited visitors sampling the endless creations of farmers, food purveyors, winemakers and chefs on recyclable plates with biodegradable cutlery. A good majority of the vendors are simply keeping up the family traditions.
The lot comes together each year in a beautiful outdoor space filled with music and plenty of handcrafted goodness, sunshine and games accompanied by the tunes of a local band. It’s no doubt Earth Day Food & Wine has become the acclaimed culinary experience of the season.
The event is put on by The SIP Certified team, and proceeds benefit the Vineyard Team’s Spanish education programs and scholarships for relatives of farmworkers. The SIP Certified seal is a good one to have on your bottle as a winemaker, as it helps growers and vintners measure their environmental, social and community impact. From the wine drinker’s standpoint, it lets you know that the product in your bottle was made with conscience and care.
I sampled some amazing wines and foods that day, here’s a quick photo recap of some of the highlights!
There are so many happy people wandering around the festival, you may show up alone, but you’ll leave with plenty of new friends!
Want to attend the next Earth Day Food & Wine Festival? Click here for more info and tickets!
Cheers! I can’t wait to see you next year!