This spring, Pismo Beach is welcoming the return of three exceptional food and wine events to California’s famous Central Coast: The International Chardonnay Symposium, Wine Waves & Beyond and Taste of Pismo. Both a coastal and culinary town, Pismo Beach is at the heart of the Central Coast and is close to local California farmlands and orchards but still enjoys easy access to the freshest seafood. Pismo Beach is also only minutes away from the renowned wine regions of Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Avila Valley.
Pismo Beach, a classic California beach town and a designated Wine & Waves vacation destination, offers oceanfront resorts, pristine beaches, breathtaking sunsets, adjacent world class wine regions, downtown wine tasting rooms, restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment for all ages and tastes.
With its warm weather, picturesque backdrop and access to local produce, fresh seafood and fine California wines, it’s no wonder that Pismo Beach is home to the following annual culinary events.
11th Annual Taste of Pismo, a premier wine & culinary event
April 25, 2015 – Enjoy a day of unforgettable food, wine and sweeping ocean views. Get a taste of Pismo Beach’s authentic savoir-faire at this outstanding event that brings together delicious samplings of local cuisine and premium Central Coast wineries and microbreweries – all on the seaside cliffs of Dinosaur Caves Park. Visit pismochamber.com for more information.
Wine, Waves & Beyond, Central Coast Longboard Classic
April 29 through May 3, 2015 – Pismo Beach, Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo will come together to host the 6th Annual Wine Waves & Beyond, a classic surf and wine event that combines SLO’s relaxed wine country vibe with the unique local surf culture. Enjoy five days of fun events, embrace California’s traditional surfing culture, experience Central Coast wines, artisan brews and local California farm-fresh and seaport-inspired cuisine, as well as great music and artwork throughout these amiable coastal communities. WW&B activities include: Surf Film Night, Central Coast Veterans Golf Classic, Rabobank’s Barrel to Barrel, Winemakers Dinner, Still Frothy Surf Contest, the annual VW Classic Car Show and the 805 Classic Beach Party.
Proceeds from WW&B will benefit Glean SLO, a program of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, connecting farmers and backyard growers with volunteers, who harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste, for local food banks. For more information, please visit WineWavesandBeyond.com.
The International Chardonnay Symposium
May 27 to May 30, 2015 – Pismo Beach and Avila Beach will host the 7th Annual International Chardonnay Symposium 2015, bringing together top Chardonnay producers from around the world. Gain a deeper appreciation for one of the world’s most noble grapes during an in-depth, three-day immersion in the Chardonnay Symposium’s vineyard-to-glass series of seminars including: grand tastings, educational panels, winemaker luncheons & dinners, winery & vineyard tours, and winery tastings. The 7th Annual International Chardonnay Symposium 2015 is proud to call Pismo Beach and Avila Beach home, partnering with several hotels in these two charming, seaside towns to provide luxury accommodations located on destination beaches, only minutes from the top-shelf wineries of SLO Wine Country. For more information, please visit TheChardonnaySymp