Unique wine tastings and culinary experiences will be offered at the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 12-15. You can taste wines from approximately 40 Northwest wineries at the downtown wine walk, attend a wine dinner or participate in a series of wine tasting events over the four days of festival events at Savor Cannon Beach. Local shops, restaurants and galleries also join the festivities, featuring special art exhibits, wine tasting menus and special offers throughout the weekend.
Savor Cannon Beach offers a more intimate experience than typical wine festivals. Most of the events are limited to less than 150 participants. The largest event of the festival, the Saturday wine walk, is limited to several hundred wine tasters who can visit approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. A $50 ticket buys a souvenir glass and tastings are then free at all locations.
Two festival events pair award-winning Northwest wines with chef-made creations. The festival kicks off on Thursday with Best of the Northwest Wines & Small Plates, an evening featuring a tasting of eight award-winning wines and chef-prepared small bites to pair with them. The Battle of the Bites event on Sunday afternoon features Gold Medal winning wines from the 2020 SavorNW Wine Awards and “bites” offered by local chefs and restaurants.
Individual tickets to festival events are $25-$50 each. A Daily Pass for Friday (two events) is available for $60 and for Saturday (two events) is available for $65. A full Festival Pass good for admission to all six festival events is $225. Advance purchase is recommended, as events are limited in size and have sold out in past years. Additionally, several Cannon Beach hotels and resorts are offering lodging packages that include complimentary tickets to Saturday’s wine walk, the biggest event of the festival. For a complete schedule of events, to purchase tickets or for a list of lodging offers, visit savorcannonbeach.com.