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St. Patrick’s Day Revelers Hit the Taste of Solvang Tasting Trail

Restaurants, bakeries and many other stops highlight the town's Danish heritage


St. Patrick’s Day revelers celebrated at the 26th annual Taste of Solvang Tasting Trail on Saturday, part of a culinary weekend that featured Solvang farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, bakers, winemakers, brewers, distillers and artisans who showcased the bounty of Santa Barbara wine country in this quaint Danish town.

Sponsored by the City of Solvang and the Visit the Santa Ynez Valley organizations, the event attracted hundreds of locals and guests to downtown Solvang to enjoy the holiday.

Dozens of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and wine and beer tasting rooms opened their doors to ticket-holders, who walked through Solvang’s downtown and explored the town’s architecture, thatched roof buildings, traditional windmills and rich Danish heritage.

Saturday’s Tasting Trail included more than 30 taste stops at restaurants and retailers around the Danish village, plus free entrance to the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, the Elverhoj Museum and the Wildling Museum.

The restaurant stops were followed by an afternoon that included more than 15 stops at downtown Solvang tasting rooms offering wine vintages and craft beers.

The Saturday event was followed by Sunday’s Taste of Solvang Danish Sunday Brunch with bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys or coffee and the afternoon Wine and Beer Walk.

Click here for more information, or call the Solvang Conference & Visitors Bureau at 805.688.6144.

Noozhawk contributing writer Rochelle Rose can be reached at [email protected]. Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkSociety, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Become a fan of Noozhawk on Facebook.

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