A dozen San Luis Obispo County (a.k.a. SLO CAL) destination experiences await at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting Feb. 26. And these are just a small sampling of what the area, on the California Central Coast, offers oenophiles and foodies.

This is the first year that SLO CAL is bringing the SAVOR: A San Luis Obispo County Experience on the road event. The new traveling showcase features the wine, food and lifestyle experiences that the region offers visitors – more than 250 wineries, burgeoning breweries, a bevy of restaurants and artisanal food purveyors plus a coastline location midpoint between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Stroll through SAVOR to meet local and regional producers of wine, beer and spirits. Taste the diverse wines. Learn directly from the artisanal food producers, through sensory experiences and educational components, about the unique tasting experiences you could have in SLO CAL.

On hand in Seattle the SAVOR experience will also feature aromatic lavender from a SLO CAL grower. Guests are invited to fill a sachet destined for scenting a room or adding flair to a culinary delight. Wafting through SAVOR will also be the scent of freshly baked cookies from the family-owned Brown Butter Cookie Company. Trump sweet with savory by sampling olive oil grown and pressed right in the country.

Sample SLO CAL wines from inland areas including Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande Valley and Paso Robles Wine country. The selections show diversity and are often aligned with the bold style of Washington State wines.

More than food and wine, SLO CAL with its average of 315 days of sunshine, has many destination experiences poised to make memories. The coastal location offers up fishing, kayaking, wind surfing and sand castle building. Inland and mountainous locations have premier hiking, cycling and zip line opportunities.

Visiting this special part of the California coast is getting easier this April. Alaska Airlines has announced new direct service from Seattle to San Luis Obispo.

So, come down to SAVOR – A San Luis Obispo County Experience at the Seattle Wine and Food Experience Grand Tasting on Sunday, Feb. 26. Get a sample at SAVOR, then plan a SLO CAL trip. See for yourself how much this destination has to offer.

For more information on SLO CAL, visit www.SLOCAL.com.