Staff Report

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the Buellton Wine & Chili Festival, held on March 18.

In the red chili category, the winner was Howlin’ for Chili. Flying Flags Campfire Café finished second, and The Beach was third.

For chili verde, the winner was the Bear & Star restaurant, followed by Pea Soup Andersen’s and the Firestone/Walker Taproom.

The salsa winner was the Bomb Squad. Welcome Home Soldier took second and Valle Eatery third.

The audience made different mostly selections for the “People’s Choice” awards. Those winners were:

  • Red Chili – Solvang Brew
  • Chili Verde – Valle Eatery
  • Salsa – Bomb Squad
  • Red Wine – Pence Wine
  • White Wine – Buscador
  • Booth Showmanship – SYV Marriott

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