Set at California's oldest family owned winery -- Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma -- the annual Huichica Music Festival brings together music, wine, and food with a distinct point of view and strong independent spirit. It is a labor of love for all involved.
Swimmingly is proud to have curated the festival's food program since 2013, pairing Bay Area favorites Craftsman & Wolves, Salumeria, Namu Gaji, Rancho Gordo Hierloom Beans, and Portland's Bunk Sandwiches with estate wines and artists like J Mascis, Blitzen Trapper, Beachwood Sparks, Fruit Bats, Vetiver, Damien Jurado, Cass McCombs, and others.
KronnerBurger, Blue Plate, The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Bicycle Banh Mi, Q Craft BBQ, Skylight Snoballs
Atlas Sound, Allah-Lahs, Amen Dunes, McCombs Skiffle Players, Jessica Pratt, Sonny & The Sunsets, The Fresh & Onlys, Shannon & The Clams, EDJ, Pure Bathing Culture, Gap Dream, Gospelbeach, The Donkeys, The Tyde, William Tyler, Mariee Sioux, Ryley Walker, The Trummors, Kacey Johansing
"Huichica pairs all-star food selection with stellar musical lineup" - The Bay Bridged
"Awesome indie music fest returns to Sonoma for its best year yet" - The Bold Italic
Follow the food/wine/music pairing process from Sonoma to Portland and back with festival founder Eric D. Johnson and our friends at Bunk Sandwiches...
"Huichica Festival feels like one of the best-kept secrets in festival land... the weather and food are infallibly great; the bands actually look like they're having fun; and most festival tickets include complimentary tastings of multiple Gundlach wines." - SF Chronicle
"If the quality of the food and music lineups are any indicator, the festival is on the brink of becoming a capital B big deal." - Serious Eats
"Music, food and wine are the focus at the super-indie Huichica festival, which takes place on the grounds of California's oldest family-owned winery, Gundlach Bundschu. - Eater
"Huichica Festival features a hand-picked lineup of national and regional indie and folk performers, paired with regional culinary talent, set free to roam on the Gundlach Bundschu winery estate." - Impose
"Sitting here on a summer evening, sipping a chilled gewurztraminer and listening to some of the best indie bands outside of Coachella is a quintessential California experience." - The Guardian
"Amazing artists and delicious food all set in a picturesque location." - The Bold Italic
"When is the last time you attended a music festival with pairings of wine and sandwiches?" - The Bay Bridged
"Taking place on a small winery in Sonoma, with only two stages and a carefully curated list of talent and local food, Huichica Music Festival is the festival for people who hate music festivals." - SF Weekly