The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend is four days of wine, food and fun throughout Santa Barbara County.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PDT)
Santa Barbara Wine Country, California 93427
More details can be found at www.sbvintnersweekend.com.
Schedule of Events:
- Thursday – Sunday 11am-5pm, Vintners Visa at various participating wineries and tasting rooms
- Friday 6:30pm, Big Bottle Bash at Presqui’ile Vineyard & Winery in the Santa Maria Valley
- Saturday 10-11:30am, Santa Barbara Wine Seminar at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton
- Saturday 1-4pm (early entry at noon), Festival Grand Tasting at the River View Park in Buellton
The highlight of the weekend is the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m (early netry at noon) at the beautiful River View Park in Buellton. Enjoy wine from more than one hundred members wineries; food sampling from more than twenty food purveyors; live music; wine and cooking demonstrations; local artisans; silent auction and free parking all included in the ticket price. Early entry is available at noon for a special price or experience our Connoisseurs Club for a more intimate festival experience.
Join us on Friday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m, for the Big Bottle Bash kick-off event featuring large format bottled wines and dinner at the beautiful Presqu’ile Vineyard and Winery in the Santa Maria Valley. In the style of a La Paulee, guests are invited to bring their own large format bottle to share with fellow guests.
The Saturday morning Santa Barbara Wine Wine Seminar moderated by Patrick Comiskey of Wine & Spirits from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott in Buellton will feature an in-depth tasting of syrah featuring a panel of six local winemakers.
Want to visit up to twelve tasting rooms on an all-inclusive wine tasting pass? Get a Vintners Visa for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of twelve participating tasting rooms from Thursday – Sunday. Typically 30 – 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate in this program. When you purchase your visa, you will select the pick-up location of the actual visa. You will print out the ticket receipt, take the receipt to your chosen winery/tasting room, and exchange the receipt for a Vintners Visa.
Throughout the four day weekend many wineries host their own events, including open houses, winemaker dinners, library tastings, new wine releases, and barrel tastings. Some of these individual events require reservations directly with the host winery.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Only 21 or older are allowed into the Festival Grand Tasting.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free on-site parking and round-trip bus tickets available from Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Lompoc
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
(805) 688-0881 or firstname.lastname@example.org