SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY EVENTS
While our membership thrives on growing great grapes and making superb wines, we are happiest when we are sharing our wines and stories with friends new and old. There is always something going on here in Wine Country – a festival, vineyard tour, winemaker dinner, special tasting, barn dance, grape stomping contest, live theater …you name it.
The Celebration of Harvest Weekend, held over Columbus Day Weekend October 11 - 13, is our annual celebration of the year's bounty. Vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales. Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners through library tastings, to new wine releases and barrel tastings.
Don't miss the main event of the Celebration of Harvest Weekend...the Festival Grand Tasting! On Saturday, October 11th, join the 100+ wineries and vineyards of the Santa Barbara Vintners in a Grand Tasting at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. This is one of the only chances you have to taste wine from more than 100 wineries, often poured by the winemaker themselves! Local restaurants and caterers will be providing tasty snacks to pair with the wines. It's a Festival not to be missed!