Every year the Santa Barbara Vintners selects a small group of wine industry professionals from around the country and brings them to the Santa Barbara Appelletion for a three-day full immersion experience . Each day is full of wine education with vineyard tours and focused tastings on all the unique terroirs of Santa Barbara County so attendees come away with a much richer understanding of Santa Barbara’s wine culture, its people, the dirt, and what makes the region so special. The Mission: Santa Barbara Wine is an unparalleled California wine and food experience coupled with a comprehensive understanding of the appellations of Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Ballard Canyon, Los Olivos District, and Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara.
The MISSION: SANTA BARBARA returns in 2016 April 17-19.
PAST TRIPS See highlights from past trips here.
TRIP NOMINATIONS Nominations for the 2016 trip are now closed.