BUELLTON, CA – The Santa Barbara Vintners is pleased to announce the dates and schedule of experiences for its winter Key to Wine Country experience weekend December 5 - 7, 2014. Three days of unlocking exclusive events and offerings at nearly forty wineries and vineyards throughout Santa Barbara’s scenic wine country makes for the perfect wine and food lover’s weekend. Keys to unlock Santa Barbara’s wine country are valid for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and can be purchased online for $100 per person at www.sbkeytowinecountry.com.
sampling of vintner experiences includes a wine House Party at the new
Buellton Bodegas, Pinot Noir and Chocolate Pairing at Cambria Estate
Vineyards & Winery, Sit-down Blending Seminar at Fiddlehead Cellars,
Vineyard Walk with Chad Melville, Food and Wine Pairing Experience with
Winemaker Dieter Dronje and Local Chef at Presqu’ile, Sparkling Wine
Seminar at Riverbench, Cooking Class and Wine Pairing with Pascale
Beale, and Wine Tasting at the Wine Collection of El Paseo.
benefits of purchasing a Key includes exclusive discounts at
restaurants around Santa Barbara County, including: Avant Tapas &
Wine, The Hitching Post II, Bob’s Well Bread, Bell Street Farm, Sama
Sama Kitchen, Autostrada Wood Fired Pizza, Isabella Gourmet Foods, Wine
Cask, Full of Life Flatbread, and Cecco Ristorante.
Santa Barbara Vintners is partnering with Breakaway Tours, Jump on the
School Bus, and Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours to provide
all-inclusive transportation packages for many of the featured
experiences with pick-up and drop-off in Solvang on Saturday and Sunday.
Morgen McLaughlin, executive director of the Santa Barbara Vintners, says “Santa
Barbara Wine Country is best explored getting deep into the cellars and
vineyards of some of our most esteemed wine properties. Winter is an
excellent time to visit; the harvest is over and the winemakers are
eager to entertain and educate. With our close proximity to Los Angeles
and Southern California, our region provides world-class hospitality, a
wide array of outstanding wines, and some of the most beautiful
countryside and ocean views of any wine region in the world. ”
Looking Forward: The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend April 23-26, 2015
The popular Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend & Festival returns
to Santa Barbara Wine Country April 23-26, 2015. The four day weekend
will include wine maker dinners, winery and tasting room open houses,
library tastings throughout the region, wine seminar, and the Vintners
Spring Festival returning to the River View Park in Buellton. Tickets
are on sale now at www.sbcountywines.com.
About Santa Barbara Vintners
Santa Barbara Vintners is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to
support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and
wine grape growing region. The Association includes winery members,
grower/vineyard members and business associations. The Vintners’
Association produces festivals, seminars and tastings and provides
information to consumers and the wine and travel media. Learn more at www.sbcountywines.com.
Morgen McLaughlin, Executive Director | Santa Barbara Vintnersmorgen@sbcountywines.com | (805) 688-0881