Friday, July 19th, 6 – 10 pm
DINNER TRIBUTE TO JIM CLENDENEN AT THE HISTORIC BIEN NACIDO ADOBE – $200 (Tables of 10 – $1700)
Santa Maria Valley winemaking pioneer, Jim Clendenen, will be honored by an elite group of winemakers and friends at the historic Bien Nacido Adobe. Over one hundred years old, the Adobe will serve as the dramatic backdrop for this special tribute. Sommelier Rajat Parr, longtime friend and partner Bob Lindquist of Qupe, The Hitching Post’s Chef Frank Ostini, the much-buzzed about winemaker, Gavin Chanin, and others will be on hand to regale the crowd with stories of Clendenen’s influence on the wine industry. A fabulous four course dinner will be prepared by Chef Rick Manson, with each course paired with wines specially selected by the speakers. Top the night off with music by the Tepusquet Tornadoes!
Saturday, July 20th, 10:30 am – 4 pm
THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM FULL DAY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH WINEMAKER PANEL SESSION – $150 (PANEL ONLY – $85)
The Chardonnay Symposium’s premiere, full-day event begins at 10:30 am with a morning educational session featuring a distinguished panel of celebrity and winemaker experts, headed by Wine Enthusiast’s Steve Heimoff, at the Santa Maria Radisson Hotel. “Bring in the Clones!” is the topic of discussion for the panel. Chardonnay Clones: Do you care? Should you? Top California winemakers weigh in on everything you ever wondered about clones and selections. The relaxed environment will provide an ideal time to sip wine and further discuss the nuances of Chardonnay with some of the wine industry’s most respected personalities. Full day tickets include the morning panel discussion, box lunch, bus transportation to and from Byron Vineyard & Winery and early admission to the Grand Chardonnay Tasting from 12:30 – 4 pm. Click here for a full listing of winemaker panelists.
Saturday, July 20th, 1 – 4 pm
GRAND CHARDONNAY TASTING AT BYRON VINEYARD & WINERY – $65
The Grand Chardonnay Tasting takes place from 1-4 pm at Byron Vineyard & Winery’s beautiful private facility nestled in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley. This expanded tasting will afford guests the opportunity to sample Chardonnays from over 50 wineries and pair them with gourmet foods provided by local restaurants and caterers. Meet celebrity Chef’s on hand to demonstrate Chardonnay food pairing secrets! Tickets include bus transportation to and from the Santa Maria Radisson Hotel.
MORE CHARDONNAY-INSPIRED EVENTS!
Thursday & Friday, July 18-19, 11 am – 4 pm
FOXEN ROOTS TASTING “Chardonnay Symposium” STYLE – $10 with TCS Ticket!
Foxen will be featuring a selection of special Chardonnays from their wine Library. This is your opportunity to taste and evaluate how Chardonnays from the Santa Maria Valley can age gracefully. Show your Chardonnay Symposium ticket and receive your tasting for $10 (reg. $20). Includes small charcuterie plate. At the Foxen Tasting Room. No reservations required.
Friday, July 19th, 6-9 pm
COTTONWOOD CANYON COOK-YOUR-OWN!
Bring your favorite entrees to throw on one of our oak wood barbeque pits as well as a potluck style side-dish. We will be voting on the best side-dish and the winner will be receiving a magnum of our delicious Pinot Noir. We will have live music for your enjoyment! We welcome everyone to attend. Please RSVP so we can prepare accordingly to (805) 937-8463.
Saturday, July 20th, 5-7 pm
DIERBERG & STAR LANE SIZZLING SUMMER NIGHTS
Please join us every Saturday night in July from 5-7pm at Dierberg & Star Lane Tasting Room at 1280 Drum Canyon Road in Lompoc. Al Fresco Picnic will be offering a delicious Charcuterie platter, Tri-tip sandwiches and Chicken Breast sandwich with Bacon Jam and Swiss cheese, yum!! Industry discounts will be available on wines by the glass. We hope to see you out in July and come cool down with us and enjoy our beautiful summer nights in the Santa Ynez Valley!
Saturday, July 20th, 5-8:30 pm
FLYING GOAT CELLARS TASTING AT OLD TOWN MARKET
Old Town Market in Old Orcutt presents a special tasting with Flying Goat Cellars winemaker Norman Yost. Enjoy wine with friends and industry guests at Stellar’s Cellar wine bar which sells more local wines than any venue in the tri-counties.
Saturday, July 20th, 5-8 pm
LUCIA’S WINE CO. LIVE MUSIC & WINE TASTING
Also in Old Town Orcutt join singer/songwriter/guitarist Louie Ortega at Lucia’s Wine Co. for plenty of fun, award winning wine and appetizers.
Sunday, July 21st, 12 – 4 pm
RANCHO SISQUOC RANCH PICNIC DAY
Musical variety by the Occasional Mustache along with delicious local pizza for sale from Fresh Fire Pizza. Exclusive wine sales throughout the afternoon will make for a day at the ranch not to be missed. We look forward to celebrating summer with you! Rancho Sisquoc Tasting Room 805-934-4332. www.freshfirepizza.com. No reservations required.