Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend- Saturday Afternoon (Festival), April 22- 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Festival Grand Tasting at Riverview Park (Buellton) – The 35th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners New Release Festival Grand Tasting at the beautiful River View Park in Buellton, the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. The Vintners Festival is the largest new release tasting of Santa Barbara County wines of the year.

In a grand tradition this county’s amazing culinary experiences and wine pairings did not disappoint. I try to go every year, and I am always amazed at what this perfect region has to offer.

2017 Participating Wineries:
(*indicates a first time participating winery)

Aether Wine Company, Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, ampelos cellars, Andrew Murray Vineyards, Au Bon Climat, Babcock Winery & Vineyards,Baehner Fournier, Beckmen Vineyards, Bernat Winery*, Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills, Blackjack Ranch, Brander Vineyard, Brewer-Clifton, Brophy Clark Cellars, Buscador Wine*, Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard, CA’ DEL GREVINO, Cambria, Carr Winery, Cinque Stelle Winery, cnagy wines, Coquelicot Estate Wines, Crawford Family Wines, Dascomb Cellars, Demetria Estate, Dierberg & Star Lane Vineyards, Dragonette, Ferguson Crest, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, Fiddlehead Cellars, Flying Goat Cellars, FOXEN & foxen 7200, Gainey Vineyard & Evan’s Ranch,Grassini Family Vineyards, Hilliard Bruce , HITCHING POST WINES, Holus Bolus*, Imagine Wine, J. Wilkes, Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Jamie Slone Wines, Kaena, Ken Brown Wines, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Kitá Wines, Koehler, Lafond, Lavender Oak Vineyard, Longoria, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Lumen, Margerum Wine Company, Martian Ranch & Vineyard, Melville Winery, Montemar*, Nielson, Pali Wine Co.,
Palmina, PENCE, Presidio Winery, Presqu’ile, Qupe Wine Cellars, Rancho Sisquoc, Refugio Ranch Vineyards, Rideau Vineyard, Riverbench Winery, Runway Vineyards,Rusack Vineyards, Sagebrush Annies, Samsara Wine Co., Sandhi Wines, Santa Barbara Winery, Section Wines*, Silver Wines, Solminer, Stolpman Vineyards, Sunstone Winery, Sweetzer Cellars, the Central Coast Group Project, The Sanger Family of Wines, The Vincent Vineyards and Winery*, Toccata wines, Toretti Family Vineyard, Turiya Wines, Whitcraft Winery, Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards, Zotovich Vineyards and Winery.

Participating Restaurants and Food Purveyors:

Angel Oak at Bacara Resort & Spa, Babe’ Farms Inc., Ballard Inn & The Gathering, Table, Bara’s Fresh Almond Pate, Barbareno, Biker Spice, Bistro at the Hadsten House, Black Bow Sweets, California Coast Naturals, Cattaneo Brothers, Cowboy Ike’s Wine Jelly, Eleven Wine Bar, First & Oak at Mirabelle Inn, Hitching Post II,Jessica Foster Confections, Leonardo’s Cucina Italiana, LunaOlivo, Mesa Salsa Company, New West Catering / Industrial Eats, Olive House, Petros Kafe, Pico Restaurant, Red Hen Cannery, Santa Barbara Popcorn Company, SB Paella Catering, Scratch Kitchen & Bar, Starting Gate at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Suro Cha Inc, The Lucky Hen Larder
Valley Grind, The Good Lion.


MNS Engineers, Inc., is a multi-service infrastructure consulting firm, specializing in construction management, civil engineering, and land surveying services. We have served the transportation, water resources, government services, and federal markets for over 50 years, and look forward to future expansion in these areas. We have a proven track record and a profound commitment to bettering our local communities. Our purpose is to make a positive difference in people’s lives every day, by focusing on our clients, to solve their unique project challenges and deliver affordable, top-quality results., launched in October 1996, is the most influential source of wine information on the Internet. The website features more than 250,000 wine ratings, tasting reports, news and features, editors’ blogs, videos and other original content you won’t find anywhere else.

Rabobank, with a century-old heritage of community banking, Rabobank continues to influence positive change in the communities we serve — investing our financial resources and volunteer time to make them great places to live and work. This tradition reaches back to our roots as a local bank serving the needs of rural Dutch communities — and it’s still very much alive in our California business today.

Classic Party Rentals, pristine beaches, majestic mountain backdrops, and enchanting vineyards. There’s an endless array of breathtaking locations to throw a party in beautiful Santa Barbara. And Classic Santa Barbara offers an equally vast array of party rental equipment to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re hosting a wine and cheese reception on a vineyard, or an elaborate wedding on sandy shores, we’ve got you covered from tent top to tabletop. No job is too big or too small for us to plan, staff, set up and take down. It’s just one more way we put your party on a pedestal.

Touring & Tasting, over the past two decades Touring & Tasting Marketing and Media has grown to become a leading force in the wine tourism industry. In addition to producing the national, bi-annual publication Touring & Tasting magazine, the company offers innovative, multi-tiered marketing and promotional programs to wine country businesses. 2014 marks the launch of our new Marketing Services division, providing a full menu of marketing and media services. Touring & Tasting is a leader in promoting wine tourism as an industry through partnership events such as the Wine Tourism Conference, the Wine Bloggers Conference, Wine Tourism Day, and numerous regional wine festivals and events.

Vintage Nurseries, it’s always growing season at Vintage Nurseries where we continue to expand our production, improve our service and maintain our reputation for industry leading innovations. Vintage offers the highest quality and best selection of certified grapevines. As one of North America’s largest grapevine nurseries, we’re able to keep production costs low and pass the savings on to you. We also set the standard for service, with free hot water dipping for pest control, free trimming, graft waxing and palletization, too. Our great selection and extensive inventory can meet even the largest orders so add it all up and you’ll see why Vintage Nurseries is proud to be number one.

Wine Country this Month, launched in early 2007, Wine Country This Month-Central Coast has been serving the rapidly developing wine regions of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. This edition is available at more than 750 locations throughout these counties and mailed outside of the market to key distribution points in the South Bay of San Francisco, the Central Valley and points south in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Filled with the same colorful and valuable content as the Northern California edition, this has quickly taken hold as the “go to” publication for visitors and professionals who serve visitors of the Central Coast.

Noble Productions is a video/tv production company that produces non-traditional type television marketing – meaning we typically film 30 minute shows that feature one or more businesses. We are unique in the way that we are able to feature our 30 minute shows on local cable channels. We currently air on Charter channel 25 (Nipomo-San Miguel) and Comcast channel 27 (Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valleys). We work hard to establish long term relationships with cable media so that we can offer our communities a local channel that highlights the Central Coast.

Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water is part of what is now Nestlé Waters North America, which began in 1976 as a company that imported the famous French sparkling water, Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. The company developed at a time when Americans were looking to get in shape, eat better and generally adopt a healthier lifestyle. By the early 80s, Nestlé Waters North America was adding high quality domestic waters to its product line, such as Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water, which joined the company in 1987. Today, Nestlé Waters North America Inc. is the largest bottled water company in the United States, offering many of the nation’s most popular regional brands.

El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC owns and operates fifteen radio stations in the western United States, including markets in San Luis Obispo, CA, Santa Maria, CA, Victorville, CA, and Yuma, AZ. El Dorado Broadcasters, LLC specializes in providing entertainment and information for each of the local communities we serve, as well as creating opportunities for our advertisers via our on-air and online properties.

Santa Maria Sun Times, The Sun has been published for over 11 years covering local news and entertainment each week. Fast Facts: Circulation – 19,000, Northern Santa Barbara County, Distribution day – Thursday.

KEYT, News channel 3, providing local Central Coast news daily.

Edible Communities, Inc. is a publishing and information services company that creates editorially rich, community-based, local-foods publications in distinct culinary regions throughout the United States and Canada. Through our publications, supporting websites, and events, we connect consumers with family farmers, growers, chefs, and food artisans of all kinds. We believe that every person has the right to affordable, fresh, healthful food on a daily basis and that knowing where our food comes from is a powerful thing. We are a for-profit, member-driven corporation — individuals who own our publications are local-foods advocates and residents of the communities they publish in — a business model that not only supports our values, but also preserves the integrity of our member publications and the communities we serve.

So much of nature’s bounty and so little time, you would have to spend a couple of days tasting and sipping all of this glorious wine and tasting this very delectable food. The setting too will make you want to pack your bags and move her immediately. I just say to my readers next year get ready to have one heck of a culinary experience, come out and enjoy.


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