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Santa Barbara has long been a favorite hideaway for movie stars, from Charlie Chaplin to Jane Russell, Kevin Costner and Oprah Winfrey. It’s also a famous wine destination, immortalized in 2004 by the film Sideways, which celebrated the area’s signature Pinot Noir. Visit www.sbcountywines.com →
Santa Barbara County wineries

46 wineries

Events in Santa Barbara County

Live Music at Carr Winery with the David Segall Band

Friday, August 23

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Join us Friday night for live music in the Barrel Room with the David Segall Band!

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: info@carrwinery.com

Website: www.carrwinery.com

Details: Join us Friday night in the Barrel Room for the beachy, folksy sounds of Santa Barbara native, David Segall. Pair it with empanadas and wines by the glass, and you’re all set for an ideal kickoff to the weekend. David Segall is a singer and songwriter from Santa Barbara whose eclectic mixture of rock, soul, folk and reggae is greatly influenced by all things oceanic. He is an avid sailor, surfer and lover of the sea. Inspired by musicians like Jack Johnson, Lukas Nelson, and the Beach Boys, Segall’s lively melodies and insightful lyrics are true reflections of his Southern California background. Free admission, 21 and over.

A Harvest Blessing at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Saturday, August 24

The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards winery, Buellton

Wine fans are invited to join us at the start of harvest for our traditional "Blessing of the Grapes" service.

Cost: $55

Address & Location:
The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards winery, 132 Easy Street, Buellton, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Wine fans are invited to join us at the start of harvest for our traditional "Blessing of the Grapes" service. This centuries-old ceremony, practiced by many religions and cultures throughout the ages, honors the vineyards, the grapes, and the hard work of the people who make the annual wine grape harvest a reality. Father John Finley will say a prayer of thanksgiving and ask for a blessing upon the hands that grow and make the wine. After the blessing, we will eat, drink, and make merry with barrel and tank sampling, a wine swirling contest, live music, production tours, and general harvest reverie.

Live Music at Carr Winery with the Conner Cherland Trio

Friday, August 30

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Join us for live music in the Barrel Room with the Conner Cherland Trio.

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: brenna@carrwinery.com

Website: www.carrwinery.com

Details: Get ready for the weekend with live music by the Conner Cherland Trio from 7-9pm! Blending a contemporary style with a variety of musical genres — including indie-folk, Americana, soul, and pop —Conner Cherland’s voice compares to present-day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Free admission, 21 and over.

Pinot & Pups

Sunday, September 1

Gainey Vineyard, Santa Ynez

Join us for our Gainey Pinot Noir flight with your pups!

Cost: $30

Address & Location:
Gainey Vineyard, 3950 East Hwy 246, Santa Ynez, CA

Phone: (805) 688-0558

Email: meryl@gaineyvineyard.com

Website: www.gaineyvineyard.com

Details: Paired with 5 Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noirs is an afternoon of fun for you and your pups! $30 per person includes the tasting, gourmet dog goodies, wine specials and dog trainers on site from K9 Solutions. 25% of tastings are being donated to the K9 Solutions non-profit organization. Join us for a great time of Pinot and play!

38th Annual Taste of the Town

Sunday, September 8

Riviera Park, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's most beloved food and wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the work of the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast.

Cost: VIP Ticket (Connoisseurs' Circle Gala + Taste of the Town) - $500 / Taste of the Town Only $125 In Advance - $140 Day Of Event

Address & Location:
Riviera Park, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 563-4685

Email: mwiesbrock@arthritis.org

Website: arthritis.org

Details: The Connoisseurs' Circle Gala dinner and live auction kicks off the two day of events on Friday evening at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Guest dine on a 4-course gourmet meal created by Culinary Honoree Executive Chef Mossin Sugich, Hilton SB Beachfront Resort, and paired with premier wines provided by Vintner of the Year Courtney Foley, The Foley Food and Wine Society. On Sunday, guest enjoy tastes provided by some of the areas best food, wine and spirits providers. Over 70 vendors are expected to participate. Each guest receives a complimentary wine glass to take home.

Flying Goat Cellars 20th Harvest Celebration

Saturday, September 14

Flying Goat Cellars Winery, Lompoc

Enjoy the seductive aromas of fermenting Pinot Noir, while tasting future wines and new releases paired with a delicious luncheon to celebrate our 20th harvest.

Cost: $50 (wine club $25)

Address & Location:
Flying Goat Cellars Winery, 1251 West Laurel Avenue, Lompoc, CA

Phone: (805) 736-9032

Email: info@flyinggoatcellars.com

Website: www.flyinggoatcellars.com

Details: Harvest is fast approaching and the excitement is palpable. We are eager to share Flying Goat’s 20th harvest with our wine-loving community. To commemorate the anniversary, we invite you to join our annual Harvest Lunch and Barrel Tasting at the WINERY. Members and prospective members will have a sneak peek into our harvest, sample future wines and new releases, as well as enjoy a delicious lunch. It will be an intimate affair with our winemaker Norm Yost and partner/wife Kate Griffith. Enjoy the seductive aromas of fermenting Pinot Noir all around you at the winery. You will also have a chance to blend your own cuvée. The wines will be paired with a delicious luncheon, offering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Second Saturdays in the Haley Corridor

Saturday, September 14

Multiple wineries, Santa Barbara

Spend an evening exploring the wineries, breweries, restaurants, and more of the Haley Corridor in Santa Barbara.

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Multiple wineries, Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: brenna@carrwinery.com

Website: www.haleycorridor.com

Details: Second Saturday is our monthly block party showcasing the variety of local industry, arts and eats that abound around Haley Street in the heart of Santa Barbara. Take a tour of the area with wine and beer tastings, culinary specials, and more in our award-winning bars, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Find out more info at the Haley Corridor website!

Live Music at Carr Winery with the Mark Tesla Band

Friday, September 27

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Stop by Carr Winery Friday for live tunes by the Mark Tesla Band, a local group with a big sound!

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: info@carrwinery.com

Website: www.carrwinery.com

Details: Stop by Carr this Friday for live tunes by the Mark Tesla Band, a local group with a big sound. Consisting of Mark Brinkman on vocals, guitar, and harmonica, John Teetsel on the guitar, bass, and cajon, and John Carey on vocals and guitar, the Santa Barbara group will be putting their spin on classic hits. Empanadas by Buena Onda will also be available for purchase. It’ll be a festive Friday night you won’t want to miss!

The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

Saturday, September 28

Begin at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, Solvang

Learn as you taste wine through the vineyards of the Lucas & Lewellen estate.

Cost: $85

Address & Location:
Begin at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join us for our 15th annual Wine Club Tour of the expansive Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Guests meet at L&L for light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting before shuttling through the Valley View, Goodchild, and Los Alamos Vineyards while our informative hosts entertain, educate, and pour wines from each featured vineyard. Stop for a tour of our Buellton winery and complete your day with a casual lasagna dinner at the Tasting Room. Only 40 seats available.

Get Your Boots Dirty at the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

Saturday, September 28

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Solvang

Louis Lucas and Andy Moore will educate and entertain as we visit the tasting room, winery and all three estate vineyards.

Cost: $85/person

Address & Location:
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, right next to the Visitor's Center parking lot, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join us for our 15th annual Wine Club Tour of the expansive Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Guests meet at L&L for light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting before shuttling through the Valley View, Goodchild, and Los Alamos Vineyards while our informative hosts entertain, educate, and pour wines from each featured vineyard. Stop for a tour of our Buellton winery and complete your day with a casual lasagna dinner at the Tasting Room. Only 40 seats available.

Jule Fest Christmas Open House at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Saturday, December 7

The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, Solvang

Lucas & Lewellen will host a special tasting of Christmas wines paired to beautiful Christmas cheese selections with a special chocolate tasting.

Cost: $25

Address & Location:
The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: As the magical village of Solvang celebrates Christmas Danish-style, Lucas & Lewellen will host a special tasting of Christmas wines paired to beautiful Christmas cheese selections with a special chocolate tasting. Enjoy the music of local carolers, a hot chocolate bar, pricing specials to help with your Christmas list, Christmas music, and the unforgettable Solvang JuleFest, subject of Time Magazine’s “Most Christmas-ey Town in the U.S.” Folks will take in the season at the small town Christmas ceremony on Friday, December 6th at 5 pm with Christmas music, dancing ballerinas, and Santa visits. Jule festivities will also include a Christmas Parade, VIP Candlelight Tours, and a Living Nativity on December 7th, a "Shop, Mingle, and Jingle" event on December 7th and 8th, and a “Jule Fest Wine & Beer Walk” on December 13th and 14th.

Valentines Day Winemaker Dinner with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Friday, February 14

The Alisal River Grill, Solvang

A romantic wine dinner showcasing the wines of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards.

Cost: $95/person

Address & Location:
The Alisal River Grill, 150 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Lucas & Lewellen will once again be celebrating Valentines Day with their wine family, this year with a Sparkling Wine reception and Valentines Winemaker Dinner at the romantic Alisal River Grill. Royce Lewellen and Louis Lucas, who will be accompanied by their lovely Valentines, will share the background story on featured wines throughout the dinner showcasing impressive culinary pairings.