Santa Barbara County Vintner Celebrations

Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, Sta. Rita Hills,

Foxen Canyon and Santa Maria Wine Regions

Santa Barbara Wine Auction at the BacaraSanta Barbara Wine Auction

February 17, 2018


The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation (SBVF) surpassed its record-setting $1 million dollar goal to support the work of medical aid organization Direct Relief at the ninth biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction held March 12, 2016 at the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s hit reality show “The Bachelor,” emceed this sold out celebrity-filled evening. Guest chef, Michael Mina, a James Beard Award winning chef, crafted an exquisite three-course dinner that was complimented by reserve wine tastings from more than 40 of Santa Barbara County’s most celebrated vintners.

In a brief award ceremony, the SBVF honored Sanford & Benedict Vineyard co-founders, Richard and Thekla Sanford and Michael Benedict with the Pioneer Award, as well as Bob and Louisa Lindquist as Vintners of the Year.

“Because of their extraordinary efficiency, Direct Relief will be able take the money we raised on Saturday and leverage that into more than $30 million in medical aid provided around the world and right here in Santa Barbara County,” says Vintners Foundation president, Jenny Williamson Doré of Foxen Vineyard and Winery. “We are honored to be a partner with this amazing organization that is headquartered in Santa Barbara County.”
Since 2000, the Santa Barbara Vintners have raised more than $4 million dollars for Direct Relief, which translates into over $100 million in medical aid.

Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival

Santa Barbara Vintners Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Join us for the 36th Annual Vintners Festival in majestic Santa Barbara Wine Country, where vintners still pour their own wines.

Taste from over 100 wineries, savor our best local fare from farmers to foragers, and meet the chefs who make it magical.  
Drink in the sparkling Bubble Lounge, listen to live music, learn from our cooking demos and let our landscape soothe your soul.

A Vintners Visa carries you out to the tasting rooms and the vineyards themselves, while weekend happenings are offered throughout Wine Country.
Welcome! Bien Venue! We can't wait to see you!

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