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 →
Details: Multiple Dates: Fri, July 15, 2022 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM) Sat, July 16, 2022 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM) Guests will be able to sample tastings from winemaking regions across California, paired with gourmet appetizers from many of Santa Barbara’s top restaurants while experiencing lifestyle exhibitors, live entertainment and breathtaking seaside vistas. Overlooking the glimmering Pacific Ocean, Friday evening kicks off with a Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting, a curated experience for wine connoisseurs. A sparkling wine reception begins the evening of sampling rare and vintage reserve wines and offers tasting room exclusives and limited-production wines hailing from vineyards based in California’s most venerable wine producing regions. usThe ultimate wine tasting experience continues with a Beachside Wine Festival taking place on Saturday. The sun-splashed afternoon event will advance culinary education and exploration through one-on-one conversations and tastings with culinary and wine talent hailing from California’s illustrious wineries and local restaurants.