Special Events

Special Events

Throughout the year we offer a variety of very unique Special Events.  Our annual In the Vineyard & On the Farm event sells out every year along with our annual Bernat Winemaker Dinner. In addition to these popular gatherings we have our Final Friday Featured Winemaker series the last Friday of each month (excluding November & December). Guests love coming to dinner on these final Fridays as it is a great way to get to meet the movers and shakers of our local wine scene and experience their wines in a low-key approachable environment.



Upcoming Final Friday Featured Local Winemaker Dates:

Our popular Final Friday Featured Local Winemaker series continues on the final Friday of each month (excluding November and December), and has expanded to feature three of the guest winemaker’s wines throughout the entire month! Experience three of the featured winemakers wines throughout their designated month– by the glass, as a tasting flight, and 20% off online and in our merchant.
featured winemaker event

In 2017 We had the honor of featuring the following local winemakers and their incredible wines (follow links to our blog to discover more about each of these winemakers):

We are busy lining up our Featured Winemakers for 2018… stay tuned!

Follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) or sign up to our email list to be the first to know when we close our doors for exclusive local winemaker dinners— a few of our past winemaker dinners have featured: Wes Hagen of J.Wilkes (formerly Clos Pepe), Dick Dore and Bill Wathen of Foxen Wines, Jim Clendenen of Au bon Climat, and Bob Lindquist of Qupé.

Featured Local Artist: Michelle Castle, “Botanicals”  On exhibit from October 30th to January 4th

The artist’s botanical watercolor illustrations combine her fascination and appreciation for vintage etchings and stylized text with fine, hand-crafted papers. Drawings from the 1600-1700’s are hand-painted with watercolor into multi-dimensional illustrations. Some are then further manipulated digitally, then printed on fine 100% cotton rag paper.

Michelle has been an active participant in local community art, and is also the proud owner of Honey Paper,  a bridal lounge and stationery design studio. She has noted:  “Honey Paper melds my passion for exquisite design and paper with my love for entertaining and making our world a little more beautiful.” This new “Botanicals” show is a great opportunity for visitors to see an impressive body of work, which is also available for purchase. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 5 to 6:30pm; art lovers can meet the artist and find out more about her process and vision.

This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows made possible by the commitment of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café to showcase local art and artists. Santa Ynez Valley Art Association (formerly the Artists Guild SYV), a nonprofit arts organization with over thirty years of history in the area, coordinates and manages the “art without borders” installation in cooperation with the Café. A portion of art sales benefits the organization, and these collaborative efforts – a way to keep art alive and accessible in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Each artist has worked in very interesting career fields that over time changed and evolved into a concentration on artistic endeavors.They have owned and operated picture frame studios and art galleries and their backgrounds have informed their art and encouraged them to give attention to their own creativity. They have much to share with those who have the opportunity to view their work.

Saturday, August 5th at 4:30 In the Vineyard & On the Farm in Los Olivoswinemaker dinner

We will have tickets available to purchase and update the 2018 date soon.

$125 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

SOLD OUT as of June 30th

Dine with the Winemaker, Chef, and Farmer at our annual farm-to-table event in Los Olivos. Every year owners of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe welcome guests to their family property to share their Bernat wines and Cafe Farm for an evening of delicious local cuisine and great company.

This event sells out every year.

This is a not for profit fundraising event for the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Community.