Special Events

Special Events

Final Friday Featured Local Winemaker Series

Our popular Final Friday Featured Local Winemaker series continues on the final Friday of each month (excluding November and December). A great way to get turned on to wines you haven’t tried and to learn more about the wines and winemakers you may have already been acquainted with.

FOUR WAYS to Experience the wines of our LOCAL FEATURED WINEMAKERS throughout their designated month:

  1. By the glass
  2. As a tasting flight
  3. 20% off all three featured wines both online and in our merchant.
  4. Meet the Winemaker in person as they pour their 3 featured wines from 5:30-6:30 pm the Final Friday of EACH MONTH (excluding November and December) $25 per person. Includes small delicious bites!
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2018 Final Friday Guest Winemakers:

Friday, January 26th- Buttonwood Winemaker, Karen Steinwach

Friday, February 23rdStolpman Vineyards, Jessica and Peter Stolpman

Friday, March 39th – Dieter Cronje of Presqu’ile 

Friday, April 27th – Jeff Fischer of Habit

Friday, May 25th – Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton

Friday, June 29th – Rick Longoria of Longoria

Friday, July 27th – Matt Brady, Samsara

Friday, August 31st – Chuck Carlson, Carlson Wines

Remaining 2018 schedule coming soon…

 

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): Michael Larner of Larner Vineyard and Winery– Ryan Carr of Carr Winery – David Delaski of Solminer – Dick Dore of Foxen Vineyard & Winery – Eric Mohseni of Zaca Mesa Winery  – Garrett Gamache of Ground Truth – Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat  – Bion Rice of Sunstone Winery  – Ernst Storm of Storm Wines 

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.


 

Saturday, August 18th at 4:30 In the Vineyard & On the Farm in Los Olivos

$125 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

Last year’s dinner sold out in June, don’t delay! Reserve your seats here.

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.

Bernat Vineyard- Farm Dinner

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

 

Featured Local Artist: Floyd and Barbara Snyder, “Peach and Tranquility”  On exhibit from until May 3rd

This new show is a great opportunity for visitors to see an impressive body of work, which is also available for purchase.

Floyd was born and raised in the north woods of Wisconsin where he learned a great appreciation for the vast and alluring outdoors and all wonders and color in nature. He made his way to California when he volunteered for the military. Floyd having met his wife, Barbara, in Santa Maria, California, settled down on the Central Coast after his tour of duty and saw a whole new world of the bounties of nature. For over 25 years Floyd operated three picture frame studios and art galleries in the Santa Maria area. It was during that time when he started taking photography seriously. He originally started framing his work only to serve as samples of what kinds of framing could be done, and it just took off from there.

In his own words, “I was pleasantly surprised when those samples started selling. That encouraged both my wife and I to enroll in photography classes, and we started framing and selling more of our own work”.

Barbara grew up on the Central Coast of California. As a California native, she has always felt the allure of the abundant variety of natural features offered in her home state. Born in Santa Maria, Barbara graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo as a history major, English minor. She earned her Master’s degree in education from the same university and began a teaching and school site administrator career that spanned over 3 decades.

During that time photography became an important part of her and her husband’s lives. Summer travel provided the opportunities to see new places and subjects that would expand their photographic interests, seeing the old and new places that they shared with one another. Being a co-owner of art and frame galleries that Floyd started provided the stage and experiences that have added to the repertoire of skills and versatility in thinking. Barbara has been featured in Strictly Business Magazine, a former Central Coast publication, designed to showcase local talents and to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. She has also written several articles and provided photographic contributions to that and other publications.

Whether it be seascapes, vineyards, desert, mountains, forest and all that in between, the pursuit of “fresh, natural and serene” subjects and scenes have inspired Barbara’s work. She has shown a special fascination in her most recent works with the tropical features of Hawaii and the desert landscapes of Arizona. Barbara’s work offers a simplistic, rich view of life.

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.

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