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:
Friday, January 26th– Buttonwood Winemaker, Karen Steinwach
Friday, February 23rd- Stolpman 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 of Samsara
Friday, August 31st – Chuck Carlson of Carlson Wines
Friday, September 28th- Sarah Holt Mullins of Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Friday, October 26th- Doug Margerum of Margerum Wine Company
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.
$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.
This is a not for profit fundraising event for the Santa Ynez Valley Jewish Communi
Featured Local Artist: Laurel Sherrie, “Head in the Clouds” On exhibit from until July 5th
This new show is a great opportunity for visitors to see an impressive body of work, which is also available for purchase.
Laurel Sherrie paints landscapes of treasured places, sharing her experiences with Central Coast light and scenes. Her work is known for rich color using traditional oils and lots of paint.
Laurel grew up in a small suburb of Chicago, bordering on woods and farmland, where she embraced an enormous appreciation for nature. She’s been creating art all her life. She traveled extensively and eventually put down roots in rural Arroyo Grande, CA, over 20 years ago, with her husband. When she’s not painting in the studio or on location, she is caring for her menagerie of birds, dogs, chickens, and goats.
Her work can be found lighting up public collections in hospitals in Santa Maria, CA, Glendale, CA, and Birmingham, MI. Nine of her pieces are part of the Cottage Hospital Healing Arts Project, in Santa Barbara, CA.
She has studied with oil painting masters Ted Goerschner, Elizabeth Tolley and Camille Przewodek. Laurel’s paintings have been covers of magazines, such as SkyWest and multiple times on Vine Times. She was one of 25 plein-air painters invited to paint on location at Hearst Castle at both the 2009 and 2010 Plein Air Invitational.
She says, “Everywhere I look I see a painting. I go down the road, and there are so many scenes I need to capture.” Saving these treasured places is high on her list of why she paints. About her work, she says, “I paint landscapes in oils, focusing on rural, coastal and wild California. Painting outdoors is inspiring and enriching. As a plein-air painter, I have this intense involvement with the environment that I want to share.”
“Fostering passion for and inspiring people to preserve our treasured rural and wild areas is one of my top goals for painting. I need to share my passion and vision, which I do best with brush and canvas.” Laurel forwards these goals as an active member and current President of S.L.O.P.E. (San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment), who use their art to draw public attention to and generate funds for preserving local lands.
Each artist we feature 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.