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.

Saturday, August 5th at 4:30 In the Vineyard & On the Farm

$125 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

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.

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This event sells out every year. Purchase your tickets here for a lovely evening you’ll want to repeat.

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



Friday, October 6th at 6:00 in the Private Dining Room of the Los Olivos Cafe

$110 per guest (includes tax and gratuity)

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We invite you to share an immaculate meal with engaging conversation with us, as we pour our own boutique Bernat Wines exquisitely paired with five beautifully prepared courses. This is a winemaker dinner experience that you won’t want to miss if you enjoy wine, food, and fun company! This is the one evening a year where we have the opportunity to specifically bring together our love for making wine and the joy of owning the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe and living in wine country.

Upcoming Final Friday Featured Local Winemaker Dates:

February 24th Michael Larner of Larner Vineyard and Winery will be mingling with guests during our regular dinner service. No cost but a reservation for dinner is highly recommended.

March 31st Ryan Carr of Carr Winery will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost $25 pay at the time of the event. Small bites provided.

April 28th David Delaski of Solminer will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost $25 pay at the time of the event. Small bites provided.

May 26th Dick Dore of Foxen Vineyard & Winery will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost $25 pay at the time of the event. Small bites provided.

June 30th Zaca Mesay Winery

July 28th – winemaker will be announced soon…

August 25th Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost $25 pay at the time of the event. Small bites provided.

September 29th – winemaker will be announced soon…

October 27th – winemaker will be announced soon…

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.


January 5th to March 2nd “Coastal Beauty”  –Sharon Foster Art Exhibit. Part of our ongoing series of featured local artists from the Santa Ynez Valley Art Association. Find out more about other art exhibits and events throughout the Santa Ynez Valley on their website here.


A new show of art by local artist Sharon Foster will be on view at the Los Olivos Café from January 5th through March 2. The work is an engaging viewing experience, and the pieces are available for purchase by art loving collectors who may wish to acquire an inspiring work of art.

Sharon Foster is a photographic artist and long time resident of Santa Maria. She captures stunning photographs as she wanders through the hills and valleys of the Central Coast, seeking just the right play of light and shadow for her images. Although nature landscapes and architecture are her current interests, Sharon is always looking through her lens for artistic inspiration.

Because the artist has developed her gift in the art form of digital photography over the years, she is able to change her masterful photographs into emotionally stirring works of art. Each piece is digitally enhanced so the majesty of God’s creation, that is so alive in nature, is reflected in a fresh expression of joy and wonder.

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.