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.
$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 1st at 6:00 in the main dining room at the Los Olivos Wine Café
$125 per guest (includes tax and gratuity) tickets sold through the SBCVA soon…
This year our Bernat Winemaker Dinner will be part of a more extensive winemaker dinner experience put on through the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association. Along with owner of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe, Sam Marmorstein– pouring his estate Bernat Wines– we will be pouring with charismatic Wes Hagen of J.Wilkes, and the talented Max Gleason of Refugio Ranch. We invite you to share an immaculate meal exquisitely paired with four beautifully prepared courses. This is a winemaker dinner experience that you won’t want to miss if you enjoy wine, food, and fun company!
A totally local Winemaker Dinner Experience! The menu will feature freshly picked produce from our Cafe Farm, along with locally sourced meats.
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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.
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 – Eric Mohseni of Zaca Mesa 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.
July 28th – Garrett Gamache of Ground Truth will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost is $25 at the time of the event. Includes small delicious bites.
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 – Bion Rice of Sunstone Winery will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost is $25, at the time of the event. Small bites provided.
October 27th – Ernst Storm of Storm Wines will be pouring tastes of his wines from 5:30-6:30. Cost is $25 at the time of the event. Includes small delicious bites.
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:
May 4th to July 6th, 2017. “Wine and Art”- Patricia Stalter Art Exhibit at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café. 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, or view their beautiful online magazine here.
Artist Patricia Stalter has a long history using digital photography that she transforms with image editing software, including Photoshop and Corel Painter. The resulting images make it clear that this process has become a medium for creating fine art.
Patricia is active in local art organizations and her work is regularly hung at area galleries and in business establishments, with some featured at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Twenty-plus years of experience with digital photography, plus inspiration from various classes have informed her creative work and process. More of her work can be seen on her website: www.patricia-stalter.artstwebsites.com.
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.
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.