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, 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.

Featured Local Artist: Sharon Foster, “California Beautiful”  On exhibit from January 4th through March 1st

This new show is a great opportunity for visitors to see an impressive body of work, which is also available for purchase. Sharon Foster is a photographic artist and longtime resident of Santa Maria, California. 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. As she has developed her gift in this art form 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.

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 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.