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.


 

 

Farm to Fork, Vine to Glass

Friday, October 1st at 6:00 in the main dining room at the Los Olivos Wine Café 

Purchase tickets through the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association here.

$135 per guest (includes tax and gratuity)

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 for the Harvest Celebration Weekend. We will be pouring our own estate Bernat Wines with the 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.

Explore the incredible menu we’ll be offering at this dinner.

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.

Don’t miss out! Save your seat for this spectacular event here.


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.
featured winemaker event

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 29thBion 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:

July 6th, 2017- September 7th, 2017. “Bikes, Boats, and Barns”- Marylin Benson 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.

 

A new exhibit of creative paintings by local artist Marilyn Benson will be shown at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, from July 6 to September 7.  The artist notes that the show encompasses all the subjects she loves to paint. It includes lovely Central Coast scenery (including some well-known
landmarks), while bikes and boats symbolize fun and adventure. While Marilyn is British born and educated, she has been in the area for a significant time and has shown and sold her art locally for many years. She has collectors worldwide and is the recipient of many arts awards in juried
shows and events.

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.

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.

 

Saturday, August 5th at 4:30 In the Vineyard & On the Farm in Los Olivoswinemaker dinner

We will have tickets available to purchase and update the 2018 date soon.

$125 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

SOLD OUT as of June 30th

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.

For more information click here.

This event sells out every year.

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

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