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Celebration of the Harvest – Santa Barbara 2014

In 4 short weeks the Celebration of Harvest Weekend will take place from October 10-13 in Solvang, CA!  The event is put together by the Santa Barbara Vintners Association and will showcase over 100 different wineries!  I am so excited to participate and attend this fantastic celebration!

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Harvest Festival Event Last Year – Tenley Fohl Photography_Andrew Murray Vineyards

The popular fall weekend celebrates the grape harvest when the nearly 150 members of the Santa Barbara Vintner’s Association come together to share harvest tales and pour wine at the Festival Grand Tasting! In addition to the Festival’s Grand Tasting event held on Saturday, October 11th from 1:00-4:00pm, there are a variety of other events available for purchase all weekend that include:

  • Friday night kick-off La Paulée dinner
  • Individual tasting room open houses and vineyard walks
  • Saturday night concert featuring Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Solvang Theaterfest,
  • Vintners Visa – a tasting pass to twelve Santa Barbara County tasting rooms over the four day weekend
  • Santa Barbara Wine Seminar on Saturday morning moderated by Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast and Santa Barbara Independent with six Santa Barbara County wine industry panelists
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Old Mission Santa Ines

* Tickets for the Festival and related events are on sale now at website link above.

When purchasing your tickets, be sure to use my personal promo code: DANISDEAL to receive 10% off General Admission tickets!!  Please enter my code above with (all caps, no spaces) at check out in the “Enter Promo Code” section.

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Dani and her love wine tasting

Your Grand Tasting festival ticket includes:

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Dani in the vines

 

The Santa Barbara Vintners is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 to support, promote, and protect Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Association includes winery and vineyard members, business associates, and hospitality partners.

 

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Horses in beautiful vineyards

THE LOCATION OF THE FESTIVAL GRAND TASTING:

Old Mission Santa Ines
1760 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464

For the locals:

A bus service will be available to take guests to and from the Festival for only $25. 

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Dani in a Shoe in Solvang

 

Bus schedules are as follows:

Santa Barbara Bus
Pick Up: Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel at 11:30am
Departs Festival: Approximately 4:30pm

Santa Maria Bus
Pick Up: Best Western Big America at 12:00pm
Departs Festival: Approximately 4:30pm

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Making friends in downtown Solvang

 

Wineries throughout the Santa Barbara wine region will be excited to share their 2014 harvest during this special weekend, so feel free to contact each winery directly to see what they will offer and make a reservation! There will be winemaker dinners, open houses, parties, and more!!  See a list of events here: EVENTS 

For a list of Wineries participating in this year’s festival, click here: WINERIES  I hope to see you there & don’t forget to use my promo code above to get a discount on your ticket!! 🙂

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Jeremy Ball Grapes

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