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!
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
* 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.
Your Grand Tasting festival ticket includes:
- Unlimited wine tastings from Santa Barbara County wineries
- Food sampling from local restaurants and caterers
- Pop-up wine seminars
- Live music from the Occasional Mustache& Donna Green & the Roadhouse Daddies
- Silent Auction (proceeds got to the Santa Barbara Foodbank.
- Free parking
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.
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.
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
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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This sounds awesome! I have friends from the village of King Salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region who were from Solvang. Heard lots about the quaint town!
How cool! Solvang is a beautiful city. It is a small Danish village in the heart of wine country and there is even a place called Ostrich Land right outside of Solvang.:)
Sounds like a great event. Im going to check the Facebook page too. A daily deals is a plus. Great photos!
Thanks Manu! 🙂 I do have daily deals on the facebook page…usually 3-5 of them each day:)
Wonderful pictures! Sounds like it will be a must attend event!
Thanks Joanna! I am excited to attend this event for the first time this year! 🙂
This sounds really great, to be able to sample from 100 wineries in 1 spot…
I cannot wait…It will be here soon:)