Behind the Scenes

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Behind the Scenes
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Friday, May 19, 2023 - 11:45 to Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 13:30

Join us for a rare opportunity to peek Behind the Scenes with the winemakers and owners of Santa Barbara County’s world class wines!

Behind the Scenes is a series of events offered over the weekend of May 19-21 throughout Santa Barbara County’s stunning wine country. Attendees can choose from a variety of experiences including evening tastings in the vineyards, to in-depth winemaker discussions set in the winery barrel rooms. The line up of weekend events kicks off at Roblar Winery with a tasting of the region’s 7 distinct AVAs, and then follows with winemaker discussions delving into specific varietals and new techniques, a sparkling wine tasting at the Hilt, and a discussion about the future of the local wine industry with the next generation now leading some of oldest wineries in the area.

Tickets available here:


Evening Tasting: "An Exploration of Santa Barbara County's 7 AVAs" ($85)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM; Location: Roblar Winery


Tasting & Panel Discussion: "Expand Your Palate: How Santa Barbara County is leading the charge experimenting with new varietals and making fun, funky and fresh wines" ($100)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM; Location: Story of Soil Winery

Panel Discussion & Lunch: "Sustainable, Organic, Biodynamic - What's the Difference?" ($150) Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM; Location: Fess Parker Winery

Tasting & Panel Discussion: “World Class Cabernet in Santa Barbara County” ($200)
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 PM; Location: Brave & Maiden

Tasting & Panel Discussion: “The Evolution of the Sta. Rita Hills: Pinot Noir and Beyond” ($100) Time: 2:30 - 4:00 PM; Location: Babcock Winery

Evening Tasting: "Sparkling Everything and Pizza" ($125)
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM; Location: The Hilt


Panel Discussion & Lunch: "The Next Generation of Winemaking in Santa Barbara County" ($150) Time: 11:30 - 1:30 PM; Location: The Gatehouse Bien Nacido

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