Winemaker Fabian Bravo Talk + Tasting, Lunch, Gallery Tour
Join Inside Wine Santa Barbara on Sept. 10th for a triple play event! We'll taste through a porfolio of Brander Vineyard & Winery wines with winemaker Fabian Bravo, have a catered lunch, then will have the privilege of a private visit to the Barrel Room Gallery of the Brander Museum of Folk Art! Inside Wine SB is a not-for-profit fun and educational wine Meetup group.
Winemaker Fabian Bravo has been working at Brander since 2007. After working for Raytheon in Santa Barbara with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he became impassioned with winemaking. After a harvest internship at Siduri Wines, he answered an ad from one of California's premier sauvignon blanc producers, Fred Brander, who has been renown for his wines since he planted his first estate grapes in 1975. Fred's first vintage in 1977 won the very first gold medal at a major wine competition of any Santa Barbara County sauvignon blanc.
Fabian earned the title of winemaker in 2013 and has been carefully crafting the 6-8 different sauvignon blanc offerings in any given vintage. Brander sauvignon blancs are known to age well given their high acidity, balanced alcohol, and quality fruit. Other Bordeaux varieties in the Brander portfolio are cabernet sauvignon,merlot and cabernet franc, sauvignon gris, and semillon. Fabian and his wife also have their own boutique label Casita de Bravo currently producing around 350 cases.
Join us on September 10th for this educational tasting and talk with the winemaker, plus enjoy a catered lunch AND a private visit to the Barrel Room Gallery to see exceptional examples of folk art.
Spots are limited to only 30 attendees. No tickets at the door, reserve here: www.meetup.com/Inside-Wine-Santa-Barbara
Brander Winery utilizes biodynamic and sustainable practices on their estate vineyards in the Los Olivos District AVA, using only natural compounds for fertilizers and pest deterrents and harboring California native shrubs and trees that are drought tolerant and encourage the presence of beneficial insects.
Note: this event may run over 2 hours. Covid safety: we will mostly be outdoors. Please wear a mask in the gallery in consideration of others.