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AUGUST 12-15, 2021 | WINE & FIRE WEEKEND

The wineries of Sta. Rita Hills are pleased to welcome you back with a series of smaller, outdoor events for the annual Wine & Fire Weekend. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Sta. Rita Hills receiving its AVA status!

Thursday, August 12, 5:00 to 7:00 pm SANFORD & BENEDICT VINEYARD TASTING @ The Sanford & Benedict Barn - Casual walk-around tasting featuring multiple wineries that produce S&B Pinot Noir, including Ken Brown Wines.

Friday, August 13, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm THE HISTORY OF SPARKLING WINES IN THE STA. RITA HILLS @Montemar Winery, Lompoc

Friday, August 13, 5:00 to 8:00 pm DINNER HONORING THE PIONEERS OF THE STA. RITA HILLS @Alma Rosa Vineyard, Buellton - Don't miss this one! Of course, our own Ken Brown will be among the honorees.

Saturday, August 14, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm TIME IN A BOTTLE: AGE WORTHINESS OF STA. RITA HILLS WINES @Spear Vineyards and Winery

Saturday, August 14, 5:00 to 7:30 pm GRAND TASTING AT LA PURISIMA MISSION  Enjoy a magical evening under the oaks at La Purisima Mission sipping fine Sta. Rita Hills wines, enjoying tasty treats, and mingling with smiling faces! Tickets very limited.   

Complete details here.

MAY 8 - 15, 2022  |  SANTA BARBARA ON THE RHÔNE RIVER CRUISE  Only 5 cabins left!

Join Ken and Deborah, along with co-hosts Fred Brander (The Brander Vineyard) and Caryn Arrowood and Kyle Arrowood (Montemar Wines) for an incredible wine and travel adventure! The journey on the SS Catherine starts in Avignon and ends in Lyon, France, and includes cultural wonders such as Mâcon, Tain l'Hermitage and Arles, made famous by Van Gogh. Cruise includes wine dinners and in-depth tastings with all three wineries. There will be opportunities to explore the wines of both Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. Check out the detailed overview here. For more information, questions and bookings, please contact our travel coordinator, John Clark at joclark@expediacruises. com or call 805-452-3061.