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Winery Calendar of Events

June 27-July 4, 2024 |  Rhine River Cruise through Germany and France

Enjoy a seven-day cruise along the Rhine River of Germany with hosts Ken Brown Wines and Samsara Wine Co. The itinerary takes us from Amsterdam to Basel, allowing us to explore the region’s many cultural wonders as well as the wines of both Germany and northern France. For complete details, please contact our tour coordinator John Clark at 805-452-3061 or joclark@cruiseshipcenters.com


July 20th, 2024, 11am - 2pm | Winery Open House

Join us for a summer celebration at our winery in Buellton. Enjoy tastings of current releases and select library wines, as well as barrel tastings with Ken and Ben. Santa Maria BBQ will be provided by Testa Catering. $65 plus tax per person ($50 for wine club members). Call (805) 688-9400 or email john@kenbrownwines.com for tickets.

August 15-18, 2024 |  Wine & Fire

Visit Sta. Rita Hills wineries and tasting rooms for four days of festivities. Located between Lompoc and Buellton, The Sta. Rita Hills is a prestigious wine growing region for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other cool climate wine grape varieties. All events have limited ticket sales to ensure an intimate food and wine experience. Tickets available now!


August 23rd, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm |  Rhone Rangers Twilight Tasting

Join the Rhone Rangers for an afternoon wine tasting on the lawn at Rideau Vineyard in Solvang, CA! Discover new favorites from the well-known Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier to the up-and-coming Mourvèdre and Roussanne, and more obscure grapes like Counoise and Picpoul. Event includes live music, a Rhone Rangers logo wine glass, small bites, and a selection of Rhone wines to choose from for tasting.  Tickets available here. Use code RHONESUMMER for a $10 discount.

August 24th, 2024, 2-6 pm |  The Macaroni and Cheese Festival

Join us at the Avila Beach Golf Resort for the 11th annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival. The event features Mac & Cheese from over 25 of the most talented chefs, restaurants and caterers on the Central Coast and beyond! Don't forget to vote for your favorite as they compete for the best mac and cheese! In addition to the best mac and cheese that the Central Coast has to offer, you'll also get to sample beer, wine and spirits from your favorite wineries, breweries and more. And don't forget about the live music all afternoon! Tickets available here!

October 19th, 2024 |  Vintners Festival

The annual Santa Barbara Vintners Festival returns to the beautiful Vega Vineyard & Farm. Taste wines from over 50 wineries while you meet winemakers and owners who share the details of why our wines are among the most elegant and sophisticated. Santa Barbara Wine Country produces globally recognized wines from one of the most diverse growing valleys in the world. Our Wine Country offers more varietals than any other wine region so you will surely find cases to take home. Tickets available here.