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Santa Barbara Wine Tastings & Events

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December 3
Enjoy the Francois Carillon and Michel Briday Wine Dinner starting at 7 p.m. These two iconic winemakers will be sharing their Burgundy Chardonnays accompanied by a dinner prepared by Chef Weston. Tickets are $149 each and can be purchased on the official website. Les Marchands Wine Bar , 131 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-284-0380.
December 12 & 13
The Julefest Celebration in Solvang includes the Solvang Holiday Wine Walk, featuring more than 13 wine tasting rooms hosting a wine tasting walk throughout the village from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Stroll among the shops, and lights as you get a taste of Solvang! Tickets available for $40 per person for the 2-day pass. For more information, visit Solvang's website
February 20
The Winter Wine Classic, a gathering of elite California winemakers to be held at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, will offer a chance to taste a wide selection of ultra-premium wines. The event takes place from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets $90 in advance. VIP entrance at 5:30 p.m. costs $110. For more information, visit Winter Wine Classic's website. Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103, 805-564-4333.
July 14-16
Add the California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara to your calendar of 2016 summer activities to enjoy. On opening night, there will be the themed event Old Spanish Nights, and going into the weekend there will be various wine seminars and tastings. On the final day, attend the Beachside Wine Festival to sip on fine wines by the sea. For more information, visit California Wine Festival's website

A unique new tour of the Santa Barbara wine country combines wine and cupcakes. And not just any cupcakes. Favorites include chocolate blackberry Syrah and pomegranate mango Chardonnay. Three tasting rooms, six mini cupcakes and a deli-style lunch are included in the guided tour. The cost is $130 per person; discount rates are available for groups. For more information, visit Santa Barbara Adventure Company, 720 Bond Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93102, 805-884-9283.
Every Thursday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Corks n' Crowns in Santa Barbara, patrons can pair local wines and craft beers with topnotch gourmet pizzas --- organically made by Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos and baked in house. Corks 'n Crowns, 32 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-845-8700.

For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara St., Ste. A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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