September 25-28 The 2014 Sunset Savor the Central Coast will feature over 200 wines and 30 local chefs. Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani will prepare a duck dish at the main event on Saturday at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, and Chef Tanya Holland will lead an Italian flavors seminar on Sunday. Other activities include a chance for participants to meet with winemakers, brew masters and artisans, and to tour the Central Coast Pavilion. Tickets for the main event range from $85 to $150, with tickets to additional events starting at $25. For more information visit www.savorcentralcoast.com
Ongoing 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 www.sbadventureco.com. Santa Barbara Adventure Company, 720 Bond Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93102, 805-884-9283.
Wednesdays Cafe Firenze presents Wednesday Night Wine Tastings every week from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Patrons can enjoy a different winery each time, including local favorites such as Opolo, Cantara Cellars, Rancho Ventavo and Carina Cellars. Italian wines from the restaurant's private wine list are featured on the last Wednesday of the month. Wine flights are $10, and a special "Taste of Firenze" wine bar menu is available in addition to the regular menu. Cafe Firenze, 563 W. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, CA 93021, 805-532-0048.
Thursdays 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.