10th Annual California Wine Festival

After a decade of wine, food and music, the California Wine Festival is celebrating their anniversary with three days of wine events in their home base of Santa Barbara.

When: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Various Locations, Santa Barbara

Cost: $49 - $310

Age limit: 21+

Categories: Food & Drink


Thursday, July 18, 6:30-9 pm. “Old Spanish Nights Wine Tasting,” is a celebration of wines, foods and music true to Santa Barbara’s Spanish roots. The historic De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard, site of the original Spanish fiesta’s in downtown Santa Barbara, will provide the perfect setting for this exciting evening of wine and food festivities. A large contingent of California and Spanish wineries will showcase their world-class wines accompanied by a spicy array of appetizers from top local restaurants.
Colorful Flamenco dancers, accompanied by blazing guitars and hot Latin sounds will
keep everyone ‘caliente’ throughout the event.

Friday, July 19, 5-6 pm. “Get Me A Cab!” - Cabernet Clinic and Tasting The
elegant and friendly confines of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort are the perfect setting for our first Cabernet Clinic and Tasting. Sample a selection of ultra premium Cabernet’s from some of California’s best vineyards. Meet the winemakers and listen as they share
their expertise and artistry in this hour-long wine experience.

Friday, July 19, 6:30-9 pm. “Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting”, limited to
just 500 lucky ticketholders, this is the toughest ticket in town! California’s best
winemakers dust off their rare and reserve level bottles in a wine-lovers fantasy night of sipping the ”GOOD STUFF”! Some wines being poured are impossible to buy! -- no longer in distribution or on allocation. Some are proprietor’s reserves or end-of-vintage wines. A sparkling champagne reception greets guests who will then be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma, the high Sierras, California’s Central Coast, Santa Barbara County’s best and more. Top chefs from Santa Barbara’s most popular restaurants will prepare amazing hot and cold gourmet appetizers while live jazz keeps things super cool. The charming old-world carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza provides the backdrop for this romantic summer night under the stars.

Saturday, July 20, Noon-4 pm. “Beachside Food & Wine Fest” This everpopular
wine event will hit Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food and music. Literally hundreds of premium California wines are
served up along with the best of the regional microbreweries, local top chefs and food purveyors and vendors of all things related to wine. A silent auction of fine wines, exotic super-sized-wine bottles including dozens of magnums, double magnums and special luxury wine trips will raise money for Foodbank of Santa Barbara.

For more information and tickets, go to

Phone: 805-886-5103

Event posted May 30, 2013
Last updated July 8, 2013


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