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Events in Santa Barbara County

Live Music at Carr Winery with Stacked

Thursday, January 1

Carr Winery, Santa Barbara

Kick off the weekend with wines by the glass, empanadas, and a little rock n' roll.

Cost: Free admission, 21+

Address & Location:
Carr Winery, 414 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 965-7985

Email: info@carrwinery.com

Website: www.carrwinery.com

Details: Kick off the weekend with wines by the glass, empanadas and a little rock n’ roll. Stacked is a Santa Barbara-based rock band created by musicians seeking to play the music they would like to hear in the live music venues they frequent. Only covering cool songs from the 60s to the present, Stacked will make you want to sing and groove along to their music. Be ready to rock out to the sounds dealt by Vivien Alexander (vocals), Jesse Benenati (drums), "Crazy Fast Fingers" Joey Flowers (guitar), Benji Mosso (bass), and Raul Cano-Rogers (guitar). Free Admission, 21+.

Lucas & Lewellen “Summer Fridays” – a wine and cheese pairing series

Thursday, January 1

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Solvang

Wine and cheese in downtown Solvang

Cost: $25 per person

Address & Location:
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join your friends on the last Friday of each summer month at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room in Solvang for live musi, and our annual summer wine and cheese pairing series, featuring selected artisan cheeses paired to Lucas & Lewellen wines.

A Harvest Blessing at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Saturday, August 24

The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards winery, Buellton

Wine fans are invited to join us at the start of harvest for our traditional "Blessing of the Grapes" service.

Cost: $55

Address & Location:
The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards winery, 132 Easy Street, Buellton, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Wine fans are invited to join us at the start of harvest for our traditional "Blessing of the Grapes" service. This centuries-old ceremony, practiced by many religions and cultures throughout the ages, honors the vineyards, the grapes, and the hard work of the people who make the annual wine grape harvest a reality. Father John Finley will say a prayer of thanksgiving and ask for a blessing upon the hands that grow and make the wine. After the blessing, we will eat, drink, and make merry with barrel and tank sampling, a wine swirling contest, live music, production tours, and general harvest reverie.

38th Annual Taste of the Town

Sunday, September 8

Riviera Park, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara's most beloved food and wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the work of the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast.

Cost: VIP Ticket (Connoisseurs' Circle Gala + Taste of the Town) - $500 / Taste of the Town Only $125 In Advance - $140 Day Of Event

Address & Location:
Riviera Park, 2030 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA

Phone: (805) 563-4685

Email: mwiesbrock@arthritis.org

Website: arthritis.org

Details: The Connoisseurs' Circle Gala dinner and live auction kicks off the two day of events on Friday evening at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Guest dine on a 4-course gourmet meal created by Culinary Honoree Executive Chef Mossin Sugich, Hilton SB Beachfront Resort, and paired with premier wines provided by Vintner of the Year Courtney Foley, The Foley Food and Wine Society. On Sunday, guest enjoy tastes provided by some of the areas best food, wine and spirits providers. Over 70 vendors are expected to participate. Each guest receives a complimentary wine glass to take home.

The Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

Saturday, September 28

Begin at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, Solvang

Learn as you taste wine through the vineyards of the Lucas & Lewellen estate.

Cost: $85

Address & Location:
Begin at the Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join us for our 15th annual Wine Club Tour of the expansive Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Guests meet at L&L for light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting before shuttling through the Valley View, Goodchild, and Los Alamos Vineyards while our informative hosts entertain, educate, and pour wines from each featured vineyard. Stop for a tour of our Buellton winery and complete your day with a casual lasagna dinner at the Tasting Room. Only 40 seats available.

Get Your Boots Dirty at the Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard Tour

Saturday, September 28

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, Solvang

Louis Lucas and Andy Moore will educate and entertain as we visit the tasting room, winery and all three estate vineyards.

Cost: $85/person

Address & Location:
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, right next to the Visitor's Center parking lot, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Join us for our 15th annual Wine Club Tour of the expansive Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards. Guests meet at L&L for light hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting before shuttling through the Valley View, Goodchild, and Los Alamos Vineyards while our informative hosts entertain, educate, and pour wines from each featured vineyard. Stop for a tour of our Buellton winery and complete your day with a casual lasagna dinner at the Tasting Room. Only 40 seats available.

Jule Fest Christmas Open House at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Thursday, January 1

The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, Solvang

Lucas & Lewellen will host a special tasting of Christmas wines paired to beautiful Christmas cheese selections with a special chocolate tasting.

Cost: $25

Address & Location:
The Lucas & Lewellen Tasting Room, 1645 Copenhagen Drive, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: As the magical village of Solvang celebrates Christmas Danish-style, Lucas & Lewellen will host a special tasting of Christmas wines paired to beautiful Christmas cheese selections with a special chocolate tasting. Enjoy the music of local carolers, a hot chocolate bar, pricing specials to help with your Christmas list, Christmas music, and the unforgettable Solvang JuleFest, subject of Time Magazine’s “Most Christmas-ey Town in the U.S.” Folks will take in the season at the small town Christmas ceremony on Friday, December 6th at 5 pm with Christmas music, dancing ballerinas, and Santa visits. Jule festivities will also include a Christmas Parade, VIP Candlelight Tours, and a Living Nativity on December 7th, a "Shop, Mingle, and Jingle" event on December 7th and 8th, and a “Jule Fest Wine & Beer Walk” on December 13th and 14th.

Valentines Day Winemaker Dinner with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards

Thursday, January 1

The Alisal River Grill, Solvang

A romantic wine dinner showcasing the wines of Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards.

Cost: $95/person

Address & Location:
The Alisal River Grill, 150 Alisal Road, Solvang, CA

Phone: (805) 686-9336

Email: anjie@llwine.com

Website: www.llwine.com

Details: Lucas & Lewellen will once again be celebrating Valentines Day with their wine family, this year with a Sparkling Wine reception and Valentines Winemaker Dinner at the romantic Alisal River Grill. Royce Lewellen and Louis Lucas, who will be accompanied by their lovely Valentines, will share the background story on featured wines throughout the dinner showcasing impressive culinary pairings.