Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival Weekend 2012

Santa Barbara - Wine

Santa Barbara - Wine (Photo credit: Stepan Mazurov)

Get a Vintners’ Visa at the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Festival Weekend. This is  your passport to twelve winery tasting rooms.  Some wineries will present their own unique events, ranging  from Winemaker’s Dinners and barrel tastings.

There are four official Santa Barbara appellations: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Rita Hills. Within the broad Santa Barbara County designation, there are several other micro-regions:  the Los Alamos Valley region, Ballard Canyon, the Los Olivos District and Santa Maria.

The annual Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival Weekend attracts food and wine lovers who wish to meet vintners, taste their wines and enjoy great food and music over a long spring weekend in gorgeous Santa Barbara. The Vintners’ Festival is hosted by the more than one hundred vintners and winemakers who will be pouring their latest releases of the over fifty-four varietals that are grown in Santa Barbara County.

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California;

Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California; (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Saturday, April 21st, from 1 to 4pm at The Carranza over 100 Santa Barbara member wineries gather to present their local wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves. The Festival presents some of the best local cuisine from restaurants, catering companies and purveyors of specialty foods. The festival will also feature live music. There will be a Silent Auction to benefit local charities and art displays from local artists.

Santa Barbara Winery

Image of Santa Barbara Winery via Snooth

WHEN:    April 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2012

WHERE: Saturday, April 21st, from 1 to 4pm at The Carranza @ 5406 Zaca Station Road, on the outskirts of Los Olivos.

santa barbara winery

santa barbara winery (Photo credit: clogozm)

Click here to purchase tickets for the Vintners’ Festival and Vintners’ Visas.

I love to collect Wine Festival Posters. The 2012 Vintners’ Festival Poster was designed by David Griffing. David was an art director for corporations and ad agencies in New York City and has been living and working as graphic designer for years in Santa Barbara.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @

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3 responses to “Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival Weekend 2012

  1. Florence

    I’ve been to this festival one time and it left such a lasting impression, I am surprised that I didn’t make plans to go this year! I love traveling to Santa Barbara, so beautiful and so much to do, the lay out of this website (very Italian)-reminds me of SB! Though it has so much spanish influence, something about it is very Italian- the wine doesn’t help much either! Hopefully I am able to go soon! I know where I’ll be staying-the South Coast Inn ( Elegant and drizzled in class! Cannot get over it.

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