Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Harvest is here and Santa Barbara County takes time out to celebrate the 2011 Vintage

A cornucopia of food, wine and harvested local produce will be featured at annual event
Its Harvest time in California and that can only mean The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association will once again
host its popular “Celebration of Harvest” festival, this year highlighting the amazing variety of food, as well as wine produced in Santa Barbara County.

 “Harvest is such an exciting time for everyone workinghere in the Valley” states Michael Larner, President of the Vintners’ Association. “Not just for the winegrape harvest, but also for apples, pears, and other fruits as well as pumpkins, tomatoes, squash, greens- you name it. We thought it would be really enjoyable for our visitors to experience the harvest a whole.”

 The stunning grounds of the Rancho Sisquoc Winery will provide a perfect venue for the festival, to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2011. The 100+ winery members of the Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association will all be pouring their wines at the festival and will be joined by local caterers and restaurants, many of whom are partnering with the grower members of the Santa Rosa Hills CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) to create appetizers with a truly local flair.

 To keep the action lively, Margie Nelson’s jazz/swing band and Sean Wiggins & One Lone Goat  will provide swinging music for the event, and author Rex Pickett returns to sign copies of his  Sideways and Vertical, his  new novel
Vintners are also planning special events to enhance the festival at the many tasting rooms in Santa Barbara County that feature many of the countries finest wines. The “Vintners’ Visa”, a 4-day passport to 12 participating wineries is a great deal and is  available for sale through the Vintners’ Association, and a detailed listing of events hosted by member wineries will be posted on their website.
Santa Barbara County has become  a premier winegrowing region. There are currently over 100 winery and grower members. For more information, contact the Vintners’ Association at (805) 688-0881 or via email at

See you there !

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