Festivals bring people with a common interest together from miles away. They are a time of celebration, a time to explore and discover new things, and a great place to network and meet new people. There are various types of festivals celebrating music, food, and wine…sometimes all in one festival.
One of the most prestigious wine events around is the Celebration of Harvest which takes place throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country. This year, the four-day event is celebrating twenty-five years of bringing together a collective of ravishing local restaurants, caterers, and nearly one hundred wonderful Santa Barbara County wineries. Taking place October 7 through October 10, the weekend will be full of flavorful festivities.
The weekend will open with a welcome dinner at Root 246 with multiple food stations and wines brought by dinner guests to share with fellow guests attending the dinner. It is a fun and socializing way to taste and discover new wine.
Saturday morning will begin with the Women in Santa Barbara County Wine Seminar featuring six winemakers form Santa Barbara County. Other seminars that day include Taste Your Dirt: Sipping through the AVAs of Santa Barbara County and a food and wine seminar Know Your Fisherman, Know Your Seafood: Local Seafood and Wine Pairings. There will be a grand wine tasting during the festival. Some of the wineries that will be pouring a selection of their wines at the Harvest Festival Grand Tasting on October 8 include Artiste Winery, Blackjack, Foxen, CORE, Kaena, Melville Winery, Sunstone Winery, Runway Vineyard, Qupe Wine Cellars, and Toretti Famil Vineyard amongst many more.
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The weekend will also include the 2016 Celebration of Harvest Grand Tasting Silent Auction which is held to raise funds for the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation supporting the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County.
The Celebration of Harvest is sure to be an eventful weekend with plenty of wine, delicious food, and exchange of wine knowledge. The weekend will also include live performances by Conner Cherland and bryan TITUS trio. You can’t go wrong with four days of food, wine, and music.
For tickets and more information, visit celebrationofharvest.com.