Are you ready to celebrate the autumn vineyard harvest? The grapes and their winemakers are really ready! Mark your calendar for October 7-10, 2016, the annual Celebration of Harvest Weekend sponsored by the non-profit Santa Barbara Vintners organization. There are so many exciting events and activities, you’ll definitely want to come stay, sip and swirl in Solvang for awhile! The Festival Grand Tasting will be Saturday, 10/8/16 from 1-4pm at the historic Old Mission Santa Ines right in downtown Solvang featuring more than 100 vintners plus food tastings, live music, silent auction and more.
On Saturday morning before the Grand Tasting, check out the “Women in Santa Barbara County Wine” seminar from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Hotel Corque featuring six winemakers on a panel moderated by Gabe Saglie, noted food, wine & travel journalist. Also at Hotel Corque on Friday, 10/7/16; there is a Harvest Dinner kick-off event featuring older vintage wines brought by guests and winery representatives. You can also get a Vintners Visa (a tasting pass to twelve area tasting rooms over the four-day weekend) plus savor various tasting room open houses and vineyard walks all around the area. For complete details and to get your tickets, visit http://www.celebrationofharvest.com/