This just in from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History:

Santa Barbara, CA ─ The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will host the 26th Annual Santa Barbara Wine Festival on Saturday, June 29 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Guests in attendance will enjoy and savor a variety of wine from more than 50 Central Coast wineries, as well as indulge in tasty hors d’ourves and desserts from local restaurants, caterers, and vendors.

The Santa Barbara Wine Festival is a ticketless event where guests may purchase admission on the Museum’s website ( and present a valid identification for admittance. Guests without valid identification will not gain access to the Wine Festival. Admission purchased on Friday, June 28 prior to 5:00 PM is $70 for members and $95 for non-members. If available, admission may also be purchased at the door for $105.

The Santa Barbara Wine Festival also offers a Designated Driver Program, where guests who have agreed to the guidelines of the program are granted complimentary admittance to the Wine Festival. As a Designated Driver, guests will wear a badge to signify “No Alcohol” and will not receive a tasting glass.

To control traffic in and around the Museum on the day of the Wine Festival, the Museum is offering free parking at three designated offsite parking lots, where guests will be picked up and dropped off in front of the Museum by a free shuttle service. For those guests who prefer to park in the Museum lot, parking passes may be purchased online for $10.

Participating wineries include:
Alexander & Wayne Alma Rosa Andrew Murray Vineyards Arthur Earl Winery Au Bon Climat Babcock Winery Beckmen Vineyards Bedford Winery Blair Fox Brander Vineyard Brewer-Clifton Byron Cambria Cargasacchi Carr Vineyards and Winery
Coghlan Vineyard Cold Heaven CORE Daniel Gehrs Wines Dierberg & Star Lane Estate Vineyard Epiphany Cellars Feliz Noche Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard Fiddlehead Cellars Firestone Vineyard Flying Goat Cellars Foxen Gioia Wine Grassini Family Vineyards .Jaffurs Wine Cellars Kalyra Ken Brown Wines Kenneth Volk Vineyards Koehler Winery Kunin Lincourt Martian Ranch & Vineyard Melville Mosby Winery & Vineyard Municipal Winemakers Oreana Palmina Presqu’ile Qupé Rancho Sisquoc Winery Refugio Ranch RN Estate Vineyards Sagebrush Annie’s Santa Barbara Winery Sunstone Winery Tablas Creek Tercero Wineries The Winehound Toucan Wines Transcendence Wines Vogelzang Westerly Wines Whitcraft Winery Zaca Mesa

Participating vendors include:
Bridge Brand Chocolate Brophy Bros. Ca’ Dario Casitas Valley CreameryC’est Cheese Coveted Cakery Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Country Catering Company Creative Services Catering Danny Douglas Catering Fink & Fork Restaurant Freezer Monkey Georgia’s Smokehouse Jessica Foster Confections La Mousse Luna Olivo Marmalade Café Omni Catering Pacific Pickle Works Panera Bread Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro Renaud’s Patisserie and Bakery SBCC School of Culinary Arts State and Fig The Berry Man The Shop The Willows at Chumash Casino Resort Touring & Tasting Magazine Via Maestra 42 Whole Foods Market: Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara Wine Festival is sponsored by The Berry Man, Inc., Town & Country Rentals, The Chumash Casino Resort, Mission Wealth Management, Riviera Insurance Services, and Whole Foods Market: Santa Barbara.

For more information and to purchase admission for the Santa Barbara Wine Festival, please visit

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  1. Pete Durand says:

    Most smart imbibers took a cab! Safely riding for door to door service! Cheap at any rate, especially on a hot day!

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