This just in from Kalyra by the Sea, 212 State Street:

It has been our mission at Kalyra  to provide great wine and fun family experiences at affordable prices for everyone.  We’ve been through the crazy Hollywood times with the filming of Sideways at the winery back in 2004, the opening of our Santa Barbara location and then this year our newest Tasting Room in Buellton, Helix, along with the launch of our newest 239 wine.

As we look to the end of 2016, we are proud to keep that tradition going with our ever expanding line up of wines to come. The 2016 harvest was a bountiful one and we are excited to be creating some delicious varietals for your drinking pleasure.

You’ve probably noticed some changes at Kalyra as we’ve added many more events to our calendar along with expanding our mission to engage in more charitable partnerships in 2017.

Not all changes are easy and this year we find that our biggest challenge requires us to stay true to our mission and goals as we adapt to the changing real estate market in Santa Barbara. An out of town developer has purchased the Kalyra by the Sea property and has plans to develop it. Unfortunately, this means that we will be closing our Santa Barbara Tasting room as of Dec. 27th, 2016.  We appreciate all of our members who visit this tasting room on a regular basis and we hope you will continue to visit us at the Santa Ynez vineyard tasting room; we promise an equally gorgeous view and the chance to relax away from the city while enjoying the same great tasting benefits you have in Santa Barbara.

We look forward to seeing you at the Customer Appreciation Party  and our full staff will be available to answer your questions/concerns, update your account with new shipping information if you should choose that option for future wine club offerings. Come by and enjoy some wine, refreshments and even pick up your wine club shipment if you haven’t done so already.

We invite all of our wine club members to celebrate the wonderful years at this location with us on Dec. 26th at our Customer Appreciation Party at Kalyra by the Sea from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.

We appreciate your support as we navigate this change and look forward to continuing to provide you with a great place to gather, fun events to take part in and of course delicious wine at reasonable prices.

Kathy & Mike Brown
Owners, Kalyra Winery

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  1. Rex Of SB says:

    …and there goes the Funk Zone.

    Great job, out-of-town developers! You’ve driven out another one.

    It never fails. You manage to cobble together a group of quaint, funky, unique businesses, and the community eats it up. The developers from LA find out about this and immediately start snapping up these properties, “improving” them, and then charging usurious rents, thereby driving out the very people that made the project so successful in the first place.

    But then, we saw this coming, didn’t we?

  2. Christine! says:

    Love the new Kalyra venture on Industrial Way in Buellton- HELIX , which serves sparklling and dessert wines..inside a complex that also houses a new SEVTAP tasting bar & a vintage trailer of barware/kitchenware, etc.. They recently held a pop-up afternoon of shopping- with more planned for 2017.

  3. LoFiGirl says:

    I am incensed every time I hear “out of town developer”! Makes me sick! SB should get real and protect our local businesses and art scenes. Money kills EVERYTHING. So sick of this. The Funk Zone is already a yuppie upper scale dead zone. The art has been pushed OUT. Sad, Santa Barbara, SAD.

  4. RandomInterval says:

    I see that both Kalyra and Gessinger tasting rooms are closed, but Test Pilot is still open. Perhaps the development of the building has something to do with them?

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