Wine Month

Uncork the Story of Santa Ynez Valley Wine during SYV Wine Month in September 2014. One of the most celebrated times of year in the Santa Ynez Valley takes place from August through November. Harvest in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country is a revered season when visitors and locals can experience wine from grape to glass. To celebrate, VisitSYV has declared September “Santa Ynez Valley Wine Month” and will be honoring wine with events, classes, dinners, deals and packages. As part of California Wine Month, these events and promotions can be found in the towns of Buellton, Ballard, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez, and Solvang.

Stay tuned for a complete listing of Wine Month events, participating tasting rooms and deals.

Events and Special Deals


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“Uncorked” – The Evolution of Wine in the Santa Ynez Valley

August 9 - October 26
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum
Santa Ynez, CA

The first exhibition of its kind, Uncorked traces the evolution of winemaking in the Santa Ynez Valley from the early Mission period through present day. The exhibit highlights those pioneering Valley winemakers who helped bring international recognition to the Santa Ynez Valley as a region for producing exceptionally fine wines. This ground breaking exhibit features […]

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End of Summer Sale at Wine Valley Inn

August 18 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
Wine Valley Inn
Solvang, CA

Celebrate SYV Wine Month and relax mind, body and spirit with our exclusive Manager Sale, starting at $84 per night for travel from 08/18 to 10/31. Rates include wifi and hot breakfast. Lowest rate guarenteed or get 50% off! Available only on www.winevalleyinn.com.

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“Indulge in Wine Month” Wine Flight

September 1 - September 30
Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Solvang, CA

Enjoy a special flight of some local high-end favorites! Wines subject to change throughout the month, but will include producers like Tyler, Crawford Family Wines, and Jonata.

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Celebrate SYV Wine Month with Free Corkage

September 1 - September 30
Sides Hardware and Shoes
Los Olivos, CA

Join us at Sides Hardware and Shoes as we celebrate Wine Month. For the entire month of September, enjoy complimentary corkage of local wines when you dine with us. Limit one per table.

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Pioneer Pairing

September 1 - September 30
The Ballard Inn & Restaurant
Ballard, CA

In conjunction with SYV Wine Month, the Ballard Inn & Restaurant is honored to offer a new package, Pioneer Pairing. We welcome you to explore estate grown wines at two of the Santa Ynez Valley’s pioneer vineyards Brander and Buttonwood.  Guests will enjoy a nights stay in a beautifully appointed classic king room, two 375ml […]

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Get Sideways with a Wine Flight

September 1 - December 31
Wandering Dog Wine Bar
Solvang, CA

Figure out if you are more Miles or Maya with our Sideways themed wine flight featuring a rotating selection of local Pinot Noirs and Merlots. Pricing will vary throughout the month depending on wines.

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Enjoy the Diversity of Santa Barbara County Wines

September 1 - September 30
S.Y. Kitchen
Santa Ynez, CA

Santa Barbara County makes world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but due to our diverse climate and soils, we also excel in producing a range of other varietals.  In honor of California Wine Month in September, S.Y. Kitchen will be featuring a different wine each week that showcases this diversity.  Come learn about some great […]

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Special Rates for SYV Wine Month

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
King Frederik Inn & Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
Solvang, CA

Enjoy your stay during SYV Wine Month! For the entire month of September, both King Frederik Inn and Pea Soup Andersen’s Inn will offer a special discount for your stay. Mention SYV Wine Month to receive 10% off your first night, 20% off your second night, and 30% off your third night. See the following […]

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Varietal Blind Tasting at Cimarone Wines

September 1 @ 11:00 am - September 30 @ 5:30 pm
Cimarone Wines Tasting Room
Los Olivos, CA

September is a glorious month in Santa Ynez Valley wine country and we are celebrating all month long with Santa Ynez Valley Wine Month. Test your tasting skills with our Special Varietal Wine Blind Tasting featuring our 2012 Cimarone Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Cimarone Gran Premio, 2012 Cimarone Cabernet Franc, and our 2012 Cimarone Malbec…all from […]

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“Rock Steady” Bien Nacido Winemakers’ Dinner at Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café

September 18 @ 6:00 pm
Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
Los Olivos, CA

The first-ever “Rock Steady” Bien Nacido winemakers’ dinner will be held Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m at the  Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe located at 2879 Grand Avenue in downtown Los Olivos. Café owners Sam and Shawnda Marmorstein are pleased to announce that three of Santa Barbara County’s winemaking elite will be […]

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Sanford Winery and Vineyards Vertical Tasting Package

September 19 @ 11:30 am - September 21 @ 12:30 pm
Sanford Winery and Vineyards
Lompoc, CA

Offered Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 11:30 a.m., our Vertical Tasting experience includes a seated tasting through a flight of five vintages of one of our estate-grown Pinot Noirs. Our friendly and knowledgeable host will guide you through the tasting and discuss the different vintages as well as providing education on the storing and aging […]

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Seeing Stars Party

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 20 @ 9:00 pm
Buttonwood Farm
Solvang, CA

Sip under the stars for this one of a kind and memorable experience, set in the open field next to our world-famous peach orchard. Guests can enjoy sightings of planets, nebula, galaxies, stars and star clusters. While viewing the stars at our estate, guests will be offered two tastings of wine, bottles and wines by […]

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Sanford Winery and Vineyards Vertical Tasting Package

September 26 @ 11:30 am - September 28 @ 12:30 pm
Sanford Winery and Vineyards
Lompoc, CA

Offered Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 11:30 a.m., our Vertical Tasting experience includes a seated tasting through a flight of five vintages of one of our estate-grown Pinot Noirs. Our friendly and knowledgeable host will guide you through the tasting and discuss the different vintages as well as providing education on the storing and aging […]

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Friday Night Wine Down

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - September 26 @ 7:30 pm
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Lompoc, CA

Join us for our last Friday Night Wine Down of the 2014 Summer Season. Sun-drenched vineyard views will serve as the backdrop for our delicious wines paired with a variety of tapas catered by Louise’s Kitchen Table. Come enjoy Santa Rita Hills charm at its best for the perfect welcome to the weekend. This event […]

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Liquamentum Release @ FigtoberFest

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - September 27 @ 6:00 pm
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Buellton, CA

$20/ticket includes your choice of bottle (Double Down Davy Brown Ale or Hell’s Half Acre Barleywine), a tasting of each new beer paired with small bites. Brewmaster AJ Stoll will walk guests through the brewing process for each beer along with aging, pairing and more. http://www.figmtnbrew.com/liquamentum/ About HELL’S HALF ACRE: Sitting below McKinley Peak, the […]

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