Spend Mother’s Day Weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley

Spend Mother’s Day Weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley

Yes, you need to do the traditional Mother’s Day brunch and flowers. Still, why not think outside the ‘lunch box’ and give mom some extra love and care with these great wine country activities that she’ll cherish? Think painting and yoga in the vineyard, perfume making, treats and delicious food in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country.

Here are some ideas to make the weekend extra special, and as a bonus, these are things that will be great fun for you, too!

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Do something a little different this year, with a focus on bonding time together:

Saturday, May 11: Bicycle through Wine Country with Mom

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Pedal through beautiful Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country, visit two wineries and enjoy tastings and a picnic lunch.

Details: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours, (805) 884-9283. Event details here

Saturday, May 11: Painting in the Vineyard at Koehler Winery

Are you looking for a new experience in wine country while spending quality time celebrating a mother in your life? Then come paint in the vineyard with Gypsy Studios and put a creative twist on your next Mother’s Day gift. You’ll spend the morning sipping delicious Koehler wines and capturing the beauty of the vineyard on canvas.

This two and half hour experience will inspire your creative side while indulging the wine lover in you. Don’t worry if you’ve never painted. Our trained artist and teacher will walk you through each step of the process. You’ll be amazed at what you can create!

The Koehler Winery property boasts gorgeous vistas, picnic areas, and 40-year-old vines..some of the oldest in the Santa Ynez Valley. Situated on Foxen Canyon Road, this winery is just minutes away from Los Olivos, CA as well as a bounty of other wine tasting rooms and vineyards. The estate’s storied history includes ownership by one of the most successful television producers in history, renowned for such iconic shows as The Love Boat, Dynasty and Wonder Woman.

Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and grab a wine glass and a paintbrush!

$65 per painter – includes wine tasting, a Gypsy Studios stemless wine glass, plus all art materials and instructions for you to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Event is from 10:30am -1:30pm

Details: Koehler Winery, 5360 Foxen Canyon Road, Los Olivos. Event Details Here

Saturday, May 11: Spring Retreat at Brave & Maiden Winery

Treat yourself to this decadent Spring Retreat held the day before Mother’s Day. This elevated wine country experience brings together a peaceful yoga practice, serene grounds, an exclusive wine tasting, and a catered lunch in the newest winery in Santa Ynez Valley. Get behind the gates at this by-appointment-only winery and explore the beautiful architecture, design, and grounds while getting away from it all.

What’s Included
-1-hour (all levels) yoga class outside surrounded by vineyards
-Mindfulness guided meditation
-10-min relaxation at the end of the yoga class
-Seated wine tasting with a personal wine guide who will walk you through your flight
-Fresh, modern Italian dishes created by SY Kitchen for lunch
-This three-hour mini-retreat will leave you feeling refreshed, serene, and pampered

•Hours of Event: 10:00am-1:00pm

• Cost of Event or Menu: $95 per person

Details: Brave & Maiden, 649 N Refugio Rd, Santa Ynez. Event Details Here

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day Weekend- Turquoise Succulents Workshops at The Brander Vineyard

Join Santa Barbara-based succulent artist Ashley Rifkin and design your very own succulent arrangement while celebrating that special mom in your life and enjoying a glass of Brander wine. Bring friends and family and take in the sunshine and gorgeous scenery at The Brander Vineyard while learning to create your very own succulent arrangement. Choose from a variety of vessels, rare succulents, and decorative finishing touches to design a unique arrangement. Learn tips to care for your arrangement year-round including seasonal water needs and sunlight. All materials and a glass of wine are provided. All participants will also enjoy 10% off bottles of Brander wines. Start times are 12:00pm and 1:30pm. Please be sure to sign up for your preferred time as each class is a separate Eventbrite event. Looking forward to meeting you!

(Additional times may be added to meet demand. Those under 21 years old are permitted to participate in workshop without wine. Valid ID required for alcohol consumption. Please contact ashley@turquoisesucculents.com)

Details: Brander Vineyard, 2401 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez. Event details here 

Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day Wine and Cupcake Pairing Experience 

Mom deserves a sweet treat! Join us on Mother’s Day Weekend to celebrate everyone’s favorite woman. Visit three wineries, enjoy a delightful picnic lunch and a friendly guide with transportation to and from your accommodation. All included in the price.

Details: Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours, (805) 884-9283. Event details here 

Sunday, May 12: Mother’s Day Painting in the Vineyard at Brander Winery

Are you looking for a new experience in wine country while spending quality time celebrating a mother in your life? Then come paint in the vineyard with Gypsy Studios and put a creative twist on your next Mother’s Day gift. You’ll spend the morning sipping delicious Brander wines and capturing the beauty of the vineyard on canvas. Our painting in the vineyard classes provides a beautiful, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you. Don’t consider yourself an artist just yet? Don’t worry. Our trained artist will walk you through the entire painting process step-by-step. No previous painting experience necessary. You’ll be amazed at what you can create in just a few hours- even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life!

Bring your friends and family, pack a picnic and grab a wine glass and a paintbrush!

$65 per painter – includes wine tasting, a Gypsy Studios stemless wine glass, plus all art materials and instructions for you to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Event is from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Details: Brander Vineyard, 2401 North Refugio Road, Santa Ynez. Event Details Here

Mother’s Day Brunches, Sunday, May 12, 2019

Here are a few top places to treat mom to a memorable brunch, complete with sparkling wine and the extra gift of gorgeous views. Advance reservations required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Mad & Vin, 7:30am -11:00am; 12:00-4:00pm

Mad & Vin at The Landsby will be open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Mothers Day, May 12th. Patio seating available.

Details: Mad & Vin, 1576 Mission Dr, Solvang, (805) 688-3121.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Root 246, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9am to 2pm 

On Sunday, May 12, Root 246 will boast a four-course Mother’s Day Brunch menu, served from 9:00am to 2:00pm, followed by regular dinner service in the dining rooms starting at 5:00pm. Reservations for the May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch, or dinner, at Root 246 may be made in advance by contacting the restaurant at 805.686.8681, or via OpenTable: www.opentable.com/root-246-at-hotel-corque.
Four-course, prix fixe menu: Adults, $65.00++. Kids menu available, $16.00++ (ages 12 and under).

Details: Root 246, 420 Alisal Road, Solvang, (805) 686-8681

Mother’s Day 2019 Menu at Bob’s Well Bread, 7:00am – 3:00pm

    • Eggs Benedict (Your choice of Fresh Crab or Prosciutto Benedict), served with our house-made Hollandaise, spicy house-made Rooster sauce, crispy potatoes and fresh berries
    • Pastry of Choice from our Pastry case (based on availability)
    • Mimosa
    • Prix Fix: $35 per person

Details: Bob’s Well Bread, 550 Bell St, Los Alamos, (805) 344-3000

The Bear & Star Mother’s Day Brunch, 11am to 3pm

The Bear and Star welcomes guests to celebrate the moms in their life on Sunday, May 12 with a Mother’s Day brunch. This buffet-style meal will include a variety of classic brunch items as well as signature dishes from the culinary team at The Bear and Star. Guests with a sweet tooth will enjoy cornbread, coffee cake, scones, muffins, pancakes, cinnamon rolls and much more. Savory offerings include the restaurant’s signature deviled ranch eggs, smoked salmon, baked brie, griddled sausage, smoked pork tenderloin, quiche, macaroni and cheese, a carving station and more. ($60 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under)

Details: The Bear & Star, 2860 Grand Ave, Los Olivos. Event Details Here

Extra Treats

The menus are still being finalized, but you can count on delicious Mother’s Day brunches & lunches at Santa Ynez Valley favorites like S.Y. Kitchen (Santa Ynez), The Chumash Casino Buffet (Santa Ynez), Plenty on Bell (Los Alamos), and Industrial Eats (Buellton).

Mother’s Day at Sweetzer Cellars, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 11am to 5pm

Sweetzer Cellars will be open on Mother’s Day and offering complimentary tastings to all mothers. Even the mother of dragons. Especially the mother of dragons.

They will also be donating 10% of sales to No Kid Hungry and Wrenn Rescues (a Ventura County kitten rescue organization) – purchaser’s choice of charity.

Details: Sweetzer Cellars, 308 #C North 9th Street, Lompoc. 

Mother’s Day with live music by Brady Harris at Kalyra Tasting Room, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us at 140 Industrial Way in Buellton at the Kalyra Tasting room and listen to the lovely voice and ukelele tunes by Brady Harris– our most requested musician. Bring a picnic and spend the day tasting wine; Moms get a complimentary glass of champagne. Wine by the glass and bottle available for purchase to 21+. Hours Noon – 4:00pm.

Details: Kalyra Tasting Room, 140 Industrial Way, Buellton, (805) 693-8864, Event Details

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! 💐

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