March 13 | 5:30PM | Hotel Californian

A Celebration of Santa Barbara Wine: SBCE Welcome Reception

Friday, March 13, 2020

5:30-7pm (Platinum Pass entry at 5pm)

Hotel Californian


Join us as we kick off the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience at the five-star Hotel Californian by celebrating Santa Barbara Wine Country, featuring hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Travis Watson and pours from almost 2 dozen Santa Barbara County wineries.

Chef Watson brings 20 years of award-winning culinary experience to the event, after his career led him all over the world, including France where he served as an apprentice to Chef Georges Paccard of Michelin-starred La Ciboulette.

The wineries have been selected for their unique display of Santa Barbara qualities, different expressions of terroir across the County, and in some cases, exclusivity (some don’t have tasting rooms, or are small, boutique wineries). The list includes Alma Rosa Winery, Ampelos Cellars, Barden Wines, Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Estate Wines, Buttonwood Farm & Winery, Brewer-Clifton, Cambria Wines, Dragonette Cellars, Foxen Vineyard & Winery, J. Wilkes, Jonata, Lieu Dit Winery, Margerum Wines, Nielson Wines, Pence Vineyards & Winery, Sandhi Wines, Tyler Winery, and more to be announced. 

*Platinum Pass holders receive complimentary admission at 5pm and an exclusive VIP wine tasting with Jackson Family Wines (Brewer-Clifton, Cambria Wines and Nielson Wines).