About Sideways Fest
We are excited to debut our new Sideways Fest event celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the movie that shone a spotlight on Pinot Noir, the Santa Rita Hills, and the Santa Ynez Valley. Rarely does a night go by that the movie isn't mentioned by a guest at the Hitching Post II restaurant. People from all over the world come to take selfies in the bar or in front of the HP sign. They drink Pinot Noir and they talk about Merlot. They ask if Maya is working and quiz the staff of any little details they might be able to recall. The movie Sideways introduced our world to the rest of the world and has generated a cult following of wine lovers across the globe.
There are three events to choose from or dive in and enjoy the whole Sideways experience.
Friday night’s movie screening and wine tasting will feature wineries that you met in the movie. Sip under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theatre before heading in to a Q & A panel featuring Sideways personalities. After the movie enjoy a few more sips with to cap off your evening.
Saturday morning jump on the bus and retrace the path of Jack and Miles on a guided tour through Sideways country.
Sundays Festival rounds out the weekend with a wine festival in Buellton! All wineries from the Santa Ynez Valley AVA are invited to participate in the Sunday Festival. The SRHWA members will have a dedicated tent to showcase the wines of the Sta. Rita Hills! There will be a Food Truck court and live music.
The Sideways Saab will be onsite for photo opportunities as well as a Merlot tasting and other activities. Join in the fun and get your tickets now!
For more information visit www.sidewaysfest.com!
Movie Screening and Wine Tasting
Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.
Solvang Festival Theatre
Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theatre.
Wine Tasting and panel discussion with Sideways personalities!
Sideways Bus Tour
Saturday, October 19th • 11 a.m - 5 p.m.
Starts at the Sideways Inn (Buellton)
Guests will get to hop on our Shuttle and experience the Sideways Tour first hand!
We have special stops that include the Sideways Inn, Peake Ranch (the old Sanford Tasting room), the Hitching Post II, Ostrich Land, and the Solvang Restaurant!
Sideways Wine Festival
Sunday, October 20th • 12 - 4 p.m.
River View Park • Buellton
The Sideways Wine Festival will take place from 12 - 4 p.m. and will have over 40 Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County wineries on site to sample from! Live Music, a Food Truck Court, and fun activities will make for an afternoon of everything Sideways.