Welcome to Wine and Fire 2019! Explore our world of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay the weekend of August 16, 17, 18, and discover the wines and people of the Sta. Rita Hills. Enjoy one, two or three events for a weekend of fabulous wine and food. Central Coast BBQ foods and Sta. Rita Hills wines will be the focus for our annual weekend in the Hills.
Lompoc Shuttle tickets are available for Friday and Saturday night's events. Pick up at Lompoc Hotels, The Hilton Garden Inn, The Embassy Suites, and O’Cairns Inn & Suites. Pick up starts at 4:00 and will leave the event at 8:00. Guests staying at the Holiday Inn Express can request a shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn to board the bus there. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred pickup location.
Check our website as we get closer to the event for Winery Open Houses and Passport offerings!
FRIDAY NIGHT BARN PARTY AT FOLEY WINERY
AUGUST 16th 5:00 to 8:00
Foley Estate Winery
6121 Hwy 246, Lompoc
About the Tasting: Thirty winemakers pour large format and library wines. A kickback, casual evening to roll into a weekend of Wine and Fire.
About the Barn: Originally built for an equestrian ranch, the barn never realized is full potential and was home to just a few horses during its time. Purchased by Bill Foley and developed in the late 1990s, the barn has been converted to Foley Estates production facility. The barn is surrounded by 500 planted acres under vine with an emphasis on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
About the Band: The T-Bone Ramblers have been a staple in the Santa Ynez Valley music scene for decades... Band members Bob Shelley, Mark Sanchez, Chris Jacobsen, and Jeff Sgobba will have you tapping your toes and you just might find yourself singing along to their upbeat classic rock tunes. Dance like there's nobody watching!
About the Chef: Santa Ynez Valley native Anthony Endy returns home to join the Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort team as the new executive chef. Endy brings his extensive list of California eatery experience, ranging from local Central Coast cafes to a regional franchise, to prepare him for his new role uniting local sensibilities with elevated culinary approaches.
“The essential elements—seasonal ingredients, classic ranch recipes, BBQs—are all there, now with a bit more technique and flare.”
Anthony's love of Wine and Fire makes him the perfect pairing for our Friday night Barn Party BBQ claiming, “cooking with a live fire is a special passion of mine.”
Endy aims to capture the essence of California cuisine with the depth of flavor and heartiness of Western ranch cooking. He plans to achieve this using locally sourced Santa Ynez Valley ingredients at their peak and is working with a local farm to grow fruits and vegetables especially for Alisal.
SATURDAY MORNING SPEED TASTING AND LUNCH WITH A WINEMAKER
AUGUST 17th 9:30 AM- 1:30 PM
PEAKE RANCH WINERY
Peake Ranch and Vineyard
7290 Santa Rosa Road, Buellton
About the seminar:
Get up close and personal in the Santa Rita Hills. This year’s Wine and Fire Saturday morning event will offer you the unique opportunity to not only taste great wines but to share your table with 8 different winemakers.
Our table hosts are Steve Arrowood - Montemar Wines, Bryan Babcock - Babcock Winery,
Dan Kessler - Kessler Haak Vineyard and Winery, Lorna Kreutz - Foley Family Wines, Rick Longoria - Longoria Wines, Bruce McGuire - Lafond Winery, Brandon Sparks-Gillis - Dragonette Cellars, James Sparks - Liquid Farm, and Norm Yost - Flying Goat Cellars.
Similar to speed dating, winemakers will take a turn to sit at your table, pour their wine and share the experiences of their winemaking journey while engaging in conversation with you and your table mates. At the end of 10 minutes, a different winemaker will rotate to your table and the process begins again. Your group’s personal sommelier will guarantee a lively discussion and engaging wine talk.
This is a great way to make new friends while learning about the wines of Sta. Rita Hills! A wood-fired lunch will follow the tasting.
About the Winery and Vineyard: Located on the eastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA on Santa Rosa Road, Peake Ranch is a 105-acre parcel with 50 acres of vines. Their newly opened winery and tasting room offer a stunning setting in which to enjoy their estate wines.
The vineyard plantings include seven different clones of Pinot Noir, three clones of Chardonnay and two each of Syrah and Grenache. The plantings are all along a hill that covers most of the ranch, exposing the vines to the cool air that comes off the Pacific and into the Santa Ynez Valley. The combination of North, South, East, and West facing slopes coupled with the exposure to varying degrees of the cool wind give the vineyard a diversity of fruit flavor profiles that are unique for a ranch of this size.
About the Chef: One of our Wine and Fire favorites, Bello Forno, will be preparing their wood-fired pizzas to top off the event, along with their very popular salad and cheese buffet. The gourmet wood-fired cuisine offered by Bello Forno has a Wine Country/Italian influence appealing to a broad core of tastes. With their mobile 4000 lb wood-fired oven, they create very popular wood-fired artisan gourmet pizzas paired with upscale salads. Breaking the mold for great food, presentation, creativity, and fun makes them more than just caterers of food.
WINE AND FIRE GRAND TASTING AT LA PURISIMA MISSION
AUGUST 17th 5:00 - 8:00
La Purisima Mission
2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc
Forty plus wineries and sizzling local chefs and farmers will be on hand for an evening of chillin' and grillin' at the beautiful La Purisima Mission, located on the edge of our AVA.
Only 325 tickets will be sold.
Wine and Fire Weekend Tasting Passport: A passport to participating member winery's offerings are included in the purchase of Wine and Fire event tickets. The passport is not available for purchase on its own. Passports will be available to pick up at locations in Lompoc and Buellton.
Friday Night Barn Party - Early Bird $75.00 / After July 31 $85.00 Saturday Combo (Saturday am seminar & Grand Tasting) - Early Bird $190.00 / After July 31 $200.00 Saturday Morning Seminar at Peake Ranch - Early Bird $100.00 / After July 31 $110.00 Saturday Evening Grand Tasting- Early Bird $110.00 / After July 31 $120.00 I want it All! All Three Events! - Early Bird $265.00 / After July 31 $290.00
Santa Rita Wine Center Food Truck Sunday Brunch
August 18th 11:00 - 2:00 / $40.00
Santa Rita Wine Center, Lompoc Ca.
Enjoy a Food Truck feast with complimentary tastings from Kessler-Haak, Kita, Transcendence, and Zotovich! Your ticket purchase includes favorite breakfast beverages, sparkling wines and rosé of course, as well as food from our featured food trucks.
Bubba’s Chicken and Waffles
Valle Fresh’s new food truck called the Cisco Kid
A tasty way to wind up Wine and Fire weekend!
Fiddlestix Vineyard Walk and Tasting
Enjoy a vineyard walk at Fiddlestix Vineyard with owner- grower Kathy Joseph, and taste through library and reserve wines. $25, includes free tasting at Fiddlehead Cellars in Lompoc. To book, call 805-735-7728 or visit the website: www.fiddleheadcellars.com
Milemarker 7.28, Santa Rosa Rd., Lompoc
Where to stay and eat in Lompoc:
Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Hospitality Sponsors " Be Our Guest!"
The Hilton Garden Inn
1201 North "H" Street Lompoc 93436
Lompoc's newest hospitality venue will be opening soon with spacious and elegantly appointed rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, a Grand Ballroom as well as meeting rooms equipped with state of the art Audio Visual.
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1417 North "H" Street Lompoc 93436
1 888 HOLIDAY
Nestled in the Santa Rita Hills of California's Central Coast, Lompoc is a place set apart by its flower fields, beautiful murals, a historic mission and thriving vineyards. Whether you're here for business or pleasure, you'll enjoy your stay.
Where to Eat
Central Coast Specialty Foods
115 East College Ave, Lompoc
PURVEYORS OF EUROPEAN & DOMESTIC CHEESES, CHARCUTERIE, AND SPECIALTY FOODS
When traveling along the Central Coast, compliment your experience at Central Coast Specialty Foods. Enjoy our delicious selections of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie, sandwiches, full-service deli, fresh & exotic meats, local wines & beers, gourmet pantry and so much more.
Valle Eatery + Bar
1201 N H Street, Lompoc, CA 93436
Located inside the Hilton Garden Inn the restaurant features a California cuisine inspired menu by Chef Conrad, handcrafted cocktails, microbrew beers, and local wines. Featured items include beer battered brussel sprouts, braised pork belly tacos, wood-fired pizzas, rib eye steaks, mouth-watering burgers, and more using locally sourced ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also available for on-site catering.
What to do in Lompoc:
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Jump from a plane, enjoy a world famous burger and walk at Jalama Beach or hike through La Purisima Mission. Check out our restaurants, Old Town, giant murals and more.