Save The Date For Wine and Fire 2018

August 17,18,19

The Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance invites you to join us for some Santa Rita Hills hospitality during our annual Wine and Fire event. We are pulling out all the stops for a weekend of world class wines and wood grilled specialty foods.
Join us for one, two or all three events. Check our website for additional events hosted by member wineries throughout the weekend. Limited tickets guarantees an intimate wine and food experience so get 'em while they're hot and don't miss Wine and Fire 2018!

Special Events Wine and Fire Weekend

Leave the driving to us......

A Shuttle Bus is available for our Friday night Barn Party and our Saturday Night Grand Tasting. Pick up at Lompoc Hotels, The Hilton Garden Inn, The Embassy Suites, and O’Cairns Inn & Suites. Pick up starts at 4:15 to arrie at 5:00 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.

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Babcock Winery and Vineyards  Saturday and Sunday

Wine, Tacos, Multiple Vendor Vintage & Handmade, Live Music & More…..
Positive Vibes Abound! 70’s and 80s tunes waft through the airwaves as you connect with others indoors and out…..

Meet a variety of interesting merchants carrying a vast array of vintage, handmade & unique gift items. 

Styles ranging from Mid-Century Modern to Industrial, Bohemian, Farmhouse & Traditional. 

Furniture, artwork, photography, lighting, jewelry, clothing, textiles, ceramics, collectibles….something for everyone!

Tacos and gourmet salads from Scratch Kitchen, a variety of charcuterie and snacks, and of course, many delicious, handcrafted wines open by the glass and bottle.

Live music by popular demand on Sunday afternoon from the incredible Tina Schlieske & the Graceland Exiles. 

No cover charge. All ages welcome. This is an event not to be missed!

Kessler – Haak - Vineyard Tour and Tasting.

Fiddlehead Cellars -Special Event:  Sunday, August 19   “Test Your Tasting Skills” at our Lompoc winery  Blind taste 10 Fiddlehead wines and guess the vintage.  Prizes awarded for a perfect score.  $20  Open 11-4pm.

Lafond Winery & Vineyards

"OPEN HOUSE & LEATHER TOOLING WORKSHOP. Join us throughout the day from 11am-4pm for our Open House in honor of the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Wine & Fire Event 2018. Brad Cooper of Cooper Saddlery will also be in house hosting a Leather Tooling Workshop where visitors will have the chance to learn the art of leather tooling - making their own leather tags, coasters, keychains or bracelets while sipping wine and enjoy our beautiful scenery. Please RSVP for the Workshop to $35 per person | $25 for Lafond Wine Club Members."

Alma Rosa
August 19  10:00 - 11:30am
Join our founder, Richard Sanford, on a walk through the El Jabali Vineyard at Alma Rosa Estate. The walk will begin at our front blocks of the vineyard and take you back to our recently renovated Alma Rosa Ranch House. There will be designated stops to taste wine from our Estate Vineyard along the way. Light pastries will be served at the Ranch House.
This is an outdoor, walking event. Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared to walk one mile. Reservations Required

Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Calling all Wine & Fire Attendees and SPEAR Club Members!
Please join us Sunday, August 19th at SPEAR Vineyards & Winery for a true vineyard tasting experience in the Sta. Rita Hills!
Experience SPEAR Vineyards & Winery with hayride tours and a special vineyard tasting.  Learn about the unique aspects of the vineyard directly from the Winemaker, and taste the fruits of the vines amongst the vineyard blocks.
TIME: Two time slots will be offered at 11am and 1pm, 16 guests per time slot. 
Plan an hour and a half for your Tour & Tasting experience.
COST:  $35 for Wine & Fire ticket holders
To make a reservation, please call the winery at 805-737-1829, or email Kat Gaffney here with a CC# to hold your place. 

Please dress for a vineyard experience. Sunscreen, hats, hiking boots, and comfortable clothing are encouraged. 21 and over only, no pets.
We look forward to spending some time in the vineyard with you!

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Wine and Fire

Barn Party

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