On the Road: Santa Barbara

On the Road: Santa Barbara

Friday, July 20th & Saturday, July 21st

Santa Barbara

Join Laila & Jenn for a beautiful summer weekend in Santa Barbara, CA. Enjoy the Sunset Reserve and Rare Wine tasting on Friday, come back for the beachside Wine Festival on Saturday and then stick around for dinner at Bouchon on Saturday night! Read on for more details.

Sunset Reserve and Rare Wine Tasting
Friday, July 20th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Chase Palm Park Plaza at the Carousel
223 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA

Limited to just 300 ticket-holders, this is the toughest ticket in town! California’s best winemakers dust off their rare and reserve level bottles in a wine-lovers fantasy night of sipping the good stuff! Some wines being poured are impossible to buy and are no longer in distribution. A sparkling champagne reception greets guests who will then be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma, wines from the high Sierras and the best from California’s Central Coast and Santa Barbara County. Top chefs from Santa Barbara’s most popular restaurants will prepare amazing hot and cold gourmet appetizers while live music keeps things cool. The charming old-world carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza provides the backdrop for this romantic summer night under the stars. A silent auction of fine wines, exotic super-sized-wine bottles including dozens of magnums, double magnums and special luxury wine trips will raise money for The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.

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Beachside Wine Festival
Saturday, July 21st
Santa Barbara, CA
236 E. Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional microbreweries, local top chefs, food purveyors and vendors of all things related to wine.

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Bouchon Wine Dinner
Saturday, July 21st

$145 members
$165 non-members


Organic Mixed Greens
herbed chèvre, Marcona almonds, pickled shallots, tangerine-fennel vinaigrette
Paired with 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

Dungeness Crab Cake
shaved fennel, grapefruit aioli, fresh avocado, grapefruit
Paired with 2016 Chardonnay, Lone Oak

Crispy Skin Pacific Salmon
warm German potato salad with grain mustard, applewood-smoked bacon and frisée asparagus spears, sauce beurre blanc
Chargrilled Rack of Lamb
caramelized onion farro barley with pearl onions, Tutti Frutti Farms braised leeks, cabernet-thyme demi-glace
Paired with 2014 Cabernet Franc and 2014 Syrah

Warm Santa Barbara Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
McConnell’s vanilla ice cream
Paired with 2014 The Oracle