Aquidneck Club Member Exclusive Santa Barbara Wine Tour for Harvest!
This private tour is for Aquidneck members only, to visit the greatest wineries, scenery and chefs the Central Coast of California can offer. We'll also be picking and crushing the 2021 vintage of Heathen Wines!
Time & Location
Oct 24, 2021, 11:30 AM PDT – Oct 29, 2021, 10:30 AM PDT
Santa Ynez, Santa Ynez, CA, USA
About The Event
In Fall we'll head to one of the most scenic places to drink the best Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay's being produced in the USA and some would say the world! Not only will the weather be perfect, but we will arrive just near the end of harvest. Meaning the option to be involved with picking grapes, working in the cellar or foot stomping grapes has never been more real. We'll have personalized service with the region’s best winemakers, owners and chefs. The real story will be the intimate group in a laid back, high end travel experience like no other.
The agenda includes.......
Cheese and wine tasting with Dick and Jenny Dore, owners of Foxen Winery.
Tastings from barrels and current vintages with Brian Talley, owner of Talley Vineyards.
4 wheel drive truck tour of Stolpman vineyards, followed with lunch at the winery with Peter Stolpman.
Picking and crushin grapes by foot, a vertical wine tasting followed by lunch in the vineyard with Chad Melville of Melville Winery.
A hands on wine blending session with Andrew Murray.
Tasting and pizza dinner with owner Jeff Nelson of Liquid Farms.
And a Grande Finale "La Paulee" dinner at Industrial Eats!!!!!
To top this off our accommodation's will be the award winning For Friends Inn in Santa Ynez. We'll take over all 8 rooms of the Bed and Breakfast for our 5 nights to provide a safe and hospitable visit. The inn is within walking distance to tasting rooms, bars, restaurants and shops. All in all at least 8 wineries and winemakers, surrounded with vines, wineries and private meals.
We will have our own private driver and bus for the week. All of our endeavors will be private and curated for our group.
As we are taking over a small B&B and visiting small wineries we will limit this journey to a group of 14.
$3195 per person for double occupancy (all-inclusive other than airfare and free time)
$3595 per person for single occupancy (all-inclusive other than airfare and free time)
50% down payment will be due at the beginning of August
Final Payment the first of October
We will pick up and drop off at the Santa Barbara Airport