| |SIERRA MADRE VINEYARD
Bring a bottle of your favorite Chardonnay from around the world to share, while you enjoy gourmet barbecue, music, dancing, wine tasting and Santa Maria style hospitality at the beautiful Sierra Madre Vineyard. $30.
THE CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM
Full Day Educational Experience
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE
The Chardonnay Symposium's premiere, full-day event begins at 10:00 am with a morning educational session at Byron Vineyard & Winery featuring a distinguished panel of celebrity and winemaker experts, headed by Wine Enthusiast's Steve Heimoff. The panel will explore important Chardonnay-specific topics from farming to cutting-edge winemaking practices. The relaxed environment will provide an ideal time to sip wine and further discuss the nuances of Chardonnay with some of the wine industry's most respected personalities. Full day tickets include the morning panel discussion, early admission to the Grand Chardonnay Tasting at 11:30, a Riedel wine glass and transportation from the Radission Santa Maria Hotel. $95
| | The Grand Chardonnay Tasting takes place from noon-4 pm at Byron Vineyard & Winery's beautiful facility nestled in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley. This expanded tasting will afford guests the opportunity to sample Chardonnays from over 50 wineries and pair them with gourmet foods provided by local restaurants and caterers. Meet celebrity Chef's on hand to demonstrate Chardonnay food pairing secrets! $55 through June 29, $65 day of event.
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HITCHING POST BBQ
AT KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS
Saturday, June 30
SEAFOOD & CHARDONNAY
WITH CENTRAL CITY MARKET AT RIVERBENCH VINEYARD & WINERY
Saturday, June 30
Something's fishy about this event! All aboard for the perfect summer time pairing; Seafood & Chardonnay. For the second event in Riverbench's series of wine and food pairing classes, Central City Market will be preparing savory seafood bites with your first taste of their four 2010 Chardonnays. Since their wines focus on a perfect balance between buttery oak and great acidity, you'll find that seafood and Chardonnay can truly be a match made in Heaven! Space is limited. Please make your reservation at (805) 937-8340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $35 per person
| |COTTONWOOD CANYON
SPARKLING CHARDONNAY BRUNCH
Sunday, July 1
11 am - 1 pm
Start your winetasting day with Sparkling Chardonnay and a scrumptious brunch on a covered patio overlooking Cottonwood Canyon's beautiful vineyard and Santa Maria Valley countryside. Enjoy bubbles from Cottonwood Canyon, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery and Flying Goat Cellars. Private Cave Tours. $30.
POPS IN THE VINEYARD
AT TRES HERMANAS
Tres Hermanas Vineyard hosts "Pops in the Vineyard" with the Santa Maria Philharmonic Orchestra beginning at 2:30 on Sunday. The program will feature a 50-member orchestra performing pops music with an Americana theme. Prices for tickets range from $15 - $85 depending on seating and amenities. A variety of dining options will be available for purchase, along with wine, beer and other beverages.