SYV Summer Pass: The Ticket of the Season

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The SYV Wine Country Association is giving you the chance to sip on Santa Barbara all summer long! Their summer pass is “the ticket” of the season.

Nestled in a 6-mile patch of the Santa Ynez Valley are 15 wine tasting rooms. For just $40, you’ll get a taste of each one of them. Your summer pass is good from May 1st through August 31st, or until you’ve tasted each room!  Valued at $150, this is an opportunity you won’t want to pass up.  Plus there are no catches- no required reservations and no blackout dates, allowing you to visit whenever you please. Still need a gift for those friends with summer birthdays? Treat them to a summer pass, and it’ll be a present for the both of you!

Each winery in the Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country Association is family owned with beautifully unique tasting rooms you’re sure to appreciate:

Solvang Tasting Rooms:

  • Buttonwood Farm Winery
  • Cassa Cassara
  • Lincourt Vineyards
  • Lucky Dogg Winery
  • Lucas and Lewellen
  • Rideau Vineyards
  • Toccata

Los Olivos Tasting Rooms:

  • Alexander and Wayne
  • Arthur Earl
  • The Brander Vineyard
  • Daniel Gehrs Wines
  • Dreamcoat Wine Company
  • Toretti Family Vineyards

Buellton Tasting Room:

  • Standing Sun Wines

SYV Tasting Room:

  • Imagine Wine

You’ll want to complete your perfect day with a perfect stay. The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is located just 3 minutes from many of the SYV area wineries, so don’t worry- your UBER ride won’t cost much! Unwind on the balcony of your suite as you watch the sunset over California’s beautiful rolling hills. You’ll be relieved to know you have a luxurious Santa Barbara room awaiting you at the end of the day.

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Santa Barbara’s 23rd Annual Vintners Spring Weekend

Wine a little at Santa Barbara’s 23rd Annual Vintners Spring Weekend! Enjoy 4 days of good wine, food, and fun thanks to the city’s best wineries and restaurants. The weekend festivities take place in various locations among the beautiful rolling hills of Santa Barbara’s wine-country. Each winery will host their own series of unique events! They will feature activities including dinners with the winemaker, library tastings, new wine releases, barrel tastings and more. With over 120 participating venues, your taste buds are bound to find something they love.

You’ll want to arrive early with events kicking off on Thursday! You won’t want to miss the first two days of fun prior to The Festival Grand Tasting which takes place on Saturday April 25th. You’ll feel like a local at the Grand Tasting as it’s celebrated with home-grown assortments only! Enjoy relaxing to live music while sipping on unlimited wine selections and munching on an assortment of samples from renowned restaurants and caterers.

Using a designated driver? Parking is free for your convenience! Everyone in your group looking forward to the unlimited wine samples? We are too! Luckily the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott is located just over a mile from River View Park in Buellton, home of the Festival Grand Tasting. Spring is our favorite season in Santa Barbara and the perfect time for afternoon strolls to and from the Grand Tasting. You’ll want to book our Buellton hotel now and beat the crowd!

Be sure you carve out some time to shop and play in order to make the most of your weekend getaway! The sky’s the limit in Santa Barbara, with plenty of ways to soak in your beautiful surroundings, including a sensational hot air balloon ride. This year’s Vintners Spring Weekend is the perfect excuse to unwind like you deserve to!

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