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Find the Best Places for Wine Tasting in California

Find out what people are saying about wine tasting and wine tasting rooms on the major review sites. Learn how to pick different varietals from regions around the world.

Find the Best Places for Wine Tasting in California

Find out what people are saying about wine tasting and wine tasting rooms on the major review sites. Learn how to pick different varietals from regions around the world.

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Featured Wine Country Events

Nov
8
Fri
Cruise the Mediterranean with Winemaker Will Henry of Lumen Wines
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – Nov 18 @ 9:00 am
Cruise the Mediterranean with Winemaker Will Henry of Lumen Wines

Live the Dream!

Visit 5 bucket-list countries in 10 days with luxurious accommodations aboard Celebrity with prices starting less than $2,700 for a veranda stateroom. Lumen winemaker Will Henry and his wife will travel with us, pouring his elegant wines in events and seminars exclusive to our group. Join us in optional shore excursions to taste terrific and unique local wines. (Note: shore excursion are an extra cost, for the ones I organize, we will split the cost – no markup.)

Some Highlights of our Itinerary:
VENICE – a UNESCO World Heritage site and in the center of the Veneto wine region, home to prosecco and grappa.
RIJEKA Croatia – winemaking began here 2,500 years ago; we plan to visit wineries here as an optional tour just for our group.
SPLIT, Croatia – UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian’s Palace
DUBROVNIK, Croatia – another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the impressive walled city is famous after being featured in “Game of Thrones”.
KOTOR, Montenegro – I’ve been Celebrity’s shore excursion to Plantaze winery built inside a rock mountain. Highly recommended!
VALLETTA, Malta – UNESCO World Heritage Site Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni was founded ~4,000 B.C. I’ll be looking to organize a optional local wine tasting just for our group.
CATANIA, Italy – one option in this port is an hour trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Necropolis of Pantalica another is tasting excellent wines grown on Mt. Etna.
NAPLES, Italy – another UNESCO World Heritage Site; possible optional local wine tasting just for our group.
ROME, Italy – the entire historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; possible option to stay after the cruise for a Tuscan wine tour with my friend who is an Italian sommelier – I could organize this depending on how many are interested.

The Celebrity Constellation has a wide variety of amenities and programs including art and computer classes, full spa, youth programs (including paid babysitting), Broadway-style shows, casino, multiple bars including a wine bar, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs and much more.

When I started cruising, I was surprised to learn that staterooms (and especially suites) start selling out a year in advance. I’ve reserved a number of staterooms in a range of prices. There are two discount incentives available for a limited time for our group. This includes 5 Aqua Class staterooms at the Concierge Class price! To ask questions or get more information on our Lumen wine cruise, please email me: Tama at “insidewinesantabarbara @ yahoo.com” [please remove the spaces in the email address] or TEXT me at[masked].

All actual bookings will be handled by our travel agent at Santa Barbara Travel Bureau. You need to put a deposit on a stateroom to secure your reservation with:
Kathy Reimer, Branch Manager, Santa Barbara Travel Bureau/Virtuoso
PH:[masked] office
PH:[masked] direct
“kreimer @ sbtravel.com” [please remove the spaces]

We will be scheduling a reception in the State Street office Santa Barbara Travel Bureau. Please email me at “insidewinesantabarbara @ yahoo.com” [please remove the spaces in the email address] or TEXT me at[masked] if you want to get on the list to be notified.

cheers! Tama

Wine Country Calendar

Nov
8
Fri
Cruise the Mediterranean with Winemaker Will Henry of Lumen Wines
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am – Nov 18 @ 9:00 am
Cruise the Mediterranean with Winemaker Will Henry of Lumen Wines

Live the Dream!

Visit 5 bucket-list countries in 10 days with luxurious accommodations aboard Celebrity with prices starting less than $2,700 for a veranda stateroom. Lumen winemaker Will Henry and his wife will travel with us, pouring his elegant wines in events and seminars exclusive to our group. Join us in optional shore excursions to taste terrific and unique local wines. (Note: shore excursion are an extra cost, for the ones I organize, we will split the cost – no markup.)

Some Highlights of our Itinerary:
VENICE – a UNESCO World Heritage site and in the center of the Veneto wine region, home to prosecco and grappa.
RIJEKA Croatia – winemaking began here 2,500 years ago; we plan to visit wineries here as an optional tour just for our group.
SPLIT, Croatia – UNESCO World Heritage Site Diocletian’s Palace
DUBROVNIK, Croatia – another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the impressive walled city is famous after being featured in “Game of Thrones”.
KOTOR, Montenegro – I’ve been Celebrity’s shore excursion to Plantaze winery built inside a rock mountain. Highly recommended!
VALLETTA, Malta – UNESCO World Heritage Site Hypogeum of Hal-Saflieni was founded ~4,000 B.C. I’ll be looking to organize a optional local wine tasting just for our group.
CATANIA, Italy – one option in this port is an hour trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Necropolis of Pantalica another is tasting excellent wines grown on Mt. Etna.
NAPLES, Italy – another UNESCO World Heritage Site; possible optional local wine tasting just for our group.
ROME, Italy – the entire historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; possible option to stay after the cruise for a Tuscan wine tour with my friend who is an Italian sommelier – I could organize this depending on how many are interested.

The Celebrity Constellation has a wide variety of amenities and programs including art and computer classes, full spa, youth programs (including paid babysitting), Broadway-style shows, casino, multiple bars including a wine bar, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs and much more.

When I started cruising, I was surprised to learn that staterooms (and especially suites) start selling out a year in advance. I’ve reserved a number of staterooms in a range of prices. There are two discount incentives available for a limited time for our group. This includes 5 Aqua Class staterooms at the Concierge Class price! To ask questions or get more information on our Lumen wine cruise, please email me: Tama at “insidewinesantabarbara @ yahoo.com” [please remove the spaces in the email address] or TEXT me at[masked].

All actual bookings will be handled by our travel agent at Santa Barbara Travel Bureau. You need to put a deposit on a stateroom to secure your reservation with:
Kathy Reimer, Branch Manager, Santa Barbara Travel Bureau/Virtuoso
PH:[masked] office
PH:[masked] direct
“kreimer @ sbtravel.com” [please remove the spaces]

We will be scheduling a reception in the State Street office Santa Barbara Travel Bureau. Please email me at “insidewinesantabarbara @ yahoo.com” [please remove the spaces in the email address] or TEXT me at[masked] if you want to get on the list to be notified.

cheers! Tama

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