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Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Events

Feb
7
Fri
Riverbench Santa Barbara Wine Club Pickup Night @ Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pick up your allocation and be the first to taste new release wines!


Our Santa Barbara Tasting Room will be open late for wine club pickup on Friday, February 7th from 6-8pm. Wine club members will be offered a tasting of each featured wine when they stop by to pick up their wine allocation.  


In addition, we will be offering wine for purchase by the glass or bottle and a selection of complimentary light bites.


Please note this is a private event for Riverbench wine club members. Full menu of tasting flights will not be available.

Feb
8
Sat
Riverbench Wine Club Pick Up Party @ Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pick up your wine and stay for the party!


Wine club members will be offered a tasting of each featured wine accompanied with an assortment of meats and cheeses prepared by Field to Table catering.  In addition, we will be offering wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle as well as an extended discount on all wine purchases.      


Please note this is a private event for Riverbench wine club members. Ticket pre-purchase required. Please secure your tickets early as this event will sell out.

Feb
10
Mon
Bring Your Valentine to the Vineyard: Special Sparkling Wine Tasting Flight @ Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm

Come in anytime Monday, February 10th – Sunday, February 16th for a special sparkling wine tasting flight.


At Riverbench, we serve sparkling wine flights everyday, but for Valentine’s Day week we’re offering a line up including two special releases. You and your valentine will have the chance to taste some of our favorite estate grown sparkling wines alongside our very limited sparkling Pinot Meunier and new release Cork Jumper Cuveé, a blend of all three Champagne grapes we grow here at Riverbench.


Sparkling wine tasting is $20.  Complimentary for Riverbench wine club members.  Must be 21 years of age or older.

Valentine’s Week: Special Sparkling Wine Tasting Flight @ Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm

Come in to our Santa Barbara Tasting Room anytime Monday, February 10th – Sunday, February 16th for a special sparkling wine tasting flight.


At Riverbench, we serve sparkling wine flights everyday, but for Valentine’s Day week we’re offering a line up including two special releases. You and your valentine will have the chance to taste some of our favorite estate grown sparkling wines alongside our very limited sparkling Pinot Meunier and new release Cork Jumper Cuveé, a blend of all three Champagne grapes we grow.


Sparkling wine tasting is $20.  Complimentary for Riverbench wine club members.  Must be 21 years of age or older.

Feb
14
Fri
Valentine’s Day Pairing: Chocolate Truffles + Sparkling Wine @ Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Riverbench is excited to partner with Jessica Foster Confections as we pair our Sparkling wine tasting along with four decadent chocolate truffles.    


For Jessica Foster, making chocolate truffles is an expressive epicurean art. With her diverse palate of Belgian chocolates, she blends exotic teas, herbs and spices, infusing her confections to create intriguing flavors like dark chocolate chile and milk chocolate star anise-thyme. Her inspiration surrounds her and by means of this decadent medium, she creates sumptuous chocolate pieces, sculpting each one lovingly by hand.


Flexible timing: available anytime from 10am to 3:30pm on Friday, February 14th.


Pairing intended for our Sparkling wine releases, but you may choose any tasting flight.





Must be 21 years of age or older to participate.  Tasting fee of $20 will be refunded if you join the Riverbench wine club during your visit. 



Mar
14
Sat
2013 Tributary Pinot Noir by the Glass @ Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2013 Tributary Pinot Noir by the Glass @ Riverbench Vineyard & Winery | Santa Maria | CA | US

Riverbench’s Tributary Pinot Noir showcases the true essence of Riverbench Vineyard.


Join us Saturday, March 14th at our Riverbench Vineyard Tasting Room where we will be pouring our very limited production Tributary Pinot Noir. This wine is only made on select vintages, from the best barrels of Pinot Noir on the property.

Because there are only a few cases of this wine left, we do not open bottles for normal tastings.


Come in anytime from 10am – 4pm on Saturday, March 14th, when we’ll have the 2013 vintage Tributary Pinot Noir available for $25 per glass.


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Wine club discounts apply on by-the-glass and bottle purchases.

Mar
22
Sun
Macarons & Sparkling Wine Pairing @ Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm

A delicious toast to French delicacies!


Join us at our Santa Barbara tasting room anytime on Sunday, March 22nd or Monday, March 23rd for this special pairing flight featuring our estate-grown, Champagne-inspired sparkling wines, and French macarons from Reynaud’s Bakery.


Reynaud’s bistro and bakery produces classic French pastries and patisserie. The macaron’s light, airy texture, crisp shell, and creamy filling are a delightful paring for the effervesence and bright acidity of our Riverbench sparkling wines. 



Purchase a ticket to pre-order a pairing. Ticket price includes wine pairing flight and three macarons.

Mar
29
Sun
Live Music, Food Truck + Wine in the Vineyard @ Riverbench Vineyard and Winery
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sundays in the spring are always a great time to visit Riverbench Vineyard!


Special outdoor wine menu includes wine by the bottle or glass. Bring a blanket and find a spot for a picnic on the lawn. 


Live music by acoustic guitarists Zach Doiron & Colin Shepherd will be filling the garden with all original music from 12pm to 3pm. 


Food will be available for purchase from DeBilz & Family’s Mobile Bistro. RSVP for updates on the full food truck menu as the event approaches.


ABOUT THE MUSICIANS – (sample of musical style)
Zach Doiron & Colin Shepherd have been writing and performing music together for the better part of a decade. Their songs reflect upon life both past and present, in bluesy overtones reminiscent of bygone days. The pair sing and play acoustic guitar, accompanying one another with finesse that only time can hone. Doiron occasionally picks up a bottle neck slide and proceeds to procure rich, Delta-esque overtones. A multi instrumentalist, Shepherd is liable to seamlessly switch between guitar, blues harp, clarinet, or summoning the sweet melodies from a gorgeous double necked pedal steel without so much as the blink of an eye. Together, the guitarists were integral founding members of Santa Barbara bands Sprout and Pacific Haze, penning many of the songs the bands were known for. They toured up and down the West Coast playing rock n’ roll in tiny taverns, smoky saloons, and forested festivals. Today, Doiron is the father of two beautiful children and guitarist and vocalist of local group Spoonful. Shepherd is father to a lovely daughter and enjoys picking a tune here and there when he’s not managing a local farm.



A few things to make your visit awesome:



  • Picnic tables are first come – first served. Bring a blanket as there is no shortage of lush lawn to lounge outside.

  • Bringing your own picnic lunch is ok, but please no outside alcoholic beverages, our license does not allow it. 

  • We have delicious alcohol free beverages, including sparkling grape juice and gourmet sodas for your designated driver. 

  • Leashed dogs are welcome – we are all dog lovers at Riverbench!

Apr
11
Sat
Buena Onda Empanadas, Live DJ Music + Wine by the Glass @ Riverbench Santa Barbara Tasting Room
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Buena Onda Empanadas + DJ Serial Chiller spinning Bossa Nova tunes


Drop by Riverbench Santa Barbara from 6:00-8:00pm on Saturday, April 11th, and enjoy a selection of our estate-grown wines by the glass to pair with locally-made empanadas from Buena Onda.


Guest DJ Serial Chiller spins original Bossa Nova-inspired beats while you enjoy an after-hours event in our downtown Funk Zone location. 


Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 and include a glass of Riverbench wine and two empanadas. Wine club member discounts apply. No tasting flights will be offered during this event.

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Helping Wine Lovers Find Great Places to Taste and Experience Wine