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If you enjoy wine tasting, this wine festival is a must.

Even though it might be considered expensive, this event is so popular it is sold out every year. Your ticket buys you a day's worth of top notch food, wine & entertainment. The Vintner's Festival is brought to you by the Santa Barbara County Vintner's Association. See there web site for date and times of the fesitival.

I went to the Vintner's Festival not knowing what to expect and was greeted with a first-class white tent wine extravaganza. It was very classy with the attire ranging from casual to formal.

It was set in a large field on a typically gorgeous Santa Ynez Valley day. The first thing you see are hundreds of people tasting local wines at white tent booths scattered over several acres of luscious green grass.

When you first arrive, they hand you an official Vintner's Festival tray and wine glass that you can take home with you. The glass is your ticket to taste some of the best wine California has to offer. Every booth has a friendly person waiting to serve you and tell a story about their wine. It is a great opportunity to meet and talk with the owners each of the vineyards.

There is tasty food from local restaurants like the famous Andersen's Pea Soup and of course the best wine from all over Santa Ynez Valley. The air is filled with music from a live band at the nearby barn dance.

Overall I was very impressed with this first class event. If you are lucky enough to attend the Vintner's Festival, be sure to pick up one of their prized event t-shirts & sweaters. All your friends will be jealous!

 

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