Fave Five | May 7 – 17

Practice social distancing and stay connected with the Santa Maria Valley #SantaMariaStyle! Every week, we’ll provide you with ways to enjoy the Santa Maria Valley by bringing the fun and the flavors to the comfort of your own home.

Vino et Amicis: Friday Night Facebook Live Wine Talk With Fidi Flores of Esfuerzo Wines

Esfuerzo Wines is the definition of local, small production wines, and Fidi is truly a farm to wine glass farmer/winemaker. Also, the wines are AMAZING! Join us Live Friday Night for a wonderful Wine Talk!

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Cambria Winery: Cambria On The Couch

Cambria on the Couch is BACK! And this time, we’re taking the virtual party to Zoom. We’ve teamed up with Jessica Sturdy, author of Bows & Sequins and rosé superfan. Join Jessica and our Winemaker Jill Russell on Saturday, May 9th at 3 pm PT. We’ll be drinking lots of our Julia’s Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir and plenty of our Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay, too.

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Celebrate BBQ Month By Meeting Susan Righetti

May is National BBQ Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to learn more about Santa Maria Style BBQ! Susan Righetti is the owner of Susie Q’s, which makes many of Santa Maria Style BBQ’s favorite products such as Santa Maria Style Seasoning, Pinquito Beans, and even California Red Oak Chips. Learn more about Susan Righetti at the link below! And don’t forget to take a look at our #SantaMariaStyle Cookbook to bring the flavors of Santa Maria to your own Kitchen!

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Take Part In The City Of Santa Maria Recreation And Parks Virtual Activities

From activities on staying active, beginner ukulele lessons, and arts and craft ideas, The City Of Santa Maria Recreation And Parks has many ideas on safe things to do from home! Visit their Facebook page to get access to their many resources on these activities.

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Stay Connected With The Santa Maria Valley: Learn About Local Winery Costa De Oro

The owner of Costa de Oro Gary Burk recently discussed his transition from music to wine, as well as how they have altered part of their business during the California Shelter At Home Order. Gary mentioned how “There are a lot of similarities” in the both the music and wine industries, and how they “both rely on a blending of technique, artistry and feel.” He also detailed how they have partnered with their sister company to offer fresh produce boxes for pick up at their drive thru window during the week. To learn more about their produce boxes you can call the tasting room at (805) 922-1468, or learn more about the winery at the link below!

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