Fave Five | May 14 – 24

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.

Costa De Oro: Vino & Vinyl On Facebook Live

Join Costa de Oro on Facebook live for their “Vino & Vinyl” for a new “spin” on virtual tasting! They will be pairing their favorite records with their favorite wine and explaining how each sip and song seem to go together so well. Will they open your favorite bottle from CDO? Tune in to find out!

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Santa Barbara Vintners Association: Virtual Taste Through Santa Barbara

Join the Santa Barbara Vintners Association on Thursday, May 14th @ 6pm PST with powerhouse duo, Peter Hunken, and Amy Christine from Holus Bolus & Black Sheep Finds will be live to talk about their wine, vines, and the beautiful Sta. Rita Hills.

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Celebrate Museum Week With The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center

Museum week is a worldwide festival for cultural institutions on social media! Celebrate with The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center by taking part in some of their many activities they have put out virtually. You can learn more about some of their exhibits online by visiting their website, or use the link below to take part in activities such as scavenger hunts, worksheets, and more!

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Riverbench: Virtual Wine Tasting – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Sparkling Wine

Join Riverbench’s Director of Hospitality, Danae Smith, for a live tasting of our May 2020 wine club allocation. Danae will lead participants through a tasting of the following wines: 2018 Reserve Chardonnay, 2017 Clone 115 Pinot Noir, 2017 Blanc de Noirs. Streaming live from the vineyard tasting room, she’ll touch on tasting notes and food pairing ideas for each wine, then answer your questions during and following the broadcast.

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Stay Connected With The Santa Maria Valley: Vino et Amicis Supports Local Winemakers With Live Wine Talks

Recently Kurt Hixenbaugh at Vino et Amicis has been taking to their Facebook page to feature and support local winemakers by featuring them with a wine talk. During the talk winemakers get a chance to discuss their recent wine releases, their take on beloved local varietals, and answer questions from viewers that may come up during the live video. This has been a wonderful opportunity for smaller wine makers such as recently featured Riding Monkey Wines and Esfuerzo Wines to connect with the public as well as their followers. To check out past and future wine talks from Vino et Amicis, you can visit their Facebook page. You can also learn more about Vino et Amicis at the link below.

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