On March 2–3, the Santa Maria Valley Visitor Bureau will join more than 200 of the world’s top Pinot Noir producers at the annual World of Pinot Noir event happening at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Goleta–and you can now enter to win two tickets to this legendary wine event. Just click here to enter.
The Santa Maria Valley Visitor Bureau will have a presence at the event’s Grand Tastings by way of a “Santa Maria Valley Farm Stand,” complete with food and product samples for which the Santa Maria Valley is known. Everything from strawberries and pinquito beans to tri-tip seasonings and a colorful display of Santa Maria Valley grown produce will make up the offerings that are designed to give people from the world over a taste of Santa Maria Valley.
The Santa Maria Valley Visitor Bureau will also sponsor a dining experience for the event themed: “The Bounties of the Santa Maria Valley: A Celebratory Farm-to-Fork Dinner.” Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz of the Ritz-Carlton Bacara will prepare elegant dishes featuring Santa Maria Valley beef; produce from the region; and, of course, Santa Maria Valley wines paired with each course. The annual World of Pinot Noir event gathers Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration.