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Santa Maria Valley is Your Ideal Home Base for the Celebration of Harvest Weekend

RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2017 / -- (Santa Maria, Calif.) – Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest Weekend, four days of wine and culinary experiences Friday, September 29th - Monday, October 2nd, during the height of the annual wine grape harvest.

For the first time, we’re bringing the weekend to the City of Santa Barbara with the kick- off event, Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country on Friday, September 29th from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. at The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort’s beautiful, outside ocean-front pavilion. Enjoy special fall wine releases and library wines; small bites from some of Santa Barbara's most exciting restaurants; a silent auction benefitting the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation; and, free parking in the ticket price of $95 per person.

Visit up to twelve tasting rooms with an all-inclusive wine tasting pass. The Harvest Experience Passport is $50 per person for complimentary wine and, for the first-time, exclusive to ticketholders only, culinary offerings and other hospitality experience offerings by participating tasting rooms from Friday - Sunday. Typically, 25 - 40 wineries and tasting rooms participate.

Winemakers have joined together for the first time to offer Collaborative Winemaker Dinners (more than one winemaker at a themed dinner) at $135 per person. Throughout the weekend many wineries host their own events, including winemaker dinners, open houses and vineyard hikes. Individual winery events require reservations directly with the host winery. For information, visit the Celebration of Harvest Weekend website for all events and to purchase tickets at

The Santa Maria Valley is a recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA) within Santa Barbara County; the AVA encompasses one of the top wine regions in the world. The Travel Channel named the Santa Maria Valley The New Top 10 Cities for Wine Snobs. Tour the welcoming vineyards and swirl your glass ‘til you spill. Indulge in the 150-year old Santa Maria Style Barbecue tradition, the area’s best hidden gem. Watch the sunset over the dunes, and let your hair fly around in the ocean breeze. With 35 wineries and 13 beaches within a 30-minute drive, the Santa Maria Valley is an ideal home base for travelers.

About Santa Maria Valley:

Serving the greater Santa Maria Valley in the heart of California’s Central Coast, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is a nonprofit association that facilitates local tourism and provides information on the region’s many attractions and visitor services. Known for its iconic barbecue, burgeoning wine region, and coastal access points, the Santa Maria Valley is the ideal home base where you can eat, drink and do more for less. Stay up-to-date on #SantaMariaStyle by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more on Santa Maria Valley travel deals and to explore all you can do in and around the region, visit

Enter to win a getaway for four to the Santa Maria Valley! Grab some good friends or bring the family together and head to Santa Maria Valley for a weekend of unscripted fun. We like to keep things authentic, so your trip will be built just for you.

Chrisie Yabu
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