Upcoming Events 2017
April 21-23 – Santa Barbara Vintner’s Spring Weekend! – River View Park, Buellton 1-4PM
In its 35th year, the Santa Barbara Vintners New Release Spring Weekend is four days of unique and wine and culinary experiences throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country.
The highlight of the weekend is the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m (Early Entry and Connoisseurs Club at 12:00 p.m.) at the beautiful River View Park in Buellton, the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. Enjoy new release wines from participating member wineries; food sampling from more than twenty food purveyors; live music; wine and culinary demonstrations; local artisans; silent auction; and free parking all included in the ticket price. An upgraded Early Entry ticket is available for a special price or experience our Connoisseurs Club for a more intimate festival experience.
June 9-10 – Rhone Rangers San Francisco Weekend Celebration – Golden Gate Club at the Presidio, San Francisco
Join the Rhone Rangers in San Francisco on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, 2017 at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio. Friday night kicks off the weekend with a special winemaker dinner and live auction featuring rare Rhone wine lots and unique wine experiences. The Rhone Rangers honor and celebrate the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sondra Bernstein of the girl and the fig.
Saturday choose from VIP or General Admission tickets with three American Rhone seminars options: And Now For Something Completely Different: The New Wave of Single-Variety Rhone Wines, The Pioneers of Rhone Rangers and Rhone Rosé: The Pinnacle of Pink.
June 10th – PATH Making It Home Tour – Santa Barbara, CA
Join us in supporting PATH Santa Barbara for a fundraiser unlike any other on the Central Coast. We invite you to take an exclusive look into some of the most elegant homes and estates in Santa Barbara and Montecito. This unique event will feature a guided tour through four luxury homes aboard a historic Santa Barbara Trolley, including food and wine pairing from exclusive chefs and local restaurants. The celebration will continue with a reception at Cabana Home, where guests will enjoy live performances, raffles, and a wide variety of exciting food and drink.
June 24th – Santa Barbara Wine+Food Festival – SB Museum of Natural History
The 2017 Santa Barbara Wine and Food Festival™ will take place along the banks of Mission Creek at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Mingle with winemakers, bakers, and chefs in the sunshine, under the oak trees. Guests will enjoy the best of Central Coast Wines and are encouraged to participate in the Every Cork Wins raffle.
June 24, 2017
Members $75; non-member $100 Buy Tickets
VIP Lounge: Members $125; non-members $150 Buy Tickets
– 1 hour early access to the Wine Festival
– Private lounge
– Two exclusive wineries
– Chef Pete Clements savory bites
– Sparkling wine
April 7th-9th – Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend – Bacara Resort & Spa, Santa Barbara
Thank you for joining Jaffurs in celebrating Santa Barbara County’s most talked-about culinary neighborhoods within the beautiful surroundings of Bacara’s Courtyard.
April 3 – Rhone Rangers Santa Barbara – The Wine Collective, Santa Barbara
Thanks for joining us at the 2nd Annual Spring Release tasting at the SB Wine Collective. This year’s tasting took place on Monday, April 3.
March 25 – Rhone Rangers Los Angeles Event – Civic Center Studios, Los Angeles, CA –
Join the Rhone Rangers for Rhone – n – Pink in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Civic Center Studios. Moderator Dan Fredman and self-proclaimed wine zealot will lead you through a seminar and tasting featuring six Rhone roses along with a panel of winemakers. Together they will their share their stories, discuss their passion and taste the latest release of Rosé. The one-day event includes a Rosé seminar and a grand tasting with a new VIP section. It’s the largest tasting of Rhone wines in Los Angeles.
March 11 – Q1 2017 Wine Club Pick-up Party, at the winery, Santa Barbara, CA
We’ll be pouring the new club wines with cheese and charcuterie from Central Coast Specialty Foods.
February 2-4 – Taos Winter Wine Festival – Taos, NM
The Taos Winter Wine Festival, occurring the first week of February, is a three day celebration of food and wine with participating local restaurants and over 40 national and international wineries. Jaffurs will be participating in seminars and pouring at the Reserve Tasting on the 2nd as well as the Grand Tasting on the 4th.
January 18 – Stars of Santa Barbara – West Hollywood, CA
Wine LA presents the 14th Annual STARS of Santa Barbara at the Leica Store and Gallery. Come and meet the winemakers, passionate owners, and the farmers and see why Santa Barbara deserves a bigger part of your wine budget and why you should plan a number of visits in the months ahead.
Past Events 2016:
October 16 – Los Angeles Magazine – The Food Event 2016 – Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, CA
Taste Jaffurs wines at this 11th annual epicurean extravaganza featuring celebrity chefs, top L.A. restaurants, and wine, beer, and spirits tastings.
October 7-10 – Celebration of Harvest Weekend – Old Mission Santa Ynez, Solvang, CA
Come see us at the Grand Tasting on Saturday October 8 at Old Mission Santa Inés. We’re also a participant in the Vintners’ Visa, which gives you one complimentary wine tasting at up to 12 different wineries throughout Santa Barbara County. The Visa lasts for the entire Celebration of Harvest Weekend starting on Friday, October 7 until Monday, October 10.
September 18-25 – 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta – Santa Fe, NM
Come see us at the 26th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. We’ll be pouring our wines at the Reserve Wine Tasting on Friday the 23rd as well as the Grand Tasting on Saturday the 24th.
September 11 – 35th Anniversary Taste of the Town – Riviera Park Gardens, Santa Barbara, CA
Enjoy an afternoon at Santa Barbara’s original tasting event featuring the area’s finest wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers. We will be pouring our wine at this ultimate epicurean adventure in benefiting the Arthritis Foundation.
September 6 – Santa Barbara Vintners Dinner at Barbareño – Barbareño Restaurant, Santa Barbara, CA
On Tuesday, September 6th the Santa Barbara Vintners will be in downtown Santa Barbara at Barbareno for a very special dinner. Join us along with other wineries for an amazing menu paired with a red blend wine from each producer.
August 27 – 14th Annual Taste of the Vine and Auction – QAD, Inc, Santa Barbara, CA
Well be pouring our wine at this event that features a spectacular view, live music, and live and silent auctions. Attendees will be able to partake in delectable food, fine wines and handcrafted beer from the Central Coast’s best purveyors. Benefits the William Sansum Diabetes Center.
August 17 – Canary Hotel Rooftop Tasting – Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA
Come join us atop the Canary Hotel for their 3rd Friday Wine Tasting. We’ll be pouring our wine along side 4 or 5 other wineries.
August 6 – Rhone Ranger Grand Tasting – Los Angeles, CA
The one-day event at the Skirball Center includes a new optional winemaker luncheon, optional seminar and a grand tasting with a new VIP experience. It’s the largest tasting of Rhone wines in Los Angeles.
August 4 – K&L Wine Hollywood in-store Rhone Ranger tasting. – Los Angeles, CA
Join several of us Rhone Rangers at the K&L Hollywood store to taste our current vintage wines. A great preview to the Grand Tasting on the following Saturday. No reservations required. Tasting runs from 5:30 to 7:30.
July 23 – Annual Vineyard Picnic and Tour. – Los Alamos, CA
We are excited to welcome our wine club members back to our beloved Thompson Vineyard for the Annual Picnic and Vineyard Tour. This is where it all started for Jaffurs. We made our first Thompson Syrah in 1994 and now have expanded to produce Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah. Food catered by Wildwood Kitchen. Delicious smoked pork, chicken, and sides.
July 15th-16th – Mammoth Food and Wine Experience – Mammoth Lakes, CA
Save-the-date for Mammoth Food and Wine Experience, a two-day celebration of food & wine in the breathtaking Eastern Sierra featuring a cooking competition, a wine walk, the Grant Tasting, amazing auction items, and much more. Tickets will soon be available on the event website.
July 9 – Lotusfest 2016 2-5 PM at Lotusland, Santa Barbara, CA.
Join us along with several other wineries for music and food on the breathtaking grounds of Lotusland. The Lotus flowers will be in full bloom and the weather is always lovely at this time. This event always sells out quickly. (805) 909-9900
June 25 – Santa Barbara Wine Festival – 2-5 PM at the Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
Join us along with 50+ wineries and many local restaurants, chefs, bakers, and caterers for one of the best events in Santa Barbara. Meander your way down the trail alongside Mission Creek from 2PM to 5PM at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History enjoying wine and food. This event sells out quickly each year. Get your tickets now.
June 4 – Pickup party at Jaffurs Wine Cellars
We will be releasing second quarter club wines paired with small bites to our wineclub members who pickup their shipments at our winery in downtown Santa Barbara. If you’ve already received your second quarter wines and will be in our area on June 4, please join us! More details will be emailed to pickup members.
April 27th – Magic on the Urban Wine Trail – Santa Barbara, CA
Wine tasting, small bites, auction, and entertainment from magicians Mark Collier and Chris Ballinger. Proceeds go to Parks and Recreation Department youth programs. 2-5pm at The Carrillo Recreation Center. Tickets available now.
April 24th – Larner Fete – Solvang-ish, CA
Wine tasting featuring 6 wineries that source grapes from Larner Vineyard. 2 -5PM at Larner Vineyard. Tickets can be purchased on the Larner website.
April 23rd – Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend – Buellton, CA
A four day wine country spring weekend celebrating wine, food, and friends April 21-24, 2016. Events include the Friday night Vintage Party, Saturday morning wine seminar, and Saturday afternoon Spring Vintners Festival at the Riverview Park in Buellton. Additionally wineries and tasting rooms host open houses and special events on Saturday evening and Sunday. The Vintners Visa is also presented from Thursday – Sunday.
April 17th – Magic on the Urban Wine Trail – Santa Barbara, CA
A fun filled afternoon of wine tasting and magic featuring some of the best wines that Santa Barbara County has to offer and a double dose of “magic” with magicians Mark Collier and Chris Ballinger! Delicious hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats created and served by the youth of the Culinary Arts program. Silent auction, raffle and bottles of your favorite wines for purchase. Proceeds to benefit Parks and Recreation Department youth programs.
April 14th-16th – Hospice Du Rhone – Paso Robles, CA
Weekend events range from wine seminars to tastings as well as 2 luncheons and a BBQ. A weekend pass can be purchased or tickets for individual events.
March 12th – Barrel Tasting Shindig and 1st Quarter Wine Club Release (Wine Club members only)
Come sample and discuss unreleased wines out of barrel, visit with the winemakers, and receive your first quarter club shipment. Club members will be emailed more details shortly. Event will be held at the winery.
March 11th – Smoketree Ranch Wine Tasting – Palm Springs, CA
Wine tasting with Dave Yates for Smoketree Members. Contact Smoketree for more info and reservations 800-787-3922.
March 9th – Akasha Dinner – Culver City, CA
Winemaker dinner, Limited to 40 people. Contact Akasha for more info and reservations 310-845-1700. (Possible second dinner might be added.)
March 3rd – Corkbuzz – Charlotte, NC
Jaffurs Wine dinner with Dave Yates. Call restaurant for reservations 704.625.1328.
February 17 – Lincoln Fine Wines
In store tasting from 5-8pm with Jaffurs Wines at their Venice, CA store. Taste 5 wines for a nominal fee.
February 9 – Reno Mardi Gras
Enjoy the area’s finest Mardi Gras celebration with Food, Wine & Spirits, Silent Auction, Raffles, Live Music and more. Jaffurs Wine Cellars will be there!
January 29 – 31, 2016 – Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival
Savor local flavor during the SunCoast’s premier Food and Wine and Festival. Forks & Corks 2016 will showcase the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers alongside the deliciously diverse cuisine of more than 50 members of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants. Jaffurs will be pouring at the Grand Tasting on the 31st.
January 27, 2016 – STARS of Santa Barbara
Wine LA presents the 13th Annual STARS of Santa Barbara at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Come and meet the winemakers, passionate owners, and the farmers and see why Santa Barbara deserves a bigger part of your wine budget and why you should plan a number of visits in the months ahead.
January 27 – 31, 2016 – Taos Winter Wine Festival
The Taos Winter Wine Festival, occurring the last weekend in January, is a four day celebration of food and wine with participating local restaurants and over 40 national wineries. Jaffurs will be pouring at the Reserve Tasting on the 28th as well as the Grand Tasting on the 30th.
January 22, 2016 – Whole Foods Santa Barbara
Friday evening in store tasting with Jaffurs Wines.
Past Events 2015:
October 1-31 – Epicure.SB . Drop by the Black Sheep for dinner throughout October to enjoy a 3 course tasting menu paired with Jaffurs wines. Scallop Crudo/Viognier + Asian style Wild Boar Spareribs/Grenache + Shortribs/Syrah. All for $49. Black Sheep. Hours, Address, and Contact info found on the Black Sheep website.
October 22 – San Francisco 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks – Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara. Enjoy Jaffurs on the rooftop bar.
October 18 – LA Magazine Food Event 2015 in Malibu, CA
October 9-12 – Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest
Come see us at the Grand Tasting on October 10 at Old Mission Santa Inés. We’re also a participant in the Vintners’ Visa, which gives you one complimentary wine tasting at up to 12 different wineries throughout Santa Barbara County. The Visa lasts for the entire Celebration of Harvest Weekend starting on Friday, October 9 until Monday, October 12.
October 3 – Opera at the Beach
LA Opera presents Opera at the Beach, a live broadcast sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.
On site amenities include The Wine Terrace presented by Los Angeles magazine. For one low price, visitors to The Wine Terrace can sample wines from select wineries, including Jaffurs Wine Cellars.
August 8 – Annual Wine Club BBQ Picnic and Vineyard Tour. Thompson Vineyard, Los Alamos CA.
July 12 – Lotusfest 2-5 PM at Lotusland, Montecito, CA. ALWAYS A SELLOUT. Join us along with several other wineries for music and food on the breathtaking grounds of Lotusland. The Lotus flowers will be in full blown and the weather is always perfect that day. (805)909-9900.
June 26-27 – Mammoth Food and Wine Experience. Come to the Sierras for some great hiking, biking, dining, and wine tasting.
June 23-24 – Journeyman (Oakland, CA) Pop Up dinner at Hopscotch . 4 seatings.
June 10-11 – Akasha Wine Club Dinner. Culver City,CA
June 5-7 – Urban Wine Trail Passport and Seminar Weekend Purchase a passport to taste wines at all the Wineries and Tasting Rooms in downtown Santa Barbara. Winemaker seminars scheduled as well.
June 6-7 – Wine Club Second Quarter Club shipments available for pickup. Also Last of Vintage (LOV) wine sale. We have small amounts of wine remaining from past year’s club shipments available for purchase to club members.
May 3 – Forks and Cork Classic – Montecito Country Club, Santa Barbara – Foodbank Fundraiser
May 1 – Dinner at 8 W. Broadway, Nyack NY
April 29 – Jaffurs Winemaking and Santa Barbara Wine region seminar – Cornell University, Ithaca NY
April 23-27 – SB Vintners Passport Weekend
April 23-26 2015 – Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend The Grand Tasting in Buellton is the premier Spring Wine & Food Festival. 100+ Winemakers attend along with with dozens of wine country restaurant purveyors. Enjoy local art and live music too. Vintners Visa Passports allow you to extend your weekend of wine tasting from Thursday through Sunday.
April 19 2015 – MAGIC on the Urban Wine Trail Come join the wineries and tasting rooms located in downtown Santa Barbara at the Carrillo Recreation Center from 3-6PM. Great food, wine, eclectic art show, music, and raffle. Supporting recreation programs for under-served youth.
March 14 – Barbareno Restaurant Jaffurs Winemaker Dinner. One of our favorite new Restaurants here in Santa Barbara. Innovative and seasonal artisional food. Elevated casual dining. $85pp. Advance reservations required (805) 963-9591. Click here to view menu.
March 14 and 15 – Spring Barrel Tasting Seminar This year we will be sampling our newest Kimsey Vineyard Syrah out of barrel, with a focus on different types of barrels and what they contribute to the wine. Our Barrel Tasting Seminars are very popular and fill up fast. Tickets are free for club members.
March 21 – Simply Wine Festival. 2nd annual from 7PM-10PM at CBS Studios. It is the first time that CBS has ever allowed a wine festival on their grounds and we are proud to be the first. Our event will benefit Safe Passage, an organization that protects victims of domestic violence.
Jan 15 2015 – Sarasota Forks and Corks Festival Savor local flavors during the Sun Coast’s premiere food, wine and beer festival. Delicious and diverse cuisine from over 50 members of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals alongside the palate pleasers of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers.
Jan 28-31 2015 – Taos Winter Wine Festival Reserve and grand tastings, skiiing – and now even snowboarding !, seminars on the hill, brunches, and dinners. Once you attend this event you will want to return annually. Jaffurs Winery dinner at Lambert’s in Taos on Jan 30 – Reservations (575)758.1009.
Past Events 2014:
November 2 – 5th Annual Santa Barbara Chowder Fest
1pm – 4pm @ the Bacara Resort (New Location!)
November 5 – 320 Wines Lounge wine flights
6:30– 7pm Jaffurs Winemaking Discussion. 7-9PM Wine Flights and great food. 320 South La Brea, Los Angeles, CA (323)932-9500
November 6 – Spin the Bottle Wine Studio
Evening Jaffurs wine flights 6-9PM. 10139 1/2 Riverside Dr. Toluca Lake, CA. (818) 509-7813
October 11 – Celebration of Harvest Grand Tasting – The highlight of the Columbus Day weekend. Takes place in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine County at Old Mission Santa Inés. All 100+ winery members (click here to view the list of participating wineries) gather to present their wines, often poured by the winemakers themselves. The Festival also presents some of the best local food from restaurants, caterers, and gourmet food creators (click here to view a list of participating food purveyors). Listen to live music from various bands and musicians.
August 16-17 – Bottling 2012 reserve wines and 2013 red wines. Always a fun time where the fruits of our labor go into the bottle. We schedule a large bottling truck to come for the weekend and help us bottle thousands of cases. Although the process is mostly automated we can always use a few volunteers that can help us move cases of wine around. You are welcome to drop by and check it out – fascinating !
August 23 – Annual Wine Club Vineyard Picnic. Join us in the Thompson Vineyard in Los Alamos as we lead guided tours through the Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, and Syrah. It all started here for us in 1994. David Cecchini of Cecco will be slinging wood fired Pizzas and side dishes. We will be dining under a HUGE oak tree on a grassy area next to the pond. Tickets are $60 per person – $40 per person for club members. Purchase Tickets (Note you will not receive a physical ticket. Purchasing a ticket secures your reservation.)
July 12 – Mammoth Food and Wine Festival. Mammoth Lakes, CA. We have not missed this event since it’s inception. Enjoy a weekend of music, food and wine seminars, dinners, and a grand tasting. This year in addition to the Grand Tasting (Saturday) we will be doing a dinner at a private home with Chefs Josie Le Balch and Austen Murphy (Friday). Tickets and more details available at http://mammothfoodandwine.org
July 12 – Lotusfest 2014. 2-5 PM at Lotusland, Santa Barbara, CA. Join us along with several other wineries for music and food on the breathtaking grounds of Lotusland. The Lotus flowers will be in full blown and the weather is always perfect that day. (805)909-9900. www.lotusland.org/event/lotusfest-2014-save-the-date/
July 23 – Sunday Brunch at Petit Valentien. Join the Jaffurs crew for a fun four course brunch featuring new white wine releases and some great reds. Chefs Nate and Robert have prepared a fantastic menu to pair with the wines. Petit Valentien is located in downtown Santa Barbara in the beautiful La Arcada court and has indoor and outdoor seating available. We thought this would be a great alternative to a more formal winemaker dinner for summer. The cost is $50pp. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at (805)966-0222. Click here to view the menu
July 15 – Wine Gallery Store Tasting. 5:30-8:30 in Corona Del Mar, CA. Join winemaker Matt Brady to sample some current Jaffurs releases while enjoying some great appetizers. $28. 2411 E. Coast Highway, Suite 250, CDM, CA (949)675-3410
July 11 Jaffurs Winemaker Dinner with Chef Josie Le Basch. Come join Dave Yates and star chef Josie Le Basch for an exclusive dinner at an undisclosed breathtaking high end private residence in Mammoth. Dinner is limited to 12 people ! Dave will be bringing some library reserve wines as well as new releases. Experience Mammoth luxury – you deserve it !
June 19 – Winemaker dinner at Straw Valley in Chapel Hill, NC. Join Dave Yates, Chef Adam Rose and Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer for a great evening. Reservations can be made by calling Straw Valley at 919.403.2233. http://strawvalleyfoodanddrink.com/
June 24 – Winemaker dinner at Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, VA. Join Dave Yates for a fantastic menu put together by longtime Jaffurs supporters Chef Cathal Armstrong and Sommelier Todd Thrasher. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at the winery (805)962-7003. The restaurant will not be taking the reservations for this special event.
June 28 – Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Join us along with 50+ wineries and many local restaurants, chefs, bakers, and caterers for one of the best events in Santa Barbara. Meander your way down the trail alongside Mission Creek from 2PM to 5PM at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History enjoying wine and food. This event sells out quickly each year. Get your tickets now. https://www.sbnature.org/about/495.html