The California Wine Festival 2015: Santa Barbara celebrates the fine wines and foods of the California region



Michael Hepworth



Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited fun, food and music – at the biggest wine festival under the sun!





Entering its 12th season, the California Wine Festival promotes and celebrates fine wines, delicious local food and the vibrant California culture.


SANTA BARBARA, Calif (Perfect Travel Today)6/16/15/– – The California Wine Festival, a wine event showcasing , is proud to announce the event details for the upcoming Santa Barbara event taking place July 16-18, 2015. This event will showcase nearly 250 wines from over 70 wineries and 30 fine dining restaurants and gourmet food companies. The California Wine Festival’s mission is to promote and celebrates

“Over the years, we’ve taken the CWF all the way from San Diego to Monterey,” notes Emily Kaufmann, CWF Executive Director. “Santa Barbara is where it all started and we’ve always enjoyed tremendous support here.” Kaufmann goes on to say, “I’m expecting an even wider variety of wineries from every wine region in California to pour at the event this year, plus we’ve added regional microbreweries into the mix.”

Unique to the California Wine Festival this year is a special wine-experience seminar. Forty lucky guests will enjoy a Cabernet Clinic and Tasting Seminar conducted by winemakers from the Paso Robles Cab Collective and moderated by Matt Kettmann. The seminar precedes the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting at the Fess Parker Resort on Friday, July 17.


“We’ve added new wineries from around the state to all of the events this year and have partnered with some prestigious wine regions and wine collections including Santa Barbara Vintners Association, Wine Collection of El Paseo, Paso Robles Cab Collective and more. The California Wine Festival has become the premier wine festival in the state. We’ve always maintained the highest standard in wine, food and entertainment – people have taken notice!”


The California Wine Festival is proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet, in which they donate at least 1% of annual net revenue to environmental organizations worldwide. Additionally, CFW donates a portion of its profits generated from the Santa Barbara festival to The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.


Details for the Santa Barbara event can be found here:

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Thursday, July 16, 6:30-9 pm“Old Spanish Nights Wine Tasting” 

A true celebration of wines, foods and music true to Santa Barbara’s Spanish roots. The historic De La Guerra Adobe Courtyard, site of the original Spanish fiesta in downtown Santa Barbara, provides the perfect setting for this exciting evening of wine and food festivities. A large contingent of wineries will showcase their world-class wines accompanied by a spicy array of appetizers from top local restaurants. Colorful Flamenco dancers, accompanied by blazing guitars and hot Latin sounds will keep everyone ‘caliente’ throughout the event.

Friday, July 17, 5-6 pm“Cab Collective – Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting” 

The elegant and friendly Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort will host the Cabernet Clinic and Tasting. Guests will sample a selection of ultra premium Cabernet’s from some of Paso Robles best vineyards. Winemakers will share their expertise and artistry in this hour-long wine tasting experience.

Friday, July 17, 6:30-9 pm“Sunset Rare & Reserve Wine Tasting” 

Limited to just 500 ticketholders, this is the toughest ticket in town! California’s best winemakers dust off their rare and reserve level bottles in a wine-lovers fantasy night of sipping the good stuff! Some wines being poured are impossible to buy and are no longer in distribution. A sparkling champagne reception greets guests who will then be treated to Napa trophy cabs, rare bottles from Sonoma, old vine wines from the high Sierras and the best from California’s Central Coast and Santa Barbara County. Top chefs from Santa Barbara’s most popular restaurants will prepare amazing hot and cold gourmet appetizers while live music keeps things cool. The charming old-world carousel at Chase Palm Park Plaza provides the backdrop for this romantic summer night under the stars. A silent auction of fine wines, exotic super-sized-wine bottles including dozens of magnums, double magnums and special luxury wine trips will raise money for The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. 

Saturday, July 18, 1-4 pmBeachside Food & Wine Fest” 

This is CWF’s signature wine event. Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara’s sun-splashed beachside location for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Hundreds of premium California wines are served up along with the best of the regional microbreweries, local top chefs, food purveyors and vendors of all things related to wine. VIP entry at 12pm.

Print-at-home tickets are available on the Festival website:
Groups of 10 or more, please email:




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