Santa Barbara’s Zaca Mesa Winery Celebrates 45 Years

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 3/15/18

Forty-five years is a major milestone for any California winery, especially for one in a young viticultural area like Santa Barbara. Wine growing in this part of California dates back only to the late 1960s; local wines produced to compete on an international level didn’t really hit the marketplace until the mid- to late-1970s. So yes, Zaca Mesa’s 45th anniversary is a big deal.
Zaca Mesa's Black Bear Block of original syrah vines
Zaca Mesa became one of Santa Barbara County’s very first estate vineyards when a group of oil and land moguls, including John Cushman, established it in 1973. Real estate savviness, it turns out, paid off, since Zaca’s beautiful physical location – 25 miles from the Pacific, along the San Rafael Mountains, at an elevation of 1500 feet, blessed with complex soils and a temperate climate – is what’s driven its ability to generate distinctive wines.  Mr. Cushman and his twin brother, Lou Cashman, gained sole ownership of Zaca Mesa in 1988, and the winery’s been family-owned ever since. (Zaca Mesa was put up for sale in 2015, and it remains on the market.)
The wine we sipped when she said, Yes!
Zaca Mesa’s prominence as a Rhone producer stretches back to 1978 when, under the direction of then-winemaker Ken Brown, it became the first vineyard in Santa Barbara to plant syrah. Ever since, the red grape has become its primary calling card: its 1993 Syrah, made by Daniel Gehrs, took the #6 spot in Wine Spectator Magazine’s Top 100, the first time a Central Coast wine ever appeared on that coveted list; the 2006 syrah, made by Clay Brock, also hit the list, taking the #29 spot. Zaca syrahs have consistently gained 90+ industry scores ever since.
President Ronald Reagan poured Zaca Mesa wine at his 80th birthday party.  President Bill Clinton poured Zaca wine for French President Jacques Chirac during a White House visit in 1996. And, for what it’s worth, I proposed to my wife with Zaca Mesa’s 1999 Black Bear Block syrah; almost 15 years later, we’re still going strong, so that’s got to count for something!
Today, of the Zaca estate’s 750 acres, more than 90 are planted to syrah grapes, with smaller plantings dedicated to grenache, mourvedre, cinsault, viognier, roussanne and grenache blanc.
The caché of the fruit that Zaca produces has, over the decades, also extended to the people who’ve turned it into wine. The who’s-who list of winemakers who have Zaca Mesa on their resume -- Jim Clendenen, Bob Lindquist, Adam Tolmach, Chuck Carlson, Benjamin Silver – has led many insiders to refer to the trailblazing winery as Zaca University. Today, the world-class program is spearheaded by Director of Winemaking Eric Mohseni and winemaker Kristin Bryden.

“Zaca Mesa has been a notable presence in the Santa Ynez Valley, known for its dedication to Rhône grapes and for quality viticulture, and few places have the honor of having a presence for 45 years,” says John Cushman, who’s planning a party.
Me w/Kristin Bryden & Eric Mohseni
Zaca Mesa’s 45th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Saturday, March 24th, and the public is invited. The event, scheduled from noon to 3pm, will feature myriad tasting stations throughout the barrel room and across the winery, as well as several library and pre-release wines. The general public pays $15; wine club members party for free. Food will be available for purchase from BBQ in the Stix and live entertainment will be provided by Sean Wiggins. Reservations are not required by RSVPs to are appreciated.
On this landmark anniversary, we’re thrilled to celebrate this special place,” adds Mr. Cushman, “paying tribute to all the visitors and wine club members who have remained loyal to us over the years, and thankful to all who have worked so hard to nurture our vines and craft our wines.”
Zaca Mesa is part of the Foxen Wine Trail, located at 6905 Foxen Canyon Road in Los Olivos. The tasting room is open daily from 10am to 4pm, and there’s a variety of tasting and touring options available. Find out more at
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Santa Barbara Vintners Give Back: Biennial Auction Spotlights Direct Relief

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 2/1/18

Direct Relief often flies under the radar. Its nonprofit, nongovernmental and nonsectarian outreach efforts – delivering critical medical supplies to areas around the world stricken by emergencies or poverty – aren’t always front page news. But their impact is indisputable: last year, Forbes ranked Direct Relief among the top 10 charities in the U.S.
The Goleta-based group’s local efforts recently become evident, too, as it jumped into action without hesitation during the Thomas Fire and the deadly floods and mudflows that followed. It mobilized staff on the ground to aid first responders. And it distributed 90,000 breathing masks and spearheaded medical response for hundreds of displaced residents in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Public Health and Emergency Services Departments.
Bidding at the 2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction (credit: Isaac Art)
The good work of Direct Relief is something that the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation has lauded for a long time. It’s why the charitable umbrella of Santa Barbara Vintners, which represents more than 100 local wineries and vineyards, puts on one of the area’s most lavish wine events in Direct Relief’s honor.
Since 2000, the Santa Barbara Wine Auction has raised more than $4.5 million. With Direct Relief’s legendary knack for leveraging its relationships within the medical and transportation industries – every dollar donated translates to $30 in medicines and services distributed worldwide – that’s philanthropy to the tune of $135-plus million! “Do the math!” vintner Frank Ostini told me once; he’s helped produce the auction since its inception. “It just makes us feel good.”
The next Santa Barbara Wine Auction takes place Saturday, February 17th at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort. The elegant evening will be emceed by celeb TV host Chris Harrison (of The Bachelor franchise fame) and feature live entertainment by the Bryan Titus Trio. Pioneer Santa Barbara winemaker Fred Brander will be given the Vintner of the Year award.
Santa Barbara vintner Andrew Firestone, me & The Bachelor host Chris Harrison at the 2014 Santa Barbara Wine Auction
Each dinner table will be hosted by two local winemakers who will pour hand-selected wines throughout the gourmet four-course meal. Bacara’s new executive chef, Umit Kaygusuz, will host Guest Chef John Cox, who’s quickly created culinary buzz as executive chef at the Parker family’s new Bear and Star restaurant in Los Olivos. The auction menu will reflect Mr. Cox’s knack for refined ranch cuisine driven by a micro-regional focus.
Mingling at the 2016 Santa Barbara Wine Auction (credit: Isaac Art)
The 2018 Santa Barbara Wine Auction will feature both silent and live auctions, with an emphasis on exclusive lifestyle and culinary lots. Among them: “Blend Your Own Barrel,” a custom blend-and bottle experience for four hosted by Brander And Beckmen vineyards and including two nights at ForFriends Inn in Santa Ynez and dinner at Buellton’s Hitching Post II Restaurant; a one-week stay for six in a three-bedroom villa at the Four Seasons Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Costa Rica; a Private Luxury Suite for 12 at crooner Sam Smith’s August 28th concert at L.A.’s Staples Center, complete with food and beverage; two nights for two couples at Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Penthouse Suite, along with two couples’ massages and dinner at Angel Oak restaurant; and “Wild Wild West,” a luxury cowboy campout for 12 at Alisal Guest Ranch in Solvang, with horseback rides and BBQ dinner and wine pairing.
The Santa Barbara Vintners’ Diamond Anniversary Collection lot, a secret wine lover’s once-in-a-lifetime offering comprised of donations from the entire Santa Barbara Vintners membership, will be revealed live at the event.
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A Different Kind of Buzz: Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Room Becomes Pop-Up Location for Displaced Montecito Barber Shop

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published by the Santa Barbara News-Press on 1/22/18

When the mud that devoured Montecito oozed onto Coast Village Road, business at Richie the Barber, like at dozens of its neighbors, vanished.
Jamie Slone and Richie the Barber
“We didn’t know what we were going to do, we didn’t have a game plan,” says the man who goes simply by Richie, who launched what’s become one of Santa Barbara’s most popular barber shops in 2010. With no time frame, still, as to when storefronts along the popular thoroughfare will be able to reopen, “we thought we’d just have to wait it out,” he says.
Meantime, up the road in Santa Barbara, Jamie Slone’s business was hurting badly, too, and for a while. “During the fires, smoke suffocated the local area, nobody wanted to go out, nobody wanted to come up [from L.A.],” says Mr. Slone, who launched Jamie Slone Wines in 2014 and who runs one of the handful of upscale tasting rooms in the El Presidio neighborhood.
“We got a little breather over New Year’s, a teaser,” he continues. “But then this awful mudslide disaster hit, and it’s been ‘game over’ ever since.”
There’s little that connected these local businesses just a few weeks ago. Richie the Barber and Jamie, the vintner, didn’t know each other. But then natural disaster struck them both. And it would  take the ingenious inkling of a mutual friend – “Brandon Arlington from CDB Group – love him!” says Mr. Slone – to bring them together and create opportunity for both.
For the past week, Richie’s has been running a pop-up barber shop inside Mr. Slone’s tasting room. With chairs borrowed from a nearby business, the six barbers who work regularly at Richie’s have been back at work, welcoming clients and trimming hair. “Many of our regulars are displaced, and a lot of people aren’t aware yet that we’re here,” says Richie the Barber, so business is not what it used to be. The team – Richie, Alexis, Erin, Stephanie, Jessica and Martine, all Santa Barbara residents – have been doing about 25 to 30 haircuts a day, almost half the 45 to 50 they usually do. Under the circumstances, though, it’s a boon nonetheless.
“The way everything’s worked out, it’s perfect,” says the barber.
Mr. Slone calls it a simple case of “people helping people,” something that seems extra special in Santa Barbara, “where the degrees of separation between people are so small,” he says.
Jamie Slone Wines has given up its Private Reserve Room for the Richie’s team -- an elegant, glass-enclosed space behind the bar where Mr. Slone offers by-appointment tastings and a variety of wine education classes and experiences. But the temporary barber shop has generated unexpected benefits for the winery, too, as many who’ve come in for a trim stick around for a sip.
“People have been very gracious,” says Mr. Slone. “They come early and taste, or they’ll buy wines to take home. They discover what we do!” Jamie Slone Wines produces about 1000 cases of locally sourced wines like sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, as well as several blends; they’re made by celebrated winemaker, Steve Clifton.

Jamie Slone, center, and members of the Richie the Barber team

“Overall, though, this is about doing something that feels good for our community,” says Mr. Slone, who’s had other Montecito businesses approach him about creating similar opportunities. “There’s a need for more of this kind of thing right now.”
And on a personal level, Mr. Slone’s found someone new to do his hair. “Turns out, I’ve been missing out on the Richie’s experience!” he says, with a laugh. “I’m definitely a fan moving forward.”
Richie’s Barber Shop inside Jamie Slone Wines is currently open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm.
Richie’s Barber Shop at Jamie Slone Wines, 23 De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara. For haircut appointments: 805-845-9701 or 805-304-6697. For the tasting room: 805-560-6555.
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New Wines Raise Funds for Montecito Mudslide Relief

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 1/18/18

Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro in Buellton has created two limited edition wines aimed directly at fundraising for fire and mudslide victims. The “Rise” wines – a chardonnay and a cabernet sauvignon – sell for $20, with $15 from each sale earmarked for Direct Relief. The well-known Goleta-based aid group with remarkable international reach has had staff on the ground since early December, mobilizing support, providing free vaccines and working alongside the Red Cross and Santa Barbara County’s Public Health and Emergency Services Departments.
“We consider all of Santa Barbara County our local community,” says Bart Jones, general manager at Botllest. “We just felt an obligation to do anything we could to help out. And what better way to do that than by doing what we specialize in?”
The Bottlest team describes the 2014 chardonnay as medium-bodied, fruity and off-dry, with moderate oak; the 2014 cab is full-bodied, earthy and spicy, with “dark chocolate notes.” Both wines feature a rising Phoenix on their labels to signify Santa Barbara’s inevitable rise from these tragedies. They can be purchased in person (35 Industrial Way in Buellton) or online. The wines went on sale on Sunday, January 14.
In October, Bottlest produced a limited run of “California Strong” wines to benefit recovery efforts after the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma. As part of Terravant Wine Company, the largest winemaking facility in Santa Barbara County, Bottlest allows consumers to custom craft their own wine and design their own label; the onsite restaurant provides some of the very best dining in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Leftover Sippers: 3 Unique Santa Barbara Wines for Thanksgiving Weekend

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on Thanksgiving 2017

Need wine for Thanksgiving? The biggest challenge with finding the right one – whether it’s for the Thanksgiving feast or for the feast of leftovers in the days that follow – is actually what makes it so easy: you can’t go wrong! Considering the cavalcade of flavors and textures on the table, any red and any white and any bubbly you bring is bound to match something. An elegant pinot? Drink it with the white meat; the syrah will match the dark meat  nicely. A buttery chardonnay? Stick it with the mashed potatoes and gravy. Port? Sip it with the pie (and then well into the night).
The wine I’ve learned to bring along on Thanksgiving weekend invites? The blend. Any blend. I figure, any wine that’s made with a variety of different grapes if bound to match a meal that, similarly, is made with a variety of different dishes. Here are two blends – one white, one red – plus a special sparkler that will nicely match your Turkey Weekend festivities.
White Blend: “Close Encounter,” Area 5.1 Winery, $20 (a special 20% holiday discount)
The intergalactic vibe to Martin Brown’s wines makes the whole lineup at Area 5.1 Winery fun and approachable. The playfully dubbed Close Encounter is a mashup of Santa Ynez Valley grapes that aren’t usually paired, making them “foreigners” or “aliens,” according to the winemaker. Rhone grapes prevail – viognier, roussanne and grenache blanc – and are blended with sauvignon blanc, albariño and loureiro. The latter is a little known native Portuguese grape that delivers “a nice melon component,” says Brown. The wine is refreshing and bright, with flavors of citrus, green apple and apricot. Sip this before you sit down and swish in your mouth with bites of stuffing. Sip with your leftover sandwich of white meat turkey, cranberry sauce and mayo on white bread. 
Area 5.1 Winery, 137 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara. 805-770-7251.

Red Blend: “The Merchant,” Rake Wine, $32
Winemaker Rob DaFoe just premiered The Merchant, a proprietary blend he intends to use as an imaginative outlet – the components that make up the wine will change each vintage, giving him total creative control. “Blends are a chance for winemakers to have the most influence,” says DaFoe, who’s also the winemaker for the brand new Brick Barn Estate wine project in Buellton (and whom I’ve consistently flagged as one of Santa Barbara’s very best young winemakers). “We always try to bring wine from the ground to the glass, but blends are where nature doesn’t do as much. It’s a winemaker’s own personal stamp.” The inaugural 2014 The Merchant is a grenache-based blend that also features syrah, mourvedre, cabernet franc, pinot noir and even a little chardonnay. The latter, an unusual white grape add-in, brings “liveliness to the aromatics,” DaFoe says. And grenache’s own knack for matching a wide array of Thanksgiving fare (and all leftovers that follow) is well-known – medium-bodied and luscious, with streaks of minerality and plenty of red fruit flavors. Available at Rake’s Buellton winery (tasting by appointment) and Wine + Beer at the Santa Barbara Public Market.
Rake, 805-452-9685. 
Bubbles: “Mubbly,” $30 per 2-pack
Municipal Winemakers’ raucous vibe is undeniable, and the brand new Mubbly is just more proof. Winemaker David Potter has long had success with his sparkling syrah. This summer, he premiered Mubbly, an ingenious product – from packaging to sip – that checks all the boxes. It’s approachable, fun and cleverly caters to a wide audience – perfect in a setting like Thanksgiving where personal tastes are as varied as the meal. Potter sources French Colombard – a white offspring of chenin blanc – from vineyards in Bakersfield and ferments it dry; the juice is then pump into his neighbor’s facility, Third Window Brewing in Santa Barbara, where it’s injected with carbon dioxide to induce carbonation. “It’s cheap and cheerful,” says Potter, who’s aiming for the casual sparkling fan as the wine rookie. In fact, “we’re really going after the craft beer drinker rather than the Champagne lover,” says the winemaker, who packaged Mubbly in 500-ml bottles (regular wine bottles are 750 ml.) topped with a crown cap (like a beer bottle) and sells it in easy-to-carry two-packs. It’s an easy 10.5% alcohol and, adds Potter, “it’s even okay to drink it right out of the bottle.”
Municipal Winemakers, 22 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara. 805-931-6864.
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Seth Kunin: Santa Barbara Wine Icon Passes Away

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 10/31/17

Update 11/7/17: A celebration of life memorial for Seth Kunin has been set for Monday, Nov. 13th at 1pm at Larner Vineyard. For info and to RSVP, click here.

Santa Barbara’s culinary community is reeling from the news that Seth Kunin, considered one of the area’s most talented winemakers, has died. Mr. Kunin passed away of a heart attack on Saturday night, in his sleep. He was 50.

“It’s unreal,” says winemaker and friend Drake Whitcraft, who’s coordinating efforts by several winemakers to finish Mr. Kunin’s work on the 2017 harvest. Mr. Kunin finished picking grapes a week ago, with 2017 marking his 20th wine harvest in Santa Barbara County. “We’re going to finish pressing and putting wine into barrel. There’s also wine to be bottled.”

Seth Kunin (photo by Bob Dickey)
Mr. Kunin leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter, Phoebe, and his wife and business partner of 10 years, Magan Eng. The pair run two successful wine tasting rooms in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, Kunin Wines and AVA Santa Barbara – The Valley Project, both of which his wife reportedly intends to keep open. Mr. Kunin’s eponymous label, which he launched in 1998, produces about 5000 cases a year and is well-known for world-class renditions of syrah, grenache, mourvedre, zinfandel and viognier wines, among others.  His Valley Project label features wines from each of Santa Barbara County’s AVAs, or wine growing regions; the tasting room on E. Yanonali St. is popular for the dramatic chalk mural that welcomes guests who come through the glass doors.

Mr. Kunin studied pre-med at UCLA before he was recruited as a manager by Santa Barbara’s Wine Cask in 1992. He became instrumental in building the restaurant’s famous wine program, which has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award for many years. “People will think of Seth as the gregarious, open-armed, super-mentoring guy that he was,” says Wine Cask owner and fellow winemaker Doug Margerum. “He was always in a good mood, and he always encouraged young people to enter the wine business. He was a really, really nice guy. I’ll miss him.”

Seth and Magan
Family friend and L.A.-based PR professional Katherine Jarvis remembers Mr. Kunin as pervasively positive and a friend to all. “He was positive about everything, did everything with full force and was full of joie de vivre,” she says. “And he loved his wife and daughter with that same passion, and he treated them like the most important things alive.”

He was crazy smart, quick-witted, wildly organized and wonderfully logical,” says fellow winemaker Morgan Clendenen. “ He always had enthusiasm for anything wine-related and knew how to boss sommeliers and wrangle them like no other helping to organize some of the greatest wine events in California. You could always, always count on Seth.”

Mr. Kunin was a member of the philanthropic Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation for many years. He had just completed designing and building a new winery in Goleta, which was going to allow him to leave the communal wine crush facility in Santa Maria he’d been using for many years and continue his craft closer to his Santa Barbara home.

Seth Kunin’s Facebook page has become a sounding board for friends and colleagues from around the world, who’ve been posting personal messages, stories and pictures ever since his wife announced his passing Sunday afternoon. His own final post came last Wednesday and referenced the tricky 2017 grape harvest in quintessential Seth Kunin style: “Bye, bye #harvest2017. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out."
Information about a celebration of life for Seth Kunin is forthcoming.


Wine Inspires Art: Upcoming Auction Benefits Unique Santa Barbara Studio

by Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor, Travelzoo
story published in the Santa Barbara News-Press on 10/26/17

"Mountains" by Slingshot artist Wayne Dreyer
on a bottle of 2016 Willson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
The wine label as a canvas. It can be effective, in the way it lures the eye, and it can be attractive. At SlingShot, it’s also a powerful thing.

SlingShot may well be the most special little art studio and gallery in Santa Barbara. It’s a creative outlet for close to 50 budding artists from throughout the county – men and women who come here to hone and showcase their talents, to interact with visitors and to sell what they create. These are some of our community’s finest who, despite their developmental disabilities, can use their knack for art to express themselves and to become empowered.
"Tumblers" by James Jasper

SlingShot is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and open Monday through Friday, and by appointment. It’s a creative extension of Alpha Resource Center, the nonprofit that offers life skill and training programs to developmentally challenged kids, teens and adults. They help more than 2200 local families every day to secure housing, train for jobs and find a multitude of creative and recreational outlets. SlingShot, which allows adults not only to create art but also to display it and sell it, is an Alpha success story.

“SlingShot is about the powerful ability of art to affect people,” says Tyler Willson, an Alpha board member. “For the participants, it gets them inspired and it gives them confidence in their art and in themselves."

Willson and his wife, Mia, were introduced to Alpha the day their beautiful daughter Mylie was born. Mylie has Down’s syndrome, a diagnosis her parents weren’t aware of until the day before she was delivered. “All the tests we took during the pregnancy came back negative,” Willson tells me. Mylie would see multiple hospitalizations and surgeries before age two.
"Lady" by Rachel MacKenzie

Alpha Resource Center became a lifeline for the Willsons – an immediate link to information, experts and resources to parents who found themselves totally in love with their second child but totally caught off guard, all at the same time. “They are such wonderful people,” says Willson.  “Not just for what they’ve done for us, but also for what they do for so many other people who can’t do it for themselves.”

Today, 9-year-old Mylie is thriving – a happy, playful, spirited young lady bursting with personality (and with a real flair for gymnastics).

So the Willsons have found a special and very personal way to say thanks.

The couple owns one of the very few vineyards in Carpinteria, a fertile half-acre plot in the back yard of their Sheperd Mesa home of Clone 777 pinot noir. They planted the vines themselves in 2009, and harvest each year since has always been a family affair. The wine – about two barrels’ worth each vintage, or about 20 to 25 cases – is made by Fabian Castel, assistant to celebrated winemaker Adam Tolmach at Ojai Vineyard.

"Blue Tulips" by Frank Quaranta
The Willson Family Vineyard wines have now become liquid assets for SlingShot. The family donates a barrel a year to the gallery, and the bottles it produces are labeled with diminutive versions of original Slingshot art. The wine label as a canvas. And for the artists, who see their artwork manifested in a fresh new medium and who now have a new vehicle to promote their talent, a powerful thing.

These bottles – assets as much for the wine they hold inside as for the art they feature outside – are the inspiration behind Wine & Art, a spirited auction that earmarks all proceeds for Slingshot. The funds go directly to the artists and to the studio’s operating costs. “The more we cover their costs, the more staff they can hire, and the more participants they can help with services and resources,” says Willson.

"Octopus Clown" by Megan Isaac

I’m proud to emcee this year’s second annual Wine & Art, and I hope you’ll join us. The fundraiser takes place Saturday, November 11th from 6pm to 8:30pm at SlingShot, 220 W. Canon Perdido in Santa Barbara. Many of the silent auction items are a wine lover’s dream, including exclusive bottlings by Margerum, Grassini, Consilience, Ojai Vineyard and Liquid Farm. Winemaker Doug Margerum has donated a 3-liter bottle of the 1986 Pine Ridge cabernet sauvignon from his private cellar, a wine valued at more than $1000. And to adorn the Willsons’ pinot, original works by 12 Slingshot artists have been selected as featured labels; the wines will be featured as individual bottles, a select number of assorted six-packs and one grand prize case featuring all 12 art pieces.

Works by SlingShot’s resident artists will be featured, too. Lifestyle items range from passes to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and dinners at Barbareno restaurant and Joe’s Café to seafaring experiences from the Santa Barbara Sailing Center and tickets to upcoming performances of The Nutcracker by State Street Ballet. The Cork Pull – a $20 donation that guarantees a bottle of wine worth at least $20 – is back. And so is Chef Scott Wallace from SB Wine Dine Build, whose grilled sliders last year knocked it out of the park!
Tickets are less expensive if you buy ahead of time: $50, versus $60 at the door (with an attendance cap of just 120 people). If you’re a business or group looking for a fun night out, ticket bundles of six are $275. Check out
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