Kyle Erickson, the Food and Beverage Director of Alisal Guest Ranch, joins the show to discuss the Santa Barbara Vintners Wine and Futures Tasting event happening March 29-31.
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort partners with the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association to host the famed Futures Tasting event with an exclusive weekend package including En Primeur tastings, collaborative chef dinners, Ranch activities, and much more to benefit People Helping People’s Vino de Sueños
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort will offer an exclusive package for Futures Tasting guests. For $1,075 per night for double occupancy and $770 per night for single occupancy
Friday, March 29, 2019
Alisal’s Executive Chef Anthony Endy prepares a sumptuous starlit welcome dinner at Alisal’s historic Old Adobe camp, nestled away in the Ranch’s 10,500 acres. Several of Santa Barbara’s top wineries pour their latest gems to pair perfectly with Chef Endy’s exclusive menu.
Late-Night Library Vintage Tasting
Following the Old Adobe welcome dinner, guests can gather in the intimate setting of Alisal’s iconic Oak Room Lounge for rare sips of Santa Barbara Wine Country’s most coveted wines.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Morning Educational Seminar
Led by the area’s most renowned winemakers, guests will gain a greater understanding of Santa Barbara County with a symposium led by two prominent vineyards, Bien Nacido Vineyard and Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. The engaging event will provide greater insight into the personalities and processes behind Santa Barbara County’s barrels. *The seminar has a 40 guest maximum
Afternoon of Ranch activities
Alisal’s 10,500 acres is home to a seemingly endless list of Western fun. Whether it’s fly fishing on the Ranch’s 100-acre spring-fed lake or mastering archery, guests are certain to have the authentic ranch experience. In addition, Alisal is home to two championship 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, a luxury spa, and much more.
Grand Futures Tasting
This weekend’s centerpiece welcomes guests to sip incredibly rare wines under Alisal’s canopy of towering Sycamore trees. Wines are pulled directly from the barrels and tanks of 37 Santa Barbara Wine County wineries, including emerging vineyards debuting their vintages at the event. Alongside local winemakers and some of Santa Barbara County’s best food purveyors, guests will enjoy an early look at 75 wines from the stellar 2017 and 2018 vintages
Ring of Fire collaborative chef dinner
The Ring of Fire dinner is hosted on Alisal’s large oval lawn at twilight, creating an enchanting evening with a multi-course menu prepared by the Central Coast’s finest chefs. Chef Endy and Erickson partner with local talent Frank Ostini of Buellton’s Hitching Post II among several other notable regional chefs to infuse Central Coast’s signature flavors into the experience. Throughout the evening, guests will also enjoy live music and an auction of unique selected wine lots
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Signature Breakfast Ride
On the final morning, guests enjoy a private horseback ride to the Ranch’s historic Old Adobe camp for a lavish breakfast spread and entertainment from a cowboy poet
To book Alisal’s all-inclusive Santa Barbara County Vintners Futures Tasting package, call (800) 425-4725. A la carte tickets for single events are also available through the official Santa Barbara Vintners Wine Tasting website @ www.sbvintnersweekend.com.