wine club pick-up party – nov 2016, wine club members only
Dust oﬀ your boots, grab your cowboy hat and join us at James’ homestead, Rancho Ontiveros, for a one of a kind wine club pick-up party. James and Paul will host a special Santa Maria style BBQ and tasting of Alta Maria’s current, library and wine club only releases. See photos from 2015 here.
spring winemaker dinners - april
We partnered with David Cecchini last year to bring you an amazing Spring dinner paired with our wines and some of our newest releases. Reception with appetizers and rosé at Solvang's popular Cecco Ristorante.
See full menu here.
Fall winemaker dinners at Trattoria Uliveto
In honor of the Santa Barbara County Celebration of Harvest Wine Festival, Alta Maria hosts an annual Winemaker Dinner with James and Paul at the celebrated Italian restaurant Trattoria Uliveto in charming downtown Orcutt. A beautiful six-course menu prepared by Alfonso Curti will be matched up with our wines - there will definitely be something special. Pork belly with demi-glaze, sauteed calamari with cannelini beans and duck confit are just a few highlights. And you'll get the first taste of our new AMV Colson Canyon Syrah..yes Syrah!!
See photos from past years:
2016 celebration of harvest - oct 2016
Celebrate the harvest season with four days in Santa Barbara Wine Country! Wineries will hold special events, winemaker dinners, barrel tastings, open houses, and library tastings over a gorgeous october weekend. Meet the winemakers, explore the wineries, and rejoice in another successful vintage! The highlight of the weekend is the Festival held on Saturday, October 10, where more than 100 Santa Barbara County wineries will be featured in the Grand Tasting alongside local restaurants, food purveyors, and caterers.