Take in the vineyard views in a restored 1920’s craftsman style house on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Our garden, with a bocce ball court and horseshoe pit, is ideal for a wine country picnic.
Grab your pup and head out to Riverbench Vineyard for wine tasting and wood-fired pizzas and on our picturesque patio. Dr. Brenda Forsythe of Orcutt Veterinary Hospital invites you to do something nice in honor of man's best friend. 25% of wine profits and 100% of food proceeds will be donated to The Big Fix Uganda. The BIG FIX Uganda operates the only veterinary hospital in Northern Uganda, home to more than 2 million people and tens of thousands of companion animals. They provide free services every day to animals whose guardians love them but have no money to pay for veterinary care. General admission includes two slices of handmade pizza. Tasting fees or wine purchases are separate. Please bring a leash for your pup!
Riverbench Sunday live music series. Bring a picnic, enjoy some wine and kick back while listening to the music in our garden. Friendly reminder... BYOB. Bring Your Own Blanket. Seating may be limited. Los Angeles based artists Kimber Springs and Jess Jones are each individual songwriters but have teamed up for special performances such as busking on the Santa Monica Pier. Jess and Kimber met at the Kibitz Room 3 years ago after moving from their respective hometowns (Kimber - Nashville, TN and Jess - Albany, NY). Instrumentation includes mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, and vocals, with the occasional djembe and tambourine. In addition to the pier they've performed together at various venues such as the State Social House, Pour Vous, The Study, the Orange County Fair, and at Mt. Baldy for the Big Horn Music Festival. Please note: Only original lyrics and music by Kimber & Jess will be performed. Outside beverages containing alcohol are not permitted by law.
Local wine industry, restaurant, hospitality and tourism professionals are invited to gather at our vineyard tasting room for a special private event. To celebrate our 10th year of sparkling wine production, we'll be pouring a selection of our newly released still and sparkling wines made from our estate grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, to be accompanied with signature dishes from Testa Catering. Wines will be served in our garden and at stations throughout the vineyard, so you can see the blocks where the wines are grown. This will include a tractor ride through the vineyard to our Chapel View block, just below the historic San Ramon Chapel, where Santa Barbara's only Pinot Meunier is grown. The bocce court and horseshoe pits will be open for friendly winery vs. winery challenges. Note that this is a private, after-hours event for employees of local wineries, restaurants, hotels and tourism organizations. Please bring your business card or proof of employment to present at check in. FAQs Are there ID requirements or a minumum age to enter the event?This private industry event is for adults over the age of 21. ID will be required. No children, please. What can/can't I bring to the event?Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket as it usually gets chilly as the sun sets. No outside beverages containing alcohol are allowed on our bonded property.
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