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.
Riverbench's Tributary Pinot Noir showcases the true essence of Riverbench Vineyard. Join us Saturday, March 14th at our Riverbench Vineyard Tasting Room where we will be pouring our very limited production Tributary Pinot Noir. This wine is only made on select vintages, from the best barrels of Pinot Noir on the property.Because there are only a few cases of this wine left, we do not open bottles for normal tastings. Come in anytime from 10am - 3pm on Saturday, March 14th, when we'll have the 2013 vintage Tributary Pinot Noir available for $25 per glass. **Wine club discounts apply on by-the-glass and bottle purchases.
Sundays in the spring are always a great time to visit Riverbench Vineyard! Special outdoor wine menu includes wine by the bottle or glass. Bring a blanket and find a spot for a picnic on the lawn. Live music by acoustic guitarists Zach Doiron & Colin Shepherd will be filling the garden with all original music from 12pm to 3pm. Food will be available for purchase from DeBilz & Family's Mobile Bistro. RSVP for updates on the full food truck menu as the event approaches. ABOUT THE MUSICIANS - (sample of musical style)Zach Doiron & Colin Shepherd have been writing and performing music together for the better part of a decade. Their songs reflect upon life both past and present, in bluesy overtones reminiscent of bygone days. The pair sing and play acoustic guitar, accompanying one another with finesse that only time can hone. Doiron occasionally picks up a bottle neck slide and proceeds to procure rich, Delta-esque overtones. A multi instrumentalist, Shepherd is liable to seamlessly switch between guitar, blues harp, clarinet, or summoning the sweet melodies from a gorgeous double necked pedal steel without so much as the blink of an eye. Together, the guitarists were integral founding members of Santa Barbara bands Sprout and Pacific Haze, penning many of the songs the bands were known for. They toured up and down the West Coast playing rock n’ roll in tiny taverns, smoky saloons, and forested festivals. Today, Doiron is the father of two beautiful children and guitarist and vocalist of local group Spoonful. Shepherd is father to a lovely daughter and enjoys picking a tune here and there when he’s not managing a local farm. - A few things to make your visit awesome: Picnic tables are first come - first served. Bring a blanket as there is no shortage of lush lawn to lounge outside. Bringing your own picnic lunch is ok, but please no outside alcoholic beverages, our license does not allow it. We have delicious alcohol free beverages, including sparkling grape juice and gourmet sodas for your designated driver. Leashed dogs are welcome - we are all dog lovers at Riverbench!
Our Easter Egg Hunt has become very popular since we started hosting the annual event in 2008. Over 2,000 eggs are hidden in the garden surrounding our vineyard tasting room in the Santa Maria Valley. The eggs are filled with candy for the kids and some special prizes for their parents, including coupons for Riverbench hats, shirts and hoodies.Bring your little ones and take in the festivities while sipping on your favorite Riverbench wines and enjoy a picnic lunch out in our garden. Friday at 11 AM, all ages are welcome! We look forward to sharing a special day with all of you. Saturday at 11 AM, children 7 and under will be allowed to hunt for eggs. Sorry, no older kids at this one! Saturday at 2 PM, all ages are welcome! We look forward to sharing a special day with all of you. Tips for a great day: Secure your tickets early - this event always sells out and we limit attendance to make it fun for everyone While not required, why not dress the kids up for great photo ops (local news usually covers the event) Bring a blanket for a wine country picnic on the lawn Don't forget a basket for collecting eggs
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