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Women Winemakers & Culinarians Celebration

07marAll DayWomen Winemakers & Culinarians CelebrationMarch 7-10, 2024

Event Details

March 7-10, 2024

With a higher percentage of female winemakers than most of the world’s wine regions, Santa Barbara wine country has much to celebrate for International Women’s Day, which focuses on working women. Our belief is that our wines shine with great food and good company. We invite you to join us in our own “back yard” to savor every last sip (+ bite).

Expect more than two dozen women winemakers pouring their wines during a walk-around tasting reception, paired with bites prepared by some of the area’s best female chefs, restaurateurs and food crafters, served right in the middle of one of the region’s boutique vineyard settings.

Culinary talent for this year’s event is organized by Brooke Stockwell, Executive Chef, Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, and will include Taylor Tate, executive pastry chef, peasants FEAST; Joy Reinhardt, chef/owner, Ellie’s Tap & Vine; Sarah Price, owner/operator of Lompoc-based Sassafras Mobile Food Truck and Restaurant; Vilay Saikeo, founder/owner of Lompoc’s Savory & Sweet Eats; Melissa Scrymgeour, chef/co-owner of Clean Slate Wine Bar; Janelle Norman, owner and cheesemonger at Solvang’s Cailloux Cheese Shop; Lisa Thompson, chef at Global Gardens; Louise Smith, chef/owner, Louise’s Kitchen Table; Shanté Norwood, owner/baker at Té’Stees Cupcakes; and treats- and truffle-maker Jessica Foster of Jessica Foster Confections. All additional event chefs and participating food businesses will be announced over the next few weeks.

All participating women winemakers (see growing list, below) will be on-hand to pour tastes of their wines and talk with event guests during the wine tasting reception (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM), which will include passed appetizers, a cheese table, and live music.

{Please Note: Discounted ‘designated driver’ tickets are available upon request.}

*** As always, all event proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit. The 2024 event’s beneficiary is: She Raised Her Hand, in support of Women Veterans. ***

Few tickets left!  Purchase here.

Solvang women winemakers in attendance will be:

Megan McGrath Gates

Lucas & Lewellen & Toccata Winery

Samra Morris

Alma Rosa Winery

Adrienne Rule

Rideau Vineyard

Dana Volk

Dana V. Wines & Happy Mommy Wines

Full List of Participating Winemakers / Wineries, to date — watch this space for updates:

Karen Steinwachs, Seagrape Wine Company

Lane Tanner, Lumen Wines

Kathy Joseph, Fiddlehead Cellars

Helen Falcone, Falcone Family Vineyards

Alison Thomson, Lepiane Wines

Gretchen Voelcker, Piazza Family Wines and Luna Hart Wines

Laura Hughes, Loubud Wines and Sanford Winery & Vineyards

Dana Volk, Dana V. Wines and Happy Mommy Wines

Sonja Magdevski, Casa Dumetz Wines, Clementine Carter, The Feminist Party

Jessica Gasca, Story of Soil

Wynne Solomon, Peake Ranch Winery

Samra Morris, Alma Rosa Winery

Alice Anderson, âmevive

Megan McGrath Gates, Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards and Toccata

Kristin Bryden, Zaca Mesa Winery

Amy Christine, Holus Bolus

Claire Wilson, Provignage

Sunny Doench Stricker, Future Perfect Wine

Allyson Bycraft, Babcock Winery & Vineyards

Anna deLaski, Solminer Wine Co.

Brittany Rice, Sunstone Winery

Kristin Harris Luis, Cote of Paint Wine

Christi Heck, Lavender Oak Vineyard

Brit Zotovich, Dreamcôte Wine Co.

Magan Eng, Kunin Wines

Jill DelaRiva Russell, Cambria Winery

Adrienne Rule, Rideau Vineyard

Clarissa Nagy, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery

Amber Hogan, Amber Rose Wines

Alisa Jacobson, Turning Tide Wines

Angela Osborne, A Tribute to Grace Wine Company

Angela Soleno, Turiya Wines

(All additional, participating winemakers/wineries, TBA.)



March 7, 2024 All Day(GMT-07:00)

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