Five Fun Fall Wine Harvest Events in Lompoc CA!
Wine harvest is underway in Lompoc, and our winemakers are busy crushing grapes and bottling new vintages for 2017!
Lompoc is known for its small production wineries specializing in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and other cool climate varietals from grapes grown in the surrounding Sta. Rita Hills AVA. If you’re passionate about Pinot – don’t miss out!
Early fall is an exciting time to visit our corner of the Central Coast, as we celebrate the fall harvest in many ways and at many places. It’s the perfect time to plan a wine tasting getaway, meet the winemakers, and learn about the exciting wines being made in our region.
Celebration of Harvest Weekend
Santa Barbara Wine Country
Sept 29 thru Oct 2, 2017
Enjoy a four day harvest celebration in Santa Barbara Wine Country featuring the Taste of Santa Barbara Wine Country, wine dinners, vineyard excursions, winery open houses, and more.
Sip and sample at your own pace with the Harvest Experience Passport ($50) – it includes wine tasting at up to 12 wineries including several based in Lompoc: Ampelos Cellars, Babcock Winery, Cebada Vineyard, Fiddlehead Cellars, JCR Vineyard, Longoria Wine, Melville Winery, Montemar, Pali Wine Co., Palmina Wines, Sweetzer Cellars and Zotovich Vineyards & Winery.
Plan to stay a few days so you have plenty of time to explore the many wineries and tasting rooms.
Harvest Lunch & Barrel Tasting
at Flying Goat Cellars
Saturday, Sept 30 – 11 am to 2 pm
As a featured event of the Celebration of Harvest Weekend, Flying Goat Cellars in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto is hosting a special Harvest Lunch & Barrel Tasting. Sip on 2016 barrel samples with winemaker Norm Yost, and enjoy Flying Goat wines paired with a delicious lunch, featuring both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Tickets are $50 for wine members, $70 for non-members.
at Lompoc Wine Factory
Saturday, September 30, 1 to 4 pm
The Lompoc Wine Factory invites locals and visitors to celebrate harvest season with the chance to tour the facility and sip the newest releases of the LWF, Core Wine Company and Turiya Wines.Taste raw and delicious grape juice, fermenting wine, and breathe in the aromas of a winery in action! Enjoy live music and tasty food for sale by local food trucks!
Harvest Open House & New Releases Party
at Longoria Winery
Saturday, Oct 8 – noon to 3 pm
Mix and mingle with Rick and Diane Longoria and friends, taste Longoria’s newest wine releases and enjoy live music by Moonlight Trio. Wine tasting is $15, and wine can also be purchased by the glass or bottle. Food will be available for purchase from Cubanissimo Cuban Food Truck.
Harvest in the Ghetto
in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto
October 6 thru 8, 2017
Winemakers in the Lompoc’s urban wine destination will be celebrating the harvest with great wine, tasty food, and live entertainment and you’re invited! Tasting rooms are open in the afternoons all three days, and since they’re all within walking distance to each other, you can easily stroll from one winery to the next. Capping off the celebration is a Bubbles & Brunch Event on Sunday, Oct 8, from 11 am to 3 pm, featuring sparkling wines from four wineries! Tickets are $45 – more info
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