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Insiders Guide to the Exclusive Sta. Rita Hills Wine Fire Weekend

wine and fire

One of the most exciting weekends for Central Coast wine lovers is the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Fire Weekend, August 18-21, 2022. Attendees will enjoy a delicious weekend of tastings, exploring vineyards and wineries along with the rich Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs that have put this wine region on the map.

the hilt estate wines

The Hilt

It All Starts with a Barn Party!

Kick off the four day celebration with a Barn Party at Hilt Winery. On August 18, enjoy wonderful wines, BBQ snacks and a cheese and charcuterie table catered by Central Coast Speciality Foods all at Hilt’s reconstructed Barn.

Babcock tasting room

Babcock Winery

Dinner Honoring Rick Longoria, Vintner of the Year

Come to Babcock Winery on August 19 for the La Paulee Dinner honoring the Vitner of the Year, Rick Longoria. Start the evening with a sparkling wine reception followed by a BBQ dinner catered by High on the Hog Catering. Try the provided wines during dinner or in the spirit of La Paulee bring your own bottle to share with friends.

Speed Tasting with a Winemaker

On August 20 spend time having conversations with 8 of the Sta Rita Hills winemakers. Winemakers will rotate around each table chatting with guests. After, enjoy a boxed lunch by Cups and Crumbs.

La Purisima Mission

La Purisima Mission

Saturday Night Wine & Fire Grand Tasting Event at La Purisima Mission

The grand finale for this truly memorable event is the Saturday Night Wine & Fire Grand Tasting Event. Wineries, local chefs and Sta. Rita Hills farmers will be on hand for this once-in-a-lifetime event on the grounds of the historic La Purisima Mission, the most extensively restored mission in California. You’ll enjoy top shelf culinary delights as you make your way from table to table, sampling Sta. Rita Hills wines at this truly fun and creative wine and food event.

Tickets are very limited to this exclusive event at the Mission, so purchase your tickets early for this amazing and delicious event!

Sunday Funday

Pick your favorite wineries and explore what they have going on for the day.


Tickets can be purchased for individual events and you can buy a Wine and Fire Weekend Tasting Passport that includes 2 for 1 tasting at participating member wineries.

Barn Party – Early Bird $90.00 / After June 15 $125.00

La Paulee Dinner Tickets – $150.00 per person

Speed Tasting – $75.00 per person

Grand Tasting – Early Bird $120.00 / After June 15 $150.00

Wine and Fire Weekend Combo (includes Barn Party, La Paulee Dinner, Speed Tasting, and Grand Tasting) – $395.00

Wine and Fire Passport – $50

Shuttle Tickets – $25 per event

Grab your tickets online at the event’s website here.

Shuttles & Lompoc Hotels

Lompoc has the perfect hotel to meet your needs for the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Fire Weekend!  Shuttles are available from several popular Lompoc Hotels for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night’s events. Shuttles pick up at The Hilton Garden Inn, The Embassy Suites, and O’Cairns Inn & Suites.

While you’re visiting with us, check out some of the other Fun things to do in Lompoc like visiting one of the largest outdoor mural displays in the United States, taking some time to explore Jalama Beach or golf at our Championship 18-hole La Purisima Golf Course.

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