Happenings

Events

 

Full of Life Flatbread, Vintage 2014 Winemaker Dinner Premiere Screening.
Wednesday, August 27th at 6:30PM
225 West Bell Street, Los Alamos, CA


Join the local stars of VINTAGE 2014 for a casual dinner and wine tasting, followed by an outdoor screening of short films featuring Santa Barbara County vineyards. Featuring the winemakers pouring wines of Riverbench, Larner, Buttonwood, Byron and several more.. 

VINTAGE 2014 is a crowd-funded multimedia project focused on documenting the wine grape growing season from bud break to harvest. A collaboration of cinematographers, photographers and other visual artists will be shared online and at wine tasting events in major cities beginning in September.
Tickets and more info at vintage2014.brownpapertickets.com

'Salade' by Pascale Beale: Lunch and Book Release                       Saturday, September 6th, 10am - 2pm                                                 Riverbench Santa Maria                                                                           Chef and Author Pascale Beale of Santa Barbara will prepare several delicious recipes from her new book "Salade" in the garden.  Pair these with some award winning Riverbench wines and you've got the perfect day planned. $45 per person includes food and wine pairing, light lunch, and a signed cookbook.

Fall in love with our 1st Food and Wine Pairing Party!
Friday, September 12th, 7PM - 9PM
Riverbench Santa Barbara

Don’t miss out! We only have 20 seats available for our exclusive, first ever Riverbench Santa Barbara’s Food and Wine Pairing Party! Not only are we bringing our A-game with amazing Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, but here’s the business, aka hand selected menu... Crudite, Sous Vide Watermelon, Cold Smoked Salmon Pate, Italian Breaded Fried Chicken Bites, Crispy Chicken and Waffle Bites, Ham and Gruyere Croquittes.
Please join us! The tickets are 1st come first serve.  $40 for club members and $45 for non club members.
For more information and/or tickets call Cassie at 805.324.4100 or email cassie@riverbench.com.

A Day to Celebrate the Creation of the Fortune Cookie!
Saturday, September 13th, All Day until cookies last
Riverbench Santa Barbara

What a mood buster! A Fortune Cookie that will pair well with any wine plus a little fortune of good luck! Come out to Riverbench Santa Barbara, purchase any flight (club members free) and receive one delicious Fortune Cookie that will give you a chance to win a $25 gift card to Riverbench. Come in that day for details.

Last of the Summer Concert Series
Saturday, September 27th from 12PM-3PM
Riverbench Santa Maria

Matt Clarke, solo guitarist from Goleta will play and sing original songs. Purchase lunch from California Taco to pair with our delicious award winning Riverbench wines.

Dessert. Wine. Photography. Pairing 101
Every Thursday in October from 5PM-8PM
Riverbench Santa Barbara

Oh boy! It’s back! Epicure SB is here! Come support your local business’ and pair Riverbench’s wine with a local baker and learn how to take a fabulous photo of it. Every Thursday in October from 5PM-8PM we will have a special tasting of 4 wines to pair with an amazing pie from Dawson’s Pies or Sweet Lady Cooks jams to Koval Confections new Caramel Sauce plus many other treats hand crafted by local bakers. Also we’ve invited Eat This Shoot That to teach you how to take amazing food photography shots of your pairings. Each Thursday will be 1 different pairing, so it might be a great habit to join us every Thursday! Pairings will be $20 for non-members, $18 for members.

Our Wine. Your Way!
Every Friday in October from 11AM-7PM
Riverbench Santa Barbara

Stop by Riverbench Santa Barbara and ask for the “Epic-Scoop Tasting” for “Our Wine. Your Way” and receive a list of wines that you can choose 5 from and take control of your flight! We will pour them in any order you would like. A custom tasting! Who would have dreamed?

Santa Barbara Member Only Pickup Party
Friday, October 3rd from 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
                             
Join us in the Santa Barbara Tasting Room for the October Wine Club Pickup Party. We will be serving light desserts along with samples of your October Wine Club allocation. Space is limited to 48 people maximum. Please RSVP to Amber amber@riverbench.com or call (805) 937-8340. Limit 2 people per membership.

Santa Maria Member Only Pickup Party                          
Saturday, October 4th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm    
                      
This member only pickup party will be a relaxing evening in the vineyard. Full of Life Flatbread will be here serving wood fired pizza and we will be sampling your October Wine Club allocation. The October Pickup Party is at no cost but space is limited to 2 people per membership.

Santa Barbara Member Only Pickup Party                          
Sunday, October 5th from 10am - 12pm 
                                       
You weren't able to make it to the Pickup Parties on Friday or Saturday? Not to worry, we're doing it again. Join us Sunday, October 5th from 10am to 12pm for fruit, pastries and a sample of your October Wine Club allocation. Space is limited to 48 people maximum. Please RSVP to Amber amber@riverbench.com or call (805) 937-8340. Limit 2 people per membership.

Celebration of Harvest & Vintners Festival
Saturday, October 10th-13th, 2014
Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang

The Celebration of Harvest Weekend, held over Columbus Day Weekend, is our annual celebration of the year's bounty. Vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales. Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners through library tastings and sales to new wine releases and barrel tastings. Please visit www.celebrationofharvest.com for more information.

Spooky Halloween Candy Pairing
October 24th-31st, 2014
Riverbench Santa Maria

Pair our Riverbench wines with a candy-centric menu, including  Starburst, candy corn, caramels and milk chocolates this Hallows Eve.

Killing for the Last Bottle... Murder Mystery Party
Friday, October 31st from 6PM-9PM
Riverbench Santa Barbara

What if Riverbench ran out of wine!?!? Oh, no! And what if there was 1 bottle left, that just happen to be your favorite wine! What would you do? Solve a mystery? Come join us on Halloween for light bites and a chance to solve a murder mystery to win a $50 gift card to purchase our favorite bottle.

For more information on any events, please contact us at info@riverbench.com or call 805.937.8340.