Happenings

Events

Summer Concert Series, continues
Saturday, July 12th 12:00PM-3:00PM
Riverbench Santa Maria
Sean Wiggins returns by popular request.
Ron from "R and R Catering" will be here for your Lunch-time purchases. Ron specializes in SM Style BBQ.  
 
LotusFest! 2014
Saturday, July 12th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Ganna Walska Lotusland
695 Ashley Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

LotusFest is a celebration of the spectacular flower that is Lotusland’s namesake. July is peak blooming season, and guests will have the opportunity to view these uniquely beautiful flowers while enjoying a relaxing afternoon at this casual, fun event. Enjoy wine tasting from Santa Barbara County’s premier vintners, delectable hors d’oeuvres, live music, lotus viewing and more! Lotus flowers open during the day and close at night.  Prime viewing time during LotusFest will be until 3:00 or 4:00 PM, depending upon weather conditions, so make sure to allow time to savor the spectacular view of lotuses in bloom.

Tickets are $95 for members and $105 for nonmembers.

Bedrock 3 Pack!
Friday, July 25th - until supplies last
Riverbench Santa Barbara

For only $70, we will have a 3 pack of Riverbench Bedrock Chardonnay! The pack will include 2010, 2012 & 2013 vintage of this tantalizing stainless steel chardonnay. We recommend you do a fun food pairing with friends to see how this crisp, fruit forward chardonnay has differed vintage to vintage. You can find some fun recipes on our website.
 
1920’s Gatsby Party
Saturday, July 26th 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Riverbench Santa Maria

Celebrate “Gatsby Style” here at Riverbench Winery! Step back in time at our 1926 Craftsman style House, and dance under the stars to a five piece jazz band while sipping on sparkling wines. We plan to recreate a bygone era, so come dressed in flapper and gangster attire. Appetizers and desert will be served. Club members $30.00 (Two glasses of wine included.) Non Club Members $35.00 (One glass of wine included.)
 
Wine and Perfume: A Pleasant Pairing At Last!
Saturday, August 9, 11 AM to 3 PM
Riverbench Santa Maria
Kelly Jones, a perfumier from New York, will present her line of wine inspired perfumes which are, in a word, gorgeous!  Intoxicating notes of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Merlot will be sampled with an emphasis on the fragrance fit with our wines.  Included with tasting fee.
 
Just the Pinks...please!
Friday, August 22nd - until supplies last
Riverbench Santa Barbara

This is an amazing pack. Our best selling Pinot Noir Rosés, still and sparkling, will be joined together this August. We will have a 2 pack of these wonderful wines for only $65.
 
Sweet Lady Cook
Sunday, August 24th
Riverbench Santa Barbara

Stop by our Santa Barbara Tasting Room and pair some of Sweet Lady Cooks delicious jams and jellies with our Chardonnay's and Pinot Noirs.  
 

Annual Paws, Pizza & Pinot
Sunday, August 24th 12:00PM – 3.00PM
Riverbench Santa Maria

Roy, the tasting room bulldog, invites you to do something nice in honor of man's best friend! Grab your pup and head over to Riverbench Winery for handmade pizzas and wine tasting on our picturesque patio.  Your $15 donation includes wine tasting and pizza. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the So Cal Bulldog Rescue

'Salade' by Pascale Beale: Lunch and Book Release                       Saturday, September 13, Times TBD                                                 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.

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.

For more information on any events, please contact us at info@riverbench.com or call 805. 937.8340.