Celebrating its lucky "7th Anniversary Three Pickles Subs & Sandwiches” at 126 E. Canon Perdido Street in downtown Santa Barbara has a special anniversary deal Saturday only, April 27 - only $10 for a sandwich and a beer. Special deal good ALL day from 11am - 4pm - Check out the menu and plan to stop in and wish the staff & owners a tasteful Happy Anniversary.
Beer on tap : On Tap there's Lagunitas IPA, Pilsner IPA, Figueroa Mountain Red Lager, Anchor Steam and Stella Artois
In the bottle: XingTao to honor the Chinese restaurant who occupied the space for nearly 50 years.
(Santa Barbara, CA) Affirmations come in many shapes and sizes. For the vintner, medals from well-known oenophiles, like those at the San Francisco Chronicle, make the difference for their wines by reaching a larger audience. Christian Garvin, Oreana’s owner/winemaker, is delighted to have received a Gold Medal from the Chronicle’s judging panel for his 2008 release of Tilly, which is a blend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, often called “Super Tuscan” by Italian winemakers in the traditional Italian style.
Tilly was created by Garvin to honor his Italian grandmother Matilda ‘Tilly’ Maglio, who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2007. Garvin designated 10% of all sales from this wine to go to the California Central Coast Alzheimer's Association.
Silver Medals were awarded to Oreana’s 2008 Pinot Noir, 2009 Chardonnay, 2008 Bacon Reserve Syrah and the 2009 Syrah. All of the award-winning wines retail for $18, except the Bacon Reserve priced at $24.99.
Gabe Saglie, distinguished wine writer for the Santa Barbara News Press, in his review of Tilly stated, “This wine delivers on two fronts: It's that easy-drinking red wine and it's a wine with a great story… an engaging, approachable red that is generous on fruit. Bright and almost bouncy upfront with a peppery backbone and a rich finish. And nice aromatics: flowers, berries and currants. Tilly is an ideal partner to any grilled meat dish on your holiday table.”
Oreana wines are sold in 17 states and in China. You can find the label locally at the winery, Trader Joe’s, Albertson’s, Whole Foods and many more.
About Oreana Winery:
The Oreana Winery is a small, family-owned winery located in downtown Santa Barbara. Grapes are sourced from top vineyards in the renowned Santa Ynez Valley. The tasting room and production facility is located two blocks from the beach and two blocks off of State Street in the ‘Funk Zone.’ Tilly and all the Oreana wines areavailable at the winery tasting room (205 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 P•805.962.5857, oreanawinery.com) and high-end retail shops throughout the country. Check the website for a location near you. http://oreanawinery.com/findourwine.html
COST: ADMISSION IS FREE ~ WEAR A HAT Wines are available for purchase by the glass
WHY: This party comes wrapped up in a festive, winter-like setting complete with live music from the Gawd Damn Band – a mash-up of SB’s best known rockers, playing in secret – ice sculptures, chillin’ wintry sounds and warm hot cider. Oreana will also be releasing its newest vintage of 2009 Gewürztraminer. Oreana Winery is known for two things – great wines and fabulous parties. From small batches of Pinot Noir to our sizeable Red Table Wine, Oreana has a wine for everyone. Current production is about 10,000 cases but some lots are as small as 20 cases. Our award winning Pinot program and Sparkling wines continue to generate rave reviews from Wine Spectator, the Wall Street Journal and Wine Enthusiast. Located in the Funk Zone and part of Santa Barbara’s ‘Urban Wine Trail’ – come visit the tasting room, sip the wines and drink in the cool atmosphere. Oreana is a dog- friendly winery. www.oreanawinery.com
Bigger and better than any of the previous Urban Wine Trail Holiday Party’s for Unity Shoppe – this year’s event boasts 16 participants – with most of those wineries located in the city limits. On Saturday,December 3 starting at 6:00PM guests can tour the unique Urban Wine Trail in the comfort of a luxury shuttle. Each winery will pour four limited release wines from Santa Barbara County accompanied by delicious appetizers. Tickets are only $50 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the UnityShoppe.
Christian Garvin, owner/winemaker at Oreana Winery, who along with Unity’s Executive Director, Tom Reed conceived the Urban Wine Trail event for the Unity Shoppe four years ago, each bring unique elements to the festivities. Reed, dressed in his tuxedo, will chauffeur folks in his classic Rolls Royce (seats only four) around the wineries. While Garvin’s winery at the epicenter of the Urban Wine Trail (Anacapa & Yanonali Sts.) will have live music to add a bounce in your step as you sample and taste your way around the Urban Wine Trail.
Shuttles, donated by Easy Lift, will tour people from winery to winery, although many of the wineries located in the downtown Funk Zone are within walking distance of one another.
Participating wineries include: Carr Vineyards & Winery, Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Kalyra Winery, Kunin Wines, Margerum Wine Co., Municipal Winemakers, Oreana Winery, Santa Barbara Winery, Summerland Winery, and Whicraft Winery. New additions to the Holiday Party on the Urban Wine Trail are: Au Bon Climat,Cottonwood Canyon, Babcock Winery & Vineyards, and Pali plus, tasting rooms/wine stores: Corks & Crowns, La Tour and Deep Sea rounding out the cohorts of Christmas cheer.
Holidays on the Urban Wine Trail tickets are $50 per person, which give you a passport, map and logo glass, are available at all the participating wineries and from the Unity Shoppe at 805.965.4122. Online you can purchase them @ www.oreanawinery.com
COST: ADMISSION IS FREE ~ Bring B.Y.O.P.*
Wines are available for purchase by the glass
*Bring Your Own Pumpkin ~ Must be 21+
WHY: Oreana Winery is hosting a "grown ups-only" pumpkin carving class at the cellar with renowned pumpkin carver Dennis Banning as instructor. Straight from the Oprah Winfrey Show, Mr. Banning has held seminars at Chicago's Smith & Hawken for many years where he "wows" the crowd and offers innovative tricks using everything from a steak knife to an electric Dremmel tool. Fabulous new Oreana wines will be available for purchase by the glass including Syrah Port to warm the soul on a cool October eve and hearty ‘Petite Deux’ Red Blend. Toasted pumpkin seeds, fresh-popped corn round out the aromas and tastes of autumn. Creepshow the 1982 black comedy from the mind of Stephen King & directed by George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) stars: Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook and Adrienne Barbeau.
NOTE: Film will be shown outdoors on a big screen. Bring chairs and blankets and snacks.
WHERE: Oreana Winery, 205 Anacapa St., Santa Barbara, 93101
INFO: (805)962-5857 www.oreanawinery.com
COST: ADMISSION IS FREE, Wines are available for purchase by the glass.
WHY: Oreana’s October gets a rock n’ roll kick-off at its legendary party celebrating the full beaver moon:Featuringlive music, informal tours of thewinemaking cellar and participation events such as hands-on ‘punch downs’ and barrel samples of wine that has yet to go into the bottle.
Tags: winery, special event, oreana, rocktober, wine
WHO: Mark Robert Halper, fine art photographer WHAT: Sunlight and Water Closing Celebration to Benefit Return to Freedom
WHEN: Sunday, February 13, 2011 From Noon to 4pm Celebrity Host: Tatjana Patitz, model/actress and friends
WHERE: Bridlewood Estate Winery, 3555 Roblar Avenue, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 COST: Suggested donation: In advance: $12.50 adult, $25 per family (up to two adults, four children) At the door: $17.50 per adult, $35 per family. Call for tickets: 805-737-9246 or e-mail to: email@example.com All proceeds go directly to RTF ABOUT: Come celebrate the closing of the wildly successful six-month exhibition of Mark Robert Halper's Sunlight and Water, taste three of the award-winning Bridlewood Wines and discover the important work done by Return to Freedom(RTF). Bid on auction items, meet ambassador horses from the sanctuary including Spirit, the Kiger Mustang Stallion who was the muse for DreamWork's 2003 animated feature film "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimmarron," and Breyer's 2010 Spanish Mustang model Isadora Cruce, a rare Spanish Colonial Mission horse. Bring your camera to take your child's photo with one of these magnificent Spanish Mustangs. Live music, food and beverages included. For an add'l charge, you can also purchase reserve and estate wines by the glass.
AUCTION: Items to be included at press time: Family Portrait Sessions from Mark Robert Halper; Autographed script & DVD of Hidalgo, by actor Viggo Mortensen and screenwriter John Fusco; set of exquisite turquoise jewelry; Portraits of selected winemakers from the Sunlight and Water portfolio (framed, signed by artist, 15" x 15", Value: $750); Wild Horse Walk for Four; A Spirit basket (DVD, movie poster, Breyer models of Spirit, as well as the 2010 Spanish Mustang Isadora Cruce and poster); three 6-month Bridlewood Winery Estate Club memberships; plus signed bottles of its Pinot Noir & Chardonnay by winemaker David Hopkins . Sunlight and Waterbooks will also be available and 50% of sales will go to RTF. Artist will personally sign copies at the event. Book cost: $40. PLUS, all attendees receive a free commemorative poster of the Sunlight and Water exhibition.
Return To Freedom, founded in 1997 by Neda DeMayo, is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity and habitat of America's wild horses through sanctuary, education and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct experience with the natural world. Return to Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Tax ID number 06-1484961. http://SunlightAndWater.com www.returntofreedom.org
ABOUT: Steve Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards (supplier of the wines enjoyed at the 2009 Inauguration) and Mark Robert Halper (acclaimed Artist/Photographer of Sunlight and Water: Celebrating the Winemakers of Santa Barbara County) will be at the Santa Ynez Valley’s premier book store, The Book Loft. Come and enjoy this open house with celebrants from all over the country and pick up your signed copy of "Sunlight and Water" as a special gift for this holiday season.
This is a free event.
Sunlight and Water Art Exhibition continues in Los Olivos
ABOUT: Chris Knox from Bin 2860, a wine store in Los Olivos, will be joined by Mr. Mark Robert Halper for a fun filled and educational program on art and wine. Details coming soon. (More info on this event to come).
Sunlight and Water Art Exhibition continues in Los Olivos at ten different venues through February 15, 2011