Summer Sipping 2019 Weekend Wine Passport Event
Summer Sipping Passports are $45. Reserve yours online until noon Friday, June 21 or until sold out.
Your passport gives you access to 20, 1oz wine samples for you to “spend” wherever you see fit at our 14 wineries and tasting rooms on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Try a favorite Syrah at Andrew Murray Vineyard, or the 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir at Cambria Winery, Spend some time reviewing all the wines Kenneth Volk Vineyards has to offer then visit the newly-opened Petros Winery! Roam! Have Fun! Discover something new. Explore the Trail at your own pace.
SNACK SATURDAY – When you politely flash your passport at each winery you visit, you’ll be rewarded with a snack to go with your 1oz pour. Anticipate goodies like two handmade truffles from Santa Barbara chocolatier Jessica Foster; something sinfully delicious from a local, family-owned bakery; One Perfect Taco from the taco truck no one can ever remember the name of and so much more.
SUNDAY FUNDAY - As the name suggests, Sunday is for fun. Seize this opportunity to purchase some ultra-rare-vintages; get Zen with live music by Russ Douglas at Rancho Sisquoc Winery and a bottle of wine; refresh & beautify with The Dior Consultants at Zaca Mesa Winery, and enjoy chair massages and body work with Andreea from Wholeistic Fruition Wellness at Martian Ranch & Vineyard.
The iconic Garey Store & Deli on Foxen Canyon Road, whose proprietress Shawn makes the best tri-tip in these here parts, will be OPEN just for you! This is a big deal, folks. Those doors are locked tight every Sunday but not on Sunday, June 23 from 11-3pm! She'll even be making TRI-TIP for you. Yep.
We commissioned an exclusive lip balm from Foxen Canyon Soap Co., just for you. Really. Elizabeth met with Ellowyn and described how summers felt to her in the vineyard; how they envelop you at right angles to the point you feel the leaves straining to touch the sun and rejoicing when connect. It’s Energy, potential, life, past and the present.
Because Ellowyn is part faerie, she took Elizabeth’s words and transformed them into a hyper-local lip balm that’s a bright lemony yellow thanks to turmeric. This balm can only be found in your swag bag and is just our way of saying, “Hey, thanks for coming. It means a lot to us.”
And just p.s. that’s not even the “big” give-away item in your bag.
We partnered with the Radisson Hotel Santa Maria and the Hampton Inn & Suites to bring you "Start & Stay!"
UNFORTUNATELY, HAMPTON INN & SUITES’ “START & STAY" ROOMS ARE ALREADY SOLD OUT. Other rooms may be available, but they won't come with "START & STAY" perks. Call the hotel directly at (805) 686-1555 to inquire about availability and be sure to mention you're going to Summer Sipping. Maybe some magic may happen.
RADISSON HOTEL SANTA MARIA (north end of the Trail)
Happily, they still have a few "START & STAY" rooms for Summer Sipping! Perks include picking up your passports and swag AT THE FRONT DESK instead of a check in winery, discounted rates of $169/night + tax for stays from Friday, June 21 through Monday, June 24. Full buffet breakfast for two so you can properly carb load. Their decadent Sunday Brunch is NOT complimentary, but you should be out on the Trail, anyway.
THESE ROOMS WILL BE GONE FASTER THAN THE LAST 4” IN A WINE BOTTLE. Don't dilly dally.
HOW TO GET YOUR "START & STAY" TICKETS:
Purchase your "START & STAY" tickets here. You'll be charged you for your passports but NOT your hotel. In the confirmation email you'll receive after buying your passports, the special promo code is inside. When booking your hotel reservation online, use that code to unlock your special discounted rates.
More Information on these two hotels:
Radisson Hotel Santa Maria 3455 Skyway Dr. Santa Maria 93455 Special Rate: $169 plus tax - includes a full buffet breakfast! $169 +tax includes two full buffet breakfasts!
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (805) 686-1555 600 McMurray Road Buellton 93427 Call for rates and don't forget to say you're going to Summer Sipping!
Best Western Plus Big America 1725 N. Broadway Santa Maria 93454 Summer Sipping Rates: Choose between $150 for King room or $155 for 2 Queens plus tax. Call (805) 922-5200 or click here to make your reservation.
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton (805) 686-1555 600 McMurray Road Buellton 93427 Please call for rates
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott (805) 688-1000 555 McMurray Road Buellton 93427 Special Rate TBD:
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn (800) 732-7687 51 East Hwy 246 Buellton 93427 Special Rates TBD:
Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley (805) 688-0022 630 Avenue of the Flags Buellton 93427 Special Rate TBD:
Los Alamos Motel (805) 344-2852 425 Bell Street Los Alamos 93440 Special Rate TBD:
Because the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is 30 miles long, we simply aren't able to offer transportation. But we've attached a list of recommended local transportation companies for you.
We're so glad you asked! Andrew Murray Vineyards, Cambria Winery, Cottonwood Canyon Winery, Fess Parker Winery, Firestone Vineyard, Foxen Vineyard & Winery, foxen 7200, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Koehler Winery, Martian Ranch & Vineyard, Petros Winery, Rancho Sisquoc Winery, Riverbench Vineyard Tasting Room,Tres Hermanas Winery and Zaca Mesa Winery
For more info on these wineries, visit our website: Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.
Email Elizabeth and she'll get back to you as soon as she can.
We are unable to issue any refunds after June 14th, 2019. Please contact us before then with any refund requests.
If your group is 6 or more people, please call the tasting rooms you plan to visit and make a reservation. Some of us have pretty limited space and if we know to expect you, we'll do all we can to make room. Also, it's illegal to consume or even have an open container of alcohol that wasn't made by the winery you are currently tasting at. So please don't bring any beer or wine into a tasting room with you. And smoking or vaping isn't allowed at or near any of the tasting rooms. Remember that big fire we? No one really wants to repeat that.
Your $45 Summer Sipping Passport = 20 1oz pours of wine from world-class, highly-rated and well-regarded wineries, different snacks at EVERY winery on Saturday, live music, access to ultra-rare wines that are guaranteed to impress those friends at your next dinner party, Dior, Dahling, honeycomb in chocolate, tacos (!), bigger mystery swag, hyper-local lip balm from Foxen Canyon Soap Co. commissioned just for you that comes in a very cool slide-top, eco tin. Include exclusive discounts on wine purchases and hotels stays, and now I’m thinking we really need to re-evaluate the price next year...