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November 2017

Epicurean Sensory Experience

November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gray Space Gallery, 219 Gray Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$55.00

Test your nose and enlighten your palate!  Join members for this unique and engaging event, designed to enhance your ability to identify aromas found in food and wine. The event will involve a sensory experience, a guided wine tasting, and food tastings utilizing unusual ingredients, herbs and spices.

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January 2018

Winemaker Evening: Bodega de Edgar

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$85.00 – $170.00

Join us for a special evening with Winemaker Edgar Torres of Bodega de Edgar. Meet one of the up and coming stars of the Paso Robles wine scene whose passion for Spanish winemaking, family and his Hispanic heritage are prominent in his wines. Edgar will be pouring four of his wines for this tasting to be enjoyed alongside passed appetizers by Chef Judy Astbury. Bodega de Edgar is a boutique winery that produces only about 2,500 cases per year. Their…

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Open House & Member Gift Pick Up @ Armada Wine & Beer Merchant

January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, 1129A State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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We have rescheduled because of the situation in Montecito. Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragedy.   Come pick up your special member gift and bring a friend.  Enjoy drink specials from Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, nibbles courtesy of ESB, and meet other ESB members and guests! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! No need to register, just show…

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February 2018

Winemaker Evening: Don Burns of Turtle Rock

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$90.00 – $180.00

The Epicurean Santa Barbara Winemaker Evening series continues with one of the rock stars of the Paso wine industry: Don Burns of Turtle Rock!   Join ESB and Don Burns, owner and winemaker at Turtle Rock Vineyards and assistant winemaker at Saxum Vineyards,  for an intimate evening of wine exploration. Experience the superior quality of Don's highly rated wines that demonstrate one of the best expressions of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre in Paso Robles. Sourcing only the finest fruit from the sustainably farmed…

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March 2018

Winemaker Evening: Eric Jensen of Booker

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$76 – $128

Join us for a special evening with Eric Jensen of Booker Wines, whose Oublié Paso Robles 2014 was listed among Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines in 2017. Epicurean Santa Barbara is honored to welcome Eric Jensen to our hometown for this event. He has graciously allocated wine to Epicurean Santa Barbara, even though bottles are only available to members of Booker’s wine club. Eric’s wines are effectively sold out due to the overwhelming thirst for his wines by his club members. Don’t…

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March Open House & Member Gift Pick-Up

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Margerum Reserve Tasting Room, 32 El Paseo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean Team and fellow members for an open house! Our March open house is at the Margerum Reserve Tasting Room. Enjoy drink specials, nibbles courtesy of ESB, and meet other ESB members and guests! You can also pick up your special member gift if you haven't already. Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! No need to register, just show up and bring a…

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Chef’s Table: Upscale Comfort Food! ~ Chef Drew Terp

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$45 – $85.00

Epicurean Santa Barbara kicks off the Chef’s Table Series with Chef Drew Terp of PICO, Los Alamos. Join other ESB members for an intimate dinner with Chef Drew Terp, as he brings a menu featuring “upscale comfort food!” Chef Drew's style of cooking is a tribute to the symbiotic farmer-restaurant relationship, and incorporates his love of charcuterie and pasta making. Get a taste of not only Chef ’s favorite items from his restaurant, but also unique dishes designed specifically for Epicurean Santa…

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Secrets of A Somm Revealed! ~ Ian Adamo

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W Anapamu St., 2nd floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$58.00

Join Sommelier Ian Adamo from Somm’s Kitchen, as he leads an enlightening tasting experience which will leave you with skills that will impress your friends! Take your wine identification skills to the next level through Ian Adamo’s eye-opening explanations of the taste, aroma, and color of different varietals. Guests will be led through a seated tasting of 5 highly rated wines from around the world. With each wine he will teach members how to identify the varietal(s) in the wine,…

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April 2018

Winemaker Evening: Jacob Toft of Toft Wines

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$48 – $88

Join us for a special evening with Jacob and Kelly Toft of Toft Wines, who after receiving over 90-point scores from respected critic Robert Parker, sold out their vintages in one day! This lovely husband and wife team not only craft artisanal small batch wines, but are kind sweet people who love to share their passion for wine with other enthusiasts. Toft Wines are all about the pursuit of flavor that starts with meticulous farming. With access to the premier vineyards spanning…

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Barrels & BBQ

April 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$60.00 – $75

Celebrate Earth Day with BBQ and Great Wine...live music too! ESB will be cooking up an All-American inspired buffet while the hip and cool winemaker Brett Urness of Levo Wines will be pouring his latest vintages. Eat some 'cue, meet Brett, drink his wines and hookup with his winery. Tap your foot to live music as you make your own Pulled Pork Plates & Sandwiches with slow roasted juicy pork, as well as a slew of hill country hometown sides and fixin's!  There will…

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May 2018

May Open House: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, 1129A State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House! Enjoy extended happy hour and drink specials offered by Armada Wine & Beer Merchant, nibbles courtesy of ESB, and meet new, veteran and future ESB members! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! "VIP Member" gifts will also be available for pickup, if you haven't already done so. No need to register, just show up and…

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Winemaker Evening: Scott Hawley of Torrin Vineyard

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$62 – $108

A special evening with Scott Hawley, winemaker of Torrin & Lagom wines!  Torrin wines are currently sold via Allocation and Mailing List only! They are not open to the public for tasting as their wines sell out on release to their lists. This is a rare opportunity to drink Torrin wines, including some library selections. Lagom wines are not on allocation or list limited, rather a new label offering delightful Burgundy varietals to contrast the Rhones of Torrin. Epicurean Santa…

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Taste of Thailand ~ Chef P.A. Tremblay

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$60 – $90

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Epicurean Santa Barbara's Taste of Thailand! If there is anything we are missing in Santa Barbara, it's Thai food. Adventure into the rich and exciting flavors of Thai cuisine with P.A. Tremblay’s four-course Thai Dinner (includes a welcome beverage). Choose from one of two optional beverage pairings: a wine pairing or a creative beverage pairing featuring a wine, a beer, and a Thai-inspired cocktail!      Menu Tom Ka Gai Hot and…

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June 2018

Winemaker Evening: Russell From of Herman Story Wines

June 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$43.00 – $80

Join us for an exciting evening with Russell From of Herman Story Wines!  As this will be our final Paso Winemaker Evening for the season, with harvest right around the corner, what better winemaker than Russel From to end on?!?! Russell will be pouring five highly regarded wines that best represent his passion for winemaking and the superb quality of his nerdy yet creative winemaking style. Get to know Russell personally while sharing wonderfully paired passed appetizers with other ESB…

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June Open House Happy Hour: Santa Barbara Wine Collective

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Barbara Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa St., Ste. C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$10.00

Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House Happy Hour! Come and meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying wine, food and good conversation! All members and non-member guest are welcome, but paid registrants will receive a glass of wine from a select menu and Lucky Penny Pizza...and other bites! Bring your event ideas and share them with the team! We are eager to know what you look forward to experiencing as an Epicurean! "VIP Member"…

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July 2018

The Bordeaux Experience

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yankee Farm Private Residence, 526 Yankee Farm Road
Santa Barbara, 93109 United States
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$170.00

The Bordeaux Experience is all about France and everything Bordeaux! Come for an elegant dining and wine tasting experience immersing yourself in french wine and french food. Enjoy 6 Bordeaux wines representing one of the most important wine regions in France! These legendary styles and varietals of the Bordeaux region will be accompanied by an exquisite, multi-course dinner comprised of classic French dishes prepared by Judy Astbury. The wine selection has been curated by Mr. Paul Astbury himself, some of which…

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Winemaker Dinner: Matt Dees of Jonata, Hilt, and The Paring

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$134.00 – $184.00

Join ESB on a beautiful summer evening at a private home for great food, wonderful wine, and a chance to connect with a visionary winemaker. To celebrate one of the top winemakers in California, Epicurean Santa Barbara is elevating it’s monthly Winemaker Evening to a Winemaker Dinner featuring Matt Dees of Jonata (sister winery to Screaming Eagle).  We are honored that Matt is collaborating with ESB, as his wines are not only in high demand, but are typically allocated for club…

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August 2018

August Open House: La Place Wine Bar

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Join the Epicurean team, fellow members and guests for an Open House! Come and meet fellow members and member guests while enjoying beer & wine specials offered by La Place, nibbles courtesy of ESB and good conversation! All members and non-member guest are welcome! La Place Wine Bar will be offering $5-$6 specials on their house Sparkling, Red, White, Rosé, and Beer…beverages to please everyone! In addition, ESB will feature Oat Bakery’s incredible breads and vegan spreads for members and…

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