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December 2018

An Evening with Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini

December 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$58

An Evening with Santa Barbara’s Newest Michelin Starred Chef, Massimo Falsini. This is an exclusive opportunity to meet Chef Massimo Falsini, who has just joined our community to oversee the culinary operation of a Luxury Oceanside Resort. Be the first to meet and sample Chef Massimo's award-winning cuisine! Join us as Chef prepares appetizers for guests, and shares personal stories about his cooking, travels, and experience working in some of the highest rated restaurants around the world. ESB will provide…

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Chef’s Table Truffle Lunch with Tiziano Fioretti

December 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mosto Crudo, 7 W Haley st
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$50 – $180

EAT THE TRUFFLE. BUY THE TRUFFLE. BE THE TRUFFLE. ...Ok so that last part is a little metaphysical, but it’s hard to contain our excitement around truffle season! ESB is offering members two opportunities to experience Italian Winter Black Truffles during the few precious weeks they are in season: 1. A Truffle Lunch at Mosto Crudo w/chef Tiziano Fioretti & Truffle Purveyor Andrea Sempribon 2. Black Winter Truffle Purchase through Epicurean Santa Barbara. These opportunities are contingent upon a minimum number of registrations!…

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January 2019

Blind Wine Tasting and Fellowship Dinner

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$35

Put your palate to the test at ESB’s Blind Wine Tasting & Fellowship dinner!  Guests will come together to enjoy a “Fellowship Dinner”, where each guest brings a food item (starter, side, or entree) to share family style…i.e. Potluck and sit down blind wine tasting of 6 red Rhone varietal wines. Members will gather, taste three single varietals, enjoy dinner, then proceed to a blind tasting where palates and red wines will be put to the test. Don't want to cook?…

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February 2019

Wine & Dine Weekend in Paso Robles

February 8 - February 10
Paso Robles, Spring St & 12th St
Paso Robles, CA 93446 United States
$750.00

The ESB Founders are leading guests on a one of a kind wine experience in Paso! From Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10th, a small group of ESB members will visit 7 top-rated wineries in Paso Robles. Several of these wineries, including "members only" wineries like Law, Denner, Torrin, and L’Aventure, are planning special cellar, library, or estate tastings specifically for our members. The registration fee for this excursion includes all wine tastings, Friday and Saturday night dinner (wine…

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Champagnes, Cremants and Raclette

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$76

Celebrate February 14th with two essential Valentine’s day traditions: Champagne and Oooey Gooey, Cheese… No, Not Fondue, but Raclette!…Ah, two of Europe’s Greatest imports tangled together for a ESB Valentine’s day Rendezvous…How lovely….and delicious. Start the evening off with a tasting of boutique Champagnes and cremants, hand-selected by ESB founders and board members (all available for purchase). The sparkling wines are from highly rated purveyors from the Champagne region, with many producers who are certified from the European Union as…

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Winemaker Evening: Matthias Pippig of Sanguis

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
La Coronilla Private Residence, 1576 La Coronilla Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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$52 – $108

Join us for an evening with Matthias Pippig of Sanguis Wines! Kickstarting our 2019 Winemaker Evening series is Matthias Pippig, owner and winemaker at Sanguis Wines, Santa Barbara. Sanguis is a premier boutique winery that specializes in an eclectic Rhône and Bordeaux style blends. Pippig changes blends yearly in his wines, hand sorts each wine and never makes the same wine twice. Many of his wines weigh in at over 15% alcohol, but they do not present as highly alcoholic. These…

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March 2019

Wine Down Wednesday at Rosewood’s Miramar Beach Bar

March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rosewood Mirarmar Beach, 1759 S Jameson Lane
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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$50

Relax and "Wine Down" with ESB members and guests for our first Wine Down Wednesday at the brand new Miramar Beach Bar in the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort. To continue the celebration and welcoming of Michelin Starred Chef Massimo Falsini, ESB is hosting this event at the newly-opened location. For this private event with no-host bar, Chef Massimo and his team will craft six appetizers to be passed throughout the evening, and guests are welcome to order beverages from the…

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ESB and The Coterie Club Dinner Collaboration

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Coterie Club Santa Barbara, CA United States
$135

The sounds of a piano and distant conversation swell as you walk towards an unmarked entrance...Candles are flickering, wine is flowing, aromas of sensory delights wafting in the air….welcome, my friends…to... The Coterie Club! The Coterie Club is an underground restaurant pop-up founded by Nick Bodden whose events range from Fine dining avant-garde, to mid-century modern haute cuisine, to nostalgic soul food cook outs. The Coterie Club is collaborating with Epicurean Santa Barbara to offer an exclusive, contemporary and elegant…

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April 2019

Winemaker Evening: Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery

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 – $98

Join us for an evening with Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery!  Enjoy a fantastic evening of wine and appetizers with one of California's rising stars, winemaker Stanley Barrios of TOP Winery. TOP specializes in hand crafted Rhone varietal wines from westside Paso Robles. Stanley Barrios was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He was influenced by music, art, and food and could have easily entered into any of those occupations; until he discovered wine. His love for wine began with Napa Valley Cabernets,…

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Ladies n’ Whites

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$65

Step aside , gentlemen, this event is for the ladies... Back by popular demand is another Women’s only wine tasting! This time, we are featuring single varietal white wines! Science has proven that women have better palates than men, but sometimes in the midst of a group setting, women don’t have the opportunity to show that. It’s time to discover your wine palate in the company of other friendly female members. Whether you are a beginning taster just now recognizing…

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May 2019

May Open House at The Glass House

May 2 @ 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
The Glass House, 628 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$6.00 – $16.00

Join members and guests at Santa Barbara's newest Cocktail Garden, the Glass House. The Glass House features incredibly creative cocktails that are complex and inventive, as many feature infused spirits, lesser known liquors, and several executions involve crowd-pleasing smoking apparatuses, siphons, and beautiful glassware. Their menu also includes craft beer and wine. For the ESB open house, the mixologists will be preparing one of their signature cocktails, You’re Berry Fashionable, at a special discount for ESB to be pre-purchased through our…

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Wine Down Wednesday @ Mizza

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mizza, 1112 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$25 – $35

Relax and "Wine Down" with ESB members and guests for Wine Down Wednesday @ Mizza Artisan Pizza & Italian Cuisine. Event cost includes buffet of Mizza’s artisan pizzas, pastas, salads and other signature dishes. Beverages can be purchased at the no-host bar (cash preferred!). ESB will have a private room and an outside bar area; perfect for a summer afternoon. Mizza features handmade artisan pizzas, handmade pastas, homemade sauces, salads and a selection of carefully selected house specialties using local…

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Bien Nacido Vineyard Tour & Dinner

May 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bien Nacido Vineyard, 4705 Santa Maria Mesa Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454 United States
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$38 – $104

Take a journey to Santa Maria with ESB members and learn about the famous Bien Nacido Vineyard. Want an excursion for Memorial Day Weekend?  Here’s an idea… Imagine wandering through a blossoming vineyard in the warmth of an early summer afternoon with a winemaker and master sommelier as your guides.  As you take in the glorious rolls of vineyard hills, sip the wines as you walk through the block from which the grapes were grown. Then finish the afternoon with…

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June 2019

Mollydooker Winemaker Dinner

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Convivo Restaraunt, 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$116 – $135.00

ESB is bringing the award-winning wines of Australia to Santa Barbara! Mollydooker Wines is located in the beautiful scenic McLaren Vale wine region, which is one of Australia's oldest wine regions and home of some the most iconic wines. They are known for producing some of the highest rated Rhone varietal wines in the world. Robert Parker has rated Mollydooker wines #1 and #2 in the world! Owner Sarah Marquis will be leading guests through 11 Mollydooker wines; paired with appetizers and…

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Winemaker Evening & Dinner: Young Inglewood Wines of Napa Valley

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$80 – $188

…Where balance in winemaking is part of an inspired movement toward the new-old-school Napa! Epicurean Santa Barbara is excited to feature its first Napa Winery: Young Inglewood of St. Helena! Young Inglewood is known for their old world non-interventionist winemaking practices, and the estate's signature character in their Bordeaux varietals is transformed into wines of profound depth and complexity; and balance and grace. They recently scored 93pts for their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon! For this very special tasting, ESB will host…

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Wine Down Wednesday @ Djinn Library Bar

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Djinn LIBRARY BAR, 36 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$20.00 – $25.00

Relax and “Wine Down” with ESB members and guests for Wine Down Wednesday @ Djinn Library Bar at the Hotel Californian. Celebrate the return of Santa Barbara's warm summer afternoons with ESB members and guests over wine, cocktails and small bites at Hotel Californian's newest bar! Event registration includes a spread of light appetizers such as Grilled Flat Bread with Preserved Lemon & Cheese Spread, Crispy Chickpea Fries, and Bohemian Creamery Cheeses and Charcuterie. Beverages may be purchased at the…

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July 2019

The Santa Barbara Vintner Legends Series: Lane Tanner

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$45 – $85

Our first “Santa Barbara Wine Legend” is Lane Tanner!  Few winemakers are more colorful than Lane Tanner — and we’re not just talking about her hair, which is often dyed in vibrant hues of orange and purple. Known by many as “Bette Midler in a Bottle,” she’s a jukebox of hilarious and poignant stories about a full life in the wine business, and has produced some of the most age-worthy Pinot Noirs ever made in Santa Barbara County.  At this…

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Wine Down Wednesday @ The Monarch

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Monarch Restaurant, 1295 Coast Village Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 United States
$20.00 – $26.00

Relax and “Wine Down” Relax and “Wine Down” with ESB members and guests on Wednesday, July 24th from 5-7pm at The Monarch Restaurant in the Montecito Inn. Event cost includes appetizers and passed hors d'oeuvres. Don’t forget to stay for the prize drawing! Valet and Street parking available. Menu Sourdough Bread & Butter ‘Nduja sausage, castelvetrano olives, basil Ricotta crostini, honey, black pepper, chive Vermillion crudo, citronette, crispy shallots Agnolotti, peas, champagne, chives   After Wine Down Wednesday, stay for…

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August 2019

The Santa Barbara Vintner Legends Series: Jim Clendenen & Adam Tolmach

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States
$59 – $94

2 Legends, 12 Wines, 1 Fellowship Dinner! This is an evening that will go down in Central Coast wine history. Having just Jim Clendenen from Au Bon Climat or Adam Tolmach from The Ojai Vineyard by themselves would be a magical night, but having them both together — which was Jim’s idea! — is incredibly special. Join Legendary winemakers Adam Tolmach Jim Clendenen, and ESB members for our first Winemaker Fellowship Dinner! Guests will come together to enjoy a “Fellowship Dinner”,…

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Wine Down Wednesday @ The Manor Bar

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
The Manor Bar at Rosewood Miramar Resort, 1759 S Jameson Ln
Montecito, CA 93108 United States
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$20 – $26.00

Relax and “Wine Down” Relax and “Wine Down” with ESB members and guests on Wednesday, August 14th from 5-6:45pm at the Manor Bar in Rosewood Miramar Resort. Event cost includes appetizers. Don’t forget to stay for the prize drawing! Valet and Street parking available. The Manor Bar provides wine, handcrafted cocktails, spirits, and delectable hors d’oeuvres. This candlelit, wood-paneled haven is the ideal place to gather for libations and conversation. A selection of house Rosé, White and Red wine will…

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