From the Vine Published Today, Sunday Feb. 25, 2018

Brooke Stockwell

Chef Brooke Stockwell of K’Syrah Cateirng & Events in Solvang, California, will head the Women Winemakers’ Dinner on International Women’s Day.

From the Vine, my wine column in the Santa Maria Times, covers International Women’s Day in Wine Country!

My bi-weekly wine column, which appears in the Santa Maria Times and the Lompoc Record, often features current events going on in wine country. That’s because I constantly see most of my fellow wine aficionados at all of our great wine events and festivals. Now the International Women’s Day celebration has led to a new annual dinner party in Solvang. It’s a celebration for our very talented women who make wine or own wineries. I must say it’s well deserved, right on ladies!

What’s more fun than sitting with your favorite winemakers at a dinner party where they are sharing their fine wines with you! It’s a very personal celebration offering an opportunity you’ll never, ever get in snobby Napa Valley (of course they aren’t the only snobby wine region in the world!). And it provides a better chance to get to know someone you admire so much, while tasting their wines with the maker.
You can read my column free by clicking on this convenient link that leads you right to it. You may get a one question request, but that’s all it takes (unlike all of the unreasonably priced newspapers in other major towns on the Central Coast who want you to subscribe):

Among the uniquely talented women winemakers in Santa Barbara, which exceeds 20 women, you’ll find many local favorites like these talented women:

karen steinwachs

Winemaker Karen Steinwachs of Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard in Solvang

CNagy Bubbly

Winemaker Clarissa Nagy from C Nagy Wines in Old Orcutt

Lumen Wine's Lane Tanner and Will Henry (Oct. 2, 2014)

Lumen Wine partners Will Henry and Lane Tanner, she’s a Santa Barbara County pioneer! The tasting room is in the Los Alamos General Store with Pico Restaurant








Winemaker Sonya Magdevski of Casa Dumetz Wines in Los Alamos




You must buy tickets online at:

(tickets will not be sold at the door), and please do read my column for many more details about this extraordinary wine tasting and winemakers’ dinner party, which can be purchased separately, making it more affordable for the general public.


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