Friday, May 18
Gainey Vineyard, Santa Ynez — Spring Farmers' Market, a benefit for the Santa Ynez Valley Youth Queen Contest. Market features local producers, among them Finley Family Farms, Olive Hill Farms, Marcie's Pies, Santa Ynez Gardens, Morrel Farms, San Marcos Farms, Jimenez Family Farms and Enjoy Cupcakes. The Solvang Trolley will offer hayrides through the Gainey vineyards, and Santa Ynez Valley Youth group will provide a tri-tip barbecue. Live music. Time: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost: Free. Gainey Vineyard is located at 3950 Highway 246. http://www.gaineyvineyard.com Ongoing
Gather Wine Bar, Arroyo Grande — Live music Friday and Saturday evenings; wines by the glass and full menu. Winemaker Wednesdays offer three tastes, discounts on wines by the bottle and a chance to meet the winemaker, all for $10. Gather Wine Bar is located at 122 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. Hours: 1 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. View all events at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/462843382. (805) 474-4771; www.gatherwinebar.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste in the Vineyard, Santa Barbara County — Spend a morning or afternoon in the tranquility of Santa Ynez Valley vineyards with exclusive access during a walking tour, led by Lee Tomkow. Learn how vines are managed and how wine is produced from a guide who will detail clonal differences, rootstocks and how to identify varietals, among them syrah, sangiovese and grenache. Tour times: 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m. daily except Saturday. Reservations required; each tour limited to 10 people. Cost: $50 per person. Information and reservations: 693-4424, or www.vineyardwalkingtours.com.
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