“We are thrilled to welcome winery owner Nicholas Miller and winemaker Trey Fletcher to Convivo where we’ll pair their legendary local wines with some of the best locally-sourced food you’ll ever taste,” say the organizers.
“Your evening begins with a sunset reception overlooking the ocean, offering small bites paired with the 2016 Solomon Hills Rosé. From there, we’ll stroll into our private dining room where the Convivo family feast starts with a delectable variety of appetizers paired with a duo of Chardonnays, the 2014 from Solomon Hills and the 2015 Bien Nacido. Family-style main courses including spit-roasted porchetta and brussel sprouts are paired with the very best of Bien Nacido, a signature 2013 Syrah and a rare and special 2006 Pinot Noir served en magnum.”
Tickets are $95 per person, which includes the oceanside reception, three-course dinner with wine pairings, tax and gratuity, and free valet parking. A special friends & family rate for that evening for ocean view hotel rooms is available at the newly-restored Santa Barbara Inn, which houses Convivo.
This promises to be an unforgettable evening with great food paired with world-class local wines in a truly spectacular setting.
Bien Nacido is called one of the top 25 vineyards in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and Food & Wine Magazine recently named them one of the 10 best vineyards in the US. The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast routinely award over-90-point scores to wines made from Bien Nacido fruit.
In 1969, the Millers, a fifth-generation California farming family purchased a stretch of land in then-nascent Santa Maria Valley wine country. By the early 70’s, the family had planted the vineyard and christened it Bien Nacido. Since 2007, both Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills Estate have produced small amounts of exceptional wines from only the parcels which reflect their vision: make wines which reflect the cool-climate nature of the region and the classic style of California fruit.
Convivo is located 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd. To purchase tickets, click here.