PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, February 18, 2013

Los Olivos Becomes Winter Wonderland

Winter, Wine & Arts Festival

The charming country town of Los Olivos will transform itself into a winter wonderland the weekend of February 22nd through the 24th. The festivities kick off on Friday night, the 22nd, when businesses stay open until 7:00 PM and the town is lined with warm, inviting luminarias.

Participating restaurants will each serve an Amuse Bouche; some businesses will offer a 15% discount and artists will be showing their works in area wine tasting rooms. The Grange will also have the works of additional artists on display, and there will be a pizza truck parked at the new Refugio Ranch Tasting Room.

On Saturday, the 23rd, there will be a fun Kid’s Carnival from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Marks Church. Children can enjoy cookie decorating, craft making and face painting. Adults will be participate in a wine tasting event hosted by the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn that afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 PM; they’ll be live entertainment on hand and wine tasting in the Inn’s Garden. Participating restaurants are offering Prix Fixe dinners that evening, and there will be a Movie Night held at the Coghlan Tasting room. The winter-themed “Ice Age” will be screened and complimentary popcorn will be served. Stafford’s Famous Chocolates will be serving their homemade cocoa and fresh marshmallows.

Wine tasting, paired with the works of local artists will continue throughout Sunday. Tickets for the three day event are $50. Tickets can be purchased at Coghlan’s tasting room, via email at or via phone 805-717-0046, Kelley Lucia. Guests will be able to pick up their passport along with a wine glass on Friday, February 22 from 1PM-5PM and Saturday, February 23 from 11AM-5PM at The General Store, near the flag pole in the center of town.

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