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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, July 7, 2014

Fiesta in the Vines

This year the popular mid- summer fiesta party at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum returns with a new twist! In celebration of its “Uncorked: Evolution of Wine in the Santa Ynez Valley” exhibit about the history of the wine industry in Santa Ynez Valley, the Museum is planning its annual midsummer benefit around a wine theme. This year’s event, Fiesta in the Vines, to be held on Saturday, July 26, will feature wine tasting from more than 20 Valley wineries including Valley favorites and several new, award winning boutique wineries.

At Fiesta in the Vines wine tasting will be accompanied by bountiful food stations of tasty hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs, and entertainment by popular Santa Barbara Fiesta dancers. It will be a night of pure party fun and enjoyment of our Valley vineyards’ bounty.

Fiesta in the Vines will also feature an exciting Starter Wine Cellar Raffle. The Starter Wine Cellar Raffle features an unparalleled first prize of 100 bottles of premium Santa Ynez Valley wine. The wine prize is valued at approximately $5000 and includes magnums and bottles from a wide variety of award winning local wineries. Second prize is $2,000 cash; third prize is unique furniture made from wine barrel staves by Eco-Wine of Solvang, and the fourth prize is a framed vineyard landscape by Philip Gerlach Photography.

Raffle tickets are $100 and only 300 tickets will be sold! All raffle proceeds benefit the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and the preservation of Santa Ynez Valley history. The raffle winners will be drawn at Fiesta in the Vines on Saturday July 26, 2014, however, winners need not be present to win.

Schedule of Activities ~ Fiesta in the Vines
5:30 pm Commemorative “Uncorked” wine glass upon arrival
Wine Tasting featuring 20 + Wineries in Museum Courtyard
Hors d’oeuvre Stations and Fiesta Dance Entertainment!
6:30 pm A Tribute to Valley Wines and Vines
7:00 pm Raffle Drawing for 100 Bottles of Wine, $2k Cash and More!

Tickets to Fiesta in the Vines are $40 for Museum Members and $55 for Non-MembersFiesta in the Vines tickets and Starter Wine Cellar Raffle tickets are available on the Museum website www.santaynezmuseum.org or at the Museum, 3596 Sagunto St. in Santa Ynez.

Call the Museum for additional information at (805) 688-7889. The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum collects, preserves, and displays the history of the Santa Ynez Valley and features the Parks-Janeway Carriage House with over 35 varieties of horse drawn vehicles of the late 1800’s.

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