Arts Outreach will host their annual fundraiser from 6-10 pm at Monty and Pat Roberts’ Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang.
An evening of wine tasting, live music, fabulous auction items, and tasty bites prepared by area chefs and home cooks, this fun party always attracts the locals, raising funds for the local arts education nonprofit group.
Blessing grapes a tradition as wineries' harvest begins
With the harvest of wine grapes underway at wineries all along the Central Coast, a ceremony that's become a tradition at Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards took place Thursday inside one of the company's crushing rooms in Buellton.
About 20 winery owners, workers and visitors gathered around half a dozen bins filled with clusters of pinot grigio to witnes Father John Finley conduct a blessing of the grapes, asking not only for a good harvest but also a successful fermentation and bottling, ultimately ending with fine vintage varietals on consumers' tables.