Check out the latest happenings, events, and new businesses in Los Olivos, CA.
Live Music at the Carhartt Cabin
Don’t miss live music at the Carhartt Cabin every other Friday night with Danny’s Pizza, next is May 26 from 5-8pm in Los Olivos!
Get the full schedule here.
Events at the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern
Memorial Day Weekend Seafood Boil
Join us for our first Memorial Day Weekend celebration at Mattei’s Tavern. Chef Rhoda is kicking off the holiday on May 29th with a seafood boil, complete with live Bluegrass music and lawn games. Come experience this communal event, and sip on local wines in the afternoon sunshine.
Silk Dyeing Workshop at the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern
Discover the art and beauty of natural dye in this hands-on experience on June 10th. Learn how to imprint silk scarves with seasonal plants and organic materials to create custom, eco-printed works of art. Roll, wrap and bundle native wildflowers into the fabric, then watch as the applied steam helps imprint unique, floral shapes into the silk.
Razzle Dazzle Disco with SYV Pride
🌈✨Join us June 1st from 5pm-8pm at the Future Perfect Tasting Room.✨🌈We are kicking off Pride Month with SYV Pride with a Razzle Dazzle Disco Event!! We will be releasing our 2022 PRIDE Rosé with proceeds going to SYV Pride🥂.
Santa Ynez Valley Pride is a non-profit, local group that’s goal is to create a safe, supportive and empowering home for the local LGBTQIA+ community in the Santa Ynez Valley through the education and celebration of the LGBTQIA+ culture.
We are also excited to be releasing our 2022 PRIDE Rosé Magnums on June 1st! This wine is a collaboration with two dear friends Nikki Faragasso and her wife Jenae Unruh. Proceeds from the sales of this wine will be donated to SYV Pride! Swing by the Tasting Room any day of the week to get yours!
Sip n’ Slay at Carhartt Family Wines
Sip n’ Slay your way to the Cabin June 2 from 5-8pm for delicious Carhartt Family Wine, food catered by the Doggy Door and a live DJ playing all the best tunes. Get festive with us by wearing your best wig, boa or glam ‘fit, and get ready for the best pride party in town. The louder & prouder, the better!
Entry to the event is donation-based (suggested $10), with all proceeds going directly to SYV Pride to help fund the work they are doing for the SYV LGBTQIA+ community, including senior scholarship night at SYVHS and the annual Pride Parade and Festival.
Zaca Mesa Events
50th Anniversary Celebration Party: Join us Saturday, June 3, for a fantastic day of music, food, wine, community, and pure joy as we celebrate our history and deep roots in the region. Expect a fantastic rock n’ roll concert by classic rock cover band Unfinished Business, mouth-watering California-style BBQ by Gold Land BBQ, delicious wines by Zaca Mesa Winery, fun & games, and more!
Release Party at Brewer-Clifton
We invite you to raise a glass with us on Saturday, June 3rd at our Los Olivos room. Come celebrate our new spring releases, while enjoying mouthwatering bites and savoring the lively sounds of our favorite musical duo Colin Wolfe and our very own, Greg Brewer.
Colin Wolfe, who has produced albums with Dr. Dre, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and many others, will be joining our own winemaker-drummer, Greg Brewer, in their second performance this year. Greg will talk about the phenomenal 2021 vintage in the Sta. Rita Hills and explain what makes these new releases so special as you have the chance to savor them in your glass.
WineStock at Fess Parker Winery
Join us this summer for WineStock, a live music series of evenings with local bands on the winery terrace. Fess Parker wines by the glass and bottle as well as food from local food trucks will be available for purchase. Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to set up on the winery lawn.
June 4th (5:30pm to 8:00pm) – Double Wide Kings – ticket proceeds to benefit Channel Keeper
July 23rd (4:00pm to 7:00pm) – Tearaways
August 19th (5:00pm to 8:00pm) – Bryan Titus
September 10th (5:00pm to 7:00pm) – Harmony All Stars
Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival
Indulge in an afternoon of Jazz and delicious local olives and olive oils on Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 1-4pm. The Los Olivos Olive and Jazz Festival will feature 30 local wineries pouring their current selections and 30 amateur chefs presenting tastings of their creations, each one containing olives or olive oil. 10 local olive producers will be sampling and selling their wares.
Get more information and tickets here!
St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church
The Santa Ynez Valley Summer Classic hosted at St. Mark’s in Los Olivos will take place Saturday, June 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. We hope you can join us!
It features a live and silent auction filled with lifestyle packages, dinner, appetizers, wine and beer, and NEW this year, whiskey tasting by Rod & Hammer SLO Stills!
You can buy your own table, or single seats! Tickets available at https://bit.ly/SummerClassic23
May Artist at Gallery Los Olivos
Patti Robbins will be showing her oil paintings in Gallery Los Olivos May 1-31, 2023. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to experience the full range of Patti’s vision from her intimate still life paintings to her larger more complex works. Each painting is a window into a world of color, form, and emotion and invites the viewer to explore and contemplate the beauty and complexity of the natural world.
Art At The Café: California Gold by Sheila Krausse
LO Wine Merchant Cafe is proud to support local artists. The current show features beautiful acrylic paintings and giclees by the talented local artist Sheila Krausse; whose works will be on display now through July 7th.
Stop by anytime during normal business hours to explore the collection!
Epiphany’s Newly Renovated Outdoor Space
Check out our refreshed outdoor tasting experience with new pavers and shade sales, perimeter bench seating, new cushions and finishes on lounge furniture, and a new outdoor service bar in the expansive garden area—enjoy Rhône varietal wines and take in the beauty of Los Olivos!
Epiphany Carbonic Grenache
We made a Carbonic Grenache! Our Carbonic is SIP Certified and made exclusively with Grenache from our estate vineyard, Rodney’s. The poppies on the label are a nod to the view of grass mountain from the upper mesa of Rodney’s Vineyard on the Fess Parker Home Ranch.
Fess Parker Wine Country Inn Update
We’re well underway with an extensive renovation of the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn. All 19 guest rooms are getting a makeover. The footprint of our spacious accommodations remain the same, but we’re implementing major bathroom improvements, new furnishings and soft goods, and a more contemporary look and feel that still reflects our wine country hospitality roots. Throughout the renovation, we are open!