Join Educator Ian Blackburn for a fun filled day - departing Downtown LA at 9:00 AM and pick up at 9:45 AM in Westlake! 


STOP ONE: STOLPMAN with Host Peter Stolpman

Arrive in Santa Barbara around 11:30 and join the STOLPMAN Family in the vineyard for Lunch!  Learn about the latest Stolpman additions, and appreciate one of the most celebrated vineyards in Santa Barbara! 


STOP TWO: MARGERUM with Host Doug Margerum

Learn from the namesake himself; what is new with one of the top brands in Santa Barbara.  Have you tried M5?  His Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Pinot, Syrah and Blends are some of the best in the business.  Doug is a lifer in Santa Barbara wine and continues to remain at the top of the Pendulum


STOP THREE: SANGUIS WINES with Host Matthias Pippig


Did you know that the founder of SANGUIS worked with Michael Bonadcorsi and is good friends with Manfred Krankl at Sine Qua Non? This emerging brand is very cutting edge, in fact I think it falls off the edge into a new category… the wines are inspired and break the rules by going outside the lines and finding new ideas.


Monday / May 29, 2017 (A NATIONAL HOLIDAY)

Day Trip: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

Round Trip  /  9:00 AM - 8:30 PM

Join us for a day trip to Santa Barbara where we will visit top brands, get amazing appointments with the winemakers - taste, eat, relax and enjoy while being accompanied by wine expert Ian Blackburn who will entertain and guide this day trip to one of California’s most exciting wine regions. A Luxury 55 passenger bus will be used to transport 20-30 of us. This promises to be comfortable and relaxed experience.

  • 3 Select Winery Visits - all tasting fees paid.
  • LUNCH in the Vineyard with STOLPMAN
  • On board snack service
  • Luxury Transportation
  • Movies up and back 

Price includes breakfast at the Loft before we depart, all tasting fees, all visits, Professional bus, Educator/guide, snack foods & water, and lunch in the Vineyard!


wineLA is about enhancing the wine culture of Los Angeles. To do so, wine must be in rhythm with fashion, music, food and other beverages. It must take advantage of the geography, the architecture and the centers of interest. Los Angeles is a giant playground with an amazing array of venues, spaces, wine bars, restaurants, beaches, roof tops, gardens, and magical views. We want to be a part of the LA lifestyle, the wine lifestyle, and celebrate the people, the place and the passion.

wineLA will promote significant events, occasional classes, and tastings of merit. This is phase two of what we started 20 years ago at LearnAboutWine.com - America’s first wine education website and first in wine event creation. LearnAboutWine will now evolve onto a digital platform; the transformation will take some time; so we will slowly rebrand our event efforts onto wineLA, reduce the number of activities we focus on, and elevate our efforts to focus on the next big thing… Doing what is best for the wine industry and the communities we serve. Edicts: innovate, evolve and excite.

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Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE ­‐ LearnAboutWine & wineLA Professional Sommelier, Candidate for the Master of Wine

Ian drinks wine for a living and plans 50 ­‐100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy buying collectible wines for high profile clients, planning luxury wine trips for his audience, hosting corporate events, and studying for his Master of Wine. Since 1995, LearnAboutWine has done the hard work of building a better culture for fine wine, opening the doors for more quality products to enter the marketplace and has taught over 800,000 students. With a reach of over 80,000 current subscribers and followers, LearnAboutWine now focuses on the best quality events and classes, and wine credential programs which have graduated over 1000 wine students in the last 9 years with a Junior Wine Executive credential (JWE). See what is happening NOW at our new website winela.com.

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