"WINE ON THE 101" A DAY TRIP TO SANTA BARBARA
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!
Monday / September 3, 2018
Day Trip: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara
LA Loft Breakfast (Optional) / 8:30 AM
Round Trip / 9:00 AM - 9:00 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 (added cost)
- 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.
***Please note that lunch is NOT included in this total at this time, it will be billed to you separately (give/ take approx.: $60 per person) Lunch is required, as a group providing lunch for the special winemakers that join us and tentatively renting a private room for the event.
FOCUS OF VISIT: ORGANIC FARMING
A VISIT WITH PETER WORK - FORMER DISNEY EMPLOYEE IS NOW AN ORGANIC FARMER
FOCUS ON VISIT: Biodynamics
Martian is a down to earth winery in Los Alamos California
that is dedicated to the journey.
From sky to ground to grape to barrel to bottle and straight into your glass.
Biodynamics is a method of farming that emphasizes the farm as a whole system. It is a holistic approach that views the connection between the farmer, soil, plants, animals, and cosmos as a whole system.
Based on a series of lectures given in 1924 by Austrian philosopher/scientist Rudolf Steiner, Biodynamics places an emphasis on composting and the use of a series of preparations made with natural ingredients. These preparations are used in a prescribed manner in compost, soil, and plants based upon the lunar and celestial movements to form the basis of the Biodynamic farming system.