Santa Barbara county is filled with family owned vineyards, located in the Santa Ynez Valley. The stories that speak out of the vines will tell you of generations of farmers and cultivators. Grassini Family Vineyard, located in Happy Canyon just 35 minutes north of the city of Santa Barbara, is one of these vineyards. We attended their Crush Party last fall, and got the chance to meet some of the family. We, not only appreciated the Grassini’s, but also their wonderfully made wine. We spent an afternoon with Andrew, their winemaker, and Mandy Grassini. They toured us through the vineyard, and talked us through a very lovely tasting of their wines. It was a great afternoon with really great people.
This Memorial Weekend, Grassini Family Vineyards will open a tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara to bring their wines and tradition closer to us. It will be a great weekend of great people and wine. Don’t miss out on this opening event!