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The Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Birding and Buttonwood Winery

Saturday, June 26, 2021
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Virtual Experience
Zoom from the Bird Hall

The Santa Barbara region has astonishing bird diversity. Ask any birder, and you’ll learn that our region is rich in resident birds and seasonal migrants throughout the year, inspiring us to get out and explore. The Santa Ynez Valley is a special place for birding. In this program, you will virtually explore the vineyards, gardens, and oak woodland at Buttonwood Farm Winery with Museum bird experts Dr. Krista Fahy and Rebecca Coulter. Join them as they find birds in Buttonwood's different habitats, sharing birding techniques along the way. Enjoy a live tasting of two delicious wines with Buttonwood winemaker Karen Steinwachs, whose talents bring the unique Santa Ynez Valley region to life in the glass. Fine wine and great birding: a perfect pairing!

Customize your experience with a range of ticketing options, from a fun night learning about wine to a private tasting to remember.

BYOB Level: $20 (delivered by email)

Want to only watch, without any of the accoutrements? Receive the link via email.

Aficionado Level: $100 (plus shipping if mailed; pickup at the Museum or at Buttonwood by arrangement)

Watch and taste along with the experts!

  • 1 bottle 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Signature Blend, Estate grown, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 1 bottle 2018 Classic Cuvée, Estate grown, Santa Ynez Valley

Connoisseur Level: $250 (plus shipping if mailed; pickup at the Museum or at Buttonwood by arrangement)

Watch and taste along with the experts!

  • 1 bottle 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Signature Blend, Estate grown, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 1 bottle 2018 Classic Cuvée, Estate grown, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 1 bottle of library 2001 “Hawk Red” blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a 20-year-old perfectly cellared bottle!
  • Winery Tour & Vineyard walk with winemaker and tasting at the vineyard pond with paired appetizers, for up to 8 people (To be scheduled on a mutually agreed-upon date; expires 12/31/21)
  • Sponsor recognition during the event

Adventurer Level (only 2 available): $500 (plus shipping if mailed; pickup at the Museum or at Buttonwood by arrangement)

Watch and taste along with the experts!

  • 1 bottle 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Signature Blend, Estate grown, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 1 bottle 2018 Classic Cuvée, Estate grown, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 1 bottle of library 2001 “Hawk Red” blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, a 20-year-old perfectly cellared bottle!
  • 1 bottle of 92-point 2020 Grenache Rosé, a limited production wine that is only sold direct via the winery
  • Winery Tour & Vineyard walk with winemaker and tasting at the vineyard pond with paired appetizers, for up to 8 people (To be scheduled on a mutually agreed-upon date; expires 12/31/21)
  • Wine cocktails at sunset on the deck of the Ocean Pearl, a commercial boat in the Santa Barbara Harbor for up to 8 people (To be scheduled on a mutually-agreeable date; expires 12/31/21)
  • Sponsor recognition during the event and on marketing materials

Gourmet Package Add-on: $25 (pickup at the Museum only – last day to order these will be June 21)

Enhance the experience with appetizers. Separate from your ticket; no link included.

We are very pleased to offer the Cheese and Charcuterie Pantry Pack, which includes the following:

  • Barley Buzzed Idaho White Cheddar 1 oz
  • Drunken Goat Cheese 1 oz
  • Manchego Sheep’s Milk Cheese 1 oz
  • Soppressata 1 oz
  • Prosciutto 1 oz
  • Tribeca Demi Baguette
  • Homemade Pickles
  • Fallot Dijon Mustard
  • Fig Jam
  • Candied Walnuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate Bits

Stay tuned for more delightful pairings in the Natural History of Wine, Beer, and Spirits series!
September 25: Whales and Rincon Brewery
December 11: Seahorses and Cutler’s Artisan Spirits

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available from $500-$10,000, with generous benefits that include virtual seats and tasting kits to share with your staff and clients – please contact Development Officer Melissa Baffa at mbaffa@sbnature2.org for more information.

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors: Buttonwood Farm Winery, HUB International, Citizens Business Bank, Town and Country Event Rentals, Price, Postel & Parma, and Santa Barbara Estate Planning & Elder Law.

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