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The Natural History of Wine and Spirits: Geology and Grassini

Saturday, October 10, 2020
4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Virtual Experience
from the Museum Backyard

Discover how deliciously geology pairs with wine! Learn about the geology of the Santa Ynez Valley from Dibblee Curator of Earth Science Jonathan Hoffman, Ph.D., on his video journey to the Grassini Family Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA. During this rare opportunity to see the private vineyard, Grassini winemaker Bradley Long explains why viticulturists need to know their soils and microclimates to produce consistently great wines from unique and variable land. At home, you’ll uncork the final product and apply what you’ve learned during a live virtual wine tasting with Grassini CEO Katie Grassini and her husband Grassini National Sales Manager Dean McKillen.

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

BYOB Level: $20 (delivered by email)

  • Want to just watch, without any of the accoutrements? We’ll just send you a link.

Aficionado Level: $100 (plus shipping if mailed; pickup at the Museum is available)

  • Watch and taste along with the experts!
  • 1 bottle of 2017 Articondo Red Blend
  • 1 bottle of 2019 Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc

Gourmet Package Add-on: $25 (pickup only at the Museum)

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

Sponsorship Levels

Connoisseur Level (only 4 available): $250 (plus shipping if mailed; pickup available)

  • 1 bottle of 2017 Articondo Red Blend
  • 1 bottle of 2019 Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 crystal wine glasses with the Museum logo
  • Dibblee Geologic Map of the Tajiguas and Santa Ynez quadrangles, pinpointing the vineyard
  • Tasting with appetizers for 4 at the beautiful Grassini Tasting Room in Santa Barbara’s El Paseo, accompanied by Grassini staff (mutually agreed-upon date)
  • Sponsor recognition at beginning of the event and on ticketing

Adventurer Level (only 2 available): $500 (plus shipping if mailed; pickup available)

  • 1 bottle of 2017 Articondo Red Blend
  • 1 bottle of 2019 Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 crystal wine glasses with the Museum logo
  • Dibblee Geologic Map of the Tajiguas and Santa Ynez quadrangles, pinpointing the vineyard
  • Tasting with appetizers at the private Grassini vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley (mutually agreed-upon date)
  • Sponsor recognition at beginning of the event and on ticketing

Information: Contact Events Manager Meridith Moore at 805-682-4711 ext. 112 or mmoore@sbnature2.org.

Tickets:

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