Friday-Sunday, June 20-22 — Key to Wine Country: Santa Barbara Vintners has taken the former “Vintners Visa” passport add-on from its festivals (Vintners and Celebration of Harvest) and created a stand-alone event, “Key to Wine Country.” Enjoy special dinners, vineyard hikes, library and vertical tastings, open houses and more. Tickets are limited. For tickets and details on participating wineries, visit https://www.sbcountywines.com.
Thursday-Sunday, June 19-22 — SLO Wine Country’s ‘Roll Out the Barrels: The 24th annual weekend event opens with Thursday’s “Barrels in the Plaza” food and wine event at Mission San Luis Obispo and continues Friday with winemaker dinners and a passport tasting on both Saturday and Sunday. New this year is Barrel Sample Sunday, during which guests can taste upcoming releases at member wineries. For tickets and more information, visit www.slowine.com
Saturday, June 28 — Red, White & Blue: The 16th annual Red, White & Blues Festival returns to Buttonwood Farm & Winery and this year features headliner Coco Montoya, a former member of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Opening for Montoya will be Santa Barbara’s own Stiff Pickle Orchestra. Longoria Wines and Buttonwood Farm & Winery, along with the Santa Barbara Blues Society, sponsor the event. Tickets are $40 general and $35 for club members of either Buttonwood or Longoria, or members of the Blues Society. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and chairs and purchase wine from either of the sponsoring wineries. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Arts Outreach. Call 805.688.3032 for tickets