The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival, held at the beautiful Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club on Saturday September 8, 2018, is the first of its kind in California.
The festival combines polo, local wine, and music for a unique one-day experience.
This premier, full day experience will feature two polo matches, great music and tastings from some of Santa Barbara’s finest wineries. Attendees will live the polo lifestyle and be treated to an elegant atmosphere. While not required, organizers encourage attendees to dress as you would for a typical polo game.
Think of the scene from the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ when they are at the polo match.
This year, the Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival will be the kick-off event to the 8-goal polo series at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. This will be an official polo game of the series, and is sure to be an incredible match.
The festival will also include musicial performances by ZZ Ward, Booker T. Jones, California Honeydrops, Quinn DeVeaux and DJ Sets by: Soul Dust Productions
The Santa Barbara Polo & Wine Festival will also feature a careful curation of local food and wineries on site. Local wineries on site will include Jardesca, Lavender Oak Vineyard, Old Creek Ranch, Sanford Winery, Standing Sun Wines, Summerland Winery and more.
Additionally, there will be a wine tasting hour at the festival from 1pm – 2pm where attendees will having a chance to sample all of the featured wines for free and a free VIP champagne and cheese hour from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the stage side VIP tent.
Sommelier guided wine tasting tours will be available (first come first serve) and attendees will be guided across all of the wineries of the festival and given an overview, history, and tasting notes at each winery.