Vintners celebrate in Santa Barbara County

Annual festival brings big crowd in to meet winemakers

John Palminteri, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
POSTED: 06:36 PM PDT Apr 22, 2013    UPDATED: 06:39 PM PDT Apr 22, 2013 
SANTA YNEZ,Calif. -

Hundreds came out Saturday at Mission Santa Ines for the annual Vintners' Festival.

Winemakers and restaurants served up their best offerings.

The scenic and historic site was used for the first time in 30 years for the popular event.

It was hosted by the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association.

The Vintners' Festival was previously held at locations including
River Park in Lompoc, and the Firestone Crossroads property.

Winemakers said the last harvest was excellent, with very good weather all the way through the growing and picking seasons.