Santa Barbara Wine Country Comes to Orange County’s Cucina Enoteca

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November 30, 2022 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Cucina Enoteca - Irvine
532 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

You are invited to an exclusive and complimentary wine tasting experience featuring Santa Barbara Wine Country wines on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm in Irvine.


Hosted by Santa Barbara Vintners, a non-profit trade association, this special evening will feature top producers from Santa Barbara Wine Country, which was honored last fall as “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

Wines will be presented and poured by the vintners themselves sharing the stories behind the bottles with guests like yourself. Enjoy noshing on food bites curated and served by the incredibly talented restaurant team at Cucina Enoteca. In this charming and intimate event, vintners will be pouring over 12 wines ranging in varieties and styles (whites, reds, rosés, and even sparkling).

About the Wines

Wines poured will range in styles and varieties from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc, Picpul, Riesling, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

About the Venue

The CUCINA family of Italian restaurants is one of Southern California’s first retail wine shop inside a restaurant concept. Their menus showcase Italian flavors married with the diverse bounty of California, allowing local sources to inspire culinary direction.

Their talented chef teams are dedicated to creating inventive, seasonal dishes, while running an ambitious in-house program, including house-made charcuterie and sausage, cheese, artisanal bread, and pasta made from scratch.

What to expect

– Taste an array of exclusive wines along with amuse bouche bites

– Meet and interact with winemakers while listening to wine stories

– Experience the recently launched Santa Barbara Vintners mobile app to plan any wine country trips

We hope you can join us for this special evening!

Please RSVP by November 29th – Space is Limited

This event is an Ages 21+ event only. ID’s will be checked for ALL attendees upon entrance of event. NO DIGITAL ID’s will be accepted. Thank you!

Santa Barbara Wine Country, named Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Region of the Year for 2021 and recently honored with multiple wine scores over 90+ points, is bringing some of its acclaimed wines to Orange County for special Wine Tasting Pop-Ups.

The fall tasting events will feature a wide range of varietals from small production and highly sought-after wineries. Guests will learn the best wines to gift and pour for their guests this holiday season.

Enjoy tasting a variety of wines and light bites. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $25, and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

About Your Restaurant
Santa Barbara Vintners (Santa Barbara County Vintners Association) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 1983 to protect and promote Santa Barbara County as a world-class wine producing and winegrape growing region. The association includes winery members whose annual production is at least 75% Santa Barbara County (or sub-AVA) labeled and extensive industry-associated members. The association produces festivals; educational seminars and tastings; provides information to consumers, trade, and media; and advocates for the Santa Barbara County wine and grape industry. For additional information, visit and follow @santabarbarawinecountry on Facebook and Instagram, and @sbcwines on Twitter.


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