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Season of Wine and Lavender

A three-month celebration of wine and lavender that is guaranteed to immerse your senses. Every May through July, our estate becomes a purple fantasyland as the lavender gardens explode in color just before harvest. We are pleased to offer a variety of experiences throughout the season and look forward to sharing the beauty of our estate with you!
 

Season of Wine and Lavender

 

Seasonal Experiences

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Spring Garden Party Kick-off Celebration!

Matanzas Creek’s annual spring time garden party under the oaks! Guests venture through the Estate Gardens on a progressive wine tasting tour featuring a wide selection of Matanzas Creek wines exquisitely paired with gourmet appetizers. Live music and gorgeous scenery round out the afternoon.

$30 per person, complimentary for wine club members and a guest.

Saturday, May 6th | 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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Seasonal Activities

Wine Clink
Estate & Lavender Barn Experience

Visitors to the winery are greeted by rows upon rows of lush lavender – those who choose to explore the grounds will find themselves surrounded by olive groves, native grasses, and even some local wildlife. Experience our picturesque lavender gardens and estate, stroll through the gardens or bring a picnic to enjoy.  Guests are welcome to stop inside our Lavender Barn to learn about our lavender products and bring some Matanzas Creek lavender home.

$10 per person, includes complimentary portable souvenir wine glass and taste of our Sauvignon Blanc.
Complimentary for wine club members and up to 8 persons.

No appointment needed for up to eight people.

Available daily, May 1st – July 15th

 

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Taste & Paint – Plein Air Painting

A little paint, a little wine, and a whole lot of fun! Capture the essence of Matanzas Creek’s estate by painting your own masterpiece. No experience is necessary. Wine sold by the glass or the bottle. All painting equipment provided.

$30 per person, $20 per wine club member.

Select from the following dates to secure your spot:

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Wine & Photography Safari

For photographers, Matanzas Creek Winery and Estate Gardens is world renowned for its beauty and allure. Now we want to invite all photographers to come join us for a guided tour of premier photographic locations, while sampling specific Matanzas Creek wines along the way. Must bring own camera. Open to photographers of all experience levels.

$30 per person, $20 per wine club member.

Select from the following dates to secure your spot:

Winemaker Seminars

Oyster and Wines
Sauvignon Blanc and Oyster Pairing Seminar

Join our Winemaker, Marcia Torres-Forno, as we explore the diversity of oysters from some of the country’s top oyster growing regions, and discover why Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc is the bivalve’s best friend.  Following this seminar, guests will be treated to a buffet style lunch.

$45 per person, $35 per wine club member.

Saturday, June 10th  | 11:30am

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Chevice
Seafood and Wine Pairing Seminar

Join our Winemaker, Marcia Torres-Forno, to discover the many ways our diverse portfolio of wines pair with delectable bites from under the sea.  Following this seminar, guests will be treated to a buffet style lunch.

$55 per person, $45 per wine club member.

Saturday, July 15th  | 11:30am

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