Wine & Travel Blog

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baehner-fournierOur second Sunday morning appointment was with Dr. Bob Baehner and Vickie Fournier Baehner of Baehner Fournier Vineyards. It was a fairly short drive into the hills not far east of the town of Los Olivos. I had come across the Baehner Fournier wines several times at the old Ballard Inn tasting bar when our friend Barry Rossum ran it. The wines struck me as some of the best red Bordeaux-style blends I’d tried from Santa Barbara County, and I thought this would be a good time to visit and learn more about the vineyard and wines. We were joined again on this visit by John Tomasso as well as by Amy Dixon, who runs The Baker’s Table artisan bakery in Santa Ynez….


Celebration of Harvest 2017-Passport at Good Life Cellars

Taste all of our current wines at Good Life Cellars on the Solvang Wine Trail during the Celebration of Harvest weekend  September 29, 30 & October 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Enjoy an assortment of cookies from Solvang Bakery and receive 10% discount on our wines, 15% on 4 or more bottles!


We will be pouring our newly released 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Vogelzang Vineyards, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara on April 22, 1-4 PM at Buellton River Park. For further information

Los Olivos Jazz & Olive Festival

Join us at the 13th Annual Jazz & Olive Festival Saturday, June 3th, 2017 at Lavinia Campbell Park in Downtown Los Olivos. We will be pouring our recently bottled 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.

Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend April 21-24, 2016

We will pour our barrel 2016 Rose’ de Merlot, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon at the Festival Grand Tasting Saturday, April 23, 1-4 PM.

The Good Life on the Solvang Wine Trail will offer tastes of all our current wines to Santa Barbara Vintners’ VISA holders the entire weekend from noon to 5 PM.

Santa Barbara Wine Auction March 16th 6:00 PM

We and many other members of the Santa Barbara Vintners are pleased to host one of the many dinner tables for this sold out event at Bacara Resort & Spa benefiting Direct Relief.


Buellton Chili Fest March 16th

We are looking forward to a fun afternoon March 16th noon to 4 PM when we pour our wines at the Buellton Chili Fest!


Join us and 11 other wineries for this event 2:30 to 6:00 PM Saturday January 16, 2016 at The Bacara Resort & Spa.

Tickets $80 at



BFV The SOMM Journal August/September issue


Garagiste Festival: 4th Annual Southern Exposure February 13th and 14th, 2016

Come see us and taste all of our current releases on Saturday February 13th 1-5 PM as we participate in the 4th Annual Garagiste Festival at the Solvang Veterans Hall.