About Santa Barbara County Vintners Association
The Santa Barbara Vintners (Santa Barbara County Vintners Association) is a non-profit 501 (c) 6 organization founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a world-class, authentic wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Association includes winery members whose annual production is at least 75% Santa Barbara County (or sub-AVA) labeled, winery associates, vineyards, vineyard management companies, hospitality, and industry associate members. The Association produces festivals and wine country weekends; educational seminars and tastings; provides information to consumers, trade, and media; and advocates for the Santa Barbara County wine and grape industry.
The Santa Barbara Vintners mission is to promote the wine and grape industry of Santa Barbara County and, in doing so, bring favorable media coverage to the area and help support the tourism industry which is vital to the region.
Individual wineries make many contributions to the local community, through donations of product, personnel, and monetary support. In addition, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation hosts special events where the proceeds directly benefit local nonprofit organizations including the Santa Barbara Wine Auction benefiting Direct Relief.