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03/28 MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS, SB VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND, DOUG TIMEWELL, TOUCAN WINES, 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS

March 28, 20162 min
MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS - SB VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND APRIL 21-24 SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS SPRING WEEKEND APRIL 21 - 24, 2016 FESTIVAL  GRAND  TASTING SATURDAY,  APRIL 23 RIVER  VIEW  PARK, BUELLTON VINTNERS  VISA The Vintners' Visa gives you one complimentary wine tasting at 12 different wineries throughout Santa Barbara County. The Visa lasts for the entire Spring Weekend starting on Thursday, April 21 - Sunday, April 24, 2016 VINTNERS  FESTIVAL The Festival showcases over 100 Santa Barbara County wineries along with some of the best local food from restaurants, catering companies, and gourmet food creators in addition to music, art and related wine country vendors. EVENT  CALENDAR There are plenty of fun and exciting events taking place over the Spring Weekend. Check out winery open houses, special wine maker dinners or lunches, vineyard hikes, and more. Events will be added to the calendar at sbvintnersweekend.com ABOUT SB COUNTY VINTNERS ASSOCIATION The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association is a non-profit organization (501c6) founded in 1983 to support and promote Santa Barbara County as a premium wine producing and wine grape growing region. The Vintners’ Association produces festivals, seminars, and wine tastings as well as providing information to consumers and the wine and travel media. Through the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Foundation, the Association contributes to the community through local charitable, art and educational and scholarship organizations with proceeds from its various events, such as Santa Barbara Wine Auction, held every other year and benefitting Direct Relief International, and silent auctions at all the Association’s festivals. ABOUT MORGEN MCLAUGHLIN:  Morgen has been deeply involved in the wine and tourism industries since childhood through her family's various projects on the East Coast and Colorado.  Wanting to follow her own path outside of wine, Morgen graduated from Boston College with degrees in English and Secondary Education.  As she prepared to enroll in Graduate School, she was pulled back into the family wine business as the General Manager and eventual Co-owner of McLaughlin Vineyards.  After twelve years at the winery and diversifying the business into special events, direct to consumer initiatives and ag-tourism projects, she left to become the President and CEO of Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association in Corning, New York.  Morgen led the organization and region through six and a half years of tremendous growth and national and international visibility.  Morgen lives in Santa Barbara County with her husband (a fellow wine professional) and three sons. She currently serves on the Visit Santa Barbara Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation Board of Directors, Santa Barbara County Agriculture Advisory WWW.SBCOUNTYWINES.COM  WWW.SBVINTNERSWEEKEND.COM DOUG TIMEWELL –WINEMAKER AND GROWER, TOUCAN WINES - 27TH ANNUAL CULINARY EVENING WITH THE CALIFORNIA WINEMASTERS $75 off if anyone uses the promo code “CRN2016” Toucan Wines is a tiny estate micro-winery, where we produce hand-crafted, estate grown, premium Zinfandel and Petite Sirah wines in the Arroyo Grande Valley. Our limited production of estate wines from our 3½ estate vineyardtotal less than 300 cases per year. AWARD WINNING AND HAND CRAFTED Small by any standard, our micro-winery is focused onquality - it’s our limited production and attention to detail that set our wines apart. Our winery and estate vineyard, located next to our family home, produces full-bodied and richly flavored wines taking full advantage of what our old-clone vines and our microclimate have to offer. Our vines, grafted from the 1923 planting of the highly regarded Benito Dusi vineyard, thrive by producing intensely colored and flavorful fruit in our microclimate of warm-to-hot days and cool nights. We marry this f

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