WinterFest

Andrew Murray Vineyards

Los Olivos, CA

With Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties Syrah and Viognier in the late 1980s while traveling through France’s Rhône Valley. Leaving his UC Berkeley paleontology and English literature studies behind, he pursued his new interest with an internship in Australia. His three-month stay evolved into an 11-month romance with the famed Australian Shiraz. Returning to the States, he earned a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from the renowned wine program at UC Davis and concurrently founded his eponymous Santa Ynez Valley winery and vineyard.

Murray sought out growers who shared his passion for excellence and who dared to farm their vines to perilously low yields with the most advanced viticulture methods in the industry. His philosophy is summarized in three words: passion, wisdom and courage—passion for Rhône varieties, wisdom gained from 25 years of winemaking experience and the courage to seek the most subtle nuance out of each vintage.

Murray’s focus and dedication to his craft have culminated in what Robert Parker Jr. calls “one of the shining stars in the Santa Barbara firmament.” This perennially youthful perfectionist has been named Tastemaker of the Year by Food & Wine as well as “one of the most fearsome talents in food and wine.” Still, despite myriad accolades, Murray remains the same modest, approachable, contemplative man he was when he first embarked to Australia back in 1992. He is eternally committed to viticultural kaizen—the unrelenting pursuit of continuous improvement.

Santa Barbara is one of California’s hottest wine zones, due, in large part, to extraordinary talents like Andrew Murray of Andrew Murray Vineyards.
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WinterFest Event Package

WinterFest Event Package

FEBRUARY 15–18, 2019

inclusive rates starting from
$543.00
per person
per night *

Frost. Bites. What more could you want? Join us for WinterFest and enjoy a three-day epicurean extravaganza featuring independent winemakers and visionary chefs from California. With outdoor adventures like cross-country skiing and skijoring, you'll have an easy time working up an appetite. A 3-night minimum stay

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All daily meals, nonalcoholic beverages and a selection of beer, red and white wine and well liquors

Activity credit of $400 per person per stay.

Winter-themed feasts

Live entertainment

Access to a plethora of on-property activities, including cooking classes and demos with our visiting chefs, wine tastings, curling and ice skating, live music, nightly bonfires and s’mores and your choice of adventures in the Montana wilderness


*based on 2 adults and 2 children in a Meadow Home. Rate does not include taxes and fees.

Call 800-473-0601 or email us for more information or to book this package.