Well, That’s Just Grape

By Richard Mineards   |   May 24, 2018
Gwen Stauffer with Katie Grassini, CEO, and Dean McKillen in downtown Santa Barbara's El Paseo (photo by Priscilla)

The oenophiles we’re out in force when Grassini vineyards opened its new 1,400-sq.-ft. tasting room at the historic El Paseo.

The 104-acre vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley was planted in 2002 and mayor Cathy Murillo cut a ribbon to mark the new opening.

Among the guests quaffing the vino and noshing on the bounteous canapés from the Wine Cask, just a tiara’s toss away, were Katie Grassini, Thomas Rollerson, Gwen Stauffer, and Kathy Janega-Dykes.

Grassini’s server, Hope Rauber, pouring for Megan Stollmeyer (officiate for Katie and Dean’s 2013 marriage) with David Baggins (photo by Priscilla)
At the gateway entrance from State Street to the Grassini Winery and others are Hugh Margerum of Margerum wines; Jen and Skip Abed; Nicole and Yasutomi Fujiwara (photo by Priscilla)
 

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