Sideways Fest

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM to Sunday, October 20, 2019 to 05:00 PM
Sideways Fest

Sideways Fest

Sideways Fest is a 3-day event hosted by the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the movie "Sideways"! These events are also part of the Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley weekend! The weekend includes a Sideways Movie Screening with Q&A panel; Sideways Shuttle Tour, and Sideways Wine Festival! For more information visit www.sidewaysfest.com!

Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20

Multiple Locations

OCT 18- OCT 20
Sideways Fest
Multiple Locations
  • Sideways Movie Screening and Q&A Panel - Friday, October 18th (Solvang Festival Theatre)
    • VIP Sideways Movie Screening Experience

      $100.00
       
    • 23 
      Remaining
       
    • Featuring Q&A Panel with Sideways Movie Personalities and Wine Tasting
      Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.

      VIP Tickets are $100 and include special premium seating during the Sideways Q&A Panel and Sideways movie screening. These are the best seats in the house! You will also receive a goodie bag to enjoy during the movie.

      Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting hosted by wineries featured in the movie, Hitching Post Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, and Margerum Wines to name a few.

      Before you head into the event, take a photo in The Sideways Saab that will be parked out front.

      Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Producer Michael London, Hitching Post owner Frank Ostini, and Tasting room host Chris Burroughs will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests.

      After the movie return to the outdoor gardens for a few more sips of wine to cap off your evening.

      Gates open at 6 p.m
      Wine tasting begins at 6 p.m.
      Q&A Panel will begin at 7:15 p.m.
      The Sideways movie screening will begin at 8:15 p.m.

      The Solvang Festival Theatre is located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang.

      All guests must be 21+. Rain or shine event. No refunds.

    • General Admission - Sideways Movie Screening

      $75.00
       
    • Featuring Q&A Panel with Sideways Movie Personalities and Wine Tasting (Special VIP Seating is Available)
      Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.

      General Admission $75

      This is a Limited Ticket Event Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting hosted by wineries featured in the movie, Hitching Post Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, and Margerum Wines to name a few. Before you head into the event, take a photo in The Sideways Saab that will be parked out front.

      Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Producer Michael London, Hitching Post owner Frank Ostini, and Tasting room host Chris Burroughs will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests. After the movie return to the outdoor gardens for a few more sips of wine to cap off your evening.

      VIP Tickets are $100 and include special premium seating during the Sideways Q&A Panel and Sideways movie screening. These are the best seats in the house! You will also receive a goodie bag to enjoy during the movie.

      Gates open at 6 p.m
      Wine tasting begins at 6 p.m.
      Q&A Panel will begin at 7:15 p.m.
      The Sideways movie screening will begin at 8:15 p.m.

      The Solvang Festival Theatre is located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang.

      All guests must be 21+. Rain or shine event. No refunds. 

  • Sideways Shuttle Tour - Saturday, October 19th (Starts and end at Sideways Inn - Buellton)
    • Sideways Shuttle Tour - Begins at 11 a.m. at Sideways Inn

      $60.00
       
    • 32 
      Remaining
       
    • Saturday, October 19th • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      $60 per person • SECOND BUS JUST ADDED! ONLY 40 SEATS LEFT ON SECOND BUS.

      The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton). 

      Guests will hop on our Shuttle and experience the Sideways Tour first hand! This tour will be led by a Tour Guide with tons of information about the Sideways movie!

      Tickets are $60 and include (1) seat on the shuttle, wine tastings from Fiddlehead, Sanford, and the Hitching Post Winery, and an Aebleskiver tasting from Solvang Restaurant.

      We have special stops that include:

      Sideways Inn 
      Guests will get to see the room that Jack and Miles stayed in. Enjoy a taste of Fiddlestix Sauvignon Blanc to start your day.

      Peake Ranch  
      Visit the old Sanford Tasting Room, the  location of Jack’s first visit. Enjoy a taste Sanford Pinot Noir while enjoying the views of the Sta. Rita Hills vineyards and country side.

      This is where Miles expounded to Jack on how to taste wine, ending the scene with “Are you chewing gum?”

      Hitching Post II
       Jump on the Bus and cruise by AJ Spurs where Jack charmed his very willing waitress, on your way to the Hitching Post II Restaurant to meet up with owner and Highliner winemaker Frank Ostini.

      Enjoy Maya’s favorite Highliner Pinot Noir, get some great photo opts of the Ostrich Farm, the Sideways table, the Hitching Post bar and with The Sideways Saab.

      Solvang Restaurant 
      Head for Solvang where you will be treated to an aebleskiver tasting at The Solvang Restaurant where Jack and Miles had breakfast.

      Then enjoy some time in Solvang on a self-guided tour or get tickets to Solvang’s annual Grape Stomp. https://www.solvangusa.com/wine-country/solvang-grape-stomp/ to do a little stomping of your own.

      At 5 p.m., jump back on the Shuttle to return to The Sideways Inn to end your day!

      Complimentary wine tasting and Aebleskiver tasting is included with this tour!

  • Sideways Wine Festival - Sunday, October 20th (River View Park in Buellton)
    • Sideways Wine Festival

      $55.00
       
    • Sunday, October 20th • 12 - 4 p.m.
      River View Park (151 Sycamore Rd.) • Buellton


      The Sideways Fest ends with a bang on Sunday, October 20th with our inaugural Sideways Wine Fest at River View Park in Buellton!

      The Sideways Wine Festival will take place from 12 - 4 p.m. and feature over 40 Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County wineries on site for you to sample from! Enjoy tastes from local breweries as well.

      Wineries include (MORE BEING ADDED DAILY!): 
      Alma Rosa
      Ampelos Cellars
      Barden
      Bien Nacido 
      Bolt to Wines
      Brick Barn Wine Estate
      Dusty Nabor
      Fiddlehead Cellars
      Flying Goat
      Foxen Vineyard and Winery
      Hitching Post
      Imagine Wine
      LaFond
      Liquid Farm
      Loring Wine Co.
      Lucas and Lewellen
      Margerum Wine Co.
      Martian Ranch & Vineyard
      Miller Family of Wines 
      Montemar
      Samsara
      Santa Barbara Winery
      Summerland Wine Brands
      Sweetzer Cellars
      Tolosa
      Turiya
      Via Wines

      Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Members 

      Tickets are $55 and include tastings and a souvenir glass.

      Food will be available for purchase in our food court at the event. Enjoy live entertainment by Kaitlyn Chui, DJ Hecktik and T Bone Ramblers, a Merlot tasting, The Sideways Saab photo booth, and other movie activities.

      The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.

Location

Multiple Locations