Wines of Santa Barbara Extravaganza: Trade Tasting, Tuesday 5/17/2022, 2:30 to 5:00


On May 17th, 2022 from 2:30 to 5:00pm Twin Cities Wine Education has organized a multi-vendor Santa Barbara trade wine tasting to be held at The Market at Malcolm Yards in Minneapolis.

RSVP is requested to help us organize stemware, wine, handouts and more.

Bonus: at 2:30 Jason Kallsen will do a quick presentation titled “Selling Santa Barbara” with hints and tips for restaurants, retailers, and wholesalers on the terroir, styles, history, and distinctiveness of Santa Barbara wines, plus how to brand-set the category as a distinctive part of the sales process.

Topics to be covered in this short presentation: the terroir of Santa Barbara, history of winemaking in the area, recent vintages, current trends in Santa Barbara winemaking, how to explain the region to customers efficiently, and more.

The Selling Santa Barbara presentation is open to all employees of any Minnesota retailer, restaurant, or wholesaler.


Six of the best fine wine wholesalers will have tables: The Wine Company, New France Wine Company, Libation Project, Tradition, Maverick, and Bourget Imports.

Wineries to be shown include:

  • Madson
  • Sandhi
  • The Hilt
  • Jonata
  • J. Brix
  • Lieu Diet
  • Leo Steen
  • Santa Barbara Winery
  • Au Bon Climat
  • Camins 2 Dreams
  • Stolpman
  • Melville
  • Beckman
  • Lucas and Lewellyn
  • Union Sacre
  • Tribute to Grace
  • The Fableist
  • Mr. Brightside
  • Wonderwall
  • Land of Saints
  • and more


The Market at Malcolm Yards! Come early or stay after for a bite.

We hope to see you on May 17th!

Jason Kallsen
Founder/owner, Twin Cities Wine Education

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