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Laurie Counihan-Childs of Melville Vineyards & Winery outside Lompoc was among the representatives of more than 40 wineries pouring their products at the Fifth Annual Winter Wine Classic at The Fess Parker. (Gail Arnold / Noozhawk photo)

Laurie Counihan-Childs of Melville Vineyards & Winery outside Lompoc was among the representatives of more than 40 wineries pouring their products at the Fifth Annual Winter Wine Classic at The Fess Parker. (Gail Arnold / Noozhawk photo)

Hundreds of Santa Barbara wine lovers packed The Fess Parker for this year’s Winter Wine Classic, where they sampled fine wines from 43 of California’s best wineries. Premier wine-growing regions from around the state were represented, including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel Valley, Paso Robles, and of course, Santa Barbara.

Napa Wineries

From Napa, the venerable Charles Krug Winery and well-established Whitehall Lane Winery shared some of their highly acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons along with other varietals.

Other highly regarded Napa wineries pouring their latest vintages included Ahnfeldt WinesLieff WinesEtude Wines and Rombauer Vineyards.

From Sonoma

Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery delighted guests with its legendary Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Central Coast

Alma Rosa Winery,Ampelos Vineyard & CellarsBeckmen VineyardsBrewer-CliftonCentral Coast Group ProjectCinque Stelle Winery,Epiphany CellarsFerguson CrestFess Parker Winery & VineyardHartley Ostini Hitching Post WineryKessler-Haak Vineyard & WinesLa Montagne Winery,Le CuvierLone MadroneMelville WineryPegasus Estate WineryPence Ranch,Sunstone Vineyards & WineryTablas Creek VineyardTuriya​WinesVerdadVina RoblesVinemark CellarsWesterly Wines and Zaca Mesa Winery & Vineyards welcomed the 550 guests, who were eager to sample their latest vintages and talk to winery representatives.

Adam Henkel of Westerly Wines was among the winemakers and proprietors on hand at the fifth annual Winter Wine Classic, which was presented by Santa Barbara-based California Wine Festival LLC on Feb. 20.

Read More: 5th Annual Winter Wine Classic Uncorks the Best of California’s Wines

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