Happy Canyon Vineyard Blog
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Happy Canyon Vineyard is a vineyard and wedding venue in Santa Ynez, California. Couples are welcome to taste their award-winning wines, enjoy a ride through the vineyard, and experience an atmosphere like no other in this rich and beautiful landscape. The estate is surrounded by spectacular views of the Santa Ynez Valley, offering a fairytale setting for your happily ever after.
Happy Canyon Vineyard is family owned and operated. Together, they provide one-of-a-kind spaces in the heart of Happy Canyon. The ranch is a secluded yet mesmerizing venue with a vineyard estate waiting for you. You can host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at any of the venue's stunning locations. The ivy-covered main barn creates an enchanting setting for exchanging vows, while Happy Canyon's beautiful courtyard could be the ideal place for an al fresco dinner. The vineyard house features four bedrooms and five bathrooms, tastefully finished with exposed beams, beautiful wooden floors, and elegant furnishings. From its setting on the highest point of the ranch, the house offers stunning sunset views over the Happy Canyon vineyard on one side and overlooks their world-class polo fields on the other. Guests can mingle at the poolside with cocktails and enjoy the scenic night sky. Happy Canyon Vineyard is also home to Piocho polo fields which serve as a perfect location for many celebrations.
Happy Canyon Vineyard also boasts four newly-renovated cottages, featuring bright white interiors and plush modern furniture. Two cottages have one bedroom, one bathroom, and a fitted kitchen, while the Bobo Cottage offers an extra bedroom. For larger groups, the Polo Suite is perfect. With 3 bedrooms, 4 queen beds, and a locker room-style bathroom, guests can enjoy spacious accommodation after your celebrations.
Happy Canyon Vineyard wants to help you achieve your dream wedding. Their dedicated events team will work with you to meet your needs and ensure you and your loved ones are well looked after. Contact them today to learn more about this beautiful venue.
Pricing: $$$$$ ($15,000+ / day)
Price Range: Packages starting at $15,000 and up to $75,000 depending on venue and timeframe. Please inquire for more details.
Type of venue:
- Late Night
- Private Event Space
What is provided:
What is required:
- Certified Wedding Planner
- Deposit Amount/ Percentage
- Reservation with Credit Card
- Event Insurance
- Shuttle Services
This is a:
- Ceremony Location(s)
- Reception Location(s)
- Overnight Accommodation(s)
- Amplified music allowed? : Yes
- Bridal dressing room available on site?: Yes
- Restrooms available on site? : Yes
- Parking available? : Yes
- Alcohol Policy: Wine purchase available from Happy Canyon Vineyard. Full bar allowed from approved vendors.
- Time Allotments: Time varies depending on wedding package
- Decorations: Select rentals available but decor primarily provided by couple and approved vendors.
Cancellation Policy: 20% deposit required upon execution of agreement.
80% refund for cancellations made at least 60 days prior to event.
- NAME: Jodi Pitts
- EMAIL: email@example.com
- PHONE: (805) 750-1553
- WEBSITE: www.happycanyonvineyard.com
- ADDRESS: 5050 Happy Canyon Rd. Santa Ynez, CA 93460
July 9, 2022
10:30am till 3:30pm
Piocho Ranch, Happy Canyon Vineyard
Santa Ynez, CA
Wine Club Members and your guests, please join us
Wine Club Members (Max of two tickets per member): $95 per person
Guest of Wine Club Members: $105 per person
Children under 12 are FREE!
FULL EVENT DETAILS BELOW
EVENT TICKET INCLUDES:
- Reserved Tented Seating
- California inspired Argentine BBQ lunch (Vegetarian options available)
- Selection of Happy Canyon Vineyard Wines
- Local Beer
- Water & Soft Drinks
- 3 Polo Matches
- Half Time Divot Stump during the Feature Polo Match
- Hat Contest
- Kids tent.
July 9, 2022, 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Gates open at 10:30 AM, there is no early admittance)
Happy Canyon Vineyard at Piocho Ranch. 1100 Secretariate Road, Santa Ynez, CA 93460.
By bringing world-class polo to the Santa Ynez Valley, the Happy Canyon Vineyard presents the SYV Polo Classic. The mission is to raise much-needed funds for People Helping People’s programs, which are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children in the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos by addressing emergency and basic needs.
WINE CLUB VENUE
We offer shaded seating with perfect viewing for the Polo matches.
- 10:15 A.M. | Wine Club Gates Open
- 10:30 A.M. | JUNIOR POLO MATCH
- 11:15 A.M. | WOMENS POLO MATCH
- 12:15 P.M. | CA style Argentine BBQ Luncheon paired with Happy Canyon Vineyard Wines
- 1:15 P.M. | Parade of Players, Flag Presentation by Sherriff's Mounted Unit and National Anthem
- 1:30 P.M. | FEATURE POLO MATCH
- 1:45 P.M. | 1st Intermission and Divot Stomp
- 2:15 P.M. | 2nd Intermission and Hat Contest Winners Announced/Silent Auction Closes
- 2:45 P.M. | Conclusion of Feature Match
- 3:00 P.M. | Presentation of Awards
The SYV Polo Classic will feature three matches: A preliminary match of junior players, a women's match, and a post-lunch game featuring high goal professionals with an intermission divot stomp.
At the conclusion of the featured match, an awards ceremony is conducted at midfield for guests to safely gather, mingle with the players, and view the presentations of the Perpetual Winner’s Trophy, Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award, Most Valuable Player, Best Playing String of Ponies, and Best Playing Pony.
Guests are invited to dress for a hat contest with fabulous gift baskets for the winners.
Guests are encouraged to dress for the day! There is a hat contest in each ticket section with fabulous gift baskets for winners. Weather varies but high temperatures are expected. To access current weather at event: www.weather.com and use zip code 93460. Sunscreen, hats and light-weight clothing are recommended. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes (flats, sandals or wedges for women) as there is a 5 minute walk to and from event parking. There is cart transportation for the mobility-impaired.
**** Please, no outside alcohol and no pets (with the exception of service animals) are allowed. ****
Our needs have multiplied many times over as a result of COVID-19’s economic impact. This signature event is our banner fundraiser and your support ensures we can help local families in need year-round. Please consider adding a special donation to your ticket purchase.
MAIL A DONATION
If you would like to mail a donation, please make a check payable to "Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People" and send it to P.O. Box 1478, Solvang, CA 93464
The 2021 harvest brought huge yields with high quality fruit coming from the vineyard. As is our preferred style, the vintage was restrained with lower sugars and higher acids, resulting in wines that will truly take on a classic sensibility. The Bordelaise feel of the 2021 vintage is sure to shine through, with structured yet soft tannins, earthy tones, bright acidity and low alcohol wines. I am beyond excited to see how these wines age and evolve in the barrel.
As we look forward to the year ahead, I’m excited to release the 2021 Piocho Rosé and the 2021 Piocho Sauvignon Blanc in early February. The Block 11 Cabernet Franc remains true to its veracity and provided us with plentiful fruit, resulting in a Rosé wine that is as breathtaking and beautiful as any previous vintage. Our Block 5 Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard, known as “Davey’s” block once again has produced rock star fruit, with bright varietal characteristics, yet also supple, round and magical. Going forward in the year, we look forward to continuing our wine club gatherings at the tasting room, having our annual Polo Classic event in July, and enjoying wines with our community.
Here’s to good health, good friendships and great wine. Let’s all go be awesome in 2022!
Sean D. Pitts
Happy Canyon Vineyard presents the 9th Annual Santa Ynez Polo Classic. Benefiting Santa Ynez People Helping People. October 2nd, 2021.
Tickets on sale now for all wine club members
We look forward to hosting another great event for our wine club members.
2019 Piocho Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon Vineyard. Virtual Wine Tasting and with Executive Winemaker Sean Pitts and food pairing with Jodi Pitts. The bright and crisp Sauvignon Blanc blended with the ripe, rich Sémillon pairs wonderfully with the spicy salmon roll. Find the recipe at this link: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a26950912/spicy-salmon-bowl-recipe/