Wine Tasting Rooms Santa Barbara
Chef Erika Heinemann began specializing in wine and food pairing as Executive Chef for Duckhorn Wine Company in St. Helena. While at Duckhorn, she developed one of the first consistent wine and food pairing programs in Napa Valley. Seeing an opportunity to bring her passion and talent for cooking, wine and impeccable service back home to a budding wine and food region, she relocated Savvy Wine Food in 2011 to Santa Barbara, California, where she continues to develop artisan food accompaniments for wineries and other tasting rooms in the area.
Savvy Wine Food offers wineries and wine tasting rooms in Santa Barbara county and the Santa Barbara Funk Zone the opportunity to create customized wine and food pairing programs and hospitality events focused on showcasing their portfolio of varietals and demystifying the relationship between wine and food. Offered to improve upon their guests’ visits, Chef Erika’s unique, customized wine and food pairing programs are designed to enhance the customers’ experiences of wine tasting while showcasing the wines.
Her artisan food accompaniments are created to specifically complement your wine portfolio, offering a unique opportunity to create perfect pairings through customized wine and food-pairing programs that integrate seamlessly into any marketing efforts to help provide the ultimate customer experience.
Savvy Wine Food helps wineries and tasting rooms satisfy their customers’ demand for both entertainment and knowledge, leading to greater customer experiences and retention.
- Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley wineries and tasting rooms.
- Santa Barbara Funk Zone tasting rooms.
- Boutique catering for winery hospitality events and tasting rooms.
- California, French, Spanish, Mexican, Asian, and Vegetarian cuisines.
- High-quality, organic, seasonal, and locally grown products.
- Customized artisan food accompaniments.
- Cheese boards and charcuterie.
- Food and wine-pairing consultation.
- Accommodations for gluten-free, nuts and allergies.
- Free drop-off service.