Vineyard House Jazz

The Vineyard House on Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez is the place for Live Jazz on the Deck every Wednesday night through Sep. 26. Last week Melanie Irvin and Friends played sultry standards for a full house of diners enjoying some of the Vineyard House’s large selection of wines and the fresh creations of chef Gabriel Guzman. 
The Vineyard House is also the sponsor of several fund-raisers during the year, among them a bike race to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation and this year the Gourmet Metric Century, Sep. 22. For more information, visit or call 805-688-2886.

Melanie Irvin and Friends.

Summer supper on the Vineyard House deck. Photo by Leanne Elliott

Global Gardens
   Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Global Gardens offers a free organic food tasting at its Los Olivos store. Owner and olive oil maker, Theo Stephan, offers a tasting on a wide variety of organic oils, fruit vinegars and select gourmet foods from around the world. All items are organic and pesticide-free, and made from boutique family groves and farms in California and around the world.

The shop also offers house and kitchen wares, unique gifts and rare items imported from around the world. Memberships are available for the Olive Oil and Gourmet Club called the Olive Revolution, the only club of its kind. For more information, visit or call 805-693-1600. Global Gardens is located at 2902 San Marcos St., two blocks east of the flag pole and two blocks west of Highway 154 in Los Olivos.