Sunstone Winery’s owners invested heavily in an authentic French aesthetic experience when you visit their location. After studying the architecture (and wine) so prominent in Provence, France, they literally brought home a piece of France to Santa Barbara’s own wine country (literally – as in: had building pieces shipped over) . As is true with the life in Provence, everything is about the outdoors: good, abundant fresh food, delicious farmer’s markets and evening soirées under the stars with special touches and good company. That is exactly how Tran and Dinh’s wine country wedding experience unfolded and we loved every sumptuous detail (check out the Farmer’s Market station below in our menu highlights), including the vintage French band – oo la la!
Menu Highlights: Tray Passed Hors D’Oeuvres : Mac & Cheese Balls (a nod to American comfort food); Smoked Muscovy Duck on Crostini with Cherry Relish; Basil Crusted Scallops with Citrus Aioli; Ahi Tuna Tartar on Wonton Crisps with Wasabi Cream; Stationary Hors D’Oeuvres : Antipasti Platter- Italian Sliced Prosciutto, Soppressata and Paté, Fresh Burrata, Sliced Brie Cheese and Aged White Cheddar, Assortments of Local & Imported Olives, Marinated Mushrooms, Cocktail Onions and Large Stuffed Grape Leaves; Freshly Baked Artisan Breads | Set at Each Table Setting: Freshly Baked Artisan Rolls Mini Baguette and Rosemary Sprig (see photo) | Food Stations: Herb-Infused Butter Beef Carving Station (Live Station with Uniformed Chef) Grilled Tri Tip Marinated & Grilled to Perfection with a Cabernet Sauvignon Reduction; Horseradish Cream Sauce; Roasted Red Potatoes Served Crispy with Fresh Herbs; Garlic Salmon Carving Station (Live Station with Uniformed Chef Carving ): Grilled Marinated Salmon Fillet with Cajun Spices, and Serve with Tombée of Tomato, Fresh Garlic and Green Onions with White Wine and Butter Wild Mushroom Risotto | Farmer’s Market Station: Watermelon Salad with Crisp Arugula, Feta Cheese, Fresh Mint and White Balsamic Vinegar Reduction ; Mixed Green Salad with Grilled Peaches, Crisp Prosciutto Crumbs and Champagne Vinaigrette Prosciutto On the Side; Grilled Vegetable Platter with Seasoned Eggplant and Portobello Mushrooms, Red & Green Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Yellow Squash & Red Onions, Asparagus, Artichokes, Green Onions and Corn Wheels | Dessert & Coffee | Wedding Cake Provided by Enjoy Cupcakes
Event Partner Team: Location: Sunstone Winery | Catering: Catering Connection | Rentals: Party Pleasers | Florist: Ella and Louie | DJ: DJ Zeke | Band: Les Zazous | Rentals and Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Photography: I Heart My Groom | Hair/Makeup: The Queen’s Bees & 805 Makeup | Transportation: SLO Ride | Nanny Service: An Occasional Nanny | Wedding Coordination: Amazing Days Events