Sideways Fest

Sideways Fest is a 3-day event hosted by the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the movie "Sideways"! These events are also part of the Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley weekend! The weekend includes a Sideways Movie Screening with Q&A panel; Sideways Shuttle Tour, and Sideways Wine Festival! For more information visit www.sidewaysfest.com!

Fri, Oct 18 - Sun, Oct 20

Multiple Locations

Oct 18Oct 20
Sideways Fest
Multiple Locations
  • Sideways Movie Screening and Q&A Panel - Friday, October 18th (Solvang Festival Theatre)
    • General Admission - Sideways Movie Screening

      $75.00
      +$5.49

      General Admission - Sideways Movie Screening

      Item Amount
      General Admission - Sideways Movie Screening $75.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.49
      Total $80.49
    • Featuring Q&A Panel with Sideways Movie Personalities and Wine Tasting (Special VIP Seating is Available)
      Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.
      General Admission $75
      Tickets at the Door will be $85


      This is a Limited Ticket Event Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting hosted by wineries featured in the movie, Hitching Post Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, Margerum Wines, Kalyra and Sanford Winery.

      Before you head into the event, take a photo in The Sideways Saab that will be parked out front.

      Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Hitching Post II Restaurant & Winery owner Frank Ostini, Fiddlehead Cellars owner Kathy Joseph and author Rex Pickett will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests.

      VIP Tickets are $100 and include special premium seating during the Sideways Q&A Panel and Sideways movie screening. These are the best seats in the house! You will also receive a goodie bag to enjoy during the movie.

      Gates open at 6 p.m
      Wine tasting begins at 6 p.m.
      Q&A Panel will begin at 7:15 p.m.
      The Sideways movie screening will begin at 8:15 p.m.

      The Solvang Festival Theatre is located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang. Parking is available at the parking lot on the corner of Copenhagen Drive and 2nd Street.

      All guests must be 21+. Rain or shine event. No refunds.

    • VIP Sideways Movie Screening Experience

      $100.00
      +$6.99

      VIP Sideways Movie Screening Experience

      Item Amount
      VIP Sideways Movie Screening Experience $100.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.99
      Total $106.99
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    • Featuring Q&A Panel with Sideways Movie Personalities and Wine Tasting
      Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.
      NO VIP TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GATE


      VIP Tickets are $100 and include special premium seating during the Sideways Q&A Panel and Sideways movie screening. These are the best seats in the house! You will also receive a goodie bag to enjoy during the movie.

      Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the Solvang Festival Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting hosted by wineries featured in the movie, Hitching Post Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, Margerum Wines, Kalyra and Sanford Winery. Solvang Brewing Co. will also be providing craft beer.

      Before you head into the event, take a photo in The Sideways Saab that will be parked out front.

      Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Producer Michael London, Hitching Post owner Frank Ostini, and Tasting room host Chris Burroughs will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests.

      After the movie return to the outdoor gardens for a few more sips of wine to cap off your evening.

      Gates open at 6 p.m
      Wine tasting begins at 6 p.m.
      Q&A Panel will begin at 7:15 p.m.
      The Sideways movie screening will begin at 8:15 p.m.

      The Solvang Festival Theatre is located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang. Parking is available at the parking lot on Copenhagen Drive and 2nd Street. 

      All guests must be 21+. Rain or shine event. No refunds.

  • Sideways Wine Festival - Sunday, October 20th (River View Park in Buellton)
    • Sideways Wine Festival

      $55.00
      +$4.29

      Sideways Wine Festival

      Item Amount
      Sideways Wine Festival $55.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.29
      Total $59.29
    • Sunday, October 20th • 12 - 4 p.m.
      River View Park (151 Sycamore Rd.) • Buellton

      Tickets at the Door will increase to $65

      The Sideways Fest ends with a bang on Sunday, October 20th with our inaugural Sideways Wine Fest at River View Park in Buellton!

      The Sideways Wine Festival will take place from 12 - 4 p.m. and feature over 40 Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County wineries on site for you to sample from! Enjoy tastes from local breweries as well.

      Wineries include (MORE BEING ADDED DAILY!): 
      Alma Rosa
      Ampelos Cellars
      Barden
      Bien Nacido
      Bolt to Wines
      Brewer Clifton
      Brick Barn Wine Estate
      Chanin Wine Company
      Dana V. Wines
      Dusty Nabor
      Fiddlehead Cellars/Fiddlestix Vineyard
      Final Girl Wines
      Flying Goat
      Foley Family Wines
      Foxen Vineyard and Winery
      Hitching Post
      Imagine Wine
      Kalyra Winery
      Kessler-Haak
      LaFond Winery
      Liquid Farm
      Lions Peak
      Loring Wine Co.
      Lucas and Lewellen
      Margerum Wine Co.
      Martian Ranch & Vineyard
      Miller Family of Wines
      Montemar
      Presqu'ile Wines
      Samsara
      Sanford
      Santa Barbara Winery
      Spear Vineyards and Winery
      Summerland Wine Brands
      Sweetzer Cellars
      Tercero
      Tolosa
      Turiya
      Via Wines
      Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Members

      Craft breweries include: Figueroa Mountain, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Solvang Brewing Company.

      Tickets are $55 and include tastings and a souvenir glass.

      Food will be available for purchase in our food court at the event. Enjoy live entertainment by Kaitlyn Chui, DJ Hecktik and T Bone Ramblers, a Merlot tasting, The Sideways Saab photo booth, and other movie activities.

      The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.

  • Sideways Shuttle Tour - Saturday, October 19th (Starts and end at Sideways Inn - Buellton)
    • Sideways Shuttle Tour - Begins at 11 a.m. at Sideways Inn

      $60.00
      +$4.59

      Sideways Shuttle Tour - Begins at 11 a.m. at Sideways Inn

      Item Amount
      Sideways Shuttle Tour - Begins at 11 a.m. at Sideways Inn $60.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.59
      Total $64.59
    • Sold out
    • Saturday, October 19th • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      $60 per person • ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT! 

      The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton). 

      Guests will hop on our Shuttle and experience the Sideways Tour first hand! This tour will be led by a Tour Guide with tons of information about the Sideways movie!

      Tickets are $60 and include (1) seat on the shuttle, wine tastings from Fiddlehead, Sanford, and the Hitching Post Winery, and an Aebleskiver tasting from Solvang Restaurant.

      We have special stops that include:

      Sideways Inn 
      Guests will get to see the room that Jack and Miles stayed in. Enjoy a taste of Fiddlestix Sauvignon Blanc to start your day.

      Peake Ranch  
      Visit the old Sanford Tasting Room, the location of Jack’s first visit. Enjoy a taste Sanford Pinot Noir while enjoying the views of the Sta. Rita Hills vineyards and country side.

      This is where Miles expounded to Jack on how to taste wine, ending the scene with “Are you chewing gum?”

      Hitching Post II
      Jump on the Bus and cruise by AJ Spurs where Jack charmed his very willing waitress, on your way to the Hitching Post II Restaurant to meet up with owner and Highliner winemaker Frank Ostini.

      Enjoy Maya’s favorite Highliner Pinot Noir, get some great photo opts of the Ostrich Farm, the Sideways table, the Hitching Post bar and with The Sideways Saab.

      Solvang Restaurant 
      Head for Solvang where you will be treated to an aebleskiver tasting at The Solvang Restaurant where Jack and Miles had breakfast.

      Solvang Free Time 
      Then enjoy some time in Solvang on a self-guided tour or get tickets to Solvang’s annual Grape Stomp. https://www.solvangusa.com/wine-country/solvang-grape-stomp/ to do a little stomping of your own. All Sideways Shuttle Guests will can purchase a discounted $60 ticket to Grape Stomp. Please email info@surfbeerfest.com if you would like to reserve your ticket.

      At 5 p.m., jump back on the Shuttle to return to The Sideways Inn to end your day!

      Parking is available at Sideways Inn.

      Complimentary wine tastings and Aebleskiver tasting is included with this tour!

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Sideways Fest is a 3-day event hosted by the Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance that celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the movie Sideways, that took place in the Santa Ynez Valley! We have have 3 great events for you to join us at! Sideways Fest is also part of Taste of the Santa Ynez Valley weekend!


Sideways Movie Screening and Q&A Panel - Friday, October 18th 
(Solvang Festival Theatre, 420 2nd Street, Solvang) 

Featuring Q&A Panel with
Sideways Movie Personalities and Wine Tasting
Friday, October 18th • 6 - 10 p.m.

General Admission $75 - STILL AVAILABLE

General Admission tickets will be $85 at the door.

VIP Tickets $100 - SOLD OUT 


Kick off the Sideways Fest 15 year anniversary celebration weekend with a special "Sideways" Movie Experience under the stars at the  Solvang Festival Theater.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for wine tasting hosted by wineries featured in the movie, Hitching Post Wines, Fiddlehead Cellars, and Margerum Wines to name a few.

Before you head into the event, take a photo in The Sideways Saab that will be parked out front.

Prior to the screening there will be a panel discussion with Sideways personalities reminiscing on the making of movie and their time in the Valley. Hitching Post II Restaurant & Winery owner Frank Ostini, Fiddlehead Cellars owner Kathy Joseph and author Rex Pickett will make up part of the panel along with a few surprise guests.

After the movie return to the outdoor gardens for a few more sips of wine to cap off your evening.

General Admission tickets are $75

VIP Tickets are $100 and include special premium seating during the Sideways Q&A Panel and Sideways movie screening. These are the best seats in the house! You will also receive a goodie bag to enjoy during the movie. Limited seating. SOLD OUT 

Gates open at 6 p.m • Wine tasting begins at 6 p.m. • Q&A Panel will begin at 7:15 p.m. • The Sideways movie screening will begin at 8 p.m.

All guests must be 21+. Rain or shine event. No refunds.

The Solvang Festival Theatre is located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang.


Sideways Shuttle Tour - Saturday, October 19th - SOLD OUT!!! 
(The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn, 114 E. Highway 246, Buellton) 

Saturday, October 19th • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$60 per person • SOLD OUT! 

The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton).

Guests will hop on our Shuttle and experience the Sideways Tour first hand!

Tickets are $60 and include (1) seat on the shuttle, wine tastings from Fiddlehead, Sanford, and the Hitching Post Winery, and an Aebleskiver tasting from Solvang Restaurant.

We have special stops that include:
Sideways Inn 
Guests will get to see the room that Jack and Miles stayed in. Enjoy a taste of Fiddlestix Sauvignon Blanc to start your day.

Peake Ranch  
Visit the old Sanford Tasting Room, the location of Jack’s first visit. Enjoy a taste Sanford Pinot Noir while enjoying the views of the Sta. Rita Hills vineyards and country side.

This is where Miles expounded to Jack on how to taste wine, ending the scene with “Are you chewing gum?”

Hitching Post II
Jump on the Bus and cruise by AJ Spurs where Jack charmed his very willing waitress, on your way to the Hitching Post II Restaurant to meet up with owner and Highliner winemaker Frank Ostini.

Enjoy Maya’s favorite Highliner Pinot Noir, get some great photo opts of the Ostrich Farm, the Sideways table, the Hitching Post bar and with The Sideways Saab.

Solvang Restaurant 
Head for Solvang where you will be treated to an aebleskiver tasting at The Solvang Restaurant where Jack and Miles had breakfast.

Then enjoy some time in Solvang on a self-guided tour or get tickets to Solvang’s annual Grape Stomp. https://www.solvangusa.com/wine-country/solvang-grape-stomp/ to do a little stomping of your own.

At 5 p.m., jump back on the Shuttle to return to The Sideways Inn to end your day!

Complimentary wine tasting and Aebleskiver tasting is included with this tour!

The Sideways Shuttle Tour will begin and end at the Sideways Inn (114 E. Highway 246 Buellton). You are welcome to find your own way home should you decide to extend your visit in Solvang. The shuttle bus will leave promptly at 5 p.m. to head back to Sideways Inn in Buellton.

Sideways Wine Festival - Sunday, October 20th 
(River View Park, 151 Sycamore Rd., Buellton)

Sunday, October 20th • 12 - 4 p.m.
River View Park • Buellton

$55 Entry 
Tickets at the Gate will be $65

The Sideways Fest ends with a bang on Sunday, October 20th with our inaugural Sideways Wine Fest at River View Park in Buellton!

The Sideways Wine Festival will take place from 12 - 4 p.m. and feature over 40 Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County wineries on site for you to sample from! Enjoy tastes from local breweries as well.

Tickets are $55 and include tastings and a souvenir glass.

Food will be available for purchase in our food court at the event. Enjoy live entertainment, a Merlot tasting, The Sideways Saab photo booth, and other movie activities.

The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.

For more information visit www.sidewaysfest.com!


  • Solvang Festival Theatre

    420 2nd Street , Solvang, CA 93463
  • Sideways Inn

    114 E, CA-246, Buellton, CA 93427
  • River View Park

    151 Sycamore Rd. , Buellton, CA 93427

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The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance was formed in 1997 to unify growers and winemakers in the Western Santa Ynez Valley for the purpose of developing their own American Viticulture Area and to promote this unique wine growing region. The Sta. Rita Hills AVA status was granted in 2001 by the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Regulation Division. The mission of the Alliance is to support the viticulture and enological business interests of its 47 Members, as they relate to grapes and wine from our AVA.

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