Location Spotlight: Sogno Del Fiore
Sogno Del Fiore
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
This is one of my favourite locations I have written about. It is not only because of the “Italian back home” feeling it brought me when I first stepped foot on the property, but also because the owners are so charming and sweet, and their passion for entertaining and attention to detail exudes magic from this an exquisite location.
In the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, behind a western cedar gate, is a meandering drive through organic vineyards that leads to one of the area’s most alluring wine clubs.
Sogno Del Fiore which translates to “Dream of the Flower” is a stunning and unique 5 acre private property that boasts Italian roots. The vineyard, which it is not a working winery, hosts 3 acres of vines which are harvested by a handful of local winemakers.
The self-proclaimed “friends of friends” wine club, emerged from a passion for introducing and sharing great wines coupled with thoroughly enjoying the company of friends and family. Owners Jerry and Liz Fiore, therefore, buy and sell the best wine the world’s soil can offer and offer these great wines to their wine club members at a discount.
As an event venue, Sogno Del Fiore includes an upper and lower patio. The well manicured upper grass patio has overhead string lighting and can accommodate up to 200 seated guests. The adjacent lower patio is ideal for cocktails and hovers over the site’s pool, two cottages and bar-be-que. To the side of this cottage is a bocce ball pit that is open for guests to play during events and offering panoramic views of the mountains, vines.
The Estate features a red-tiled “piccola casa” (small cottage) set amid the vineyards. Complete with 52″ plasma screen, king-sized bed, service kitchen and an oversize stone tile shower, the exquisite accommodations magically transport visitors to a vine-studded hills of Italy. Overnight guests are treated to take advantage of the private pool, fire pit, and a masterfully-crafted wine cellar, which collectively provide a taste of luxury and true private relaxation
This is a Ceremony and Reception Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.
For more information on pricing and availability contact:
Pricing: $$ – $$$
Site fee: $7000, $250 for each night’s rental in the cabanas
Capacity: 200 seated for dinner
Areas: upper and lower deck- upper grass lawn only: 200
Restrooms: On site, events over 75 people, required to rent additional restrooms
Bridal Dressing Room: can use either “casa” to dress in.
Requirements: dance floor must be picked up the next day, professional coordinator, event insurance.
Time Allotments: not open to the public for tasting, so can start earlier than most wineries- 9 hour time frame, festivities can last until 1 am.
Catering: Professional and approved caterer required.
Parking: Shuttle service required
Music: Midnight for Friday and Saturday, Sunday events- 10 pm
Alcohol Policy: Client must purchase any wine they want through the winery and will receive a discount. Client may bring in hard liquor, and beer.
What is Provided: string lighting over the upper patio, maintained bocce ball court, two cabanas, fire pit
Decoration: No decoration that damages the property or leaves notable changes is allowed.
Insurance: 1 Million dollar wedding insurance
Cancellation Policy: nonrefundable 50% deposit, cancellation fee based on how far out you cancel prior to the event
2045 N Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460